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1996 Alden 45 - Location:  Falmouth Foreside, ME  


Affinity is number 7 of the 8 Alden 43/45 design built by Alden Yachts in the 1990's. She sails fast and flat with modern bulb-keel hydrodynamic design and composite internal structure. The 45's are also outstandingly beautiful boats. Affinity's unique features include a brand-new GMT carbon-fiber spar, new Navtec rod rigging, and a GMT update to her Leisure Furl in-boom furling system.  

She represents a high-point of classic 20th century lines and proportions, combined with a fully modern keel and underbody. D
esigned by J.G. Alden in Boston and built on a semi-custom basis by Alden Yachts in Portsmouth, RI, to the highest standards. The composite technologies developed by Alden Yachts with their suppliers of resins and materials have been widely adopted by the entire marine industry. Affinity's hull, decks and gelcoat are in near-perfect condition, as is the varnished teak trim. Cabin layout and joinerwork below are outstanding. The combination of form, function and durability at Affinity's level is now a rarity even in fully custom yachts at multiples of this price. She compares more than favorably to any upmarket production brand.

The boat has been very lightly used, maintained to high standards, and presents as being substantially new.  About 1550 hours on a strong Westerbeke 63 Diesel. A variety of sails in excellent condition, including a
fully battened in-boom furling main and a new radial 95% furling jib for ease of sail handling.  

I have owned Affinity
for 8 years. With advancing time, I hope the affinity I have felt towards the boat and the pleasure we have had sailing her will be experienced for years to come by another appreciative owner.


Price:  $355,000   Direct sale.  Some negotiation is expected.   Brokerage responses not entertained at this time.

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Monohull, fiberglass composite, sloop, bulb fin keel
Builder: Alden Yachts, Portsmouth, RI
  Niels Helleberg, J.G. Alden, Boston, MA
Traditional transom & lazarette


LOA: 44 ft 10 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 34 ft 6 in
Minimum draft: 5 ft 9 in
Displacement: 24,000 lbs
Ballast: 11,500 lbs
Rig: Sloop (cutter option)
SA: 924 sf


Westerbeke 63c Diesel, 1996
Engine hours: 1555 original
Propeller: 3 blade Max Prop feathering
Shaft: 1-1/4" ss w/ Spurs cutter
Cruising speed: 6.5 K
Max speed: 8.0  K

Fresh water tanks: 3 stainless steel - 186 gallons total
Fuel tank:  Aluminum - 76 gallons
Holding tank:  Polyurethane - 20 gallons

Cabins: aft / main / forward
Single berths: 1
Double berths: 3
Heads: 1
Shower: separate aft compartment

Espar diesel cabin heater w/ outlets in head, fwd, main & aft cabins

Hull & Deck
Composite: balsa cored, e-glass, epoxy-modified vinylester resin, vacuum-bagged
Kevlar fabric at bow
Alden inter-keel
High aspect carbon fiber spade rudder

Awlgripped blue hull w/clear coat
White bootstripe
Gold cove stripe
White trunk and cockpit w/molded non-skid
Cloud gray molded non-skid on side decks
Teak cockpit sole

Spars & Standing Rigging
Mast - GMT carbon fiber - 2024 (maintenance & performance replacement)
Standing rigging -  Navtec rod -2024
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Boom - Leisure Furl Offshore in-boom furling - 2009 - GMT refit 2024

Mainsail track -
Leisure Furl extrusion
Reaching strut - Forespar full carbon fiber - vertical on-mast storage
Boom vang -  Forespar rigid

Sails & Running Rigging:
Mainsail – Doyle – Spectra Dacron (2009) like new
Jib – Hallett - radial cut  Dacron – 95% for Forespar reaching strut (2022)
 #1 - Pineapple Sails - light use
Symmetrical spinnaker - North - .75 oz w/snuffer
Storm jib/Storm Tri-sail - Dacron, heavy duty - hank on  - (unused)

Sheets & Halyards - Samson XLS yacht braid - new or excellent  condition

Deck Hardware & Equipment
Winches: All self-tailing, regular maintenance
Main halyard / furling winch: Lewmar 46 electric
Primary winches -  2# Lewmar 66
Mast winches -  2# Lewmar 44
Secondary cockpit winches - 2# Lewmar 48

Anchor windlass - Lewmar Concept 2 w/ gypsy + capstan -  (new motor, gearbox, relay & foot switches - 2022)

