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- Located In:
- Portland, ME
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- Current Price:
- US$ 299,000
Dress Blue, one of only three Alden Yachts 43’s in existence is an exceptional example of American craftsmanship. This assertion was validated by noted marine author Ferenc Máté when he included her on pages 18-20 of The World’s Greatest Sailboats Volume II. Since launch, she has been lovingly cared for and continuously updated by two successive experienced yachtsmen- owners. This powerful blue water yacht has been yard maintained to the highest standard and is ready to carry her master to any port in the world in comfort and safety. She is stunningly beautiful and turns heads in every harbor. Her ash interior trimmed in cherry and accented with colorful upholstery and Corian countertops surrounds owner and guests with light and luxury. Her “Bristol” condition and extensive inventory reflects her owner’s refusal to compromise on quality and safety. Dress Blue is located in Portland, ME USA and is ready for your inspection.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
LOA: 43' - 2"
LWL: 34’- 6”
BEAM: 12’- 6”
DRAFT: 5’- 9”
DISPLACEMENT: 24,000 lbs.
BALLAST: 11,000 lbs.
SAIL AREA: 915 sq. ft.
MAST ABOVE WATER: 63’
WATER: 100 gallons
FUEL: 88 gallons
Dress Blue has been pampered since launch. She has been owned by only two captains and both maintained her to the highest yacht standards. To quote the original owner: "If you want to get to know your boat and the conditions of all systems, clean her.....every inch of her regularly!". When the current Captain took possession of the former Infinity, the boat was in exceptional shape. Upon re-christening as Dress Blue, she was returned to her builder, Alden Yachts to upgrade systems and electronics, paint the hull and mast with Awlgrip®, enhance furniture and install new interior treatments. A Forespar LeisureFurl system and a North mainsail were installed by Morris Yachts. The previous uncompromising level of attention to safety, systems and appearance has been rigorously continued by her present owner. She has been yard maintained by Alden Yachts, Morris Yachts and since 2007 by Maine Yacht Center. Both boat and mast have always been stored indoors in heated storage. Complete maintenance records are available from the current captain for the entire period of his ownership. The future owner of Dress Blue can sail with confidence knowing that she’s ready to embark on a blue water adventure or to turn heads in any port.
Laminate – Composite epoxy resin, biaxial and triaxial woven E glass, end grain balsa core with carbon fiber deck reinforcement and Kevlar hull forward impact laminate. Triple vacuum bag molded and post thermal cured.
External Lead Keel – Elliptical cast lead torpedo, 11,000 pounds with 316 stainless keel bolts.
Exterior Finish - Awlgrip® Flag Blue with Awlgrip® clear topcoat. Hull Interior - Interior accessible spaces painted with 2 coats of thixotropic polyester coating for ease of cleaning.
Bottom - Painted annually with a coat of Pettit® Hydrocoat (water based ablative paint).
Sole Bearing Timbers – Mahogany, polyester resin encapsulated. Boot Top - Double stripe painted Awlgrip® Matterhorn White
Cove Stripe – Awlgrip® Pale Gold
Toe Rail - Custom joined teak with 316 stainless steel open top access chocks at bow, stern and midships (6 total).
Natural Ventilation – Three (3) 4” stainless steel adjustable, rotating, locking cowl vents mounted on teak Dorade boxes with storm caps and non-corrosive interior insect screens. Three (3) 316 stainless steel Dorade vent guards. Ports - Four (4) Bomar® 5” x 15” fixed ports glazed with tinted polycarbonate. Six (6) Almag® 35 metal opening ports with screens inset in cabin house sides.
Deck Hatches -Two (2) Lewmar® Ocean Series Hatches: Size 60 (22” x 22”) in forward cabin, Size 40 (19” x 19”) in main salon. Main companionway sliding hatch and drop boards are smoked acrylic.
Main Sheet Traveler - Harken® with circulating ball bearing car. 6:1 tag line system for mid-boom sheeting.
Genoa and Jib Sheet Tracks – One set per side 316 1-1/2” wide stainless steel with stampede sheet lead numbers, bolted through reinforced laminate with stainless steel backing plates. Two genoa cars and one wide sheave lead block per side. Removed and re-bedded 2011.
Mooring Cleats – Six (6) 316 stainless steel Herreshoff style cleats, fore aft and midships.
Mast Collar – Cast aluminum.
Lifelines – Uncoated stainless steel wire with 316 stainless stanchions and fittings. Double lifeline system with port and starboard boarding gates. (2013)
Pulpits – Double rail design fabricated from 1” diameter heavy wall 316” stainless steel. Bow pulpit incorporates a teak seat. Four leg stern rail.
