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Old 31-03-2020, 08:57   #1
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1990 Alden 50- Price Reduction $229,000

Rarely does a classic of this pedigree come on the market in such upgraded and well-maintained condition and at such a bargain price.

'Agape' was hauled out and in storage in a Lloyds approved cradle in Nanny Cay Marine in the British Virgin islands during hurricane Irma in 2017 and received minor damages. In December of 2018, a well-known cruiser and very experienced marine surveyor who is also an experienced yachtsman, undertook a four month, $100k refit which included not just replacing the mast with a factory original Hood in-mast furling spar and re-rigging the boat, but encompassed a complete renovation of the majority of her systems and an updating of the vessels' DC systems to contemporary standards which included a large solar array, all new batteries and a modern wireless monitoring system.

Also completed was a faring and some non-hurricane related renovations to her bottom as deemed appropriate and a major servicing of the drive train and engine and bow thruster undertaken, and the port side of the hull was touched up and clear coated, and so that the flag blue hull looks fabulous.

With her powerful engine and efficient, easy to handle sail plan, 'Agape' is a joy to experience underway. Below decks she is sumptuous and elegant with private accommodations for six to eight and a galley that is both easy to work in underway and is well out of the traffic flow with more than adequate counterspace and storage.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Pursuit (nee Agape)

Designer: Niels Hellenberg
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Other
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 50 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 3 in
Displacement: 38000 lbs
Ballast: 16000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JHDTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (170 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (150 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Center Cockpit with dual Walk-through Passageways below Decks
V Berth forward with Filler to make a large Double. Ensuite Head with Shower and new Toilet, large Hanging Locker, Cabinets and Drawers
Main Salon features Folding Solid Top inlayed Centerline Table with Storage inside and two Swivel Arm Chairs to Starboard with a Tan Leather L-shaped Settee to Port, Copious Storage behind and under as well as Storage under the Solid Traditional Teak and Holly (not Teak on Ply) Cabin Sole.
Proper Full Size, fully outfitted Navigation Station at the Starboard Aft Area of the Main Cabin
Galley is to port with Deep Stainless Steel Centerline sinks and Cabinets inboard, opposite is a (4) Burner Gimbaled Stove with Oven and Broiler and a Front and Top Opening Coldplate Refrigerator and an additional Top Opening dual Cold Plate Deep Freezer. Cabinets and Draws are Outboard and below the off-white Corian countertops.
To starboard is a Walk-through Cabin with two good size Bunk Beds with Storage below and drawers and a Hanging Locker
The Master Cabin is all the Way Aft with a full Queen Size Centerline Double Berth and Cabinets and Drawers and a Hanging Locker with Shelving
There is a second Head with a Separate Shower Stall between the Galley and the Aft Cabin which can act as an additional Passageway Aft
Forward Cabin:
Berth length and width - 78"L x 90"W (at head)
Headroom 6'5 1/2"
Main Cabin
Headroom: 6'5 1/2" - 6'7"
Headroom: 6'7" forward to 6'2" aft
Side cabin
Berths - top: 29" x 81", bottom: 39' x 81".
Headroom: 6'4"
Aft cabin
Bed: 78" L by 61" W;
Headroom 6' 1"

Galley and Water Systems
Stove, Mariner, (4) Burner with Ceramic Broiler in Oven
Refrigeration Systems
110 Volt AC Powered Grunert, Fridge and Freezer, (3) SS Holding Plate AC Refrigeration Model 75W
12 Volt DC Adler Barbour Cold Machine (New April 2019)
Engine Drive System by Grunert (All (3) cold Plates have Dual Cooling Ports)
Kenmore Digital Microwave Oven
SS Water heater, 10 Gallons operates on both Engine and 120v AC
ParMax5 Pressure Water Pump
Watermaker: Sunpure 12V 10 GPH (New April 2019)
Deck Shower, Aft, hot & cold Water

