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Alden 42 Schooner

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Boat REF# 140260
removed from sale
Length 14.94m (49'0")
Year 1965
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 60hp, Isuzu C240 (1983)
Lying Bremerton, WA USA


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Extra Details

Designer John Alden
Builder Morse Boat Building Co
Lying Bremerton, WA USA
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Fuel capacity 409.2 ltr (90.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 272.8 ltr (60.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 27.3 ltr (6.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/01/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Isuzu C240 (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   4100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

The Isuzu engine was installed mid '80s with year estimated. 3 batteries new in 2011 are 4-D gel, 2 Optima start new in 2010.
Keel cooler for engine no raw water with dry exhaust insulated and routed through aft cabin. Engine spares. Solar panels 55 Watt.


Length 14.94m (49'0")
LWL 10.24m (33'7")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Max 2.18m (7'2")
Airdraft 17.68m (58'0")
Displacement 12,698kg (28,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina


Schooner rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail Schattauer - Other (2010)
Headsail Schattauer - Furling (2010)
Other sails Jib (2010)
Fisherman (2010)
Cruising Spinnaker (2010)
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All new winches, standing rigging, halyards, running rigging and sails in 2010. 3/4 of the standing rigging was replaced by Brion Toss of Port Townsend utilizing Hayn Hi-Mod terminals and Suncor 316 1x19 Stainless Wire. New Hounds and eye splices on the foremast. The remaining rigging was carefully inspected by Brion and found fit for sea. This was all done in September of 2010. The Main is on a Hood Furler (see photos). Booms are all vertical grain solid fir, boomkin is laminated fir. Sail cloth is Dacron; color is Egyptian.
Hasse and Company's Port Townsend Sails made a Fisherman Staysail using 2.2 OZ storm spinnaker cloth plus a 615 SQ. Ft. 1.5 OZ assymetrical cruising spinnaker with sock in 2010 for this vessel. All sails appear as new. The Egyptian color stay sail, jib and main were manufactured by Schattauer.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

On deck measurement is 42 Feet. Length overall is 49 feet including boomkin and bowsprit. Originally built as a gaff-rigged schooner for the Forbes family. Built of mahogany carvel planks in 1965, in 2002 she was stripped of paint, completely refastened with bronze fasteners under the waterline and the entire hull was recalked by Dave Thompson of Port Townsend. The decks and house are fiberglass covered marine plywood. Her gaff rig and wood spars were replaced with aluminum masts and the bowsprit shortened by six feet to compensate. Today her paint is fresh and everywhere you look is beautifully finished.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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Entering the pilothouse doors there are seats directly to port and starboard with the autopilot mounted to starboard. There is no wheel in the pilothouse -- it is mounted in the cockpit. You fairly quickly step down into the galley and aft cabin. A pilot berth to port mirrored with storage to starboard. The galley is starboard with a large nav station to port. A deck height passway leads you forward into a good sized salon with settes and table to port and a Dickenson Antarctic heater and tall hot water tank to starboard. There is another settee to starboard with the forward cabin accessed slightly to starboard of center. The head is to port with the passway into the forward cabin converting to a shower when needed with grated floor. The good size master has a V-style berth. The entire interor is painted and varnished and in very nice condition.
All fabrics and foam were new in 2010.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Garmin 18HD Radar on gimballed Scan Strut Mount,
Garmin 3210 GPSMAP, COM NAV under deck mount auto pilot, EPERB in liferaft.

Deck Gear

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4 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric lofrans tigres windlass
2 anchors
(Stainless CQR 70 LB)
76.20m (250'0") of chain
15.24m (50'0") of rode
9 1/2 Foot Eddon dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Lofrans Tigres windlass new in July 2011, 250 feet 3/8 BBB chain new in 2010, All winches new 2010. Dingy is sail rig or row. Second anchor is 40LB Danforth. New deck hatches 2010, all canvas new 2010. 3 piece deck canvas cover. Decks and house painted with Epifanes Enamel fresh in 2009.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Switlik MD-2 Life Raft certified May 2010 Deck Mount Canister. One auto electric bilge pump is 4000GPH with 2 inch line has never turned on. One bilge pump new in 2010 is a Whale Manual.

Broker's Comments

Drastic Price Reduction! If you have an affinity for traditional, classic-designed wooden yachts (and who doesn't?) you must see this beautiful Alden Schooner. With over $90,000 invested in her since 2009 she appears almost flawless. Her deck and hull colors, modern rigging and egyptian colored sails make this vessel a head turner. She is strong and in need of nothing but loading of your personal gear and your dreams of adventure. She's a Panama Canal veteran and well known among the Northwest's wooden boat enthusiasts. You may not ever find a more beautiful boat. It is turn key and ready for ocean passages!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Alden 42 Schooner has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.