A well-cared-for Alden 44, KISMET has spent the majority of her life on San Francisco Bay, club racing, day-sailing and cruising.
KISMET has been a cherished member of the owners’ family, and it shows. Notable upgrades include a larger Yanmar 56 hp diesel engine, new standing rigging, hull Awlgrip and interior varnish. With aluminum toe rails and non-skid decks, KISMET does not have the exterior teak upkeep of other Alden 44s, keeping maintenance to a minimum.
The Alden 44 design is widely regarded as one of the best sailing yachts in its Class. Numerous reviews reference the common themes of comfort, excellent sea keeping, hand-built quality, liveaboard space, sailing performance and great looks.
KISMET features a positively buoyant, foil shaped and hydraulically operated keel/centerboard. With centerboard up the draft is 4’-11” allowing KISMET access to a wide variety of cruising grounds such the Chesapeake Bay and the Bahamas. With centerboard down, draft is 8’-9”.
The forward cabin has a V-berth with shelves outboard, tall hanging locker to starboard and short locker with drawer storage to port. Brass reading lamps and overhead hatch.
The main saloon features a centerline table with folding leaves. As a cabin it is capable of sleeping three guests, with a double extension transom berth to port and pilot berth outboard. To starboard is a pull-out settee berth. Opening ports and overhead hatches with screens for ventilation. There are lockers outboard to starboard.
Walkthrough galley to starboard, aft of saloon. Double stainless steel sink. 3-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven and broiler. Hot and cold pressure water. Manual fresh water pump. Grunert refrigerator and freezer. Drawer and locker storage.
Private aft stateroom with its own companionway. Double berth to port with chest of drawers and locker outboard. Large hanging locker to starboard.
Located to starboard in the aft stateroom with aft facing desk.
Walkthrough head on port side. Hot and cold pressure water sink. Receiver shower. Wilcox Crittenden toilet.
Fiberglass with vacuum-bagged balsa core
KISMET draws 4’-11” with her centerboard up, and 8’-9” with board down.
Royal Blue Awlgrip
Fiberglass non-skid, balsa core
Edson pedestal steering with stainless steel destroyer wheel with elk-hide cover
Bruce 33 lb. anchor with 100’ chain and 100’ rode
Nilsson 3000 electric windlass
Additional Bruce anchor
(7) Opening ports with screens
(4) Overhead hatches with screens
WINCHES (all Barient self-tailing)
(6) Halyard winches
#32 Primary winches
#28 Secondary winches
Dodger (2017) and Bimini in blue
Cockpit cushions in tan
MAST AND RIGGING
Aluminum mast and boom
Standing rigging replaced (2011)
Hydraulic backstay and boom vang with remote panel in cockpit
The owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.
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.