CADENCE | Alden 43 Aft Cockpit | 43ft

Portsmouth, RI, US


CADENCE | Alden 43 Aft Cockpit | 43ft


Portsmouth, RI, US


CADENCE, one of only three Alden Yachts 43s in existence, is an exceptional example of American craftsmanship. Since launch, she has been lovingly cared for and continuously updated by three successive experienced yacht owners; the first, Rick Chapin, was an Alden Yachts stakeholder. Yard-maintained to the highest standards, this classic and immaculate example of American boatbuilding history turns heads everywhere she goes and commands respect for her aesthetic, performance and legendary pedigree. Her cherry interior with Ultrasuede upholstery and Corian countertops surrounds owner and guests with light and luxury. CADENCE has been well-cared-for since launch by two Hinckley yards in Maryland and one in Portsmouth, RI, where she was built. Complete maintenance records are available from the current owner.

CADENCE is being actively maintained and upgraded by Hinckley Yacht Services. 


  • Length: 43ft
  • Builder: Alden Yachts, Inc.
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Year: 1993
  • Displacement: 23000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 63 hp


  • Builder: Alden Yachts, Inc.
  • Designer: Niels C. Helleberg


  • Length Overall: 43.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 34.50 ft
  • Displacement: 23000.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 11000.00 lb
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 58' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 12' 6"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Engine Model: 63B
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 63 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (55 Gallons)


  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 1


  • Accommodations for four persons in two cabins, plus an additional two in the main salon. Fwd stateroom has a large double V-berth, aft cabin has a large double quarter berth.
  • Head with vanity countertop, medicine cabinet outboard. Custom teak grate in head for nozzle shower
  • Interior bulkheads and hull sides are satin-varnished cherry with bright-varnished cherry trim. Galley area, head and companionway finished with high-pressure laminate
  • Cabin sole is bright varnished teak with contrasting holly strips. Cabin sole lockdown system
  • (2) Aromatic cedar-lined hanging lockers
  • Hanging wet locker
  • (6) Solid teak-faced drawers with dovetail joinery
  • All drawers and visible cabinet and locker drawers are equipped with flush-fit, push-to-lock Southco latches
  • Overhead constructed with laminated textured white vinyl on removable panels below insulating air space. Panels secured with teak varnished battens
  • Main salon and nav station feature Ultrasuede ‘Ambiance’-covered latex foam seats, soft compression foam backrests with double roll styling. V-berth and aft cabin foam mattress covered in Ultrasuede ‘Antique Beige Linen’
  • Custom chrome and soapstone Paul Luke fireplace, serviced and re-chromed by Paul Luke, Inc., and converted to propane (2008)


  • Force 10 “Gourmet Galley” polished stainless gimbaled propane range; (3) top burners and oven
  • Stainless steel stove guard (1”) with attachment points for harness
  • Fireboy S-2A propane controller and bilge-mounted monitoring system
  • (2) Aluminum marine grade LPG cylinders in locker vented overboard
  • Compact Oster microwave with digital controls (2013)
  • Separate refrigerator and freezer. Refrigerator is top- and front-loading, freezer is top-loading. 12V DC Grunert engine drive compressor with timer switch. System is controlled with stainless steel eutectic holding plates. Separate galley-mounted dial thermometers read temperatures in each box
  • Countertops and Engine Room counter: Corian ‘Mediterranean Magna’


  • Bass AC/DC panel, 11AC and 33DC circuit breaker positions. Shore power main DC and shore power double pole main breakers and polarity indicator. Backlit AC/DC volt and amp meters
  • (2) Engine starting batteries, 8A27 deep cycle (2016)
  • (3) House batteries, 8A27 deep cycle (2016)
  • Navigation lighting is pulpit-mounted. Mast tricolor light for offshore use. Anchor light illuminated with an LED. Strobe light on masthead for emergencies
  • Deck Lighting: (2) Sealed beam spreader lights, (1) Foredeck light
  • Compass: Red illumination in bowl
  • Mast furling unit: Complete overhaul (2014)


  • IC-M56 VHF Radio
  • Northstar 941X GPS
  • Wind Instrument: Autohelm digital anemometer
  • Sailing Instruments: Autohelm ST50, depth, speed, wind
  • Chart plotter: Garmin 740 touchscreen, on helm pedestal (2011)
  • Autopilot: Autohelm ST7000 NavData
  • Radar: Furuno 1830 RDP-076
  • TV: Flat screen, portside cabinet


  • Westerbeke 63B diesel engine 3,600 hours (est. fall, 2018) Fuel injector rebuild and valve overhaul (2011). New hoses, belts and cooling system rebuild (2014). Dual alternators, 90 and 55 amp output. 90 amp replaced (winter 2018/19)
  • Entec-West generator in cockpit lazarette DOES NOT RUN, needs rebuild, or could be easily removed for additional space
  • Westerbeke Admiral engine panel with gauges for rpm, oil pressure, temperature and voltage. Audible alarms for over-temperature and oil pressure
  • Maxprop 3-blade classic feathering propeller with Aquamet shaft, 1¼” diameter. Shaft-mounted spurs line and net cutter system/PPS dripless shaft seal. Shaft Saver and new cutlass bearing (2017)
  • Morse MT-3 engine control, single-lever, shift-throttle mounted at helm
  • (50) Gallon fuel tank of aluminum alloy with baffle plates, clean-out and top-mounted gauge
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Engine room insulated with Mylar-coated foam and lead
  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguishing system installed in engine space
  • Espar DSL diesel-fueled cabin heater with variable temperature control and forced hot air outlets in each cabin
  • Manually-controlled bilge blower


