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Sand Piper 44' Alden 44 1980

$ 135,000

   "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.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 135,000
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  • Model:


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  • Location:

    Yarmouth, Maine, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 44 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 44 ft
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 160 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 95 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4JH3-TE
  • Engine 1: 2004 686.00 HRS 75.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Alden 44

   "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


  • White Awlgrip topsides
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Red boot stripe
  • Black antifouled bottom
  • Skeg hung rudder
  • 3-Blade feathering bronze prop


   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. 


Aft Deck:

  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Electronics mast
  • Outboard mount
  • (2) Man Overboard Modules
  • Reel and webbing anchor line
  • Throwable light with marker buoy
  • Throwable horseshoe ring
  • Aluminum Fortress anchor 
  • Bright teak cap rail
  • Stern cleats port and starboard
  • Chocks port and starboard


  • Teak sole and seat tops
  • Bright teak cap rails on coaming with (2) sheet cleats port and starboard
  • Stainless steel bimini frame
  • Stainless steel dodger frame
  • Steering pedestal with built in ships compass
  • Navigation pod on binnacle
  • Stainless steel wheel with elk-skin cover
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay and centerboard controls
  • Foldup cockpit table

   Weather Decks

  • Jib/genoa tracks port and starboard with cars
  • Midships cleats port and starboard
  • Jack-lines port and starboard
  • Yanmar engine panel

   Coach Roof

  • Forward and aft companionway hatches
  • (3) Dorade boxes with cowels
  • Stainless steel dodger frame for forward companionway
  • Stainless steel guards for (2) forward dorade boxes
  • (2) Aluminum framed deck hatches with smoked acrylic lenses
  • Stainless steel handrails port and starboard
  • Stainless steel mast pulpits port and starboard
  • Centerboard winch

   Fore Deck

  • Aluminum framed deck hatch with smoked acrylic lens
  • Bow cleats port and starboard
  • Spinnaker pole on deck fittings
  • Whisker pole on deck fittings
  • Lofrans vertically mounted windlass with up/down foot switches
  • Track with car on centerline
  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Chocks port and starboard
  • Double bow rollers
  • CQR anchor
  • Bow seat


  • (2) Barient 32 hi/low self-tailing primary winches with dedicated cleats
  • (2) Barient 28 secondary winches with dedicated cleats
  • Barient 23 self-tailing winch on coach roof forward of cockpit with dedicated cleat
  • Electric Lewmar self-tailing centerboard winch
  • Barient 21 trim winch with dedicated cleat


    On Binnacle

  • Raymarine Axiom multifunction display
  • Comnav 1001 autopilot with magnetic compass sensor and rotary feedback
  • Danforth Constellation ships compass

    In Cockpit

  • Datamarine depth display
  • Datamarine apparent wind display
  • Datamarine speed/distance display

    Electronics Mast

  • Raymarine closed array radar dome
  • VHF antenna
  • GPS antenna

    Navigation Station

  • Northstar 952X GPS Navigation display
  • Si-Tex Metadata MDA-4 AIS/DSC marine VHF
  • Sea 222 Synthesized SSB radio/telephone
  • Datamarine distance gauge
  • AudioVox MS-600 stereo receiver

Electrical System

   12 Volt DC System:

  • Marinetics 12-volt DC distribution panel with analog volt and amp meter
  • Battery switch
  • Secondary 12 Volt DC distribution panel
  • Heart Interface Link 20 battery monitor
  • Battery charger 

    120 Volt AC System:

  • Marinetics 120 volt AC distribution panel with analog volt and amp meter
  • Shore power switch
  • Shore power inlet
  • 30 Amp shore power cable

Mechanical Systems

  • Espar heater
  • Hart Systems freshwater tank monitor
  • Electric bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Hot water heater
  • Fresh water pump
  • Deck washdown pump
  • Engine blower


   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:


Aft Cabin:

  • Companionway with ladder offset to starboard
  • (2) Marine speakers
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Double bunk to starboard
  • Outboard shelf storage to starboard above bunk
  • Aft facing navigation station on center with swing out seat
  • Chart drawers below navigation station 
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Single berth to port
  • Shelf storage outboard above bunk to port
  • Drawer and locker storage forward and to port
  • Electrical distribution panels (see Electrical Systems)


  • Freezer box with (2) Sea Frost cold plates above counters
  • Fridge with Se Frost cold plate below counter
  • Gimballed (3) burner Princess propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Dome lighting under soffits
  • 120-Volt outlets
  • Propane solenoid
  • (3) Sea Frost control panels
  • Propane sniffer
  • Espar heater control panel
  • 12 Volt fan
  • Double basin brushed stainless steel sinks
  • Hot/cold pressurized freshwater mixer head
  • Manual saltwater tap
  • Manual freshwater tap


  • Lighting under soffit
  • Electric head
  • Single basin sink
  • Hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixing head
  • Manual freshwater tap
  • Teak grate on floors


  • Overhead dome lighting
  • (2) Marine speakers
  • (2) Sconces
  • Dome lighting under soffits
  • Kerosene lamp
  • Built-in locker storage to starboard and outboard
  • Bench seat to starboard
  • Red upholstered bench seat cushion
  • L-shaped bench seat to port
  • Red upholstered bench seat cushion
  • Bowson berth upper and outboard to port with red upholstered cushion/mattress
  • Fixed table with double leaves in center on mast
  • Hanging locker aft and to port

   Forward Cabin:

  • Large overhead hatch
  • Hanging locker to starboard and aft
  • Shelf storage outboard port and starboard above bunk
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Access to chain locker forward
  • Drawer and locker module to port and aft
  • Settee in V of berth with red upholstered cushion 

Soft Goods

  • Bimini
  • Aft dodger
  • Forward dodger
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Red upholstered interior cushions

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