Electronics and Navigation Equipment
Danforth Constellation 6" Compass with Deviation Card
Raymarine ST70 Speedo with Airmar Transducer, Model ST600
Raymarine ST 60 Wind Indicator with Masthead Transducer (New 2019)
RaymarineST60 Multi Repeaters at Nav Station and in Aft Cabin at the Captains Berth
Radar Scanner, DRS4D installed (NEW 2019)
Navigation Station Display, Furuno NavNet MFD12 Chart Plotter/Radar
Cockpit Display, Furuno NavNet MFD8 Chart Plotter/Radar
AIS Receiver, Furuno FA30, interfaced to both Chart Plotters
Hard Mounted Category 1 (406) Epirb (New 2019)
Ethernet Switch, D-Link DSS-8
VHF Radio, Standard Horizon GX2320
SSB, Icom M710 with T130 Automatic Tuner and new Shakespeare Multi Band whip Antennae (Ant. requires Installation)
Stereo, AM/FM CD Stereo System, Pioneer KEH P690
Speakers (2) below Deck, Plugs for Cockpit Speakers installed

Electrical Systems
Diesel Generator Westerbeke 8BTW 8 KW (Generator installed new 1996) 120v (Major servicing 2016 - 889 Hours on meter)
Battery Charger, Promariner model ProMatic 50-3
Batteries, Ship Battery Bank, (4) 125 Amp hour Trojan 6V Volt Batteries (New January 2019)
Battery, Main Propulsion Engine Starting Battery, 115 Amp Hr (New February 2019)
Battery, Generator Starting Battery, 105 Amp Hr (New February 2019)
Inverter, Xantrex SW 3000 pure Sine Wave Inverter / 150 Amp Charger for rapid recharging under generator or shore power, with Digital Control Module (installed new 2014)
590 Watt Solar Array with Hyundai Rigid Panels on Sturdy Aluminum Stern Arch (installed new March 2019)
Victron MPPT 100/50 Smart Solar Controller with Bluetooth Monitoring Function (New March 2019)
Air Conditioning (Forward), Marine Air 16,000 BTU
Air Conditioning (Aft), Marine Air model 8,000 BTU
Interior Dome Lights with dual red/white Halogen Bulbs (red) and LED Bulbs (white)
Danish Reading Lights and Custom Rope Light Mood Lighting plus Automatic Interior Lights in many of the Lockers and in the Fridge and Freezer
AC Input, (2) 30 Amp Ship's Service with Breakers at Inlets per ABYC
Power cords, (2) 50", (1) 25"
50 amp Isolation and Step Down Transformer, Olsun Electrics Company Converts and/or isolates from 220/240 to 110/120
Power Adapters for Europe and NZ

Deck and Hull Details
Navtec hydraulically operated neutrally buoyant centerboard. (New pivot pin and major servicing, 2015)
Anchor Windlass, Maxwell VWC 3500 Watt with up and down Controls at Bow and at Helm
Deck Washdown Pump and Hose
Vetus 8KW Bow Thruster (serviced Jan. 2019)
Anchor - SL Claw 66lb with 400" 3/8 Chain
Anchor, Danforth 35 lbs with Chain and Rode
Anchor, Paul Luke Fisherman Style, 75lbs with heavy Rode
Dodger with removeable Window Panels (Good Condition)
Bimini -with removable clear Side Curtains and Aft Curtain as well as a complete Insect Screen Enclosure (Good Condition)
Cockpit can be completely enclosed with Clear Plastic Curtains or Insect Screens
Custom white Vinyl Cockpit Cushions and Semi Rigid Backs
Cockpit Table, Teak, AFI, Folding, with Fiddles
Complete Deck (3) Piece Awning of Textilene
Dinghy, Inflatable, 10', AB VS (New 2014)
Outboard Engine, Mapi 15 HP Two Stroke (New 2014)
(5) Fenders, (4) with Covers
Fender Boards (2)
Custom Complete Sunbrella Covers for Toe Rails, Rub Rails, Dorade Boxes, Handrails and Cockpit Brightwork (All in very good Condition)
(4) Winch Handles
(4) Snatch Blocks
Bosuns Chair
LP Gas Tanks, (2) 20 Lb, Aluminum
Jack Lines in Cockpit/Deck (2008)
Safety Harnesses, Model 38AH
(2) Type 'V' Vests
(4) Type 1 Vests
MOB Pole on Backstay
MOB Light (2018)
Horseshoe Life Ring on Stern Pulpit
Viking Marine Seasafe (8) Person Liferaft (next Service due September 2019)
ACR Category 1 Self Deploying GPS (New March 2019)
LED Masthead Tricolor, Anchor Light and Strobe Light at Masthead (New February 2019)
Ladder, Custom Folding Stainless Steel with Teak Steps
Garhauer Outboard Motor Lifting Davit
Numerous Docklines and Springs
Extra Anchor Rodes
Snubber Line with Chain Hook
Numerous Spare Parts and a large Selection of Fasteners, Electrical Spares (Thousands of Dollars worth of Tools and Parts for many of the Vessel's Systems)
Propane BBQ

