New para el 2006
Alden Yachts Corporation of Portsmouth, Rhode Island has announced the signing of a new contract to build a 52' Motor Yacht. “We are quite encouraged with the number of builds we already have under contract, the new prospects we are working with, and the looming boat show season which promises to be one of the best in several years", states David MacFarlane, President of Alden Yachts.
Her hull was designed by the office of C. Raymond Hunt and is a version of its famous deep-V design with a fine V-entry to provide a soft ride and flattened rear sections to enhance performance. The hull is meticulously laminated with vinylester resin and includes a ten-year warranty against osmotic blistering. These hulls allow the owner to power through chop and sea conditions that keep other boats at the dock.
The 52 will be hull number 18 in the Alden Yachts 50-56 series, and will be the seventh constructed using post-thermal cured epoxy resin since the company made the transition to epoxy construction. Agile, dry and stable in the roughest conditions, with excellent tracking and wave softening attributes, these hulls have been a favorite among military and professional mariners. Ideal for day cruising or weekending, or as top of the line fishing craft, the Alden 52 delivers solid shipbuilding craftsmanship, highspeed technology and quality commitment by the builder.
The yacht will be powered by twin Caterpillar C12 710 HP diesel engines. It is capable of speeds exceeding 35 knots and it tracks effortlessly even in challenging sea conditions. The yacht will further benefit from Alden Yachts' Acoustic Noise Reduction Program that involves ten different techniques aimed at producing the quietest powerboats in the industry. Machinery isolation mounting, exhaust silencing, vibration dampening and sound blocking and absorbing are all carefully and thoroughly addressed.
Classic styling combines with state-of-the-art performance technology to create a masterpiece of grace, power, and motoring comfort. The new 52 boasts a marvelous pilothouse giving it a retro look from the 40’s however every technical detail is state-of the art.
A variety of interior arrangements are available to suite the owner’s needs – this beauty will feature two roomy staterooms, one aft and one forward, each with complete luxury bath arrangements and roomy closets. The kitchen is on the port side is fully equipped to prepare a quick sandwich or a gourmet meal. Mid ship is a comfortable salon with entertainment center and an L shaped dining area and the pilot’s command center.
All interiors are finished in cherry, teak flooring, plus all the thoughtful touches for which Alden Yachts has long been famous. Completion of this marvelous 52 foot Motor Yacht is scheduled for Spring 2006.
Text: Phil deKanter ± Photo: Alden Yachts