John Alden 66

$290,000.00 Reduced!


Listing Id 5124275 Length 66.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make John Alden Year 1975
Model Malabar 13 - 0756 Engine Type 4.236 85hp
Hull Style Single Hull Type Fibreglass
Stock Number PWAN663398


1975 stunning John Alden Malabar 13 66ft classic yacht now available exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

Desiderata is a classic 66-foot ketch designed by John Alden and personally owned by him in the beginning of her life. A sister ship to Malabar XIII, she is simply eye catching and stunning in every regard. Ketch rigged for ease of sail handling and strong performance.

She was built with romance and racing in mind, so she performs exceptionally well under sail. Her history is extensive and shows she is a performance classic cruiser when required.

The yacht is currently owned by a professional couple that have cruised, 2 handed, sailing her from Mauritius to South Africa and over to Brazil, then to the Caribbean and over to the Med, back across tha Atlantic and finally to Australia over 13 years.

A major refit was done in 2013 and the engine was removed and fully rebuilt in 2015. New 2024 engine batteries installed.

Her entire detailed history including plans, drawings, and World events that she has entered are all available. Powered by a super reliable Perkins diesel inboard, she has been upgraded with electronics along the way and presents in absolute turn-key presentation.

A detailed inventory is available as is a 2021 survey which would be suitable for insurance purposes.



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