47' Alden Dolphin

47' Alden Dolphin

Offered at $119,000

"DEA" is a fine example of this traditional John Alden designed deck saloon, built in the Hodgsdon Bros yard in East Boothbay, Maine.  If you've ever wished for a deck saloon with the pedigree of an Alden now is your chance, you won't be disappointed.

Like her sisters, this vessel is traditional in every manner. Her interior boasts fine carpentry and warmth and her elegant clipper bow and wine glass transom turns heads in every harbor.

Her accommodations are roomy and sturdy and lend well to what she was built for, a comfortable bluewater cruiser. She is not lacking in storage necessary for the cruising lifestyle - her aft lazarettes take care of the deck gear and the interior has an abundance of lockers and storage areas. She has two private staterooms offering privacy to the owners and guests, bright and airy raised saloon with plenty of ventilation and great headroom throughout.

This vessel is one of SEVENTEEN (17) Built by Hodgdon Yachts in Maine USA

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name
Builder: Hodgdon Bros.
Designer: John Alden
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 47 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
LWL: 37 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 43000 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1973
Engine Model: 4-236
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 85 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Plastic (125 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Fresh Bottom Paint December 2017
NEW Standing Rigging December 2017
NEW Genoa Roller Furling December 2017
NEW Starting Batteries December 2017

Perkins 4-236 85hp Perkins Diesel
Fresh water cooled
Exhaust water cooled to a stainless steel riser
3 DAHL canister fuel filters
125 Gallon fiberglass fuel tank under the cabin sole
1 1/2" Stainless shaft
3 blade 23 x 14 RH Bronze propeller

Sleeps 4 owners and guests in 2 staterooms, plus 2 dinette and 1 settee berths for a total of 7 berths. The master stateroom is aft with head, shower. There is 1 guest stateroom including 1 guest head and 1 guest shower. Note also the following feature: 6' 5" headroom.

The center cockpit design provides a great aft cabin affording complete privacy for owners. There are two wide berths, a comfortable settee, a large hanging locker, plus generous bureau and locker spaces for storage. The aft head has a separate shower and ample space for linen storage. Walking forward through the connecting passageway with 6' 3" headroom you enter the beautifully finished and well appointed deck house. A lovely, spacious, bright area with large windows makes entertaining a pleasure. The galley is to port and navigation area to starboard with full bank of instruments and plenty of room for charts and effortless plotting.

The forward stateroom offers your guests total privacy. Two comfortable berths plus generous bureau and lockers for storage.

The forward head has a shower, hamper and locker space. There is access to head from V-berth as well as main salon.


12 and 32 volt DC and 110 vold AC lighting
(4) 8 volt, (3) 12 volt Group 27, (1) Group 24 Batteries
Lewco 40 amp Battery Charger
32 to 12 volt converter
AC and DC main panel with circuit breakers, amp meters and volt meters

Ground Tackle
30 # Plow anchor and 35 # Danforth
1/4" anchor chain
Electric/Manual windlas
Bow rollers for the anchor and chain

Spars, Rigging & Sails
Aluminium masts and spars
Standing rigging: 1 x 19 Stainless Steel with Swedged fittings
Open barrel bronze/chromed turnbuckles
Braided Dacron to 7 x 19 stainless wire halyards
Barient Winches #22, @10, #3 wire at the main mast
Barient Winches (2) #32 & (1) #16 at cockpit coaming
Barient Winch #18 on the cabin top
Roller furling jib sail
Roller furling main sail
Mizzen sail
Club footed jib

3 burner propane stove/oven
2 x propane tanks in vented port aft locker
Propane solenoid
2 x water tanks 200 gallons
Pressure fresh water system
Refrigeration compressor

VHF Icom IC-M56
Single Side Band Radio: Icom IC - M700
Autopilot - Cetec-Benmar
Depth sounder Standard Horizon
Loran West Marrine "Vector"
EPIRB Litton 406 Mhz
Radar: Raytheon R20x
Hailer: Standard LH-5
Micro-Logic Explorer GPS & Repeater
Furuno Weather fax
Signet Log
Signet Windspeed
Signet Windpoint
Signet Knot meter

Canvas Cockpit Dodger
Spinaker Pole
Weems and Plath Clock and Baropmeter
Kerosene Lamp
"Power Survivor" Water Maker
Hot Water Heater
Shaft Brake
(2) Cruisair" Air conditioning Units

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.