Category Archives: Alden

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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John G. Alden “Malabar II”

Alden “Malabar II” Specifications: LOA: 41'6 / 12.60m * LOD: * LWL: 32'11 / 10.03m * Beam: 11'3 / 3.43m * Draft: 6'2 / 1.88m * Ballast: * Displacement: 28,600 lbs / 12,973 kgs * Sail Area: 938 sq ft * Yard Number: 162 * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Schooner * Designer: Alden * Built by: C.A. Morse & Son, Thomaston, ME * Year Built: 1922 * Restored By: Elmer Collemer, Camden, Maine * Current Name: Hispaniola * Original Owner: John G. Alden * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: In 1995 Malabar II received an entirely new hull, built on the original iron keel. John Alden advised the owner at the time, Exton Guckes, " old Charlie Morse built Malabar for me, but he did pretty much as he pleased and you may find he made a few changes here and there." Increased headroom, and slight alterations in the interior...
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John G. Alden “Malabar I”

Alden “Malabar I” Specifications: LOA: 41'3 / 12.57m * LOD: * LWL: 31'10 / 9.70m * Beam: 11'7 / 3.53m * Draft: 6'2 / 1.88m * Ballast: * Displacement: 29,100 lbs / 13,200 kgs * Sail Area: * Yard Number: 155 * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Bald-Headed Schooner * Designer: Alden * Built by: C.A. Morse & Son, Thomaston, ME * Year Built: 1921 * Restored By: * Current Name: Dorothea, Damaris , Malabar * Original Owner: John G. Alden * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: Historical: Early 1700's beyond Cape Cod's Monomoy Point, there was a collection of shoaled land called Cape Malabar. John Alden upon viewing and old chart found the former Cape, coined the name, and the rest became a legendary tribute, that brought unfathomed fame to each yacht in the series, and to John G. Alden and Associates. The Malabar series started after number 155 was sold by...
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John G. Alden “Malabar Jr”

Alden “Malabar Jr” Specifications: LOA: 30.00' / 9.14m * LOD: 30.00' / 9.14m * LWL: 23'3 / 7.09m * Beam: 9'9 / 2.97m * Draft: 5'1 / 1.55m * Ballast: 4800 lbs. / 2177 kgs. * Displacement: 12,6383 lbs./ 5,729 kgs * Sail Area: 572 sq ft * Yard Number: 326 (five sister ships built) * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: Alden * Built by: * Year Built: 1927 * Restored By: * Current Name: * Original Owner: * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: Historical: Malabar Juniors evolved through several designs, number 271 in 1926 (four sisters built); number 326 in 1927 (five sisters built); number 599 in 1936 (eight sisters built); number 691 in 1939 (26 sisters built); and number 762 in 1946 (16 sisters built). From a simple workboat type, inexpensive design, much like the Friendship sloop, to a more expensive yachty type, with long ends,...
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John G. Alden MAYAN

MAYAN is a distinctive and elegant John Alden designed centerboard schooner built in Honduras in 1947 and rebuilt by the master shipwright Wayne Ettel in 2005. Alden “Mayan” Specifications: LOA: 58′ 11″ / 17.71m - LOD: 58′ 11″ / 17.71m - LWL: 45′ 7″ / 13.89m - Beam: 16′ 5″ / 4.99m - Draft Min: 4′5″ / 1.34m - Draft Max: 10' 02" / 3.07m - Ballast: 9000 lbs - Displacement: 60000 lbs - Sail Area Upwind: 1665 Sq. Ft - Yard Number: 356-B - Hull material: Wood single layer carvel planking caulked - Rig: Schooner - Designer: John G. Alden - Built by: Honduras - Year Built: 1947 - Restored By: - Current Name: Mayan - Original Owner: - Current Owner: David Crosby - Sail Number: Known Restoration History: 2005 - Wayne Ettel in Wilmington Harbor, CA. During the rebuild all planking was replaced and more than 70% of the frames. Frames were double sawn of purpleheart to match the original...
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