Deck Joiner Work and Trim – Bright varnished with 10 Coats of Epifanes® High Gloss Varnish
Deck, House Top, Cockpit Sole and Cockpit Seating – Molded-in non-skid in contrasting light grey color.
Anchor Windlass – Maxwell® VRC2200 electric with chain to rope transfer and deck and cockpit controls.
Dodger – Custom Alden design with removable sides and roll up center windows. Leather covered aft hand grip rail and side safety rails. Port and starboard reinforcing tubes for added stability.(2007)
Bimini – Custom designed, fold back unit with integral hand grips, zip in connector to dodger and storage cover. (2012)
Cockpit Lockers – Sail locker equipped with outboard shelf and hanging line organizers. Central locking system for sail locker and two lazarettes.
Strong Points – Eleven (11) 316 forged stainless steel Wichart® strongpoints for attachment of jacklines, safety harnesses and dinghy. Two permanently installed cockpit jacklines.
Accommodations – 7 persons in 3 cabins. Private v-berth double, main cabin, pull out double and single settee, private aft double.
Head –Separate stall shower with bench. Vanity counter top Corian® Mediterranean Magma. Medicine cabinet outboard.
Interior Bulkheads and Hull Sides - Satin varnished ash with bright varnished cherry trim. Galley area, head, shower and companionway finished with high pressure laminate.
Cabin Sole – Satin varnished teak with contrasting holly strips. Cabin sole lockdown system. Custom teak grates in head and shower.
Hanging Lockers – Two (2) lined with aromatic cedar, one with epoxy painted interior, one hanging wet locker.
Drawers – Six (6) solid ash-faced with dovetailed joinery.
Cabinet and Drawer Hardware – All drawers and visible cabinet and locker doors equipped with flush fit push-to-lock Southco® Point Latches.
Overhead – Laminated textured white vinyl on removable panels below insulating air space. Panels secured with varnished ash battens.
Curtain Valances – Main Cabin, varnished ash.
Upholstery – Main salon and nav station latex foam seats, soft compression foam backrests, double roll styling, and Ultrasuede ® fabrics. Aft cabin, foam mattress covered in quilted Ultra Suede ®. V-berth 6” Visco ® memory foam covered in quilted Ultra Suede ®. V and aft cabin berths equipped with Hypervent® poly plastic ventilating underlayment to prevent condensation.
Cushions – Four (4) loose covered in matching Ultrasuede®
Bedding – Custom V-berth fitted sheets 500 thread count, separate bottoms, one top, 2 pillow cases
Stove - Force 10® polished stainless gimbaling “Gourmet Galley” propane range. Three (3) top burners and ceramic thermostatically controlled oven.
Stove Guard – 1” stainless steel, attachment points for harness.
Propane Control and Detection - Fireboy® S-2A propane controller and bilge mounted monitoring system.
LPG Storage and Connections – Two (2) 20 pound Worthington® aluminum marine grade cylinders in locker vented overboard. On-deck connection at stern for barbeque.
Microwave – Sharp® Carousel Microwave Model 216FS.
Salt Water Pump – Fynspray® WS60 salt water galley pump at sink.
Potable Water –Water enhanced with a Seagull® IVX -1 F Charcoal filter.
Refrigeration – Separate refrigerator and freezer. Refrigerator is top and front loading, freezer top loading. 110 VAC Grunert® 16 AW dockside compressor and 12VDC .75 ED Grunert® engine drive compressor with timer switch. Both systems are thermostatically controlled with stainless steel eutectic holding plates. Separate galley mounted remote dial thermometers read temperature in each box.
Countertops – Countertops, engine counter and back splash Corian® Mediterranean Magna.
Wheel – Stainless steel leather covered destroyer type 48” diameter.
Pedestal – 6” Edson® with stainless needle bearings and Harken® rudder post bearings.
Compass – Ritchie® 6’ diameter with polished stainless steel base and hood.
Emergency Tiller – Aluminum fabrication easy access mounting.
WINCHES & LINE CONTROLS
Cockpit Primary – Two (2) Lewmar® #64 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on molded winch island with space to add secondary winch capacity.
Main Sheet – Lewmar® #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on house top with easy access from cockpit.
Main Halyard - Lewmar® #44 CCST electric, 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on house top with easy access from cockpit.
Genoa Halyard – Lewmar® #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on starboard side of mast with line clutch for each halyard.
Staysail/Spinnaker – Lewmar® #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on port side of mast with line clutch for each halyard.
Line Clutches (Cockpit) – Six (6) total, three each side of companionway.
