Alden 55

Designer Bill Cook has teamed up with Alden Yachts to create this semi-custom center-cockpit yacht with a 44-foot, 5-inch waterline and a 15-foot, 8-inch beam. Construction will be in epoxy with a balsa core. With tooling completed and hull number 1 well under way Cook also has drawn up plans for aft-cockpit and pilothouse versions; the latter will come with a well-appointed inside steering station. There will be two keels available, a shoal-draft (6-foot) version and a deep fin that draws 11 feet.
Alden Yachts, 1909 Alden Landing, Portsmouth, RI 02871; tel. 401-683-4200;

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