Arcadia Alden 44 Aft Cockpit 1984

Belfast, ME


44 ft
12.5 ft
54 hp
8.75 ft


Arcadia is a very nice example of the classic Alden 44.  Her three cabin layout provides berths for 7 and is set up to be comfortable offshore or cruising.  She has been consistently updated and well maintained and is currently stored inside in Maine.  Ready for coastal cruising, racing to Bermuda or crossing oceans.

Her current owners of over 20 years have consistently improved her over the years with upgrades including new Yanmar engine, new Raymarine electronics, new refrigeration, hull paint, refreshing interior varnish and paint as well as all recommended annual maintenance and repairs. 


  • Boat Name: Alden 44 Aft Cockpit 1984
  • Builder: Alden Yachts
  • Designer: Niels Hellenberg
  • Location: Belfast, ME
  • Ballast Weight: 10,000 lb
  • Bridge Clearance: 59 ft
  • Displacement Measure: 24,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH4E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 600
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 54|horsepower

Vessel Description


  • Hull and deck are vacuum bagged fiberglass composite with end grain balsa core
  • Hydraulically controlled positive buoyancy centerboard (centerboard ram replaced 2005)
  • Topsides Awlgripped dark green with single white boot stripe and Cordovan Gold painted cove stripe(2019)
  • Red bottom paint
  • Skeg hung rudder with aperture for feathering prop


Deck Hardware:

  • Teak decks on side decks and cockpit. 
  • Perforated aluminum toe rail with integrated midship chocks
  • Stainless steel removable bow and stern rails with stanchions and double uncoated lifelines with port and starboard gates
  • Varnished teak seat integrated into bow rail
  • Teak dorade boxes with stainless steel guards bring fresh air below
  • (5) opening overhead deck hatches and (8) Bomar opening portlights let in abundant natural light and ventilation (deck hatches installed 2019)
  • (4) large fixed portlights let in additional light
  • Custom two piece folding boarding ladder mounts in gate (2019)
  • Adjustable genoa tracks
  • Outboard engine mount with engine hoist on stern rail
  • Teak flag pole with mount
  • Teak handrails and eyebrow on trunk cabin
  • Secondary deck access from main cabin to companionway with dodger forward of cockpit



  • Large comfortable cockpit with full-length settees with sail lockers below port and starboard with helm seat aft and molded seat in coaming for helmsperson.
  • Dodger with elkhide covered aft handrail and zip up center window for ventilation
  • Cockpit bimini with  filler piece to connect to dodger
  • Edson wheel pedestal with stainless steel wheel with varnished teak rim (Awlgripped 2019)
  • Stainless steel pedestal guard with NavPod instrument mounts for chartplotter and autopilot control
  • Edson single lever engine controls and binnacle
  • Navtec hydraulic control board for vang, backstay and centerboard
  • Folding teak cockpit table with drink holders mounted to helm guard
  • Varnished teak coaming boards
  • Cockpit cushions




The MKI three cabin layout provides a private cabin forward with V-berth, a large aft cabin with two berths on either side of companionway steps and a nav station with a large central main salon with a separate companionway ladder providing deck access without passing through the aft cabin.  A large pass through galley is between the main salon and the aft cabin on the starboard side and the head connects to both spaces on the port side.


The interior is finished in teak with a traditional teak and holly cabin sole (interior revarnished in 20011-13 and cabin sole revarnished 2011) and shows very well

  • Opening overhead hatches with screens, opening portlights and dorades provide excellent natural light and ventilation
  • Overhead dome lights and bulkhead reading lights provide additional lighting below
  • Caned panels in locker doors for ventilation



  • Force 10 gimbaled three burner propane stove with oven (2010) and crash bar with spice shelf above
  • Large front opening separate fridge and freezer compartments with Sea Frost 12v compressors for both compartments with digital controls (2010)
  • Stainless steel double sink with hot and cold pressure water and manual pump faucets for fresh and salt water with dish storage above sink
  • Seagull water filter and faucet
  • Overhead dorade vent provides ventilation
  • Storage in lockers outboard of sink and in drawers and lockers aft of stove



  • Conveniently located at base of companionway from cockpit in aft cabin
  • Large chart table with drawer below for chart storage
  • Repeaters for Raymarine multifunction instrument and chartplotter
  • VHF and SSB radios
  • Fuel gauges
  • Control for generator and inverter
  • Electrical panel on forward bulkhead with clock and barometer and binocular holder below



  • The full width aft cabin has two large single berths on either side of the cockpit companionway and nav station with access to the head and galley
  • Ventilation from overhead hatch and opening portlight
  • Shelves above berths outboard
  • Excellent storage in hanging locker to starboard and in drawers and shelves to port