Sails and Rigging
Hood Electric and Manual In-mast Furling Mast refurbished and new Awlgrip (installed February 2019)
Profurl C430 Roller Furling for Jib (New February 2019)
Profurl Furler for Staysail
All new Tangs and Bolts on Mast (February 2019)
All new Standing Rigging and new Turnbuckles (February 2019) ,12mm Forestay and Backstay and V 1s, 10mm Uppers, intermediates and lowers
Dyneema Running Backstays (New 2019)
Chainplates are being Pulled and Inspected and Replaced as Deemed Necessary (March-April 2019)
Boom Vang, Hydraulic, Navtec
14-22ft Telescoping Whisker Pole
120% Genoa (Age unknown, Good Condition)
Mainsail, North NZ (2002 - Fair Condition)
Mainsail, Mack Sails (2015 -Very Good Condition)
Staysail, Tasker (New April 2019)
Laminated Genoa (Age unknown)
Sheets and Jib/Staysail Furling Lines lead to Cockpit
Barient Winches as follows:
(2), 36, 3 Speed, Electric, Genoa Sheet with high and low Speed Foot Switches
Winches 23, Halyard
Winches 28, Barient, secondary Sheets
Winches 23, Barient, Mainsheet, Outhaul, Staysail

Mechanical Equipment

Bilge Pump, Electric, 12Volt DC, 8 GPM (Plus New Spare)
Bilge Pump, Rule, Electric, 12 Volt DC, 2500-GPH (New float Switch 2019)
Bilge Pump, Edson Manual under Galley Sole
Bilge Pump, Beckson, Manual, 1.5 Inch Hose, Cockpit Sole
Shower Sump Pump, PAR (2) with Automatic Stiches and one new Spare plus Spare Switch
Autopilot, Raymarine 7000 at Helm plus remote Control Autohelm 7000 at NavStation- Hynautic Hydraulic Drive with Spare Ram, Spare Controller, Spare 3G Computer and Spare Rudder Feedback and Compass all Onboard
Fire Protection, Engine Room, Fireboy 15CG
Two current B1 ABC Fire Extinguishers in Main Cabin and Side Cabin, two B2 BC Units in Forward and Aft Cabins
Smoke Alarm in Aft Cabin

Engine Detail

Yanmar 4JHDTE,3860 hrs on Meter (actual Hours unconfirmed) Excellent Condition and starts instantly.
Racor filters: One 500 Model each or Generator and Main Engine: #500MA
Engine and Drive Train Underwent a major servicing for anticipated long distance cruising in Jan. 2019

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Old 26-04-2022, 13:07   #2
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Re: 1990 Alden 50- Price Reduction $229,000

I am curious as to the extent of the damage to the vessel. It must have fallen over to have the mast irrevocably damaged. There also must have been damage to the hull. I would be most curious to learn of the procedure to repair the boat. I'd be interested in a photo journal of the damage and repair process. This is the kind of boat I'm looking for to serve as a live-aboard. I am self funded.

Please provide additional information.
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Old 28-05-2022, 04:28   #3
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Re: 1990 Alden 50- Price Reduction $229,000

plaid upholstery in the vee .. gotta be original
some of the best times of my life were spent on a boat. it just took a long time to realize it.
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Old 03-06-2022, 17:12   #4
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She’s a beauty.
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Old 03-06-2022, 18:55   #5
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Re: 1990 Alden 50- Price Reduction $229,000

Old threae, boat likely long since sold...

But I note with some curiosity that nowhere in the post is the hull construction or underwater shape mentioned. They list every small item of inventory but fail to specify the important stuff.

Strange way to promote a cruising boat IMO.

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