Category Archives: John G. Alden

John G. Alden”Desiderata”

Alden “Desiderata" Specifications: LOA: 66'0" / 20.11m * LOD: * LWL: * Beam: 14'03/ 4.35m* Draft: 7'04 / 2.25m * Ballast: * Displacement: *28.94 tons Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Design No: 0756 * Hull material: Wood * Rig: Cutter Rigged Ketch * Designer: Alden * Built by: USA * Year Built: 1975 * Restored By: * Current Name: Desiderata * Original Owner: * Contract Cost: * Current Owners Website * Sail Number: Known Racing History: Known Restoration History: 1997 2013 Historical: Desiderata is a sister to Malabar XIII. Desiderata was one of only five to be built to design number 0756, and one of two ketch designs to be personally raced by Alden. image...
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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 “Hinckley 28”

Alden “Hinckley 28” Specifications: LOA: 40' 09" * LOD: * LWL: 28' 10" * Beam: 10' 00" * Draft: 5' 10" (Board up) * Ballast: 8,450 lbs * Displacement: 19810 lbs * Sail Area: Sloop 772 sq ft / Yawl 787 sq ft * Yard Number: 769-A * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Sloop/Yawl * Designer: Rhodes * Built by: Henry R. Hinckley Company, Southwest Harbor, Maine * Year Built: 1945 * Restored By: * Current Name: * Original Owner: Henry R. Hinckley * Contract Price: * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: Historical: Six yachts to this design were built, Henry Hinckley kept number 769-A for his personal use. Built with 2 cabin arrangements, galley aft, double stateroom forward. Galley forward, double stateroom aft, intended layout for paid crew, with pipe berth forward of the galley. hinckley28...
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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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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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