The Alden 44 has been described as “one of the most beautiful yachts ever built.” While such glowing praise can always be a matter of perspective, it is safe to say that this Nils Helleberg design will not only turn heads in any harbor but will also carry her crew there safely, stylishly and comfortably. A timeless design and an ease to sail with its power primary winches and Hood Main roller furler, the Alden 44 is equally at home on an afternoon sail or powering her way offshore under a stiff breeze.
Please review the complete listing for details, but know that “Ciao” is well-founded, capable and ready to be loved by her new owner. She has had many significant upgrades that set her apart for ease of short handed sailing. These include an in-mast mainsail furling system and the addition of two electric primary winches for effortless sheeting of sails.
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Builder: Tillotson Pearson International
Designer: John G Alden
Sail Plan: Sloop / Cutter
A companionway ladder at the aft end of the main salon leads to a cabin top entrance hatch. The engine compartment is below this entrance. The galley is located to starboard of the companionway however with counter space and a double stainless sink located on the centerline. The head is located to port and aft of the companionway. Access to the aft owner's cabin is provided by a passage from the galley area or through the port side head. The owner's cabin features port and starboard quarter berths , beautifully crafted navigation table, very generous storage areas/lockers and a starboard companionway access to the cockpit.
The main salon itself offers a centerline, drop-leaf varnished table, port and starboard settees. The port settee can be extended for a wider berth and there also is a sea berth above the port settee. Storage is provided above and outboard of the settees. Opening ports and a large opening hatch provide excellent ventilation and there are two teak-framed 12V fans mounted on the forward bulkhead as well.
The forward cabin offers a large V-berth with filler. A starboard side hanging locker and numerous lockers and drawers provide an exceptional amount of storage. A teak-framed 12V fan, opening ports and hatch combine to keep this forward berth/cabin well ventilated.
In general, there is classic Alden quality throughout the boat including varnished teak joinery and a teak/maple sole. The ambiance as well as the substance of such high standard design and construction cannot be overstated.
Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
NOTE: Some older electronic equipment not listed but aboard may or may not remain functional.
Main (in mast roller furler)
Misc older sails
Primary: (2) Lewmar 65 Self Tailing Electric Power SS
Secondary: (2) Barient 28
Service, Halyards, Main Sheet: (1) Barient 23, (1) Barient 22, (2) Barient 25
Roller Furling Head Stay
Power: 62 HP
Model: 4JH2-TE Diesel
Drive: Direct, Kanzaki , KB20, 2.62:1
Propeller: 20” 3 blade Max prop, 1” SS shaft
Cruise Speed: 6.5 kts
Max Speed: 7.5 kts
Hrs: =1859 (04/2020)
Racor Fuel filter
Fresh Water: 2 Fiberglass (80 gallons each)
Fuel: 2 : 50 gallons fiberglass, 30 gallons SS
Holding: 1 fiberglass (15 gallons) with macerator pump
Head Toilets: 1 Vacuum Flush
5 gallon Water Heater
Refrigeration: Grunert Engine Compressor Driven
Type : Cold Plate Icebox / Freezer
Galley Stove: Hillerange 3 Burner with Oven
Fuel: 2 20 gallon propane tanks
Double SS sink, galley. Oval SS sink, head
Bilge Pumps: 3
2 Gusher manual
12vDC & 120v AC
Batteries: 6 Group 31 AGM
110v AC 300W Inverter and Charger
Shore Power: 30 Amp
Balmar 125 amp Alternator
“Ciao” has been beautifully maintained and continuously upgraded with features that allow for very safe and easy short-handed sailing. She represents a bygone era of exquisite construction that will forever be appreciated by discerning yachtsman wherever she sails.
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