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1960 Alden Yachts 38 Challenger
Manufacturer: Alden Yachts
Model: 38 Challenger
Year: 1960
Length (ft): 38
Condition: Used
City: Brentwood
Zip Code: 03833
Location: Florida
Price: $ 45,000

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Phone: (941) 894-3215
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Company: POP Yachts International
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Alden Challenger 38 originally a yawl, now rigged as a sloop, very rare! Sitka spruce spars and standing rigging in excellent condition, new wiring, new hot and cold pressure water plumbing, new bronze ports with screens, new Bomar hatches, high output alternator, rebuilt Westerbeke, 400 AH AGM battery with solar panels and more... "Marguerite" is John G. Alden Inc. design # 949V. She is one of about 54 sisterships built and the only Challenger known to be for sale at this time, anywhere in the world. The hull was constructed by Halmatic Ltd, Portsmouth, England in 1960, then finished and imported to the US by A. Le Compte Company of Jutphaas Holland, N.V. (, known for building high quality yachts until 1994, when they closed. This vessel was launched in 1961. Born in 1884, John G. Alden founded his yacht design office in 1909 after serving an apprenticeship with Starling Burgess. The design office closed while he served in the army during the First World War, but his name was made when his 'Malabar' design won the 600 mile Newport-Bermuda race in 1923, 1926, and 1932, all with Alden at the helm. In 1932, all four top finishers were Alden designs. John Alden himself retired in 1956, by which time his design office had a workforce of 90. The John G. Alden collection of designs is now in MIT's Hart Nautical Collection. She is a delight to sail and has taken her owners up and down the Maine coast many times. She is in need of some detailing, new ceilings at the pilot and v-berths, fairing and Awlgrip from the water line to the toe rail and her bottom paint needs to cleaned and refinished. Vessel Walk-Through: You will board Marguerite via a wide side deck that leads to a comfortable cockpit, the varnished cockpit combing has been trimmed in raw teak, while the seats and cockpit sole are left in raw teak for traction. Two sets of self-tailing winches handle the primary and spinnaker loads. A canvas dodger protects the cockpit and all lines can be led aft to a main winch and a bank of rope clutches located on the cabin top below the dodger. Down the companionway to a warm mahogany interior, the nav station and ice chest is to starboard and an L shaped galley to port updated with the an LP stove in new cabinetry and corian countertops. Settees are forward on either side divided by a large table that seats six comfortably. Outboard of the settees are snug pilot berths with lee-boards for safety. The salon contains the original Dutch tiled coal/wood stove adding comfort on those cold spring and fall evenings. Forward to port is the updated head with laminated walls, mahogany vanity with corian sink and countertop with handheld faucet for bathing. Head is plumbed to a larger holding tank plumbed below the v-berth with a 3-way valve for on deck and overboard waste discharge. Across from the head is a built-in bureau and 2 hanging lockers. Past the head is the V-Berth with sail and groundtackle locker forward. There are two large opening deck hatches (Lewmar Ocean 60's) and 6 bronze opening ports with screens and 3 solar vents for ventilation and light. Both solid companionway boards and screened companionway boards are included. Hull 1. Solid fiberglass hull and deck with no core material. Cabin of timber construction with cabin top finished with West System epoxy. Duraback nonskid on deck and cabin top. 2. Keel: Modified Full Keel with external lead ballast and bronze centerboard Dimensions 1. LOA: 38 ft, 6in 2. Beam: 11 ft 0 in 3. LWL: 27 ft 0 in 4. Draft: 4 ft, centerboard up; 7ft with centerboard down 5. Displacement: 15000 lbs Engine 1. Brand: Westebeke 4-108; SERIAL NUMBER : 107U18388, with Paragon SA1015 transmission driving a 1.125" stainless propeller shaft and a Two bladed bronze 16 X 11 LH propeller 2. Engine Rebuilt 1994 3. Engine Hours:~850 since rebuild 4. Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel 5. Racor Primary Fuel Filter-water separator and Cartridge Secondary filter 6. Electric fuel priming pump 7. Remote oil filter for ease of oil changes 8. ProReg- D 12/24 Volt Advanced Alternator Regulator 9. Powerline 120 Amp Alternator 10. West Marine Battery Combiner 150 Sails and Rigging: Boat is rigged as sloop with a Solent stay (?). However, we have the mizzen mast base, chainplates are installed, standing rigging, boom, etc and detailed drawings to build a new mizzen mast. 1. 1 x Main with full battens and two sets of reef points equipped with a Dutchman Flaking System 2. 1 x Jib 3. 1 x Genoa (150%) 4. 1 x Spinnaker 5. 1 x Drifter 6. 1 x Mizzen 7. 1 x Mizzen staysail 8. Spars are Sitka spruce, bright finished and include the mast, boom, mizzen boom, spinnaker pole, and club footed boom for use with Solent stay. Mast and boom in very good condition, all other spars need to be refinished. Tanks 1. Fresh Water Tanks: (2 x45 Gallons in stainless tanks below settees, 2 x 18 gallon Vetus flexible tanks in lockers) 2. Fuel Tanks:19 Gallon Poly tank in cockpit locker 3. Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons) 4. 12 Gallon water heater, heated by engine cooling system 5. 2 x 10 # Aluminum propane tanks in dedicated starboard lazarette locker Accommodations 1. Number of single berths: 4 2. Number of double berths: 1 3. Number of cabins: 2 4. Number of heads: 1 Deck Equipment 1. 35# CQR Anchor W/ 100' of 5/16" HT Chain and 200' nylon rode at bow 2. 15# Danforth with 6' of chain and 100' of nylon rode as stern anchor 3. Fortress FX 37 with 30' of 5/16" chain and 200' of nylon rode as secondary anchor 4. Lofrans Progress Vertical Windlass with capstan and remote control from cockpit 5. Stainless Steel Life-Line Stanchions and Life Lines W/2 Gates (lifelines new in 2013) 6. 2 x Barient # 27 2 Speed Self Tailing Winches 7. 2 x Barient # 22 2 Speed Self Tailing Winches 8. 1 x Barient # 22-39 2 Speed Self Tailing Winches 9. 1 x single speed Lewmar reefing winch on boom 10. Dodger 11. Mainsail Cover; needs refreshing 12. Pedastle and Wheel Cover; needs refreshing 13. Cockpit Canopy of White Stamoid; covers from Mast to Backstay (new) 14. CDI Flexible Roller Furling System 15. Custom Stainless Steel Folding Boarding ladder mounted on T-track 16. Magma rail mounted propane grill 17. Edson Wheel Steering with Constellation Pedastle Mounted compass 18. Emergence steering via tiller through cockpit sole Electronics 1. VHF Standard Horizon GX 2350S 2. B G Network Depth, Speed instruments 3. Navico Wheel Pilot WP 5000 autopilot with handheld control 4. Standard Horizon GPS Chartplotter CP 150 Mechanical 1. 2 x Rule Electric bilge pumps 2. 1 Manual Henderson Bilge Pump 3. 1 Seawater washdown pump with deck outlet on starboard rail 4. 1 Fresh water pressure pump and expansion tank Electrical 1. Newer 110VAC panel 2. Older 12VDC Panel 3. Fully rewired to ABYC standards 2000 4. Battery(s); 1 x Group 27 AGM for engine bank, 3 x Group 31 AGM house bank. ~380 AH in total 5. Link 20 battery monitor for 2 battery's 6. Xintex Propane sniffer and alarm and remote on/off solenoid 7. 2 x 68 watt flexible PV panels with Gantz 2 Battery charge Controller 8. 1-2-All- off battery switch 9. 2500 watt Xantrex pure sine wave inverter 10. LED anchor light Galley 1. Three Burner Force 10 LP stove W/Oven with 2 aluminum tanks in propane locker 2. One Compartment Stainless Steel Sink 3. Hot and Cold Pressure Water 4. Large ice chest below nav station 5. Seawater at galley sink by footpump 6. Microwave Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today! We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results. Take a look at ALL ***102 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE REPRESENTATION of every vessel we market. We are a full-service brokerage company, ready to assist you in purchasing any boat anywhere! Please allow us to be your eyes and ears on the ground and assist you with your next vessel purchase. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you! - Stock #39618



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  • 132
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  • 4-108
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optional field 20 39618
Listing Began: 11/28/13
Listing ID: 16538

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