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 layout, were some of the changes.


Slight variation of the first Malabar, constructed with a single cabin, allowing more interior room, built from the same lines, but slightly fuller in the bow, with sheers slightly flattened, and different in accommodations, and ballast.

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  1. Mimi Woodbridge

    I believe my uncle, James Burnett Robertson owned the Malabar all before the war.

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