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
MISTRAL 36 (ALDEN) 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1963
NICHOLSON 38 37.83 ft / 11.53 m 1966
NORDFARER 42 (ALDEN) 41.58 ft / 12.67 m 1956
NORTH HAVEN DINGHY 14.42 ft / 4.40 m 1912
OFFSHORE 44 (CHEOY LEE) 43.67 ft / 13.31 m 1968
OFFSHORE 50 (CHEOY LEE) 50.33 ft / 15.34 m 1966
OFFSHORE 53 MS (CHEOY LEE) 52.75 ft / 16.08 m 1972
SAKONNET 23 23.17 ft / 7.06 m 1997
SAKONNET ONE-DESIGN 18.33 ft / 5.59 m 1939
STAMFORD ONE-DESIGN 26.75 ft / 8.15 m 1919
TRIANGLE ONE-DESIGN 28.50 ft / 8.69 m 1926
US ONE-DESIGN 37.75 ft / 11.51 m 1946
WELLINGTON 47 46.92 ft / 14.30 m 1969
ZEPHYR 36 (ALDEN) 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1960

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