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1938 Alden Motor Sailer

United States


(LOCATION: United States) Trade Wind was designed and built to be the ultimate in elegance. She has been restored to her classic good looks and style but with concessions to modern convenience. Motor sailers are intended to be the best of both worlds. Sail power for peaceful cruising and powerful diesel engines to get you where you want be when you need to be there.

This custom motor sailer was designed by John Alden to meet the exacting and demanding specifications of a discerning owner. Almost eighty years later she fulfills the demands of classic elegance. A three year restoration ensures the quality of service.

On deck we have master woodwork accentuated by bronze hardware. The large pilothouse shares the deck with three skylights, a tender trunk, and two tenders suspended from bronze davits. Ketch rigged, Alden optimized performance and handling in 2008 so that she blends traditional and modern sailing technology.

The pilothouse has ten large windows for the ultimate views and natural light. The helm is forward with original 40” wheel, vintage gauges, and dual controls. A modern instrument panel brings her into the 21st century. An L-shape settee, drop leaf table, and bench seating provide a seating and dining area with a view. Doors to either side provide deck access. The companionway forward leads below to main salon, galley, and guest quarters while an aft companionway leads directly to the master aft cabin.

The lower deck features a master aft cabin with queen berth, under berth storage, drawer storage, hanging locker, dresser, two sofa chairs, stove, and private bath with tub.

The main salon has a sofa in an alcove, sofa chair, writing desk, book cases with lead glass doors, hanging locker, instrument locker, vintage fan, wood burning stove, and skylight. The galley has L-shaped Corian counter with white earthenware sink, classic pump and faucet, Isotherm refrigerator / freezers, compact microwave oven, and a red enameled country stove with oven. Two guest cabins with a dividing bulkhead provide upper and lower berths, drawer storage, hanging locker, and a shared guest head with shower.

Twin Detroit Diesel engines were installed in 1956 and rebuilt in 2010. A Northern Lights generator provides electrical power and a Spectra Newport 75 water maker ensures fresh water. Anyone with an appreciation for classic style and elegance should consider this amazing motor sailer.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $2,600,000
Boat Name: Trade Wind
Make: Alden
Model: Motor Sailer
Year: 1938
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: John G. Alden
Designer: Robert Jacob
Construction: Wood


Length: 62 ft
Length Overall: 62 ft
Waterline Length: 56 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Dry Weight: 104,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 6-71
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1956
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 6-71
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1956
  • Engine Location: Starboard


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Antique and Classics


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  • Helm forward with 40" wood wheel, dual engine controls, with vintage gauges and modern nav panel
  • Chart table with locker
  • Side deck access to either side
  • Ten large windows for viewing and light
  • Seating and dining area aft
  • L-shaped settee
  • Butternut drop leaf table
  • Forward companionway to guest quarters, main salon, and galley
  • Companionway aft to master cabin

Master aft cabin

  • Queen berth with under-berth storage
  • Hanging locker and dresser
  • Two sofa chairs
  • Reflex stove
  • Vintage Westinghouse fan
  • 33 x 21 skylight
  • Private head with vanity and tub
  • In-cabinet laundry with washer and dryer\

Main Salon

  • Convertible sofa in curtain alcove
  • Sofa Chair
  • Leaded glass bookcases
  • Writing desk
  • Hanging locker
  • Instrument locker for Viola da Gamba
  • Wood burning stove
  • Vintage Emerson fan

Guest Quarters

  • Two symmetrical guest cabins
  • Upper and lower berths
  • Hanging locker and dresser
  • 34 x 14 skylight
  • Guest head with vanity and shower
  • L-shaped Corian counter 
  • White earthenware sink with vintage galley pump and pressurized tap
  • Leaded glass cabinets
  • iWave microwave oven
  • Isotherm DR49 drawer refrigerator with freezer
  • Isotherm BI29 top loading refrigerator with freezer
  • Techimpex red enameled propane country stove with oven
Deck & Hull
  • All bronze hardware
  • Bronze Ideal windlass
  • Three skylights
  • Bench seating with under seat lockers
  • Propane locker
  • Trunk cabin for tenders
  • 10' row boat
  • 12' power launch
  • Bronze tender davits
Electronics & Navigation
  • Raymarine C140 chart plotter with radar and XM weather
  • VHF radio
  • Wind instrument
  • Autopilot
  • Remote controlled searchlight
  • Kahlenberg S-OA airhorn
  • Jabsco 63022 searchlights
Mechanical & Electrical
  • Twin Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines - Installed 1956 - rebuilt 2010
  • 12-kW Northern Lights generator
  • Victron 40 A charger
  • Victron 100 A charger
  • Victron 120 A inverter
  • Spectra Newport 35 gph water maker
  • Isotherm 20-gallon water heater
  • Kahlenbert P449 air compressor
  • Splendide 210XC washer dryer
  • Dometic Masterflush heads

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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