Engine – Westerbeke® 63B Diesel total time 3348 hours. Complete rebuild from bare block by Hanson Marine Engineering (Westerbeke Master Distributor) at 2799 hours after overheating. Head gasket replacement, fuel injector rebuild and valve overhaul, new hoses and belts at 3300 hours. Dual alternators, 90 and 51 amp output. Complete service records available.
Engine Panel – Westerbeke® Admiral Panel with gauges for rpm, oil pressure, temperature and voltage. Audible alarms for over-temperature and low oil pressure.
Propeller/Shaft/Seal – Maxprop® 3-Blade Classic feathering/Aquamet® shaft 1-1/4” diameter. Shaft mounted Spurs® Line and Net Cutter System/ PSS dripless shaft seal. Shaft Saver® (2007), new cutlass bearing 2012.
Engine Control – Morse®MT-3, single lever, shift-throttle mounted at helm. Fuel
Tanks – Two (2) 5052-H32 aluminum alloy with baffle plates, cleanouts and top mounted gauges. Total fuel capacity: 88 US gallons (333.1 liters).
Fuel Filters – Two (2) individually selectable Racor® 500 fuel filters.
Engine Room Insulation – Mylar coated foam and lead insulation.
Fire Extinguishing System - Fireboy® Automatic Fire Extinguishing System installed in engine space.
Cabin Heat – Espar® diesel fueled cabin heater with variable temperature control and forced hot air outlets in each cabin.
Bilge Blower – Manually controlled.
Fresh Water Tanks – Two 316 stainless steel with baffle plates, cleanouts and top-mounted gauges. Total water capacity: 100 US gallons (378.5 liters).
Fresh Water Inlet and Distribution – USFDA cleared non-toxic formulation hose.
Fresh Water Pump–Jabsco® 3.3 GPM @ 20- 40 psi (2012)
Hot Water Heater – Torrid® Stainless steel 10 US gallon capacity 110VAC or engine heat exchange. (2012)
Sinks – Galley: Skanvik° rectangular stainless steel single bowl, Head: Skanvik® oval stainless steel single bowl.
Faucets/Shower Head – Galley: stainless steel mixer faucet, Head: Grohe® America mixer faucet with removable spray head. Shower: Alsons® handheld with bulkhead mounting bracket. Shower water temperature controlled by an F. M. Mattsson Mixing Valve, thermostatically controlled and pressure balanced.
Toilet – Raritan® Sea Fresh Electric Toilet with user selectable flush volume and water source, either fresh or salt (2013).
Sanitation Device – Type III holding tank with y-bypass valve and deck discharge.
Macerator Pump – Jabsco®
Shower Sump – Connected through strainer to power diaphragm pump with overboard discharge.
Salt Water Wash-down – GROCO® 7.5 GPM @ 40 psi with quick disconnect fitting on deck adjacent anchor windlass.
Bilge Pumps – Electric: Jabsco® 3000 submersible located in bilge sump. Manual: Whale® Gusher “Titan” accessed beneath cabin sole in main salon, Henderson® MK V Universal at helm.
Cockpit Drains – Two (2) 2“ diameter, aft pair with gutters
Main Breaker Panel – Bass Products® AC/DC panel 11AC 33 DC circuit breaker positions. Shore power main DC Main and Shore Power double pole main breakers and polarity indicator. Back lit AC/DC volt and ammeters.
Engine Starting Battery – One (1)100 Ampere hour Lifeline® A.G. M. battery.(2009)
House Battery Bank – Three (3) 100 Ampere hour Lifeline® A. G. M. batteries. (2009)
Charger/Inverter – Freedom Marine® Series Combi Charger/Inverter Model 10 (1000 watts/110 VAC) with Heart Interface Remote Control Panel at nav station.
Lighting – Bulkhead: Six (6) Ocean® polished stainless steel multi-axis adjustable fixtures; (3) in main salon, (2) in v-berth and (1) in aft cabin. Overhead: Nine (9) polished chrome interior lights with user selectable red/white illumination located throughout the vessel. Three (3) Perko® utility lights with user selectable red/white illumination in engine space, refrigerator and cockpit locker. Two (2) adjustable lighting art fixtures in main salon. Goose neck light at nav station with user selectable red/white illumination. Ten (10) cabin lighting fixtures converted to LED illumination (white only) for minimum power consumption.
AC Outlets – One each nav station, galley and head. Head is GFI protected.
DC Outlets – One each nav station and galley.
Other DC Power Connections – Stud contacts in anchor locker activated with windlass breaker.
AC Shore Power Connection – NEMA standard locking type chrome fitting with threaded cap. Two (2) yellow 50’ cord sets #10 AWG.
Navigation Lighting – Pulpit mounted to IMCO standards, Inter-national Regulations (IMO-1972). Mast tricolor light for off-shore use. Anchor light illuminated with an LED.
