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There’s a bit of a story as to why this lovely 1990 Alden 50 is priced so well, but given the level of improvements she’s undergone she still very much feels like a bargain. Rarely does a classic of this pedigree come on the market in such upgraded and well-maintained condition and at such a price.

‘Agape’ was hauled out and in storage in a Lloyds approved cradle in Nanny Cay Marine in the British Virgin islands during hurricane Irma in 2017 and received minor damages.  In December of 2018, a well-known cruiser and very experienced marine surveyor who is also an experienced yachtsman, undertook a four month, $100k+ refit which included not just replacing the mast with a factory original Hood in-mast furling spar and re-rigging the boat, but encompassed a complete renovation of the majority of her systems and an updating of the vessels’ DC systems to contemporary standards which included a large solar array, all new batteries and a modern wireless monitoring system.

Also completed was a faring and some non-hurricane related renovations to her bottom as deemed appropriate and a major servicing of the drive train and engine and bow thruster undertaken, and the port side of the hull was touched up and clear coated, and so that the flag blue hull looks fabulous.

With her powerful engine and efficient, easy to handle sail plan, ‘Agape’ is a joy to experience underway. Below decks she is sumptuous and elegant with private accommodations for six to eight and a galley that is both easy to work in underway and is well out of the traffic flow with more than adequate counterspace and storage.

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These Aldens are some of our favorite designs, and beyond their handsome lines, they’re well known to do just what they should – sail well. The quality of their construction is respected throughout the industry, with this 1990 model having been custom built to the tune of $1.3M adjusted for inflation. With her incredible solid wood cabinetry and highest quality hardware, this is vessel that would be difficult to impossible to reproduce today. She has crossed the Atlantic three times, sailed around the world and made multiple passages between the east coast of the US and the Caribbean islands.


Offered at the lower end of the range of what these vessels ever sell for, the owner is interested in a quick sale, and she is ready to sail. Listed for $229,000 USD in Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands.

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