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1977 Alden 58' Boothbay Explorer

US$ 195,000*
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New arrival, Turn Key~Priced aggressively!

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Easton, MD
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Current Price:
US$ 195,000 

"Explorer II" is a new listing as of 7/16/2021. Beautiful condition, a must see for a serious cruiser. 

"SV Explorer II" is an Alden-designed Boothbay Explorer. Her classic lines and head-turning beauty draws attention whatever harbor she visits. 

Explorer II was built in 1977 at the Hodgson Brothers Boat Yard in Boothbay Maine. Her early years were spent in freshwater on Lake Michigan. The second and current owners, USCG Master Captain John Schroeder and his wife Jane Hawkey, are experienced sailors who purchased Explorer II in 2009. John has built and restored boats, big and small, for decades and has maintained and upgraded Explorer II to a high standard of seaworthiness. For 12 years, they have sailed her from the Gulf of St Lawrence, the entire US East Coast, and the Bahamas in comfort and safety. 

Explorer II is a strong and solidly built fiberglass ketch with a traditional full keel that can be sailed or motor-sailed with a 135 HP Perkins diesel in any weather conditions. In addition, the fully enclosed and spacious center cockpit helm station and the multiple sail configurations are easily handled by just two persons (or even solo as Captain John has done). 

The features of Explorer II: 


Due to a 63’ main mast and shoal draft, Explorer II is can transit the Intercoastal Waterway from Maryland to Florida.  


The teak brightwork throughout the interior is stunning and the layout typical of Alden’s attention to detail. 

The bright salon has a large dining table and gas fireplace that provides a cozy setting even on a cold day. 

Through an interior passageway (past the engine room) is the beautiful en-suite master bedroom with 4 portholes and large full bath, and ample storage. It also provides an exit to the aft deck. 

Going forward from the salon is the galley which is located on the center starboard side of the main mast and at lowest point of the vessel. This feature provides steady and pleasurable meal preparations in any sea conditions. The large refrigerator and freezer boxes are accessed from the front and positioned low so that food stays put when the doors are opened. 

On the center port side of the mast is the mid-ship ensuite stateroom with full bath, consisting of two bunk beds, hanging closet and lots of drawers for storage. 

Going forward to the bow is the third stateroom, consisting of two bunks and a half bath (perfect for kids), lots more storage and access to the chain locker. 

With three staterooms, Explorer II lends itself well to families or even charter while affording maximum privacy and comfort. 

In 2020 John completely refitted Explorer II. This included a new engine, generator, refrigeration, air-conditioning systems, new hot water heater, as well as extensive remodeling of the engine compartment. In addition, on deck, new rigging was installed including turnbuckles and included an inspection of all chain plates. All cabin tops and decks were refinished with Awlgrip. The exterior teak brightwork was stripped and re-varnished with Epifane.

Seller was asked a few questions below:

Can you tell me more about the dingy and outboard, davit load rating, sail age and more about the engine, new, rebuilt or remanufactured?

Dinghy is alum body inflatable, 9.5’, ~6yrs old, OB is a Yamaha 15HP Enduro, about same age.

Davit capacity is ~800 lbs. 

Main, mizzen, genoa and inner jib are new in 2018. Spinnaker is 2019 Quantum top-down furler. 

Engine was remanufactured by TransAtlantic Diesel in 2019.

Last oil changes to engine and gen, last bottom paint and cutlass bearing, running rigging last replaced?

Oils changed in June 2021.

Bottom repainted 2020 and bearing replaced then.

Running rigging has been replaced as needed

Hull construction, deck construction….Any thing that is not working aboard or needs service?

Hull is solid glass to the waterline, above waterline and deck is balsa cored.

At this time, wind speed indicator needs installation. 

She is ready for your inspection. Call John Kaiser or your Broker to arrange an inspection or to make an offer.

For immediate email contact: or text me @ 443-223-7864 cell for service and showing instructions on any of my listings *** "To make an offer on any of my beautiful listings, please call me to have an electronic Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement emailed to you immediately" My customers & clients will tell you I am direct, honest and fair. I love to sell previously owned yachts that are very well maintained and priced fairly. I look forward to working with you! Please email your questions directly to me for a quick response. All questions answered asap!

*** Yacht View Brokerage LLC commission is 7% direct sale, 8% complimentary Annapolis dockage and 10% co-Brokerage listing commission incentive for listings over 100K.

We will successfully market your yacht from her current East Coast location or arrange delivery to our secure dockage on the Severn River for yachts from 30’-80’ (Power/Sail ). Located 20 minutes from BWI airport, our listings are easily inspected and demonstrated to prospective buyers. Targeted print advertising & MLS internet exposure with wide angle/high resolution photos and video. 30 yrs proven customer service!

Call/text USCG 100 ton Master Capt. John Kaiser, Jr. @ 443-223-7864.

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All email offers encouraged with follow up signed yacht purchase and sale agreement and 10% deposit to be held in Escrow. Yacht View is a 50/50 corresponding brokerage.

Please contact John Kaiser for her history details and to arrange your personal inspection.

Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht. We go the extra distance for you! 

If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan! 

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!) 

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Hub International/Henry Murray, Call Greg Clem @ 410-349-5086.

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years: Todd Taylor Marine Surveyor, 410-725-1641 , 301-807-7593, Tarn Kelsey, Kelsey Marine Survey, 410-353-3822, Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849. Also contact for a complete list of SAMS or for NAMS surveyors nationwide. Always interview your surveyor and ask them for sample reports!

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Williams Yacht Management Company @ Email: 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200. 

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair:

Phil Mitchell at Electric Marine in Annapolis @

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  • Address: 7344 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Phone: (410) 268-8101

Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ 

Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or

Local Marina: Smiths Marina, Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/ @ 410-263-8370, Chris Oliver @ 410-263-3302, Chris Star and Nick Jones @ Full Keel Marine:

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    Anchor Yacht Basin
    1048 Turkey Point Rd.
    Edgewater, MD 21037

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain)

Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell. Call or text John Kaiser for a detailed current market appraisal of your yacht and begin searching for your next yacht quickly @ 443-223-7864 anytime!

Please contact John Kaiser at 4432237864

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