Used Alden Staysail Schooner Sailboat For Sale 90 pictures

Yachtfinders / Windseakers, Inc. presents this Schooner 1930 Alden Staysail Schooner boat for sale.

  • This Alden Staysail Schooner offered at $250,000
  • Powered by single John Deere 4045 / 135 hp
  • The boat located in San Diego, California (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Apr 16th 2021

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70 Alden Staysail Schooner Dauntless

DAUNTLESS has been owned by the same family for over 35 years. They have enjoyed cruising and racing locally, the West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii. After the passing of the family Patriarch, the family is ready to sell her to the next steward that will enjoy her as much as the family. A true find for the classic yacht aficionado!

Additional pictures and surveys are available on the DAUNTLESS website.


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Dauntless Shipyards
Designer: John Alden

LOA: 70 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 3 in
LWL: 44 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 61 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 9 ft 3 in
Displacement: 64000 lbs

Total Power: 135 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Year Built: 2010
Engine Model: 4045
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 135 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1200 RPM

Fresh Water Tanks: 4 Stainless steel (240 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (70 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Stainless steel (40 Gallons)

Number of heads: 2


1930 John Alden #458 Staysail Schooner DAUNTLESS is currently available for sale in San Diego, California, USA. In 2016, she underwent an extensive restoration. The yacht was completely rewired and outfitted with a new John Deere engine in 2010.

DAUNTLESS has been featured on several covers of Sailing magazine and in several publications including Wooden Boat magazine and Latitude 38.

DAUNTLESS holds the record for Fastest Around the Course in the San Francisco Master Mariners Regatta and won the 2018 Schooner Cup.

History, specifications, restoration gallery, latest insurance and restoration surveys at


This great layout is conducive to privacy with separate owner and crew quarters or crew and chartered guest accommodations.

Starting from the bow, a V-shaped anchor, chain and line storage area opens to two single berths/bunks to starboard and port.

Separated with privacy curtains, the amid-ship cabin contains upper and lower single port berths/bunks. Accommodations for these two crew/guest areas include a separate head with sink, common area built-in storage drawers, hanging locker with hatch/skylights above for enjoying the sea air at anchor.

The main salon is spacious with a large bright skylight, L-shaped settee and 4-seat dinette, which doubles as a chart table with drawer or drop-down double berth. Abundant storage throughout for provisions while cruising. You will appreciate the propane pot belly heater on those cold, damp nights at sea or in port. The area is warm with vintage leaded stain-glass storage cubbies, original hardware, fixtures, and wooden floors.

Aft of the dinette, to starboard, just forward of the companionway, is an in-line galley featuring above sink pantry for storage of dinnerware, silverware and dry/canned food, 3-burner stainless steel gimbled stovetop with oven, double stainless-steel sink, freezer and front-loading refrigerator. Built-in drawers are located below the companionway with a hanging locker for foul weather gear to port.

The aft Master Cabin contains single starboard and aft berths/bunks with a centerline 6-drawer bureau and mirror. Master has a skylight, hanging locker, berth/bunk settees, and access to the engine room. There is a separate Master head with toilet, sink and linen locker. The head is accessible from both the Master cabin and main salon.

The engine room is located to the aft of the master with an alternate deck hatch accessible from the cockpit area. A custom Dauntless Shipyard bronze manhole cover in the cockpit accesses additional storage for fuel and water.


12V freezer and front-loading refrigerator

3-burner Shipmate propane stove with oven

Double stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

Pacifica depth sounder

Robertson autopilot

Danforth Constellation compass

(2) Garmin GPS

Horizon USA II VHF radio

Icom IC-700 SSB with tuner


12V DC and 110V AC

(1) 8D dedicated starting battery

(1) 8D house battery

Link 20 battery monitor

Protech 4 battery charger

100 amp engine alternator

130 amp belt-driven alternator


60lb CQR anchor with 350 3/8 chain

80lb Danforth backup anchor with 30 3/8 chain and 200 1 rode

Nielson electric windlass

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Cockpit cushions


Actual LOA (including bowsprit) 70

Length on deck 61

Double planked hull

Inner planks 5/8 cedar

Outer planks 7/8 mahogany

Hull framing 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 sawn oak and laminated oak

Sails and Rigging

1x19 stainless steel wire rigging

Spruce glued round section mast

(11) winches Barient 28s and Barient 35s


High cut jib

110% Genoa

Fore stay sail

Main stay sail

Main sail 950 sq. ft. (approx.)


Golly Wobbler

Engine and Mechanical

Stove fuel shut-off valve

Fixed fire suppression system in engine room

(1) navy type 1 manual bilge pump

(1) 1 1/4 engine driven bilge pump

(1) 3500 gph electric bilge pump

(1) 2000 gph electric bilge pump

Edsen worm gear wheel steering

40-gal stainless steel holding tank

1930 propane pot-belly stove


14) Type II life jackets

(2) throwable life preservers

(3) 5lb ABC dry chem portable fire extinguishers

6-person life raft





All sellers personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

Additional Information

Additional pictures and surveys are available on the DAUNTLESS website.

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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.
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Approximate boat location – San Diego, California

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