John G. Alden FREYJA

Sail Number:

Type: Masthead Yawl (Alden Challenger)

Freyja Specifications:

LOA: 38’6″ / 11.73mm
LWL: 27’3″ / 8.310m
Beam: 11’6″ / 3.35mm
Draft: 4’0” / 1.22m
Design Number: 949NN
Designer: John G. Alden
Original Owner:
Current Owner: Joe Hayes, Kingston, NY
Year Launched: 1964
Built By: Poul Molich, Hundested, Denmark
Hull Material: GRP
Displacement: 15,000 / 6,804
Sail Area: 674.20 sq ft / 62.63 m2
MIT Alden Design: John G. Alden Freyja


The challenger yawl was one of the last designs drawn by John Alden himself before his death in 1962, and is very similar to the S&S designed Finisterre. The offices of Alden and Stephens had spent many years competing against each other on the racing circuit, but a co-operation between the two great designers during WWII brought their designs closer together.


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