This 1939 Alden/Christensen sloop is a stunner. She’s been fully-restored by the award-winning Lowell Boats team with a new diesel engine, spars, sails, running and standing rigging and is in ready-to-sail shape.
John G. Alden began his design career as an apprentice with B. B. Crowninshield (MIT Class of 1889) in 1902 and became a productive designer and experienced sailor by the time he departed to start his own Boston design office in 1909. His initial success was modest until he won his first Bermuda Race with Malabar IV in 1923. Alden’s subsequent Bermuda Race victories in 1926 with Malabar VII and Malabar X in 1932 provided his firm enduring fame and success. This long-lived design business finally closed for good in 2008.
The seller’s listing lacks much more information, and we would love to see more photos of the interior, but for those looking for a true classic designed by a legend and ready for sailing today, we’d suggest a good look at this one.