Cutter rigged for easy sail handling, keel centerboard for modest draft and beautifully proportioned to give a comfortable ride in a seaway with classic good looks. The Alden 44 "Pamela" is equipped for extended offshore passagemaking and is in excellent condition. Boat located near the beautiful Tides Inn in Irving, VA.
For more information, please contact Central Agent John Osetek at (401) 465-8634 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact John Osetek at 401-465-8634
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Alden Yachts
Designer: Niels Helleberg of John G Alden
LOA: 44 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 34 ft 1 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 9 in
Displacement: 24500 lbs
Ballast: 10000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Fuel: 90 g. w/ gauges (2 Tanks) Fresh Water: 150 g. (2 Tanks)
PAMELA: starting forward there is a full width double V-berth with custom changing seat with a drawer below and an optional filler. There is extensive shelving with a hanging locker to port and drawers and lockers opposite. The mattresses are high density foam.
Moving aft to the salon, to port there is a comfortable L-shaped settee with pilot berth outboard and storage below. A solid teak drop leaf centerline table providing comfortable dining for four people plus two more on the opposite and to starboard full length bench settee. There is storage above the settee and further locker storage outboard. The salon settees slide out to create excellent sea berths or extra sleeping accommodations. The forward companionway leads to this cabin.
Moving aft and to starboard we find the galley comprising of a top and side loading refrigerator/freezer, 3-burner propane stove and plenty of storage lockers and work surfaces. Opposite and on centerline located just aft of the center companionway is the balance of the galley comprising of twin deep stainless steel sinks, further work surfaces, drawers and eye level storage lockers with custom dish storage.
To port of the centerline galley and accessible from both the salon and the aft stateroom is a large head and shower unit with plenty of storage and solid teak grating throughout, as a full length mirror.
The aft stateroom can be entered from the galley, from the head or from the aft cockpit companionway. To port is a double berth with drawers and lockers forward and underneath of the berth. The aft berth has a custom inner spring mattress (2005). To starboard is a hanging locker and full sized, aft facing chart table and navigation station with dedicated helm’s seat and further storage. There is a bookshelf outboard above the navigation area and three drawers under the navigation desk. Centrally is a bench with storage drawers above and a large floor space for changing.
In the Alden Yachts tradition, the whole of the interior is finished in the highest quality teaks, fittings and furnishings using only the best craftsmanship to give her a warm traditional feel throughout. The sole is solid teak and rock maple. Brass on black swedge locks instead of standard finger catches throughout. Also included: teak valances for curtains in salon, custom brass bulkhead swivel lights, custom cabinets in galley and built in cup, bowl and plate storage over sinks. There are crew covers for all cushions except the quarter berth and towels and linens for six. All berths have lee clothes.
Galley and Plumbing
Grunert side opening refrigerator with top (6 cu ft engine driven or 120V) (120V New 2009)
Grunert side opening freezer (4 cu ft engine driven or 120V) (120V New 2009)
Marine Regal 3-burner propane stove with oven
Twin deep stainless steel sinks
Seagull water purification system
Water heater (engine or 120V)
Custom built in cup, bowl and plate storage over sinks
Pressurized freshwater system with water saver
Saltwater sprayer at sinks
Place settings for eight
Navigation Center and Electronics
Raymarine ST7001 autopilot (2006)
Raytheon ST60 depth sounder (2000)
Raytheon ST60 wind, speed and direction indicator (2000)
Raytheon ST60 speed log (2000)
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS sensor (2006)
Raymarine radar (2003)/chart plotter C70 (2009)
Raymarine 4kw Radome Scanner (compatible with C&E Series displays) (2005)
Questus radar mount (self-leveling) (2005)
Autohelm multi-repeater at navigation station
Trimble 10X Loran/GPS (backup system)
ACR 406 MHz EPIRB with GPS (2004) ICOM IC-M602 VHF radio with RAM at helm (2006)
ICOM M88 handheld
Digital antenna cell phone amplifier (2004)
Eurocom Iridium satellite telephone (2004)
JBL AM/FM stereo with CD player (2004)
(4) Pioneer speakers
Danforth 6” compass
Wired and grounded for future SSB installation with circuit breaker at panel
Mechanical and Electrical System
The Yanmar engine is a clean operating diesel and on the Mk I Pamela the engine is near amidships, a better location for weight distribution and no shaft angle were the MK II places it beneath the aft companionway necessitating a V-drive and shaft angle that is less efficient.
