Alden Custom Malabar II updated 2018 2011

Vineyard Haven, MA


42 ft
11.17 ft
65 hp


Outstanding craftmanship has created a worthy and modern 2011 version of John G, Alden’s Malabar II schooner design. Built in Suriname and updated in 2018 to accommodate better cabin headroom, layout and newly revised teak decking at Gannon and Benjamin Boatyard on Martha’s Vineyard.  This is a strong, comfortable classically styled schooner of recent construction.

Beautiful lines, well proportioned. Clearly a good looking boat with real character. Structurally and cosmetically in “nearly new condition.”  surveyor reports. Unique opportunity.

Catch the rapture and exhilaration of sailing a (recently built) wooden yacht.  

Updated sails and electronics. Cummins B3.3M diesel 65 HP engine with only 700 hours. Please see details below. New teak decks with rubber barrier underlayment installed in 2018, together with  trunk cabin house extended forward to accommodate better cabin layout and headroom. 

 Great opportunity- please call for details.



  • Boat Name: Alden Custom Malabar II updated 2018 2011
  • Location: Vineyard Haven, MA
  • Displacement Measure: 37,300 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Cummins
  • Engine Model: B3.3M
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 700
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 65|horsepower

Additional Information

Surveyor reports April 2023;

“I find this vessel to be in very good structural, mechanical and cosmetic condition. If this vessel is given proper care and maintenance in the future, as it has in the past, it should provide many more years of service. The boat has recently undergone a major refit of systems, finishes and interior including a new laid teak deck over the winter/spring/summer of 2017/2018 at the Gannon and Benjamin Boatyard in Vineyard Haven, MA. The boat is very close to new construction in every respect.”  


“Hull is carvel planked Angelique and silverballi over Angelique sawn frames all bronze fastened. Sheer strakes and garboards are of tropical hardwood wana or Angelique. Floor timbers are of Angelique. Decks are all new (2018) quarter sawn New Zealand teak hand laid over Sepala marine plywood and covered by Grace ice and water shield membrane all fastened to Angelique or wana deck beams. Trunk cabin sides, combing , toe rails, companionway hatch are solid Silverbali. Cap rails are solid purpleheart. Newly extended deck house w/Sepala marine plywood covered w/Dynel and painted. The backbone -keel, deadwood, stern horn timber, and stern post are all made of Angelique. All are in very good condition where sited.”

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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