This boat was born out of the excitement of the magazine reviews of the high performance DALE 23 and its appearance at the London Boat Show.
The owner who has commissioned the DALE Nelson 34 Open loved everything he heard and saw about the 23, especially the way it performs and handles, yet wanted a boat offering more in the way of accommodation.
The brief was for a 34ft sports boat with generous open cockpit space, forward overnight accommodation for two with occasional overnight accommodation in an additional two cockpit berths.
Our design team has produced two options: an Open Sports Boat or Hard Top ‘Classic’ – with the hull and lower superstructure being common to both versions.
Both models are based around a modular design that enables the layout to be adapted for subsequent builds, for example, the galley can be housed in the cockpit (or in the wheelhouse on the ‘Classic’ version) or down below if more seating is preferred in the cockpit/wheelhouse.
And, as a welcome addition to the brief, we’ve also been able fit in a second 2 berth cabin.
Layout, accommodation options, fit out, finishes and equipment will be very flexible allowing for future builds to be bespoke to perfectly suit each owner’s requirements and cruising plans.
The first DALE Nelson 34 Open is now in build with photos regularly added to the build gallery, so please come back regularly to see the build process.