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Alden Caravelle for sale in Panama.

Discussion in 'Alden General Chat' started by TomY, Jan 8, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,456 posts, 1,147 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Recently posted for sale online on the Alden Yachts facebook page.

    Ad says Price reduced to $55,000

    Caravelle in Panama.jpg
     


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  2. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,098 posts, 529 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Wouldn't that be awesome, I love these boats and sailing her back into the Great lakes would be a trip of a life time for me.
     


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  3. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,798 posts, 783 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Bad passage?
    It would be awesome. Let's not dismiss it.
     


  4. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,901 posts, 1,912 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Daydreamer,
    I know if you did that, she would be trimmed better than the picture shows her current owner does. A beauty like that deserves the best.
    Make it a real adventure and go up the ICW and down the Saint Lawrence. We'll share a beer in Burlington or Portsmouth, or both. :beer:

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,901 posts, 1,912 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    This looks like the same boat chartered out of the San Blas Islands. https://vivisail.com/en/boats/alden-caravelle-42-kalimera
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    I love the owner's story. Left Italy and her career to charter sailboats. The charter ad sounds so hopeful. I hope the sale of Kalimera is a happy one for her.

    I showed Tom's picture to my wife and so Daydreamer may have to hurry and make a decision now. Since we don't actually have any money, there is still time, I think. My wife has an amazing way of getting what she wants, so don't dawdle. By the way, if someone needs crew to help bring her home... :plus:

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,456 posts, 1,147 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Good find, Will. I found the ad on FB. I guessed she was Italian and was tempted to ask my son (who speaks Italian) to contact her for more info. About the boat of course but she also sounds like an interesting, fearless person. The charter you found tells some of the story.

    She put some $$ into the boat and may have chartered it for a few years. Captain, cook, hand holder,...that's a lot of work! Loved it, hated it? Every boat has a story.

    In the equipment I notice the Caravelle has a moka pot. My son lived in Rome and gave me one for Xmas some years ago.

    The perfect onboard coffee maker. Bialetti from Italy.
    Bialetti_.jpg
     


  7. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,901 posts, 1,912 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I'm guessing, by the collection of stones in the spice rack, that is a picture of your boat, Tom. Did you make that spice rack or are hand cut dovetails a standard feature in old Aldens?

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  8. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,456 posts, 1,147 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Standard Alden feature from 1961. And the Danish finishers from the Molich yard appeared to enjoy doing them because hand cut dovetails are everywhere. They even used them on a few unseen areas, for structural reasons. That's excessive!

    I built the woodwork in the foreground covering the engine. You can see that is de-void of hand cut dovetails. :)
     


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  9. Simon Sexton

    Simon Sexton

    Joined Nov 1, 2017
    404 posts, 172 likes
    Catalina 25 Tall Rig
    Valiant US Watergate Marina, Kemah, TX
    Gorgeous. I tried to convince my parents to buy a boat almost just like that when they wanted to "upgrade", but mom decided she wanted a new Lexus and that was that. :)
     


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