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Alden Challenger Yawl

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Boat REF# 12226
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.73m (38'6")
Year 1961
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp, Yanmar (2003)
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Designer John Alden
Builder Halmatic
Lying Cornwall
Fuel capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 315.0 ltr (69.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Forgen 1000 wind generator.


LOA 11.73m (38'6")
LWL 8.23m (27'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 2.40m (7'10")
Displacement 14,000kg (30,870.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


10% discount on rigging

Other rigged Aluminium spars (1987) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


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Mainsail Lucas - Roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa No. 2 (unknown year)
Genoa No. 3 (unknown year)
Storm Tri-sail (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Mizzen Staysail (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
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Yawl rigged. Aluminium masts are painted white with Blakes 2 Pack. Primary winches are 2 speed Lewmar. Inner forestay. Rotastay genoa furling. Roller reefing on main varnished spruce boom. Genoa No.1 has had new UV strips and FOAM luff. Running rigging new 2003

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Built by Halmatic and fitted out by Le Comte of Holland. Major professional refit in 2002 under surveyor supervision. The hull has been gel stripped, HotVac treated and had osmosis damage repaired using 5 layers of glass fibre and polyester resin. Final finish included, epoxy filler fairing, five coats of Blakes SFE epoxy and two coatings of Copperguard. Coach roof windows renewed with toughend glass and polished stainless steel frames. Good wide side decks. Roomy cockpit, teak laid with ample cockpit locker space. Pivoting bronze centreboard with manual worm dive lift gear operated from cockpit. All centreboard bolts and straps new.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
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Two pilot berths and two extending sette berths in the saloon. Tile fire place in the saloon. Good wet hanging locker space.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(35 Lb CQR & Danforth)
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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Broker's Comments

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Register or log in to see 45 more photos of this boat. Great lines, counter stern, classic looks - what more would you want ? Well this fine yacht does have more - where will you find a 38 footer with a four foot draft ? The lifting centreboard allows exploration of normally unreachable moorings. Lower the centreboard and you have a yacht that has fine windward performance. This boat has been meticulously put back together and is now reluctantly for sale since the owner is about to embark on the restoration of an ancient pile in France. If you were at the 1960 Earls Court Boat Show, you would have seen one of these hulls slung from the roof ! If you missed that, have a look at this one - you won't be disappointed.
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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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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