Cutter 1979 Alden 44 boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by S & J Yachts Brokers for $129,000
  • Powered by single 2020 Nanni N4.65 / 59 hp
  • The boat located in Deltaville, Virginia
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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The Alden 44 is an American sailboat that was designed by Alden Associates and Neils Helleberg as an International Offshore Rule racer. It has a raked stem, a raised counter reverse transom, a skeg-mounted rudder controlled by a wheel, aluminum spars and a fixed stub fin keel, with a retractable centerboard.
In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood wrote, "The Alden 44 is designed for IOR competition but has many cruising amenities. The hull is moderate displacement. She is fast, dry, stiff, and close-winded.
Reviewer Steve Knauth described the design in 2014, in Soundings, "the 44 was different from the old schooners, with its cutter rig, keel/centerboard and skeg-hung rudder. Yet it was perfectly in the Alden tradition of racing/cruising yachts. The boat could handle a crew of seven — enough for a Bermuda Race — and its competitive qualities were soon apparent. The Alden 44 quickly established a reputation for bluewater racing and passagemaking." He concludes that it "remains one of the prettiest sailboats you'll see in any harbor.
The Alden 44s are a much sought after cruiser on the used market. As Sail magazine describes them, “Classy, sleek and beautiful are words typically heard when admirers first encounter the Alden 44.  This yacht exudes power and style with a cutter rig, long graceful sheer, teak decks and quality hardware
And indeed, “Gammon” is one of the very finest examples of this timeless design.
“Gammon” is a generational yacht! Her timeless beauty, quality and her performance in all sea conditions will never go out of style.  She is a thoroughbred, a yacht for those not enthralled by the sameness of many boats today - boats that look to be more suited for a picknick than going to sea in style and grace.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Tillotson Pearson Designer: John Alden Flag of Registry: United States Keel: Fin/Centerboard
LOA: 44 ft 2 in Beam: 12 ft 6 in LWL: 34 ft 1 in Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in Max Draft: 8.75 ft Displacement: 24500 lbs Ballast: 10000 lbs
Engine 1: Engine Brand: BRAND NEW 2020! Year Built: 2020 Engine Model: N4-65 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Hours: 14 Propeller: 3 blade Max Prop Engine Power: 59 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (160 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (90 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2 Number of double berths: 1 Number of cabins: 2 Number of heads: 1
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass
Forward stateroom with full-size V-berth, hanging locker and bureau. Main salon has full-length settee berths port and starboard with storage behind and outboard, and mast-mounted centerline drop-leaf table. Large, enclosed head with shower is located port amidship, with doors fore and aft for direct access from from the salon as well as from the cockpit companionway and aft cabin. Galley is to starboard, outboard of the forward companionway and engine compartment. Access panels make the engine thoroughly accessible from all sides and the vessel’s thru hull; sea cocks are located in this same area.
Aft cabin has two generous singles port and starboard, with bureaus and hanging lockers forward.
A large, sit-down navigation desk/ station is located in the aft cabin between the berths with an off-set seat to port complementing the companionway, which is off-set to starboard.
Hiller gimbaled three-burner propane stove with oven. Double stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water. New (2015) Grunert 12V/engine-driven cold plate refrigerator and separate freezer, microwave, Marinetics propane safety sniffer.

Converted forward V-berth to double
Installed white laminate on cabin trunk sides
Installed new headliner
Installed Corian countertops in galley
All new opening ports


Danforth Constellation compass
VHF (2015)
AIS (2015)
SCG SG2000 SSB radio
All new Garmin electronics and navigation
Garmin repeaters in cockpit (2015)
Garmin radar (2015)
Garmin autopilot (2015)
Stereo (2015)


(5) Batteries
Dockside electrical cables
Alpha alternator regulator
Powerline 50 amp alternator
50 amp alternator
New Bass electrical panel (2015)
Link 2000R battery monitor (2015)
New inverter (2015)
Entec 4.2 kW diesel generator
Spare generator, uninstalled (2015)


Mast height above DWL IS 59’
Saltwater wash-down system
Hull color is White, Awgripped (2015)
45# CQR plow anchor
Fortress anchor
MOM Life Sling
Bimini top (2015)
Forward companionway dodger
New electric windlass (2015)
Closed-cell foam cockpit cushions
The underbody is a keel/centerboard configuration offering a minimum draft of 4’-11” with board up and a maximum draft of 8’-9” with board down.


Hydraulic backstay
Navtec backstay adjuster controlled from cockpit
Navtec hydraulic centerboard
New mainsail (2019)
North 140% roller furling genoa (2004)
High cut #3 genoa (2004)
Roller furling staysail
Rod rigging
Harken roller furling headstay
Harken roller furling staysail
Harken mainsheet traveler
Inboard genoa tracks

Barient Winches:

(2) #32 ST 2-speed primaries
(2) #28 ST two-speed secondaries
(1) #40 ST two-speed mainsheet
(3) #21
(1) #23 ST two-speed
(1) #27 ST two-speed
(1) #25

Marine Air reverse-cycle air conditioning
Engine Details:

Nanni N4-65 Diesel (2020) 14 hrs!
Raw water sea strainer
Single-lever engine controls
Cockpit bilge pump
Three-blade Max prop
(2) Racor 500 fuel filters
Edson high-capacity manual bilge pump
All hoses in bilge recently replaced (2015)
High water bilge alarm


Custom seat on bow pulpit 
Force 10 BBQ
(2) Fans
Seth Thomas clock and barometer


Teak decks, new (2004)
Lexan forward hatch
Teak cockpit coamings
Replaced companionway and main cabin hatches with Lexan
Double-fold stainless steel swim ladder
Stainless steel bow pulpit
Teak dorade boxes with chrome cowl vents and stainless steel guards
Electric windlass
Navtec hydraulic panel
New bimini top
New hinged screens for hatches
Teak cockpit table
New holding tank with macerator pump and deck pump-out
Propane locker with pressure gauge
Renewed sound insulation in engine room (2015)
Upgrade bonding system

The owners personal effects are excluded from the sale.


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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Approximate boat location – Deltaville, Va 23043
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