Category Archives: Alden One Design

John G. Alden “Sakonnet One Design”

Alden “Sakonnet” Specifications: LOA: 18′ 04″ / 5.58m - LOD: 18′ 04″ / 5.58m - LWL: 14′ 05″ / 4.39m - Beam: 6′ 03″ / 1.90m - Draft: 3′ 07″ / 1.09m - Ballast: 700 lbs / 317kg - Displacement: 2,275 lbs / 1,032kg - Sail Area: 183 sq ft - Yard Number: 662 / 694 - Hull material: Wood construction - Rig: Fractional Sloop Rig - Designer: John G. Alden - Built by: Casey Boat Building Co., Fairhaven, Massachusetts - Year First Built: 1937 - Original Number Built: 1937 (3) 1939 (10) - Current Name: - Contract Price: - Sail Number: Early Build History: 1954-55 - Harry Towne (acquires the old Herreshoff yard) ten boats built, mahogany planked, scantlings not increased. When planks swelled, ribs split at the turn of the bilge, all boats sister-framed. 1948-40 - Harry Towne (Tiverton, Rhode Island yard lost in Hurricane of 54) - 3 boats built (cedar planked) 1947 - Palmer Scott Yard - 6 boats...
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John G. Alden “O Class”

Alden “O Class” Specifications: LOA: 18' 01" / 5.51m - LOD: - LWL: 15' 05" / 4.70m - Beam: 06' 08" / 2.03m - Draft: 01' 01" (Board up) / 0.33m - Ballast: 550 lbs - Displacement: - Sail Area: 192 sq ft - Yard Number: 188 - Hull material: Wood construction - Rig: Fractional Sloop Rig - Designer: John G. Alden - Built by: - First Year Designed: 1924 - Number Built: 600 - Restored By: - Current Name: - Original Owner: - Contract Price: $650.00 - Current Owner: - Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: Historical: In terms of numbers, the O class is the most popular, designed for a group of Marblehead, Massachusetts, yachtsmen, as trainers for teenage sailors. Two variations were built, one for moderate weather, and the other for heavier winds. For safety and comfort, the boat was given plenty of freeboard, a deep cockpit with coamings, and a watertight bulkhead forward to prevent the...
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John G. Alden NANTUCKET INDIAN

NANTUCKET INDIAN  Specifications: LOA: 21'2" / 6.45m - LOD: 21'2" / 6.45m - LWL: 16'2" / 4.93m - Beam: 6'5 / 1.96m - Draft: 1'6 / 0.46m - Ballast: 400 lbs - Displacement: - Sail Area: 222 sq ft - Yard Number: 398 - Hull material: Wood construction - Rig: Jibheaded Sloop - Designer: Alden - Built by: George L. Chaisson, Swampscott, Massachusetts - Year Designed: 1929 - Restored By: - Current Name: - Original Owner: - Contract Cost: $750.00 - Current Owner: - Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: Historical: Conceived by Buell P. Mills, and other members of the Nantucket Yacht Club. Designed for use on Nantucket Sound and Kennebunkport, Maine. As many as 22 boats were built for Nantucket, 5 plus or minus remaining today. indians2...
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