AURORA | Alden Custom 47 Ketch | 47ft

Rockland, ME, US


AURORA | Alden Custom 47 Ketch | 47ft


Rockland, ME, US


AURORA is a truly one-of-a-kind yacht. She stands out in any harbor thanks to her classic lines, varnished teak trunk cabin and beautiful teak decks.


  • Length: 47ft
  • Builder: Paul Molich, Denmark
  • Beam: 13' 3"
  • Draft: 10' 6"
  • Year: 1973
  • Displacement: 30000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Perkins, hp


  • Builder: Paul Molich, Denmark
  • Designer: John G. Alden
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 47.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 34.50 ft
  • Max Draft: 10' 6"
  • Displacement: 30000.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 9000.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 3"


  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Engine Model: 4-236
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3114


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (200 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)


AURORA is a truly one-of-a-kind yacht. She stands out in any harbor thanks to her classic lines, varnished teak trunk cabin and beautiful teak decks. AURORA has had superb care from her four long-term caring owners and today she looks very much the same as the day she was first launched. It could be argued that AURORA is only the better for the years as a result of modern advances in gear and equipment that her owners have liberally bestowed upon her. AURORA is the ideal yacht for the individual who wants a distinctive, top quality, classic beauty. 


Interior joinery was crafted from some of the finest hand-selected varnished Burmese teak and cabin soles are varnished solid teak and holly.

Aft Stateroom

Owner’s aft stateroom is with single sea berths, port and starboard. Cabin has a built-in bureau, hanging lockers and Espar heat. Adjoining head is equipped with shower. A private companionway with dodger leads to aft deck.


A below decks passageway leads from aft cabin to main cabin and has a full size single berth to starboard. The engine compartment is inboard of the passageway, directly under the cockpit. Access to the engine is excellent through two removable insulated panels.


  • L-shaped galley is adjacent to the companionway and aft of the salon
  • Force 10 S/S gas stove with oven and broiler
  • Isotherm refrigeration and deep freeze
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel counters
  • Counter space
  • Storage cabinets outboard
  • Main Salon

Opposite galley to starboard is the navigation area with chart desk, drawers, etc. The salon has two built-in berths and two extension transom berths with centerline drop-leaf table between. Book cases, bureau, ample drawers, and Espar heating. Stereo with Bose speakers. Forward of the main cabin to port is head with shower. Hanging locker is opposite head to starboard.

Forward Stateroom

Guest stateroom is forward and sleeps two in V-berth. It has a bureau, ample drawers, good storage under berths and hanging locker.


  • Raymarine GPS chart plotter at nav station and remote in cockpit
  • Raymarine radar
  • AIS
  • Standard Horizon VHF, nav station and cockpit
  • Standard Horizon handheld
  • ICOM model M701 single side band 
  • Raymarine wind, depth and speed in cockpit 
  • Auxillary depth at nav station  
  • Wiring in place via USB cable for a personal computer at salon table and nav station
  • Danforth Constellation compass  
  • 2 depth sounders at nav station, one in meters and one in feet/fathoms  
  • Raytheon depth sounder in cockpit  
  • Raytheon apparent wind and wind speed in cockpit  
  • Raytheon speed over ground in cockpit  
  • Johnson bilge alert  


  • Vessel's wiring replaced (1997) 
  • New electrical panel (1997)  
  • 12 VDC ship's system  
  • 110 VAC shore power  
  • House batteries, banks 1 and 2 AGM (2023)  
  • Start battery (2023)  
  • Electric power cords, (2) 30-amp and (1) 50/30 reducer  
  • Separate engine starting battery  
  • Balmar voltage regulator  


  • Teak decks, (New 2000)
  • Cabin trunk sides and deck trim are varnished teak  
  • Eight stainless opening ports with stainless screens  
  • Bomar hatches  
  • Solar vents on lazarette  
  • Edison pedestal control and elk-hide wrapped wheel, (2003), with guard and cockpit table  
  • Mast head LED lights, running, anchor and strobe  
  • Additional running lights at pulpit and pushpit  
  • Deck lights on main and mizzen  
  • Ideal ACW electric windlass   
  • Anchor chain, 200'  
  • CQR Anchor  
  • Danforth Anchor  
  • Storm Anchor - Luke  
  • Rope anchor rode, 300'  
  • Salt deck washdown  
  • Life jackets  
  • MOM Module  
  • Life sling rescue system  
  • 6-man life raft   
  • Dodgers for both companionways  
  • Bimini attached to main dodger running to mizzen and mizzen shrouds  
  • Emergency monel tiller  
  • Sun awning cover - main mast to mizzen  
  • Forward hatch rain deflector  
  • Radar reflector mounted on main mast  
  • Bosun's chair  
  • Air fog horn with compressor  
  • Harken Self-tailing Electric primary cockpit winches (2002)  
  • Main boom hydraulic vang  
  • Docklines  
  • Custom varnished boarding ladder  
  • Two varnished fender boards  
  • Varnished helmsman seat  
  • Covered fenders, six  
  • Custom extra long spruce boat hook  
  • Mahogany boat hook  
  • Weather cloths  
  • Fore and aft jack lines  


  • Airex-Core fiberglass hull  
  • Oyster White Awlgrip topsides  
  • Rubrail with stainless striker  
  • Encapsulated lead keel  
  • Bronze centerboard  
  • Luke 3-bladed feathering propeller  
  • Bronze deflector wings protect prop from lobster pots etc.  


  • Hood ElectricStoway spars for roller furling both main and mizzen  
  • Harken furling Headstay  
  • Stainless steel standing rigging  
  • Barient winches 
  • Harken self-tailing electric primaries   
  • Anderson self-tailing outhaul winch   
  • Quantum Main, Mizzen and Headsail 
  • MPS 
  • Storm trysail 
  • Double headsails 
  • Storm jib 
  • Mizzen staysail  


  • Perkins 4-236 diesel engine (2004)  
  • Bow thruster (2000)  
  • Isotherm refrigeration ( 2023 
  • Shower pumps, forward and aft  
  • Holding tanks for forward and aft head (2015)  
  • Espar diesel fired heater  
  • Deck wash-down pump  
  • Tank tender gauges  
  • Engine room extinguisher  
  • Simrad Robertson hydraulic autopilot  
  • Three bilge pumps  



  • Extensive spare parts inventory  
  • Original John G. Alden drawings at Hart Museum, MIT  
  • Custom canvas Fairclough winter cover and tubular frame  
  • Six-person life raft  
  • Custom cover for mast in salon  


  • Wicker baskets, books  
  • Binoculars  
  • Utensils, dishes, “glassware”,pots and pans  

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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