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1993 Alden 43 Aft Cockpit

Portsmouth, Rhode Island



CADENCE, one of only three Alden Yachts 43’s in existence, is an exceptional example of American craftsmanship. Since launch she has been lovingly cared for and continuously updated by three successive experienced yachtsmen-owners, the first of whom was an investor in Alden Yachts, Rick Chapin, who named her ALESTRA. This powerful blue water yacht has been yard maintained to the highest standard and is ready to carry her master to any port in comfort and safety. She is stunningly beautiful and turns heads in every harbor. Her cherry interior with ultra-suede upholstery and Corian countertops surrounds owner and guests with light and luxury. Her “Bristol” condition and extensive inventory reflects the owner’s refusal to compromise on quality and safety.

With her roller furling sails, and electric self tailing winches, she is an easily handled, safe and comfortable cruising yacht, perfect for a family, plus the assurance of offshore capability. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Designer: Niels C. Hellenberg, N.A. John G. Alden, Inc. Naval Architects

Builder: Alden Yachts, Inc. Portsmouth, RI

Construction in Accordance with American Bureau of Shipping and American Boat and Yacht Council standards.


LOA:                                                              43’

LWL:                                                             34’-6”

BEAM            :                                               12’-6”

DRAFT:                                                         5’-9”

DISPLACEMENT:                                      23,000 lbs.

BALLAST:                                                    11,000 lbs.

SAIL AREA:                                                 915 sq. ft.

MAST ABOVE WATER:                            58’

WATER:                                                        100 gallons

FUEL:                                                            55 gallons

HOLDING:                                                   14 gallons

ENGINE:                                                       Westerbeke Diesel- 63 hp


CADENCE has been pampered since launch. She has been owned by only three captains, who all maintained her to the highest yacht standards. She has been well cared for by two Hinckley yards in Maryland and one in Portsmouth, RI where she was built. Complete maintenance records are available from the current captain for the last 18 years of his ownership. The future owner of CADENCE can sail with confidence knowing that she’s ready to embark on a blue water adventure or to turn heads in any port.


CADENCE is located on the hard at Hinckley in Portsmouth, RI.



Laminate- Composite epoxy resin, biaxial and triaxial woven E glass, end grain balsa core with carbon fiber deck reinforcement and Kevlar hull forward impact laminate. Triple vacuum bag molded and post thermal cured.

External Lead Keel-Elliptical cast lead torpedo, 11,000 pounds with stainless steel keel bolts.

Exterior Finish- Awlgrip® Seattle Grey with Awlgrip® clear topcoat.

Bottom- Painted annually with a coat of Interlux® Micron 66 (water based ablative paint).

Boot Top- Awlgrip® Flag Blue

Cove Stripe- Awlgrip® Pale Gold


Toe Rail- Custom joined teak with stainless steel open top access chocks at bow, stern and midships (6 total).

Natural Ventilation- Three 4” stainless steel adjustable, rotating, locking cowl vents mounted on teak Dorade boxes with storm caps and non-corrosive interior insect screens. Four stainless steel Dorade vent guards.

Ports- Four Bomar® fixed ports glazed with tinted polycarbonate. Six Almag® metal opening ports with screen inset in cabin house sides.

Deck Hatches- Three Lewmar® Ocean Series Hatches: Size 60 (22” x 22”) in forward cabin, Size 40 (19” x 19”) in main salon. Main companionway sliding hatch and drop boards are smoked acrylic.

Main Sheet Traveler- Harkin® with circulating ball bearing car. 6:1 tag line for mid-boom sheeting.

Deck Joiner Work and Trim- Bright varnished with 10 coats of Epfanes® High Gloss Varnish

Anchor Windlass- Maxwell® VRC2200 electric with 200 feet of chain with deck controls.

Dodger: Custom Alden design Thurston (2017) with removable sides and roll up center window, with helmsman awning. Leather covered aft hand grip rail.



Accomodations- 6 persons in 3 cabins. Private v-berth double; main cabin-pull out single/double and single settee; private aft double.

Head-Vanity countertop, Medicine cabinet outboard. Custom teak grate in head for nozzle shower.

Interior Bulkheads and Hull Sides- Satin varnished cherry with bright varnished cherry trim. Galley area, head and companionway finished with high pressure laminate.

Cabin Sole- Bright varnished teak with contrasting holly strips. Cabin sole lockdown system.

Hanging Lockers- Two lined with aromatic cedar, one hanging wet locker.

Drawers- Six solid teak-faced with dovetail joinery.

Cabinet and Drawer Hardware- All drawers and visible cabinet and locker drawers equipped with flush fit push-to-lock Southco® Latches.

Overhead- Laminated textured white vinyl on removeable panels below insulating air space. Panels secured with teak varnished battens.

