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Dale Classic 45

Manufactured By:

Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

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Make Dale
Model Classic 45
Year 2023
Condition New
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Type Power
Class Cruiser (Power)
Length 14.02 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
LOA 13.49 m
Beam 4.34 m
Max Draft 1.22 m
Dry Weight 33069.34 lb
Cabins 2
Headsail Area 2
Fuel Tanks 109.98 litres
Fresh Water Tanks 16.28 litres



 “Stylish, practical and beautifully built….” this is how one of our owners describes his treasured 45. A stunningly individual signature, the Classic 45 offers everything that the Nelson hull lineage stands for. Add to that the legendary DALE sea-keeping, DALE’s unique levels of craftsmanship accentuating her relaxed and timeless classic looks and combine all this to make this special boat a stand out wherever she is.

Building upon the standards established by our renowned 38, the Arthur Mursell designed hull was developed to offer greater levels of performance and sea-keeping, the ‘achingly beautiful’ Classic 45 was born. Not only noted for her looks, her credentials as a serious sea going boat are unquestioned and she is able to withstand the rigours of offshore cruising in the roughest of seas.

The beautifully appointed, handcrafted interior is further enhanced by range of exceptional features giving life on board a feeling of understated luxury. The spacious saloon can be flooded with natural light from an optional panoramic glass sunroof with the drop down bulkhead giving the instant conversion to a stunning open hardtop. The open plan arrangement in the cockpit and deck saloon offer alfresco dining and open air entertaining in perfect surroundings or close things up at the press of a button to create the most beautifully snug interior for dining and relaxing in cosy comfort on a chilly evening.

The clean lines of the stern are uninterrupted by the powered transom door making boarding easy  and the wide teak laid side decks, excellent mooring facilities and smooth anchor recovery system all make it a simple task to moor up even if you are on your own. If guests are on board, the two beautifully appointed en-suite cabins are designed with four full sized adults in mind and are a masterclass in exquisite joinery and attention to detail whist attending to every practicality to enhance life on board.

Equally at home on extended cruises and adventures or on inland waterways, the Classic 45 is an extraordinarily versatile vessel.


  • Teak laid decks and cockpit sole
  • Teak toe-rail capping
  • Deck fittings:
  • Stainless steel anchor in stainless steel stemhead carrier
  • 50 metres anchor chain
  • Stainless steel foredeck centre bollard
  • 3 fairleads to bow
  • Wear plates to side and aft mooring cleats
  • 4 pairs of stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Electric windlass
  • Deck hatch on either side of foredeck
  • Navigation lights to International Standards
  • Anchor light
  • Stainless steel pulpit and outboard rail
  • Timber mast - hinged
  • Boat hook
  • 6 fenders
  • 4 mooring lines
  • Horn
  • Boarding platform with teak grating and stainless steel swim ladder


  • Forward and aft seating
  • Stowage lockers
  • Stowage compartment to cockpit sole
  • Two access hatches to cockpit sole
  • Teak laid decking to seating
  • Teak to cockpit coaming
  • Curved stainless steel rails to aft end of wheelhouse with glass panels
  • Steps to side decks

Wheelhouse and Saloon

  • Console full width with removable chart table
  • Helmsman’s position with comprehensive instrumentation
  • Helmsman’s seat, upholstered in leather
  • Magnetic compass
  • Drinks locker
  • U-shaped sofa with table
  • Navigator’s seat, upholstered in leather
  • Chart table and chart stowage
  • Chart light
  • Saloon door opening into wheelhouse
  • Electrically operated drop down bulkhead to port side
  • Hydraulic steering
  • 3 windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe
  • Windscreen washers to all forward screens
  • Electronic engine controls with synchronise facility
  • Battery voltage meter
  • Fuel gauges
  • Freshwater and black water gauges
  • Raymarine E120 chartplotter / 4KW Raydome
  • Raymarine S3G autopilot with ST6001+ control
  • Raymarine RAY 240E VHF with DSC
  • Raymarine ST60 tridata system
  • 12V socket


Master Cabin

  • 5’6’’ double berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Dressing table
  • Seating
  • Stowage lockers and drawers
  • Skylight hatch with blind

Master Heads and Shower

  • Wash basin with pressurised hot and cold water
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Lockers and shelves
  • Mirror

Guest Cabin

  • Twin berths
  • Hanging locker
  • Stowage lockers and drawers
  • Stowage beneath berths
  • Skylight hatch with blind

Guest Heads and Shower

  • Wash basin with pressurised hot and cold water
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Lockers and shelves
  • Mirror


  • Corian work top with fiddle rail, waste bin access
  • Corian sink with mixer tap and sink cover
  • 2 ring hob and oven (electric)
  • Pressurised hot and cold water
  • Electric refrigerator
  • Stowage lockers and drawers
  • Glass and china racks
  • Skylight hatch


  • Twin Yanmar 6LY3-STE 440hp (standard) flexibly mounted engines
  • Primary fuel filters
  • Sea water strainers
  • Fresh water pump
  • Automatic fire extinguisher


  • 240V AC distribution system including 70A battery charger and connection to hot water tank immersion heater and shore power
  • 6KVA generator
  • 240V plug points to cabins, galley and wheelhouse
  • Diesel cabin heater system
  • Manual bilge pump to engine room
  • Six automatic electric bilge pumps
  • Holding tank connected to both toilets with overboard deck and underwater discharge
  • Trim tabs
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher
  • Four handheld fire extinguishers to interior
  • One handheld fire extinguisher to aft peak
  • Fire blanket
  • Emergency steering
  • Sacrificial anode system
  • Epoxy coating to hull
  • Antifouling

Engine Notes

Twin Engine Options twin Yanmar 440hp (standard) – approx. speed 26-28 knots twin Yanmar 500hp (optional) – approx. speed 28-30 knots twin Caterpillar 575hp (optional) – approx. speed 28 knots twin Cummins 600hp (optional) – approx. speed 28 knots twin Yanmar 720hp (optional) – approx. speed 32-36 knots

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Manufactured By:

Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

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Manufactured By:

Dale Nelson

Brunel Quay
Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY
United Kingdom
01646 600380

View All Models



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