John G. Alden

www.aldendesigns.com

1884 - 1962


John G. Alden opened his design officed in 1909. By 1932, he was known worldwide in part due to his "Malabar" design's success on the offshore racing scene between 1923 and 1932. John Alden is best known for his fast and seaworthy offshore boats but he designed a broad range of exceptional boats and most of his designs have become true classics.
Others who had their start with the firm include Fenwick Williams, Clifford Swain, Sam Crocker, Carl Alberg, Murray Peterson and K. Aage Nielsen.

Tillotson Corp, the parent corporation of John G. Alden Inc. of MA, specified that the John G. Alden collection of designs be donated to MIT's Hart Nautical Collection.

Sailboats Designed By John G. Alden

Model LOA First Built
ALDEN 32 MOTOR SAILER 31.50 ft / 9.60 m 1967
ALDEN 50 (CHEOY LEE) 50.33 ft / 15.34 m 1967
ALDEN O CLASS MK I 18.25 ft / 5.56 m 1922
ALDEN O CLASS MK II 18.17 ft / 5.54 m 1925
BARNACLE 34 33.92 ft / 10.34 m 1940
BIRD (SF BAY) 30.08 ft / 9.17 m 1923
BOOTHBAY CHALLENGER (ALDEN) 58.58 ft / 17.86 m 1968
BOOTHBAY EXPLORER (ALDEN) 58.58 ft / 17.86 m 1971
BRISTOL 35 34.65 ft / 10.56 m 1966
CARAVELLE 42 (ALDEN) 41.57 ft / 12.67 m 1968
CHALLENGER 38 (ALDEN) 38.50 ft / 11.73 m 1960
COASTWISE CRUISER (#675) 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1938
COUNTESS 44 (PEARSON) 44.50 ft / 13.56 m 1965
DOLPHIN 47 (ALDEN) 47.00 ft / 14.33 m 1973
DUXBURY DUCK 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1925
FUJI 35 34.58 ft / 10.54 m 1973
FUJI 45 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1976
HINCKLEY 21 28.50 ft / 8.69 m 1946
HINCKLEY 28 40.75 ft / 12.42 m 1945
INDIAN 21.16 ft / 6.45 m 1921
INDIAN HARBOR Y.C. ONE-DESIGN 31.75 ft / 9.68 m 1916
MALABAR JR. (1927) 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1927
MALABAR JR. (1939) 31.33 ft / 9.55 m 1935
MALABAR JR. (1946) 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1946
MALABAR SR. (ALDEN) 33.25 ft / 10.13 m 1955


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