Upholstery- Main salon and nav station latex foam seats, soft compression foam backrests, double roll styling and Ultrasuede® Ambiance. V-berth and aft cabin foam mattress covered in Antique Beige Linen

Fireplace-Paul Luke custom chrome and soapstone, Serviced and re-chromed by Paul Luke, Inc. and converted to propane (2008).


Stove- Force 10® polished stainless gimbaling “Gormet Galley” propane range. Three top burners and thermostatically controlled oven.

Stove Guard- 1” stainless steel, attachment points for harness.

Propane Control and Detection- Fireboy® S-2A propane controller and bilge mounted monitoring system.

LPG Storage and Connections- Two aluminum marine grade cylinders in locker vented overboard.

Mirowave- Oster® Model OGYU701, compact with digital controls. (2013)

Refrigeration- Separate refrigerator and freezer. Refrigerator is top and front loading, freezer top loading. 12VDC Grunert® engine drive compressor with timer switch. System is thermostatically controlled with stainless steel eutectic holding plates. Separate galley mounted dial thermometers read temperatures in each box.

Countertops- Countertops, engine counter Corian® Mediterranean Magna.


Wheel- Stainless steel leather covered destroyer type 48” diameter.

Pedestal- 6” Edson with stainless needle bearings and Harken® rudder post bearings.

Compass- Ritchie® 6’ diameter with polished stainless steel base and hood.

Emergency Tiller- Aluminum fabrication easy access mounting.



Cockpit Primary- Two Lewmar® #64 CCST electric, 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on molded winch island.

Main Sheet- Lewmar® #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on house top with easy access from cockpit.

Main Halyard and Spinnaker Halyard #1- Lewmar® #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing on starboard side of mast, with line clutch.

Genoa Halyard and Spinnaker Halyard #2- Lewmar #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing on port side of mast, with line clutch.

Line Clutches (Cockpit) Three (3) total, on starboard side of companionway.


Engine-Westerbeke 63B Diesel total time 3520 hours. Fuel injector rebuild and valve overhaul (2011). New hoses, belts and cooling system rebuild after overheating (2014). Dual alternators, 90 and 55 amp output, new 2016 & 2017. Complete service records available.

Engine Panel- Westerbeke® Admiral Panel with gauges for rpm, oil pressure, temperature and voltage. Audible alarms for over-temperature and oil pressure.

Propeller/Shaft/Seal- Maxprop® 3-Blade Classic feathering/Aquamet® shaft 1¼” diameter. Shaft mounted Spurs® Line and Net Cutter System/ PPS dripless shaft seal. Shaft Saver® and new cutlass bearing (2017).

Engine Control- Morse® MT-3, single lever, shift-throttle mounted at helm.

Fuel Tank- One aluminum alloy with baffle plates, cleanout and top mounted gauge. Total fuel capacity 50 gallons

Fuel Filter- Racor® filter.

Engine Room Insulation- Mylar coated foam and lead insulation.

Fire Extinguishing System- Fireboy® Automatic Fire Extinguishing System installed in engine space.

Cabin Heater- Espar® DSL, diesel fueled cabin heater with variable temperature control and forced hot air outlets in each cabin.

Bilge Blower- Manually controlled.



Fresh Water Tanks-Two stainless steel with baffle plates, cleanouts and top-mounted gauges. Total water capacity 100 gallons.

Fresh water Pump- Jabsco® 3.3 GPM

Hot Water Heater- Torrid® Stainless steel 10 gallon 110VAC or engine heat exchange.

Toilet- Wilcox Crittenden® Skipper II marine toilet. New internal parts (2017).

Sanitation Device- Type III holding tank 14 gallons, with bypass valve and deck discharge.

Macerator Pump-Jabsco®

Shower Pump- Connected through strainer to power diaphragm pump with overboard discharge. 2020.

Salt Water Washdown- Grocco® 7.5 GPM with quick disconnect fitting on deck adjacent to anchor windlass. New plumbing fixture in anchor rode locker… 2021.

Bilge Pumps- Electric: Jabsco® 3000 submersible located in bilge sump. (2016) Ultra PumpSwitch SR.UPS-01, Manual: Whale® Gusher “Titan” accessed beneath cabin sole in main salon.

Cockpit Drains- Two 2” diameter, aft pair with gutters.



Main Breaker Panel- Bass Products® AC/DC panel 11AC 33DC circuit breaker positions. Shore power main DC and Shore Power double pole main breakers and polariy indicator. Back lit AC/DC volt and ammeters.

Engine Starting Batteries- Two 8A27 deep cycle, (2016)

House Battery Bank- Three 8A27 deep cycle, (2016)

Navigation Lighting- Pulpit mounted. Mast tricolor light for off shore use. Anchor light illuminated with an LED. Strobe light on masthead for emergencies.

