ARIEL is a very nice example of the classy and classic bluewater cruiser/racer, the Alden 44. Her three cabin layout provides berths for 7 and is set up to be comfortable offshore or cruising. She has been consistently updated and well maintained and is currently stored inside in Maine. She’s ready for coastal cruising, racing to Bermuda or crossing oceans.
Classy, sleek and beautiful are words typically heard when admirers first encounter the Alden 44. This yacht exudes power and style with a cutter rig, long graceful sheer, teak decks and quality hardware. The open cockpit is roomy enough for an intimate cocktail party of six during calm weather but designed to keep sailors warm and dry in a pounding sea.
For traditionalists, the Alden 44 is a dream yacht, well proportioned overall, slender at the beam, sturdily built, big enough to sleep eight, seaworthy and especially pretty.Sailing Magazine
ARIEL has the MKI three cabin layout, which provides a private cabin forward with V-berth, a large aft cabin, and two berths on either side of companionway steps. A simple but sufficient nav station sits beneath the steps and a large central main salon with a separate companionway ladder provides deck access without passing through the aft cabin. A large pass through galley is between the main salon and the aft cabin on the starboard side and the head connects to both spaces on the port side.
The interior is finished in teak with a traditional teak and holly cabin sole (interior revarnished in 2006 and cabin sole revarnished 2016).
ARIEL is ready to go, with many upgrades and improvements made over the years. She’s likely as pretty an Alden 44 as you’ll find. Listed for $145,000 and lying in East Blue Hill, Maine.