64' Alden cutter

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Listing Id 1051986 Length 64.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Alden Year 1952
Model 64' Cutter Hull Style Single
Hull Type Timber Stock Number #AC6415

DESCRIPTION

PRICE REDUCED AGAIN TO US$179,000. THE PRICE DOES NOT REFLECT THE QUALITY OF THE BOAT BUT THE OWNER'S EARGERNESS TO SELL. THIS OFFER IS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. IF THE BOAT IS NOT SOLD BY JUNE 10TH THE OWNERS WILL TAKE HER OFF THE MARKET AND SAIL HER BACK TO THE US . THE PRICE INCLUDES A NEW MAINSAIL BUT ALLOWS LITTLE ROOM FOR FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS. ORGINIAL PRICE WAS US$360,000, WHICH WAS ALREADY A REDUCED PRICE AS THE BOAT WAS COMPLETELY STRIPPED AND REFITTED IN 2006-2008 TO THE COST OF USD$1M. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! BE QUICK!

 

Nirvana - 64' Alden Cutter

Get used to receiving numerous compliments as you sail Nirvana into any harbor. She has classic Alden lines with an elevated stern sweeping forward to a raised bow. She was built in 1952 in Newcastle, Australia by S.F. Heaton for his family. Nirvana was the first yacht built specifically for the Sydney-Hobart race. Her sturdy hull is made of ironwood and her topsides are rosewood all fastened with 7/16 inch copper rivets to sawn oak ribs then splined and skinned with dynel. She is beautifully furnished in teak, mahogany and maple below decks. When you step below decks you are transported away from the noise of the outside world into a luxurious sanctuary of tradition and elegance.

She underwent a complete refit from 2006-2008 costing 1 million US dollars, and the current owner has continued to improve her significantly, including repainting the topsides and bottom in December 2015. In 2008, a new engine, all new plumbing, electrical and electronics were added. She was stripped to her frames and the interior was reconstructed from all new material, plus the deck was glassed over, ensuring a dry interior. The carpenter's mandate was to use only the finest materials, adding modern comfort features, while keeping a traditional feel below. The end result is simply stunning.

The master stateroom is located aft of the sail locker, behind a full bulk head, and has a queen-sized bunk on the centerline with extensive mahogany lockers lining the hull on either side. The woodwork is truly exceptional. Aft of the bunk on port is a cleverly hidden wash basin and head and enormous storage cupboard. On starboard there is a large cedar lined hanging locker. Under the bunk are 3 cavernous storage lockers, and 2 wide, flat drawers ideal for storing charts. The drawers handles cleverly double as steps up to the bed.

Continuing aft, the owners lounge/crew bunk occupies the starboard side of the boat maintaining the same beautiful mahogany storage lockers. On the port side is a very large head with abundant storage, and a sizeable shower with bench and full headroom.

Up two steps you enter the spacious main salon with a large wrap-around dinette outfitted in Spanish leather, followed by the galley with new stove/oven aft. Her galley is great at sea or when preparing a gourmet meal for 35. On the starboard side there is a massive refrigerator that holds enough food for months off the grid, followed by a settee that converts to a queen-sized bunk, and navigation station. Etched glass butterfly hatches and a custom stained glass port brighten the salon and add old-world charm. There are very classy touches throughout, fitting a yacht of this pedigree.

Aft on the centerline are the guest quarters, with one quarter berth and a double berth. Our children have comfortably shared this cabin for two years. The large clothing cabinet on centerline can easily be removed to access the rudder post and steering quadrant. Under each bunk are multiple storage lockers, which we have used for clothing, toys, sleeping bags and additional food. The lazarette is accessed through a hatch in the cockpit or at the foot or either guest bunk. She has 2 heads and can sleep 8-10 people.

The fo'csle, or sail locker, contains two bunks, originally designed as crew quarters, now used as a workbench and for a large amount of storage. The watermaker, a salt water rinse down, and fresh water shower are located here. There is also a large amount of storage throughout the boat.

Nirvana has comfortably cruised the South Pacific for the past 2 years with a family of 4 and multiple guests. Nirvana is setup to be self-sufficient, allowing us to visit distant islands and be months away from groceries and other stores. We have sailed her to secluded atolls, through stunning coral reef passes, and to remote villages, and enjoyed some of the most transforming life experiences.

After a snorkel through the anchorage, it is marvelous to rinse off with the shower on the bow, then relax with a book in the cockpit on comfy cushions. At sea the dinghy fits securely on custom chocks in front of the mast, but at anchor these can be removed and allowing a spacious deck area to enjoy your yoga practice.

She is equipped with modern cruising electronics and the solar panels meet the daily power needs of 6 people. Sailing Nirvana is a dream, she slices silently through the waves, never pounding, effortlessly maintaining 7-8 knots. Nirvana is a solid racing yacht, with many wins to her name, including holding the overall Newport to Ensenada record for over 20 years.