Deck Lighting- Two sealed beam spreader lights, one foredeck light.

Compass- Red illumination in bowl.

Mast Furling Unit- Complete overhaul in 2014



VHF Radio- IC-M56®

GPS- Northstar 941X

Wind Instrument- Autohelm digital anemometer

Sailing Instruments-Autohelm® ST50, Depth, Speed, Wind

Chart Plotter- Garmin® 740 Touchscreen, on helm pedestal. (2011)

Auto Pilot-Autohelm® ST7000 NavData

Radar- Furuno® 1830 RDP-076

TV-Flat Screen, Portside Cabinet.



Mast- Hood® Yacht Systems aluminum painted Awlgrip®. Mast is stepped at the keel. In mast furling provides infinitely variable furling.

Spreaders- Two pairs of tapered airfoil sections.

Standing Rigging-Navtec Rod Rigging with high strength turnbuckles.

Backstay Tension-Navtec® Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster. Reconditioned (2017)

Boom: Hood Yacht Systems Awlgrip (2012)

Spinnaker/Whisker Pole-Forespar® 16’ carbon fiber (2008)

Boom Vang- Harken®, spring powered.

Removable Head Stay- secured aft of the mast when not in use.

Halyards- Main, Genoa, and two Spinnaker. Burgee to main truck with custom pigstick, pennant to lower starboard spreader.



Main- Quantum® Dacron, roller furling (2020)

Jib, 135% - Quantum® Dacron, roller furling with foam luff insert (2011)

Spinnaker- North Sails®, symmetrical, with ATN dousing sleeve.



Life Raft-Six person Switlik® Coastal Raft, deck mounted, inspected, serviced, repacked and certified (2008).

EPIRB- ACR® RLB-35 CAT H. Serviced, new battery (2014). Registration current.

Fire Extinguishers- Three, in cockpit locker, forward cabin and galley hanging locker.

Spotlight: “Nite Owl” by Teknovation, Model 900-400.


Ground Tackle- Forty (40)lb. CQR anchor with 210 ‘ of galvanized 3/8” chain rode; FX54 Fortress® Anchor with 15’ of chain and 300’ of 5/8” nylon rode.

Boarding Ladder: Teak and stainless steel, with stainless attachments brackets on port and starboard toe rails.

Swim Ladder- West Marine collapsible 4-step stainless steel, hangs to teak toe rail over boarding ladder. (2014)

Fenders- Two ribbed pneumatic with Main Point® monogramed covers with boat name.

Cockpit Table- Edson Teak folding, with Sunbrella® cover.

Boat Hooks- Two telescoping aluminum.

Outboard Hoist- Stainless steel, deck mounted, stern rail bracing.

Companionway Screens-Three louvered teak screen drop boards, stowed in starboard aft lazerette.

Flag Staff- Varnished teak flag staff.

TV Antenna-Atop masthead

Decorative Strand of Nylon International Code Flags, each 12” x 18”, for “DRESS SHIP” flown from bow pulpit to masthead to stern rail.

Lee Cloths on both main cabin settees for off-watch crew members.

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Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: CADENCE
Make: Alden
Model: 43 Aft Cockpit
Year: 1993
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Alden Yachts, Inc. Portsmouth, RI.
Designer: J. G. Alden Inc.
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ADN43001F293
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43'2 ft
Length Overall: 43'2 ft
Waterline Length: 34'6 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Max Draft: 5'9 ft
Min Draft: 5'9 ft
Displacement: 23,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft
Dry Weight: 23,000 lb
Ballast: 11,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke 63B
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: Westerbeke 63B
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 63hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine Hours: 3746
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 14
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Sloop, Racers and Cruisers


Alastair Craig
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)

Sail Area

IJPE : 1030.00 sq ft
I : 63.00 ft
J : 16.25 ft
P : 56.00 ft
E : 18.50 ft
Working Sail Area : 915.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Bulb
Ballast: 11000 lb
Displacement: 24000 sq ft
Max Draft: 5.75 ft

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Alden 43 Aft Cockpit features a proprietary keel to hull joint design: the Alden Interkeel. This unique system will permit changing from a shoal to deep keel in a few hours. The Alden is also available with several owner selections of interior arrangements including double heads, double staterooms, and private stall showers. The performance level can be set up for family cruising, singlehanded sailing, or optimized for performance through a number of weight reduction selections and rig optimization choices. The 43 Aft Cockpit has a tall, powerful performance rig with a deep keel, elliptical spade rudder, wide side decks, 120-degree limit of positive stability, and composite construction. Full cruiser, full race, or customized to your requirements, the 43 is individually ABS certified in the Alden tradition.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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