1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida

1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida1925 John G Alden 253-B sailboat for sale in Florida

John G Alden
253-B

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1925
56′
12′
6.5′
Florida
$70,000
Description: Classic John Alden
Gaff-Rigged Schooner

Venus was built in 1925 in Freeport, Maine. Design number 253-B built by T.H Soule. She sailed the Michigan Lakes and made her way down to New Orleans then Pensacola, FL in the 1950’s. She was loved and cared for by William Broughton for 53 years. We purchased her in 2012 and have been living on, and restoring her since. She is completely wood but has been C-Flexed (encapsulated in fiberglass) in the 90’s. We sailed her from Pensacola to FL Keys and now up to Saint Augustine, FL. She is currently hauled out at a local Boatyard. She is a solid and sturdy boat. We have enjoyed very much but our family is growing and looking to move back to land. We would love her to find a new owner that can appreciate her as much as we do. She would make a great charter boat for romantic sunset cruises or a liveaboard boat for a single person or couple.

Current projects underway: New bottom paint 6/16 Sanded and painted/varnished inside 5/16
Deck was recently painted 2/16

Outside woodwork sanded and varnished
New hull paint
Inside Flooring needs to be varnished

Equipment: 40,000lb displacement
LOA: 56’
LWL: 32’
LOD: 44’
Draft: 6.5’
Beam: 12’
Mast: 50’
Engine: 40hp diesel Westerbeke 4.107
Completely rebuilt in 2013 New Fuel lines and Filters 3/16
60 Gallon diesel tank
She has 11 sails (all in good condition)
Anchors: 2- 40lb Danforth 40lb/80lb Fisherman
New running rigging 3/16
New Raritan Head 1/16
2 Burner stove/oven/broiler
65 qt Fridge/Freezer
60 gallons water tanks
LED lighting throughout
Beautiful bronze portholes/winches
Many Teak shelving
2 wooden dressers

Solar Panels
2015 West Marine RIB Inflatable
15 HP 4 Stroke Mercury Outboard

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
wood
monohull
cruiser
schooner
1
good

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