Harken blocks, organizers
Spinlock clutches
Traveller assembly - Harken
Toe-rail mounted  ss genoa tracks w/2-sheet cars
Inboard ss genoa tracks w/2-sheet cars
Jib furl - Harken
Jib furl lead blocks - Harken

Stemhead fitting - Alden cast stainless, polished
12" bow & stern cleats - polished stainless
Stainless double anchor roller
45 lb CQR plow anchor w/ approx. 200' nylon & 20' chain rode w/ recent windlass splice
Fortress FX 37 secondary anchor w/locker storage chocks
20 lb Danforth stern anchor w/ nylon brait rode, lazarette locker
150 ft. chain anchor rode (not presently fitted)

Deck Fixtures & Trim:
Varnished teak toe rails,handrails and eyebrow trim.
(3) Varnished teak dorade boxes with ss guards (two with storage within)
(3) Polished stainless steel cowl ventilators 
Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines, port & starboard gates
Split stern rail with integrated Alden fold-down ss boarding ladder, varnished teak steps

Lazarette hatch aft - watertight
Edson rail mount for outboard motor
Outboard crane hoist

Teak cockpit sole
Light gray closed-cell cockpit cushions w/ dk. blue welting
Coaming storage pockets with ss trim
Alden integral molded outboard helm seats
Varnished teak coaming caps

Edson steering pedestal to rudder post quadrant
Edson stainless steel  wheel with Elkhide cover
Edson engine controls
Edson binnacle guard w/ varnished teak cup holder
Ritchie Globemaster 6" compass
Edson fold-down drop leaf table at binnacle, varnished teak with two leaves and fabric cover
NavPod Grand Prix boom-box removed for better visibility & modern wi-fi displays

Storage lockers aft
Large sail locker to starboard
Storage bag for three varnished companionway drop boards
Sailing instruments above companionway
Main halyard / furling lines to clutches & electric winch, port cabin top
Main sheet runs to starboard cabin top winch

Dodger with aft elkhide covered grab rail
Bimini with connector



Cherry bulkheads with satin varnish
Cherry trim with gloss varnish
Solid teak and holly varnished sole
Solid cherry hull sheathing
Louvered cherry locker doors
Cedar hull
sheathing in cabin lockers
Bomar opening port lights and overhead hatches.
Fully finished overhead with cherry accent battens

Forward Cabin
Large V-berth with insert
Opening overhead hatch with custom drop down screen
Six foot shelves with fiddles (2)
Cabin Denmark reading lights (2)
Storage drawers and boot lockers below berth
Dresser to starboard including fiddled top, cabinet outboard, drawer, and cupboard below
Large hanging locker to port
Full-length mirror on back of door
Bomar opening port lights (2)

Located aft of V-berth to starboard, forward of salon
Corian countertop
Cherry fiddles & trim
Ss sink, storage below
Pressurized hot/cold water
Manual fresh water foot pump
Cabinets outboard, mirrored doors, storage within
Wilcox Crittenden Skipper toilet
120 Vac outlet
Towel racks (2)
Opening Bomar port & overhead hatch
Dorade vented

Main Salon:
Large hanging locker opposite head and adjacent to salon
Spacious full beam amidships saloon
L-shaped settee to starboard with pull out section to make double
Large centerline double-leaf dinette table with fore/aft sliding mechanism - solid cherry
Settee to port (pulls out) with outboard storage with louvered/solid doors
Built in dresser with storage outboard and drawer
Storage outboard to starboard with louvered doors and a fiddled shelf between
Flat screen TV mounted on stbd forward bulkhead
Three opening port lights, three fixed port lights
Overhead Bomar hatch with custom drop down screen
Cabin Denmark berth lights - main cabin

Located to starboard at companionway stairs
U-shaped with deep double ss sink on inboard leg
Refrigerator and 3-burner stove/oven on outboard leg
Force 10 gimbaled three burner stove and oven
Panasonic microwave
Glacier Bay refrigeration (Refit in process)
Foot pumps for fresh and salt water
Pressurized hot and cold water
LPG system with (2) 20# aluminum tanks
Engine access below centerline sink counter
Corian counter tops
Storage in drawers, louvered sliding outboard lockers, louvered cabinets, etc
Built in area aft of stove for mugs/cups

