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Explorer 58' Alden Boothbay Explorer 1973

$ 99,900

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The Alden Boothbay Explorer 58 was designed by John G. Alden and built by Hodgdon Brothers in East Boothbay, Maine. Explorer is an able and seaworthy boat, built to the highest of standards, including Lloyd’s certification. Her timeless beauty is undeniable and she turns heads wherever she goes.

Explorer is structurally sound, had new standing rigging installed in 2014, her hull sides were repainted in 2009, she was repowered in 2001 with a new John Deere main engine, she has a new uninstalled watermaker and a lot of high quality professionally fabricated stainless steel upgrades—i.e. double stainless steel railings around the entire vessel, custom dive tank racks, granny bars at mast, custom jerry can racks and bins throughout the interior. Her air conditioners work and she has some recent Garmin electronics—touchscreen chartplotter, radar, multi and auto pilot.

There are still plenty of projects necessary to bring Explorer back to her full glory. Her interior needs to be updated, her DC system needs to be checked out (batteries need to be renewed), she is due for a bottom job and her cockpit needs to be freshened up. More will be on this list, but she is priced accordingly.

Unlike most older boats, Explorer will be worth the effort and expense needed to bring her back into tip-top condition. All eyes will be drawn to her wherever she goes.

Contact the listing broker today to schedule a time to see this beautiful classic.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Little 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:$ 99,900
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Boothbay Explorer

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Kemah, Texas, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 58 ft 7 in
  • Display Length: 58 ft
  • Beam: 15' 8"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 500 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 gals
  • Engine Details: John Deere 4045TFM01
  • Engine 1: 2001 1200.00 HRS 115.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Explorer has 110 volt system from shorepower and generator and both 12VDC and 32VDC battery power. The house batteries are 32 volt and start battery is 12 volt. All cabin lighting is 12 volt running off the house banks through a converter.

Westerbeke 12.5KW generator. Generator section rebuilt in 2006 with only 150 hours since rebuild

·        4 Cylinder

·        Racor primary filter

·        Canister engine mounted secondary filter

Batteries (15)

·        8 VDC in salon bilge (4 are disconnected and presumed damaged)

·        6 Group 31 in salon bilge (condition unknown)

·        1 Group 27 start in engine room (condition unkown)

2 ProMariner ProNautic 12-60P battery chargers

Redi-Line 32VDC to 115VDC Inverter (Not tested)

