Alden 57 Trawler With Ketch Rig

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US$79,500.00 Reduced




Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 215hp, Cummins (1964)

Puget Sound, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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Extra Details

Designer John Alden
Builder Hodgdon Bros.
Lying Puget Sound, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Holding tank capacity 30.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 10/02/2015


Engine 2 x diesel 215hp
Engine make and model Cummins (1964)
Engine Hours Engine1: 3897 engine2: 3897
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 blade 27" x 20"
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8.6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.6 knots
Generator output 15KVA
Water-maker tick

The seller reports that he believes the engines to be original 1964. He states that they start easily without glow plugs or pre heat. There average annual use would be 74 hours. He further states that there is only slight smoke on start-up which goes away during as they reach operating temperature.


Length 57'0"
LWL 52'6"
Beam 15'9"
Draft Max 4'10"
Airdraft 60'0"
Displacement 50,008.5lbs
Headroom 19'8"
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Though John Alden designed many motor sailer models with either sloop or ketch rigs these boats were not thought of as "sail only" vessels. The idea was to give some relief to the engine on long passages with the idea of helping to extend the range and reduce the fuel consumption. This boat is a Trawler with some sail assist.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Onan 15 KW generator; Eight (8) 8 volt batteries in series, one (1) 12 volt Group 27 battery; Outback inverter; Spectra watermaker


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This boat was built by the renowned Hodgdon Bros. yard in wood with double planked mahogany on yellow cedar, fastened to 2” oak frames on 12” centers with bronze screws. The Alden site designates this model as an "Offshore Power Cruiser. The sail rig is intended to be an assist and not intended as a sail only source of power. John Alden specified two different designations for this model number 935 A and B. The model A for a single engine and B for twin engnes. Decks are canvas covered plywood on 2 ½” x 3” deck beams on 12” centers. The keel is a 5" timber with a bronze shoe.

Hydraulic steering; bronze seacocks; bronze shaft log with packing gland.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
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Enter the main saloon and pilothouse from doors port and starboard from deck. The helm station is forward to port . Aft to starboard is an L-shaped settee with curved table. A passageway aft leads to the aft cabin. A queen size walk-around double berth is on the center line. Starboard and aft is the en-suite head with separate shower stall. To port and aft is the companion way to the aft deck

Forward from the main saloon is an expansive galley to starboard. The galley features a built-in refrigerator and freezer, electric ceramic cooktop, microwave, sink, and ample counter space and storage.

The forepeak cabin features upper and lower single berths on the starboard side and to port is a counter and a washer-dryer unit. Aft and to port is a second double sleeping cabin with two upper and lower berths. Further aft and to port is a head with shower.

Webasto hydronic heating system;
Lecrasan MSD Type 1 waste treatment system.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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Uniden VHF radio; Raytheon radar

This vessel was owned by the Decca Corp and was used as a platform for demonstrating two different models of their auto pilots. Both systems are still installed.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
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2 halyard winches
Electric Ideal windlass
3 anchors
(CQR 65#; Danforth; Yachtsman)
Boston Whaler dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
20hp outboard, HONDA, Short shaft (2010)
Rigged with Paravane stabilizers for roll reduction underway and at anchor.


The Honda 20 hp is electric start and tilt control.

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
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1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

The canister life raft is older and may or may not be able to re-certified .

Broker's Comments

Here is a vessel with provenance! Both the builder and the designer are well respected for their history of producing world-class vessels. The materials and construction methods are of the highest quality. This Alden Motor Sailor-Trawler is attractive for a variety of uses; a comfortable liveaboard, an uninspected charter vessel for six or twelve persons, or as a long distance coastal adventurer. The upper bridge and deck can seat 12 persons. The three separate sleeping cabins, very large main saloon, the washer dryer combination and spacious galley certainly contribute to making a comfortable traveler for large groups.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Alden 57 Trawler With Ketch Rig has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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