Deck Lighting – Two (2) sealed beam spreader lights, one foredeck light.
Compass – Red illumination in bowl.
Lightning Protection – Per ABS and ABYC requirements.
Galvanic Bonding – All underwater metals to a common buss.
VHF Radio - ICOM® IC- M502 A with DSC, GPS interface and Command Microphone at helm and masthead antenna (2005)
Single Sideband Radio – Sea® 322 GPS – Raymarine Raystar® 1256 GPS Receiver (primary), Raytheon ®RN300 (back-up and interface with VHF radio).
Chart Plotters – Raymarine E120 at nav station, E80 at helm (2005)
Auto Pilot – Raymarine ST 6000 Smart Pilot® with S-100 Remote Controller. Auto pilot override switch in aft starboard lazarette. Rs-232 interface for control of auto pilot via laptop.(2005)
Radar - Raymarine [RD 418D ] 24 mile (2005)
Weather Fax – Furano® D-Fax Model 208/A/N
Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Raymarine AIS 500® Class B Transceiver with dedicated antenna. (2010)
Sailing Instruments – Raymarine ST60 Series® depth, speed, wind, close hauled wind, graphic display at companionway, and multi-function display at nav station. (2005)
Mobile Telephone - Bury® System 9 charging cradle, modular for easy adaptation to new phone and interfaced with a Wilson Solo® Signal Boost Amplifier connected to a masthead mobile phone antenna. (2009)
Stereo – Sony AM/FM Receiver – Compact Disc Player with direct MP3 connectivity. Bose speakers. (2011)
TV - LCD brand digital color receiver with masthead antenna. (2011)
SPARS & RIGGING
Mast – Tapered extruded aluminum by Hall Spars® with integral welded aluminum masthead. Painted with Awlgrip® Matterhorn White. Steeped to keel. Inside cabin section covered with padded beige Ultrasuede® fabric.
Spreaders – Two (2) pairs of tapered airfoil sections.
Standing Rigging - Navtec® Rod Rigging with high strength turnbuckles.
Backstay Tension – Navtec® Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster.
Boom and Mainsail furling/reefing – Forespar LeisureFurl® in-boom mainsail furling with main halyard and control lines led to cockpit. Mainsail control with electric winch. Infinitely variable reefing.(2005)
Boom Vang – Harken®, spring powered 24:1
Removable Inner Headstay – Secured with a stainless steel bridle when not in use.
Running Backstays – Fully adjustable with Harken ®blocks and Vectra stays.
Halyards – Main, Genoa, Spinnaker and Staysail. Port and starboard pennant to lower spreader. Burgee to main truck with custom flag mast.
Apparent Wind Indicator – Windex® mounted on stand- off bar
Main – North (2005)
Jib –#3, 410 Sq. ft. 7oz. Soft NORLAM®, North, (2009)
Staysail – Doyle, (2000)
Cruising Spinnaker – G-AP2 Gennaker® with Z-57 Snuffer, North (2006)
Life Raft – Six (6) person Avon® Coastal Life Raft, deck mounted, inspected, serviced, repacked and certified annually. (1993)
Man Overboard – Switlik MOM 8® Man Overboard Module stern rail mounted, inspected, serviced, repacked and certified annually. (2004)
EPIRB – McMurdo® 406 Category I EPIRB with GPS transmitter. Serviced and new battery 2013.
Horn – Raritan® 3000 Series Horn with TSX Fogmate® Horn Controller for automated operation.
Fog Bell – Cast bronze chrome plated 8” diameter.
Fire Extinguishers – Five (5) dry chemical re-certified 2013.
Carbon Monoxide – Kidde® CO2 alarm in main salon overhead.
Ground Tackle – Sixty (60) lb. CQR anchor with 210’ of galvanized 3/8” chain rode, FX54 Fortress® Anchor with 15’ of chain and 300’ of 5/8” nylon rode, twenty (20) lb. stern anchor, fifteen (15) lb. anchor sentinel. Assorted anchor snubbers.
Mooring Lines – Five (5) braided.
Boarding Ladder – Teak and stainless steel, collapsible for easy storage.
Fenders – Four (4) 8 X 20’ ribbed pneumatic with covers.
Boat Hook – Telescoping aluminum.
Outboard Hoist – Stainless steel, deck mounted, stern rail bracing.
Cockpit Table – Edson Teak folding with custom padded cover.
Clock and Barometer – Harwich®, brass.
Art Work – Two (2) framed in main salon.
Sea Change Yacht Sellers, LLC offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant any aspect(s) of the condition of the vessel. All buyers are advised to seek the advice of a qualified surveyor(s) to investigate the condition of the subject vessel. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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