  • (2) Stainless steel fresh water tanks with baffle plates, cleanouts and top-mounted gauges. Total water capacity 100 gallons
  • Jabsco 3.3 GPM fresh water pump
  • Torrid stainless steel 10-gallon hot water heater, 110 VAC or engine heat exchange
  • Wilcox Crittenden Skipper II marine toilet. New internal parts (2017)
  • (14) Gallon Type III holding tank with sanitation device, with bypass valve and deck discharge
  • Jabsco macerator pump
  • Shower pump connected through strainer to power diaphragm pump, with overboard discharge
  • Groco salt water washdown- 7.5 GPM with quick disconnect fitting on deck adjacent to anchor windlass
  • Bilge Pumps: Electric: Jabsco 3000 submersible, located in bilge sump (2016). Ultra PumpSwitch SR.UPS-01; Manual: Whale Gusher “Titan”, accessed beneath cabin sole in main salon
  • (2) Cockpit drains, 2” diameter, aft pair with gutters


  • Laminate composite epoxy resin, bi-axial and tri-axial woven E-glass, end-grain balsa core with carbon fiber deck reinforcement and Kevlar hull forward impact laminate. Triple vacuum bag molded and post thermal cured
  • External lead keel:  Elliptical cast lead torpedo, 11,000 lbs. with stainless steel keel bolts
  • Exterior finish is Awlgrip Seattle Grey with Awlgrip clear topcoat
  • Bottom is painted annually with a coat of Interlux Micron 66 (water-based ablative paint)
  • Boot stripe is Awlgrip Flag Blue
  • Cove stripe is Awlgrip Pale Gold


  • Toe rail is custom joined teak with stainless steel open top access chocks at bow, stern and midships (6 total)
  • Natural ventilation is provided by (3) 4” stainless steel adjustable, rotating, locking cowl vents mounted on teak dorade boxes with storm caps and non-corrosive interior insect screens. (4) Stainless steel Dorade vent guards
  • (4) Bomar fixed ports glazed with tinted polycarbonate. Six Almag metal opening ports with screen inset in cabin house sides
  • (3) Lewmar Ocean Series Hatches: Size 60 (22” x 22”) in forward cabin, Size 40 (19” x 19”) in main salon. Main companionway sliding hatch and drop boards are smoked acrylic
  • Harken main sheet traveler with circulating ball bearing car. 6:1 tag line for mid-boom sheeting
  • Deck joiner work and trim is bright varnished with ten coats of Epifanes high-gloss varnish
  • Maxwell anchor windlass, VRC2200 electric, with 200 feet of chain, with deck controls
  • Custom Alden design Thurston dodger (2017) with removable sides and roll-up center window, with helmsman awning. Leather covered aft hand grip rail


  • Stainless steel, leather covered destroyer-type wheel, 48” diameter
  • Pedestal is 6” Edson with stainless needle bearings and Harken rudder post bearings
  • Ritchie compass 6” diameter with polished stainless steel base and hood
  • Aluminum emergency tiller, easy-access mounting


  • Cockpit primary winch: (2) Lewmar #64 CCST electric, 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on molded winch island
  • Main sheet winch: (1) Lewmar #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing chrome on house top with easy access from cockpit
  • Main halyard and spinnaker halyard winch: (1) Lewmar #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing on starboard side of mast, with line clutch
  • Genoa halyard and spinnaker halyard winch: (1) Lewmar #44 CCST 2-speed, self-tailing on port side of mast, with line clutch
  • (3) Line clutches in cockpit on starboard side of companionway


  • Mast:  Hood Yacht Systems aluminum, painted Awlgrip. Mast is stepped at the keel. In-mast furling
  • Spreaders:  Two pairs of tapered airfoil sections
  • Standing rigging:  Navtec rod rigging with high-strength turnbuckles
  • Backstay tension:  Navtec integral hydraulic backstay adjuster (reconditioned, 2017)
  • Boom:  Hood Yacht Systems, painted Awlgrip (2012)
  • Spinnaker/Whisker Pole:  Forespar 16’ carbon fiber (2008)
  • Boom Vang:  Harken, spring-powered
  • Removable Head Stay:  Secured aft of the mast when not in use
  • Halyards:  Main, genoa, and two spinnaker. Burgee to main truck with custom pigstick, pennant to lower starboard spreader
  • Apparent Wind Indicator:  Windex mounted on stand-off bar


  • Main: Quantum Dacron, roller furling (2011)
  • Jib, 135 : Quantum Dacron, roller furling with foam luff insert (2011)
  • Spinnaker: North Sails, symmetrical, with ATN dousing sleeve


  • 6-Person Switlik Coastal Life Raft, deck mounted
  • (3) Fire extinguishers, located in cockpit locker, forward cabin and galley hanging locker
  • Teknovation “Nite Owl” spotlight, Model 900-40


  • Ground Tackle: 40 lb. CQR anchor with 210 ft. of galvanized 3/8” chain rode; FX54 Fortress Anchor with 15’ of chain and 300’ of 5/8” nylon rode
  • Boarding Ladder: Teak and stainless steel, with stainless attachment brackets on port and starboard toe rails
  • Swim Ladder: West Marine collapsible 4-step stainless steel, hangs to teak toe rail over boarding ladder (2014)
  • Fenders: Two ribbed pneumatic with Main Point covers, monogramed with boat name
  • Cockpit Table: Edson teak folding, with Sunbrella cover
  • (2) Boat hooks, telescoping aluminum
  • Outboard Hoist: Stainless steel, deck-mounted, stern rail bracing
  • Winter cover: North Sails 3-piece green Vivatex custom canvas cover with 22 X 20 lb. sandbags
  • Companionway screens: (3) Louvered teak screen drop boards, stowed in starboard aft lazarette
  • Varnished teak flag staff
  • TV antenna atop masthead


The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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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