50 Amp shore power

120V AC 

  • Explorer was repowered in 2001 with a John Deere 300 series turbo diesel and has approximately 1200 hours
  • ·        4 Cylinders
  • ·        115 HP
  • ·        Model 4045TFM01
  • ·        Cruise at 8 knots at 1600 RPMs
  • ·        Max speed 9 knots at 1800 RPMs
  • Full engine gauges at helm
  • Transmission MG5011SC-RH
  • Racor primary fuel filter
  • Canister engine mounted secondary fuel filter
  • Single lever shifter/throttle
  • Automatic oil change system with multiple spare filters
  • 3 Blade MaxProp feathering prop
  • 1 ½” Stainless steel shaft
  • Dripless shaft and rudder seals
  • Halon 1301 fixed fire extinguisher
  • Cruise RO Water Watermaker System (new in 5 unopened boxes)
  • 32VDC Air Compressor (Inop)
  • 16,000 Btu A/C unit with reverse heat
  • Anchor Marine 12,000 Btu A/C Unit with reverse heat
  • Air compressor (inop—may be a battery issue)
  • 6 Gallon water heater
  • 2 JB Products dehumidifiers
  • InterVac Central Vacuum Cleaning System
  • Greenworks 1600psi 125VAC pressure washer with hose and nozzle (not tested)
  • Huge engine room with space to easily move around to the different systems
  • Main engine
  • Generator
  • Air compressor (inop—may be a battery issue)
  • Water heater
  • Work bench with seat
  • Set of teak drawers and shelves
  • 115V Grinder/polisher
  • Engine room/bilge washdown
  • Garmin GPSmap 7610 - radar/AIS/chart/sonar
  • ICOM IC506 VHF
  • Garmin 4” Multi—speed/depth/water temp/wind/heading
  • Garmin 4” Auto Pilot (recent, but not currently operating correctly)
  • Signet log
  • 5 Retevis Portable 2-Way Radios
  • Signet MK11 knotmeter (inop)
  • Signet MK254 wind (inop)
  • Signet clock (inop)
  • 5” Brass Barometer (Stowed)
  • Signet barometer (inop)
  • Signet water temp (inop)
  • Bulkhead mounted Chelsea clock
  • Boston barometer (stowed)
  • Bulkhead mounted Kelvin Bottomley & Baird, Ltd Clinometer
  • Vizio 39” flat panel TV in salon
  • Hitachi 18” flat panel TV
  • Yamaha RX-Z740 AV Receiver (No audio)
  • Klipsch Sub-Woofer
  • Pioneer GM-H44 Power Amplifier
  • Apple IMAC Core IS-2 computer
  • 125 lb Mantus primary anchor
  • Heavy duty stainless steel double bow rollers
  • 5/8” Galvanized anchor chain 7/8” nylon rode
  • Ideal 32VDC windlass (condition unknown)
  • Anchor washdown
  • Hull repainted 2009
  • Professionally installed double stainless steel welded piping (in lieu of cable lifelines) around perimeter of vessel
  • Professionally installed stainless steel racks for dive tanks integrated into rails near stern, port and starboard
  • 6 Dive tanks in custom stainless steel racks
  • 1 ½” Stainless steel granny bars at mast
  • 2 Custom stainless steel jerry can holders near main mast
  • Stainless steel davits with manual winches
  • Stainless steel outboard hoist davit
  • Nautical Structures dinghy spreader Lift bar assembly
  • Stainless steel portable fold-out boarding ladder
  • Aluminum portable fold-out boarding ladder
  • LED masthead tricolor
  • 4 Stainless steel dorade vents
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Magma BBQ
  • Cockpit doors
  • Liferaft needs recertification
  • Standing rigging replaced 2014
  • Masts pulled in 2014
  • Roller furling mainsail with new roller furler 2014
  • Boom gallows for main
  • Roller furling genoa
  • Roller furling mizzen
  • Roller furling staysail
  • Cruising spinnaker 2002
  • Mast mounted spinnaker pole
  • Main traveller
  • 2 Speed electric winch at port side of cockpit
  • Euro Kera 3-burner electric stove with oven
  • Sea Frost and Frigoboat fridge and freezer (condition unknown)
  • Sea Frost cold plate holdover system. Refrigerator is 18 cubic feet and the freezer is 8 cubic feet 2011
  • Double stainless steel sinks with vegetable sprayer
  • Plenty of counter space and storage for pots, pans, dishes and supplies
  • Microwave

The forward cabin has large single berths port and starboard. Just aft is a second cabin with full-size, extra over-under berths. Both of these cabins have ensuite heads, but the forward head has been removed for more storage. The plumbing is still in place should the new owner want to reinstall the head.

Across from the second stateroom is the galley. Next aft is the main salon with an L-shaped settee and table to port. Moving aft, through the standing headroom passage to the owner's stateroom, is access to the engine huge room and storage across.


The owner’s stateroom is aft and includes a double berth in lieu of the two single berths the boat was originally designed with. There is abundant storage and access to the deck from an aft companionway. There is an ensuite head with a Raritan electric commode and a separate shower, 

  • Stainless steel bins mounted throughout
  • Unopened box with Global Nautical charts
  • The DC related systems have several anomalies that MAY be related to the battery deficiencies. The batteries & DC systems should be inspected & serviced prior to servicing any inoperative DC related equipment, i.e., auxiliary engine, potable water pump, air compressor, etc.

  • NOT INCLUDED (no titles):
  • ·        2013 West Marine RIB dinghy
  • ·        Yamaha Model 25MSHY outboard motor

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