Separate stall shower located aft of the galley to starboard
Built-in seat & teak grated floor
Wet hanging locker aft
Outboard storage locker
Opening hatch above and opening port to cockpit

Nav Station:
Forward facing, located to port opposite galley at base of companionway
Charting surface wraps around outboard with storage lift ups forward and outboard
Inlaid chart table top with storage under
Nav tool storage
Battery storage below nav seat and below chart table - (5 group 31)
Tool storage drawer

Aft Cabin:
Located to port aft of nav station
Louvered door full hanging locker
Built in dresser with outboard louvered cabinet, drawer below, and boot locker
Double berth extends under cockpit
Opening port to cockpit, fixed port outboard
Overhead Bomar opening hatch
Large storage area aft above berth (cedar lined)
Outboard 4’ shelf with fiddle
Cabin Denmark reading light


Microsoft Surface PC
Coastal Explorer navigation software
Rose Point 'Nemo' multiplexer for NMEA 0183, 2000, ethernet & wi-fi connectivity
Asus 16" Nav station monitor

Simrad - Navico 4G broadband digital radar
Simrad - Navico  Autopilot 
B&G MFD & repeaters
Simrad RS-35 DSC VHF - nav station fixed w/ cockpit wireless remote
Raymarine wind instruments
SI-TEX MDA-5 Class B AIS transceiver
iCom - ic-m700pro SSB Radio & antenna system
iCom handheld VHF
Times Microwave LMR-400 VHF cable to masthead
Seaview radar pole - lazarette mounted at stern rail

12 Vdc system
Engine mounted 160 W house-bank alternator with Balmar external voltage regulator
Westerbeke 50 W engine alternator
12 V gel Batteries (4) Group 31
Bass AC/DC Circuit breaker panel w/digital meters (4) - Amps & Volts, AC/DC
USB charger outlets w/12V sockets (2)
LED cabin lighting

Bow & stern nav lights - AquaSignal - LEDs
Masthead anchor light
360 - LED - Supernova Tricolor
Forespar combination deck / steaming light - LED

120 Vac system (outlets, microwave, hot water heater, battery charger, inverter)
Sterling 45 A battery charger
Xantrex 2500 Watt Inverter
50’ 30 A shore power cord

Westerbeke 63 C four cylinder fresh water cooled marine diesel.
Westerbeke engine gauges with RPM/Volts/Oil/Temp in the cockpit and Oil/Temp repeaters at the nav station
Hurth transmission
Three-bladed Max prop
1 ” stainless steel shaft
PSS dripless stuffing box
Groco sea strainer
Racor external fuel/water separator
Sound/heat insulated engine compartment

Potable water:
Pressurized hot/cold water
Jabsco diaphragm pressure water pump
Hot water heater (engine heat exchanger or 120 Vac)

Sanitary system:
Wilcox Crittenden Skipper Head (!!)
Direct overboard, deck pump out, or overboard discharge through macerator  pump
Y-Valve selector - in cabinet 
20 Gallon Plastic Holding Tank

Rule electric bilge pump with separate auto float switch
Whale Gusher Titan manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump mounted below cabin sole
Jabsco diaphragm shower drain pump
Groco deck washdown vane pump

Whale 'Tiptoe' galley foot pumps for salt & fresh water
Sherwood raw water pump (maintenance replacement 2022)

Cabin Heat:

Espar diesel cabin heater
w/ outlets in head, fwd, main & aft cabins; thermostat controlled

Cruising Equipment:
45 lb CQR anchor with chain rode
Secondary: Danforth with chain and nylon rode
Fortress FX 37 anchor
Lewmar Concept 2 anchor windlass w/ gypsy + capstan -  (new motor, gearbox, relay & foot switches - 2022)
Anchor rode locker - foredeck
Salt water washdown from foredeck locker

Stainless bow rail with varnished teak seat

Safety Equipment:
Fire extinguishers, dry chemical (3)
Fire extinguisher,
5lb CO2 (1)
Fire extinguisher, 10 lb CO2 (1)

Life jackets
Horseshoe ring - yellow - type IV

Pyrotechnic flares w/flare gun
Orion Electronic SOS Beacon/Locator
Fenders (6)
Dock lines w/ anti-chafe
Magma grill - stern-rail mounted


Some incidental or personal items shown in photographs may not be included.
The seller presents this information in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Any prospective buyer should instruct his agents or surveyors to identify and to verify all aspects of the vessel's equipment and condition.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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