Freshwater cooling system
(2) Racor fuel filters
Thermal and acoustic insulation
Halon fire extinguisher in engine room
Raw water sea strainer
Emergency engine stop
Fuel shut off valve
Automatic bilge pump
Manual head with holding tank or overboard and macerator (2009)
Sails and Rigging
The sail plan of the Alden 44' is perhaps best described as a cutter rigged sloop. She has a relatively high aspect mainsail with a club footed staysail and Genoa. This arrangement allows for the versatility of the cutter rig when sailing offshore. The sail area is a conservative 875 sq ft for a sail area displacement ratio of 16.8. The displacement length ratio is 270. Although the 44’ is a centerboard model she is quite Weatherly even with the board raised and her excellent sailing qualities are well documented by numerous bluewater passages and many circumnavigations.
Quantum/Thurston 2 full and 2 partial battened main with 3 reef points (2005)
Doyle 135% Genoa
Thurston asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with snuffer and ATN tacker
Equipped for cruising
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Profurl roller furling for Genoa (2008)
Tall rig aluminum keel stepped mast
Navtec hydraulic boom vang
Folding mast step
Harken mainsheet traveler
(8) Barient 2-speed self tailing winches
Lazy jacks for mainsail
All new running rigging (2004)
Radar reflector (2008)
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Storm trysail track
(2) Barient 2-speed self tailing winches
Hull and Deck Equipment
The hull is constructed of hand laid fiberglass and vacuum bagged with a ¾" balsa wood core to within six inches of the deck edge. The decks and cabin are similarly constructed resulting in a strong but light structure. Unidirectional fiberglass cloth is used for reinforcement in high load areas. The hull and deck are joined on an inward flange with 3M's 5200 adhesive sealant and thru-bolted. A teak rail was used which was later replaced with a more traditional looking, if less functional.
The deck layout of the Alden 44' features a narrow, low trunk cabin and very wide side decks. The location and number of deck hatches and ports was dependent on the interior arrangement chosen but in any event first class materials were always used. The cockpit is T-shaped, comfortable for four adults and adequate for six easily and comfortable.
Alden 44’s were built on a semi-custom basis, PAMELA offers the arrangement sometimes referred to as the MK I, featured a V-berth forward with a bureau and hanging locker followed by the main salon with port and starboard settees and centerline drop leaf table.
A companionway ladder at the aft end of the salon leads to a cabin top entrance hatch. The engine compartment is below and a port head and starboard galley flank the engine compartment and provide a pass through to the Owners cabin. The Owners cabin features port and starboard quarter berths, a navigation table, lots of storage and a starboard companionway leading to the cockpit.
45 Lb. CQR anchor with 200' chain
20 Lb Fortress anchor with 25' chain and 175' rode
Maxwell 2200 electric windlass
Bow pulpit and rails with teak seat
Hull color is white with blue cove stripe
(2) Stainless steel bow rollers
Side stanchions with lifelines
Centerboard is fiberglass
Hydraulic lift for centerboard
Side decks are teak
Canvas dodger (2006)
Canvas covers for winches, wheel, binnacle and grab rails (2006)
Canvas bimini top
Life ring (2005)
Life sling (2005)
(5) Fenders and (8) dock lines
Bottom stripped and new barrier coat, tracer coat and (2) coats antifouling paint (2007)
Alden 44's are fantastic to sail! They are fast without being overly tender or squirrelly. They do alright in light air (down to 6 knots) and tack through 70 degree true wind; they are a sight to behold. As Ferenc Mate wrote in his book The World's Best Sailboats:
"Aldens are certainly the yachts to be looked up to, simply for the old fashioned belief that permeates the whole yard, that nothing but nothing is too good for an Alden. So the boats are planned and built and detailed with superhuman care, each completely styled to each new owner, and each finished to such a degree that you almost hate to take the damned things out to sea."
PAMELA is rigged so that, with the autopilot, she can be sailed single handed. Sail control lines are in the cockpit, with the exception of halyards, reefing lines and the outhaul (all of which are on the mast). Down below there are comfortable berths for six, a salon with seating for eight and a fully equipped galley with refrigerator, freezer and 3-burner stove.
(3) Fire extinguishers (2004)
(2) Automatic bilge pumps
(2) Manual bilge pumps
Edson manual wheel steering
Propane shut off valve
10'4" Achilles dinghy (2004)
Nissan 3.5hp outboard
(6) Life jackets
Teak folding cockpit table (with canvas cover)
Stern mounted BBQ
Custom fitted cockpit cushions (2004)
Onboard Technical and Operations manuals for all systems
Custom teak forward and cockpit screens
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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