October 22, 2012

Project: Dale 56 Classic

Since new ownership came along Dale has been very busy showing new projects, with a flare dedicated to the down East lobster boat.  This Dale 56 so far shown in project design will be the new flagship of this respected builder, and takes a lot from the acclaimed exterior looks of the 45 and presenting them in a bigger package.  A unique feature in this Dale versus the other smaller models will also be the location of a tender garage under the cockpit sole of the aft deck.  So far Dale has not announced any layout plans but here it says the 56 Classic will be very open to customization.  Engines and performance are also not announced but I do again imagine similar numbers to the 45 Classic with top speed figures starting at late twenty knots figures with the small engine choice up to mid thirties from the largest.