1961 Alden Priscilla
For the sailor looking for a classic, mahogany wood sailboat in great condition, that sails well and has an electric motor, this beauty is for you! In fact, this sailboat has been requested for photography by the City of New London, a movie and a music video due to its looks.
The Alden Priscilla sails really well. She has a full keel giving her stability and the ability to point upwind really well. Her solid wood hull helps her cut through waves really well. The Alden Priscilla is one of the first sailboats designed with an aluminum mast and spars and consequently, it has a bigger sail area than other boats from this era that had a wooden mast and even if these other boats had their wooden mast replaced with an aluminum one, they still can’t match the sail area and speed of an Alden Priscilla. And, this sailboat has a cool old-school round boom furling system in which the whole boom twists around and rolls the sail up or down.
The Alden Priscilla class (design number 967) sloop was built for 11 years by the American Marine from 1961- to 1972. Those familiar with the fiberglass Aldens of the1960s will recognize the styling, especially the tear drop ports.
And this sailboat has been retrofitted, taken care of and upgraded. The Mahogany hull had the seams recaulked in the spring of 2020 and the fasteners were replaced in 2016. A new wood frame was installed under the motor bed in 2020.
The 2016 electric motor is custom-made and installed by a certified Electric Yachts and Oceanvolt installer. The motor and all electronics are tucked away so that when you look at this boat, all you see are her classic, clean and beautiful lines.
For the sailor looking for a well-cared for wooden sailboat with an electric motor, this is the finest sailboat on the east coast of the United States. Call us to learn more and come see her!
Like all boats listed by Green Yachts, this najad , has gone through our 50 point diagnosis by a NAMS certified surveyor. You can see the results of that diagnosis by clicking here: najad Diagnostic
Highlights from the diagnostic include:
- Bottom Paint is not eco-friendly and was last done in June 2020
- The sails appear to be in Fair condition based on age, inspection and patches (if any)
- The standing rigging shows no signs of cracks and is in Fair condition
- The running rigging is in Good condition
- The interior wood, upholstery and interior surfaces appear to be in Select Condition condition
- The electronic were all tested and are operational (except: _____) and appear to be in Select Condition condition
- All systems including water, propane and electrical were tested and have (0,1,2,3,4,5) recommended fixes to meet current ABYC standards for marine systems. Overall, the marine systems appear to be in Select Condition condition
- Overall, the boat appears to be in Select Condition condition
|Jib 107%||Square Feet|
|Boat Mast height|
|Number of Cabins|
|Number of berths|
|Water tank||25 gallons|
|Holding tank||10 gallons|
|Refrigerator||6 cubic feet|
|Motor Power||10 kW|
|Battery capacity||15 kW|
|Solar capacity||0 W|
|Charging time||10 hours|
|Wind, depth, speed sensors||Yes|
|Number of owners to date||4|
|Date owner bought the boat||September 2014|
|Date of last out of water survey|
|HIN (Hull Identification Number)|
|Insurance claims filed by current owner||0|
|Accidents reported by current owner||0|
|Fires on board reported by current owner||0|
|Inundations reported by current owner||0|
|Annual winter storage||Stored in the water over winter|