1964 Alden "Lady Helene" Custom Ketch
Yacht price :
ex. SEA TOY
DELILAH is one of the handsome and able Alden LADY HELENE cruising ketches (design no. 0983) known for their roomy and comfortable interiors and cockpit areas. DELILAH has benefited from years of good care from her current owner, including consistent upgrades as listed in the "Full Specs." She can be well recommended for anyone desiring a traditional and comfortable cruising yacht with a good pedigree. For parties with serious interest, a copy of a 2004 survey is available upon request.
- "Lady Helene" Custom Ketch
- Unknown, ME, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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- John G. Alden Co., Boston, Massachusetts
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Dimensions & Weight
- 47 ft - 14.33 meter
- 12 ft 1 in - 3.68 meter
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- 5 ft 4 in - 1.62 meter
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ConstructionDouble-planked Philippine mahogany outer planking over cedar inner planking over oak frames, structural keel, and backbone, bronze-screw fastened. Teak-over-plywood deck (redone 2001) with teak trim. Self-bailing teak cockpit, Edson steering gear (rebuilt 1995). Painted canvas-covered cabin roofs. 9,000-lb. lead ballast keel. White hull with green bottom and teak deck.
Engine1981 Volvo Penta TMD 40A 124-hp 6-cyl. diesel engine; engine and transmission 1998 rebuilt by Manchester Marine. 20" feathering propeller on 1 1/2" stainless steel shaft. Spare propeller. Cruising speed 8 kn., 8.5 kn. max.
Tanks90-gal. welded aluminum fuel tank, 150-gal. tinned-copper water tank, holding tank with macerator pump.
Electrical12V lighting and 12V starting systems with 90-amp engine-driven alternator, four 8D/12V batteries, circuit-breaker panel, shore-power hook-up, battery-charger, polarity indicator, master switch, battery-condition indicator, converter/inverter.
AccommodationsSleeps 4 in single berths. Chain/equipment locker right forward followed by V-berth with shelves outboard, stowage below, and hanging locker aft to starboard. Opposite to port is enclosed head with sink, W.C., and stowage. Next aft, opposite the head, is a hanging locker followed by the galley, which is equipped with 3-burner propane stove with oven, refrigerator and freezer, hot-water heater (works off the engine and 110V). Opposite the galley, to port, is a settee berth with pilot berth outboard. A folding table is mounted on the forward port bulkhead. Aft, one step up, is the main saloon with large navigation station (freezer under) to starboard and sofa and drop-leaf table to port. There is a hot-and-cold pressure shower. The interior is finished in teak with a varnished cabin sole. Ventilation is provided by 3 hatches/slides and 8 opening ports (10 screens). Headroom: 7'+.
Sails & RiggingHollow varnished Sitka spruce keel-stepped spars, 1-x-19 stainless wire standing rigging to swaged terminals, stainless steel wire halyards, and nylon sheets. Barient wire-reel halyard winches for main and mizzen; 2 Barient no. 28 self-tailing, 1 Barient no. 17 self-tailing, and 1 Barient no. 22 sheet winches.
Ground Tackle45-lb. stainless steel anchor, Ideal Vertiche capstan.
EquipmentBilge blower, fire-extinguishing system, Rule 1500 and Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps, Rule manual bilge pump, bell, horn, flares, some PFDs, safety harness, Avon 6-person life raft, 2 horseshoe rings, strobe light, searchlight, spreader lights, EPIRB, boarding ladder, sail covers, single lifelines, cockpit awning, dodger, dinghy, berth cushions, cooking utensils, glassware, flatware, tools.
Electronics & NavigationBoston barometer and clock, 6" Danforth compass, spare compass, Neco autopilot, Datamarine S200DL depth sounder, Datamarine LX360 masthead wind indicator, Datamarine A-180 speed/log, Sitex handheld radio, Northstar GPS and Loran, Pioneer AM/FM radio/CD player, some charts, flat-screen TV.
Upgrades to Delilah
- Max Prop 3-blade feathering, 1991
- Shower redone, 1994
- Holding tank and macerator pump, 1994
- New refrigerator and freezer, 1998
- Radio and CD player, 1991
- New Furuno radar, 1994
- Flat screen T.V., 2005
- Engine $8,000 and transmission rebuilt, 1998
- Battery charger and inverter Link 2000, 1999
- Sitex handheld radio, 1997
- MPS sail, 1991
- MOM 8, 1996
- Avon dingy with four stroke Evinrude engine, 1998
- Northstar GPS & Loran, 1998
- Rebuilt Datamarine gauges, 1999
- Stainless steel anchor
- New cabin lights, 1997
- New propane tanks and controls, 1998
- New couch, chair, and chart holder, 1997
- Major $26,000 frame replacement, 1994
- New stainless exhaust, 1995
- Sound insulation in engine compartment, 1998
- Rebuilt Edson steering gear, 1995
- Avon 6 person life raft, 1998
- Survey done, 2004
- Re-do deck $5,000, 2001