Step onboard and start your cruising dream, race her to win local or international competitions, or berth Nirvana at your yacht club for sprints around the bay. Own a part of Australian yachting history.

 

 

Specifications

Length Overall: 64 feet

Waterline length: 50 feet

Beam: 13' 8" feet

Draft: 7' 8"

Displacement: 67,000 lb

Sail Area (feet): 2500 ft2 (main, genoa, staysail)

American registration

 

Galley
Refrigeration: R10 Sunfrost 12 V; Air cooled, 9 ft3
Stove: Force 10; 2 Burner Propane w/Oven new 2015
Sink: Double Stainless Steel
Water System: Pressure

Stainless BBQ: Propane

 

Tankage
Fuel: 200 gallons in 4 tanks
Water: 200 gallons in 4 tanks
Holding: 20 gallons

Propane: 40 gallons in 2 tanks

 

Electronics & Navigation Equipment
Radar: Raymarine E-80; 24 Miles
VHF: ICOM 304
Auto Pilot: Simrad Hydraulic AP-25
Chart Plotter: Raymarine E-80
GPS: Raymarine E-80
Depth Sounder: Raymarine E-80
Wind Speed & Direction: Raymarine ST 6001 
Knot Meter/Log: Raymarine E-80
Rudder Angle: On Autopilot

Electronics new in 2008

Compass: 6" Danforth Constellation
Television: 12 VDC (2014)

Stereo with cockpit and cabin speakers (2014)

 

Electrical System
Batteries: 9 AGM Golf Cart; 1 Starting
Battery Monitor: Heart interface
Electrical System: 12 VDC
Inverter: Heart Interface 2000 W Inverter/Battery Monitor/ Charger, 110 V
Interior Lighting: 12 VDC
Battery Charger: Heart Interface 110v 60hz, Precept 240v 50hz
Smart Reg: Balmar Max. Charge MC-612
Alternator: 2 Balmar 120 amp

Solar panels: 2 x 100 W (new 2014)

Entire boat rewired in 2008

 

Engine & Mechanical Equipment
Engine: Yanmar diesel 87 hp, new 2008, approx. 2500 hours

Engine Alarm; Emergency Engine Stop

Fuel Filters: 2 Racor; 1 on Engine
Fuel Shut Off: Stoves; Engines; S2A Xinex Fireboy Fume Detector and halon automatic firefighting system
Lube Oil System
Raw Water Sea Strainer
Bilge Blower
Bilge Pump: 3 w/Float Switch 2 are high capacity; 1 Manual
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze; 2 blade spare
Steering: Wheel

Head Type: 1 Groco manual; 1 Jabsco electric
Holding Tank with electric macerator pump
Watermaker: Spectra; 19 Gallons/Hour

Deck saltwater rinse down

Deck fresh water shower

All plumbing new in 2008

 

Sails & Rigging
Main; #1 Genoa 155%; Staysail; Dacron; Manufactured by Ullman, all in good condition

Asymmetrical Spinnaker with snuffer, Manufactured by North, in good condition
Titanium reaching strut
Winches: 2 Harken 70 Self-Tailing (Primaries) new 2008; 2 Lewmar 55 (Secondaries); 1 Barient 27 ST (Mainsheet); 1 Lewmar 43 (Spinnaker Halyard); 1 Lewmar 43 (Headsail Halyard); 2 Barlow 24 (Halyard); 1 Lewmar 30 ST (Main Furler); 1 Barient 10 (Boom Topping Lift)
Mast: Aluminum; Stepped on Keel, designed by Bruce Nelson 1980 based on a 12 meter yacht extrusion
Standing Rigging: 1x19 SS, with Spectra running backstays, and removable inner forestay

Lazy jacks on the main

 

Anchor & Deck Equipment

Anchor: 88 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Plow; Chain: 300'
Anchor: 75 Lbs. CQR Plow
Anchor: 75 Lbs. Stainless Plow
Anchor: 125 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Fisherman
Anchor: 22 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Plow (Stern); Line: 300'
Anchor Windlass: Ideal
Custom Double Anchor Bow Roller, New 2014
Numerous small dinghy anchors
Navigation Lights: Deck; Masthead tricolor
Masthead anchor light, Spreader Lights
Lifelines: Stainless steel upper and lower with gates on both starboard and port
Dinghy/Motor: 10.3’ Avon; 15 HP Yamaha
Covers & Curtains: Dodger; Bimini, Hatch covers, Bow sun shade, Center Boat Cover, Main sail cover, Staysail cover
Deck Material: Epoxy laminate over Marine Plywood and original timbers, cabin-top teak

Custom stainless steel boarding ladder

 

Safety Equipment
Lifejackets: 10 Type II USCG
Lifesling: 1
Horseshoe: 1
Liferaft: 8 Person Zodiac Offshore with EPIRB serviced in 2014
Complete USCG Safety Package plus additional flares
EPIRB: ACR 406, plus PBL in liferaft
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