Putting everything that is special about a DALE into twenty-eight feet was a challenge that we just couldn’t resist
Mike, MD at DALE Motor Boats and the team on board the DALE 28 have been overwhelmed by the response of visitors stepping on board this week.
Already confident that this gem of boat is set to be a winner she guarantees to open up endless possibilities of cruising and exploring and will appeal to those who seek something special. Easy to handle but with true sea going credentials, her ability to fulfil the aspirations the most experienced is undoubted. Classically-styled with graceful lines, the 28 offers exceptional performance with more than a sprinkling of creature comforts. Side decks are wide and reassuring and the cockpit sole flows seamlessly into the wheelhouse for the ultimate experience in indoor-outdoor living.
Debuted at the show in 2018, the story continues with further refinements and beautiful interior fit out in solid oak in 2019. Clever innovation in interior design makes life on board even more comfortable and flexible. The forward cabin is a true master en-suite cabin with twin berths, easily converted to a double berth with a combined seating area, plus an abundance of craftsman built stowage lockers and an incorporated back rest to transform the cabin into a daytime lounge. In addition, adapted from the DALE Classic 45, the wheelhouse helm seat slides forward electrically at the push of a button for when in port creating a more spacious seating area which converts into an extra double berth.
Bonded flush wheelhouse side and front windows with their style taken from our new Dale 40 gives a sleek and more modern finish to complement the classic style and twin engines with joystick manoeuvring deliver a top speed of 29 knots plus.
We can’t wait for her forthcoming test with Motorboat & Yachting Magazine in the autumn, especially considering the similarity in hull shape to the remarkable DALE 23 but with softer sections. Add six tons of boat and this is a serious craft to be considered by those looking for a fun cruising boat with the DALE credentials.
Visit us on berth M152 this weekend and we will be delighted to welcome you on board.