The 1929, John Alden Schooner, VOYAGER.

TomY

Alden Forum Moderator
Jun 22, 2004
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Alden 38' Challenger yawl Rockport Harbor
John Alden was a master schooner designer. VOYAGER, design #390 B, was one of nine boats built to the design.

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These boats took their cues from the working Gloucester fishing schooners. You can see those lines in the classic knuckle bow.

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VOYAGER was built in 1929, at the Charles Morse Yard, in Thomaston Maine (in biz. today as Lyman Morse).

Though she resembles the old fishing schooners - especially with the lovely gray teak planked dory on deck - VOYAGER was designed to 'voyage' and race. The decks on this 50'er are expansive.

A simple boat by todays standards, with her schooner sail plan, she looks easily managed by a small crew or couple, heading over the horizon.

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TomY

Alden Forum Moderator
Jun 22, 2004
2,660
Alden 38' Challenger yawl Rockport Harbor
50 feet, Jon. Looks bigger. I think VOYAGER has been in the same family for decades (may still be), and ranged around the globe.
 
Mar 20, 2015
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C&C 30 Mk1 Silver Harbour, Lake Winnipeg
And people think a javex bottle boat is attractive.... we have definitely lost the plot.
What a beautiful yacht. :)
 
Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
You can walk those decks with out having to swing by the standing rigging. That is a boat where the crew can run to the bow to tend to the sails... LIKE IT.