  • Large full width main salon with dinette to port and settee to starboard
  • Teak drop leaf dining table
  • Dinette pulls out to provide double berth
  • Storage behind settee seatbacks and in lockers and shelves outboard of settees
  • Companionway ladder at aft end of cabin provides additional access to deck
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker at base of companionway



  • V-berth with shelves running outboard below deck and filler section for berth
  • Excellent ventilation and light from large opening hatch above deck and two opening portlights
  • Varnished teak screen on overhead hatch
  • Access to chain locker through forward bulkhead
  • Storage in drawers and locker at aft end of berth to port and in large hanging locker to starboard
  • 12v fan on forward bulkhead



  • The head can be accessed from the main cabin or aft cabin and the doors can be latched open to create a companionway between them
  • Corian countertop with stainless steel sink with teak fiddles and pull out hot/cold faucet for shower
  • Curtain to cover head and sink when showering
  • Storage outboard of and under sink
  • Teak grate over cabin sole
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper manual toilet with Y-valve on discharge




  • 2007 Yanmar 4JH4E 54 hp marine diesel engine (approximately 600 hours December, 2024)
  • Cutlass bearing, stuffing box, strut and prop shaft replaced 2012
  • 3 blade feathering Max Prop
  • Whispergen Generator (new 2007) Approximately 537 hours December, 2023
  • Dieseltex fuel cleaning system
  • Flojet fresh water pump with accumulator pressure tank
  • Stainless steel water tanks new 2012
  • Hot water tank with heating from engine and generator cooling (2008)
  • Tank tender gauge system for water and waste tanks
  • Dedicated fuel tank gauges at nav station
  • Sea Frost BD 12v fridge and freezer units with digital controls (2007)
  • (2) 10 lb propane tanks with remote solenoid and pressure gauge under helm seat
  • Engine room blower
  • Sealand overboard macerator pump with Y-valve system



  • Custom Bass electrical panel with AC and DC breakers, ammeter and voltmeters
  • (2) Victron 165 ah AGM starting batteries (2021)
  • (2) 4D AGM house batteries (2021)
  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2500/100 inverter charter (2015)
  • Heart Link 20 battery monitor
  • Balmar external regulator for engine alternator
  • House and starting battery ammeter in galley
  • Interior lighting from overhead dome lights and bulkhead mounted Frigast Ocean lights



  • Electronics updated in 2012 with Raymarine suite including:
  • Raymarine e125 hybrid touch color chartplotter/radar display at nav station
  • Raymarine e125 hybrid touch color chartplotter/radar display at helm
  • (5) Raymarine i70 color instrument displays by companionway
  • Raymarine i70 color instrument display at nav station
  • Raymarine p70r autopilot control at helm
  • Raymarine autopilot with X30 CPU (autopilot drive replaced 2015)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2100 with built in AIS
  • Vetus Meteo Liner weather station
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo with ipod input and (4) Pioneer speakers



  • Aluminum two spreader painted mast, boom and removable staysail boom
  • Self-tacking staysail with club boom (removable, including inner forestay) with storage for club boom on deck
  • Spinnaker pole with storage on deck
  • Harken roller furling headstay (2003)
  • Harken mainsheet traveler system
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay, vang and centerboard (backstay adjuster rebuilt 2010)
  • Varnished teak shroud rollers
  • Elkhide turnbuckle covers on shrouds
  • Headstay and lower shrouds replaced 2003
  • Storm trysail track on mast



  • (2) Barient 23 self-tailing halyard winches on mast
  • (5) Barient 23 self-tailing winches on deck at mast base
  • Barient 27 self-tailing  winch on deck at mast base
  • Barient 21 winch on cabin top at mast base
  • Anderson 46 Electric self-tailing two speed secondary winches
  • Barient 32 self-tailing three speed primary winches



  • Main sail
  • Genoa
  • Staysail?
  • Storm trysail?
  • Spinnakers?


  • Rocna 55# Stainless steel anchor
  • Ideal vertical electric windlass with rope and rope/chain gypsies
  • Automatic fire extinguisher system (2008)
  • High water alarm
  • 2022 Viking soft valise 4 person liferaft (out of inspection)
  • Sentry propane detector in galley
  • CO detector
  • (2) Lifeslings mounted to stern rail
  • (2) throwable horseshoe life boys, one with strobe
  • Radar reflector
  • Edson manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Edson manual bilge pump under cabin sole in main cabin
  • Luke Storm anchor stored below main cabin sole
  • Flares
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Outboard mount and crane on stern rail
  • Sun covers for winches and dorade boxes
  • Sun cover for helm pedestal and wheel

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