"DEA" is a fine example of this traditional John Alden designed deck saloon, built in the Hodgsdon Bros yard in East Boothbay, Maine. If you've ever wished for a deck saloon with the pedigree of an Alden now is your chance, you won't be disappointed.
Like her sisters, this vessel is traditional in every manner. Her interior boasts fine carpentry and warmth and her elegant clipper bow and wine glass transom turns heads in every harbor.
Her accommodations are roomy and sturdy and lend well to what she was built for, a comfortable bluewater cruiser. She is not lacking in storage necessary for the cruising lifestyle - her aft lazarettes take care of the deck gear and the interior has an abundance of lockers and storage areas. She has two private staterooms offering privacy to the owners and guests, bright and airy raised saloon with plenty of ventilation and great headroom throughout.
Sleeps 4 owners and guests in 2 staterooms, plus 2 dinette and 1 settee berths for a total of 7 berths. The master stateroom is aft with head, shower. There is 1 guest stateroom including 1 guest head and 1 guest shower. Note also the following feature: 6' 5" headroom.
The center cockpit design provides a great aft cabin affording complete privacy for owners. There are two wide berths, a comfortable settee, a large hanging locker, plus generous bureau and locker spaces for storage. The aft head has a separate shower and ample space for linen storage. Walking forward through the connecting passageway with 6' 3" headroom you enter the beautifully finished and well appointed deck house. A lovely, spacious, bright area with large windows makes entertaining a pleasure. The galley is to port and navigation area to starboard with full bank of instruments and plenty of room for charts and effortless plotting.
The forward stateroom offers your guests total privacy. Two comfortable berths plus generous bureau and lockers for storage.
The forward head has a shower, hamper and locker space. There is access to head from V-berth as well as main salon.
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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.
Bill is a resident of South Beach in San Francisco. He has been racing sailboats competitively and cruising blue waters most of his life. He is an active member of the South Beach Yacht Club, where he is currently Staff Commodore, and also a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club. He is a licensed USCG Captain, US Sailing Club Race Officer and has a comprehensive working knowledge of both powerboats and sailboats.