The Alden 44 is an American sailboat that was designed by Alden Associates and Neils Helleberg as an International Offshore Rule racer. It has a raked stem, a raised counter reverse transom, a skeg-mounted rudder controlled by a wheel, aluminum spars and a fixed stub fin keel, with a retractable centerboard.
In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood wrote, "The Alden 44 is designed for IOR competition but has many cruising amenities. The hull is moderate displacement. She is fast, dry, stiff, and close-winded.
Reviewer Steve Knauth described the design in 2014, in Soundings, "the 44 was different from the old schooners, with its cutter rig, keel/centerboard and skeg-hung rudder. Yet it was perfectly in the Alden tradition of racing/cruising yachts. The boat could handle a crew of seven — enough for a Bermuda Race — and its competitive qualities were soon apparent. The Alden 44 quickly established a reputation for bluewater racing and passagemaking." He concludes that it "remains one of the prettiest sailboats you'll see in any harbor.
And indeed, “Gammon” is one of the very finest examples of this timeless design.
“Gammon” is a generational yacht! Her timeless beauty, quality and her performance in all sea conditions will never go out of style. She is a thoroughbred, a yacht for those not enthralled by the sameness of many boats today - boats that look to be more suited for a picknick than going to sea in style and grace.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
NEW ENGINE INSTALLED 2020!
Builder: Tillotson Pearson Designer: John Alden Flag of Registry: United States Keel: Fin/Centerboard
LOA: 44 ft 2 in Beam: 12 ft 6 in LWL: 34 ft 1 in Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in Max Draft: 8.75 ft Displacement: 24500 lbs Ballast: 10000 lbs
BRAND NEW 2020! Year Built: 2020 Engine Model: N4-65 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Hours: ~20 Propeller: 3 blade Max Prop Engine Power: 59 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (160 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (90 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2 Number of double berths: 1 Number of cabins: 2 Number of heads: 1
ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT
Forward stateroom with full-size V-berth, hanging locker and bureau. Main salon has full-length settee berths port and starboard with storage behind and outboard, and mast-mounted centerline drop-leaf table. Large, enclosed head with shower is located port amidship, with doors fore and aft for direct access from from the salon as well as from the cockpit companionway and aft cabin. Galley is to starboard, outboard of the forward companionway and engine compartment. Access panels make the engine thoroughly accessible from all sides and the vessel’s thru hull; sea cocks are located in this same area.
Aft cabin has two generous singles port and starboard, with bureaus and hanging lockers forward.
A large, sit-down navigation desk/ station is located in the aft cabin between the berths with an off-set seat to port complementing the companionway, which is off-set to starboard.
Hiller gimbaled three-burner propane stove with oven. Double stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water. New (2015) Grunert 12V/engine-driven cold plate refrigerator and separate freezer, microwave, Marinetics propane safety sniffer.
ELECTRONICS and NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
DECK and HULL
SAILS and RIGGING
MECHANCAL EQUIPMENT and ENGINE DETAILS
Marine Air reverse-cycle air conditioning
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