"The Alden 44 was designed in 1977 and has been turning heads ever since. This capable offshore racer-cruiser has made countless passages and won its fair share of hardware on the race course in its day. The classy Alden design and high-quality construction methods have made the 44 an enduring boat on the used-boat market." ~ David Liscio for Sail Magazine
Sand Piper is a beautiful example of the Alden 44. Regularly maintained for passage making by a knowledgeable owner she has seen a great deal of care and upgrades over the years including a repower to a Yanmar engine. As this boat has been donated there is limited information, but the pictures and specs are all up to date and Sand Piper should survey well above average.
"Classy, sleek and beautiful are words typically heard when admirers first encounter the Alden 44. This yacht exudes power and style with a cutter rig, long graceful sheer, teak decks and quality hardware. The open cockpit is roomy enough for an intimate cocktail party of six during calm weather but designed to keep sailors warm and dry in a pounding sea.
For traditionalists, the Alden 44 is a dream yacht, well-proportioned overall, slender at the beam, sturdily built, big enough to sleep eight, seaworthy and especially pretty. " ~ David Liscio for Sailing Magazine
"The boat’s fiberglass hull is vacuum bagged with a balsa core. The decks are similarly constructed as a sandwich of fiberglass and lightweight woods.
The hull can reach three-quarter-inch thickness in some places and is solidly constructed of hand-laid roving. Unidirectional fiberglass cloth has been added to reinforce high-stress areas. The deck is made with a similar sandwich construction and through-bolted to the hull. The deck-to-hull connection was made sturdier by an inward flange and 3M 5200 sealant
The keel is lead, which outranks cast iron in quality and durability. Teak deckboards and brightwork enhance the overall appearance. A blend of exotic woods—mostly teak—were used to trim out the cabin interior.": ~ David Liscio for Sailing Magazine
Sandpiper has two tone textured GRP decks with grey non-skid on white decks. The toe rails are anodized aluminum with stainless stanchions with double braided stainless steel wire lifelines and boarding gates port and starboard.
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120 Volt AC System:
Very few of the Alden 44's have the same interior. Sand Owl features a large owner cabin that is accessed from the forward edge of the cockpit. Moving forward on the starboard side is the galley and along the port side is the head. In between the head and galley and forward of the cabin is the large mechanical room. The salon is accessed through the galley or head from the aft cabin or down the forward companionway on the coach roof with a full spray cover over the companionway. The salon has a fixed drop leaf table wrapped around the mast, single berths port and starboard and a bosuns berth to port. The starboard outboard side of the salon features built in locker and drawer storage. Forward of the salon is the forward cabin with v-berth with large overhead hatch for added ventilation. Additional features on the interior include:
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