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1997 Alden Express

** SOLD **

  • $435,000 USD
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Convertible Sedan Bridges
  • 1997
  • Alden
  • Express
  • Eastern Shore, Maryland, US
  • Power
  • 56ft / 17.07 m
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2011-08-05
  • 2013-05-04
  • 1548561

Twilight was built to typically high Alden standards. The downeast profile, spectacular raised panel interior and modern performance and mechanical systems place her well above "production"  cruisers of this type and style. Well maintained, seriously for sale, delivered to South Florida to be sold.


  • Beam: 15'4"
  • LOA: 56' 0"
  • LWL: 50' 5"
  • Max Draft: 4' 5"
  • Displacement: 52,000 lbs
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots
  • Max Speed: 25 knots
  • Fuel Tank: 640 Gallons
  • Fresh Water Tank: 200 Gallons
  • Holding Tank:


  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3196E
  • HP: 660
  • Hours:

Vessel Walkthrough

TWILIGHT is a classic yacht that recaptures the style and elegance of the grand old commuters with brass, chrome and elbow-deep varnished woodwork, a tumblehome transom, all combined in a fast package. The exquisite teak interior is a wonderful example of understated elegance with it's raised panel doors and hand-fit ash hardwood overheads, diamond tufted leather upholstery, and custom carved rolled arm settees in the saloon, all of which combine to create a warm and rich feeling.


  • Custom teak table with exquisite inlay work can open and double in size to accommodate large parties and is height adjustable
  • Built-in entertainment center starboard in aft bulkhead
  • Built-in amplifier to port
  • Matching custom-carved, leather upholstered settees port and starboard


Located down to starboard, featuring Czech & Momoplac Hardware,appliances are concealed wherever possible.  

  • Aquapure central water filtration system
  • Built-in appliances
  • Built-in blender system
  • Built-in cabinets & shelves
  • Built-in wine rack behind dinette
  • Built-in coffee maker
  • Built-in trash receptacle
  • Custom teak table with storage drawers for tableware
  • Extra storage area for guest items above and outboard of settee
  • Extra deep, stainless steel sink is concealed beneath an inset in the Corian top
  • Gaggenau 4-Burner cooktop stove
  • Gaggenau convection oven
  • Nickel plated stainless steel sink
  • S/S hot water heater (110 Volt and from the engines)
  • Sharpe 1800 watt microwave
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Teak, raised panel cabinets above and below
  • Teak facing on refrigerator
  • U-shaped upholstered dining settee to port
  • White L-shaped Corian countertops with a mirrored finish

Master Stateroom

  • Centerline queen size bed
  • Leather upholstered settee
  • Cedar hanging locker
  • Overhead skylight/deck hatch
  • Ample drawers

Master Head

Aft to starboard with a separate shower stall opposite to port

Guest Stateroom

  • Located aft and to starboard
  • Twin lower berths
  • Hanging locker and drawers

Guest Head

Opposite to port is the guest head with separate stall shower


  • (2) Teak backed helm chairs
  • (4) Bomar opening hatches
  • Accessed from the cockpit via teak and stainless ladder offset to port
  • Custom fiberglass hardtop
  • Eisenglass 3-Sided Enclosure
  • Full instrumentation, including radar and plotter screens
  • Instruments are mounted into the forward console
  • Overhead pod which houses navigational electronics
  • Port and starboard settees with storage underneath
  • Teak drop leaf table between settees

Electronics & Navigational Equipment

  • (2) ICOM M127 VHF's
  • (2) Northstar 951XD GPS/plotters (independent units)
  • (2) Raymarine 12" GPS/plotters
  • Autohelm ST-50  dual station
  • Brass clock and barometer
  • Cassette player
  • CD changer and DVD player
  • Custom entertainment with TV in main salon and TV/VCR in master stateroom
  • Furuno color depth sounder
  • Furuno 1941 radar with 4' array
  • KVH digital compass
  • Robertson 300 DLX autopilot with remote
  • Speakers throughout vessel
  • TV has KVH3 satellite for dockside and "on-the-go" viewing
  • Tide clock

Lower Helm Station

The lower helm station forward to port in the salon. To starboard is a custom teak bar cabinet with glassware drawer, icemaker, and refrigerator. Just forward of the bar cabinet, built into the forward console, is a retracting 38" flat-screen plasma monitor television, along with a VCR and DVD in the main saloon. The television received a KVH3 Satellite auto on-the-go receiver in 2007.

Electrical System

  • (2) 90-amp alternators
  • 80-amp automatic battery charger
  • 12V DC electrical system
  • 110V AC electrical system
  • Electric outlets in engine room
  • Extra house batteries
  • Northern Lights 30KW generator equipped with sound shield, soft mounts and dual Racor filters
  • Silent switches throughout the yacht
  • Trace inverter/charger


Centered in the aft bulkhead are double teak doors leading to the 80 sq. ft. teak decked cockpit. The cockpit coaming is trimmed in high gloss varnished teak. A transom door allows for easy access to the swim platform and the dock when in port. Also from the cockpit a ladder leads up to the flybridge. A large deck hatch in the cockpit raises up to access a very large storage lazarette and for service access to the steering gear, bilge pump exhaust hoses, trim tabs, storm anchor and line. There are covers for the cockpit coaming and a cover for the cockpit and dinghy.

Engine Room / Mechanical Equipment

  • (2) Bilge blowers
  • (3) Automatic bilge pumps
  • Acoustical, thermal insulation
  • Additional engine room sound insulation
  • Algi-X inhibitors on generator and main engines
  • Bridge hydraulic wheel steering
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Cabin hydraulic wheel steering
  • Central vacuum system
  • Chest of tools in engine room
  • Classic style engine gauges at both helms
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Emergency engine stop
  • Engine synchronizers
  • Engine fuel shut-off valve
  • Fuel filters, 2 secondary, each engine, one primary each engine
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Fresh water faucet in engine room
  • Halon automatic fire control system
  • Hydraulic wheel steering
  • Marine Air reverse cycle 79,000 BTU air conditioner
  • Munters Mist eliminators at air intakes
  • Nibral 5-blade props with cutters
  • New M.P.D.'s upper station
  • New computers on each engine
  • New style thru-hulls, engine genset, AC intakes, reduce grass intake
  • Port engine rebuilt March 2006
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Spare propellers
  • Twin Caterpillar 3196E, 660 HP updated with new style aftercoolers
  • Upper and lower Mathers Micro-Commander single lever controls

Deck Equipment

  • (3) Kahlenberg trumpet horns
  • (10) Rod holders
  • 200' of chain
  • 130' of 12 Volt tube lights for accent and safety
  • Frigast swivel bulkhead lights
  • Flood lights, aft and fore deck
  • Bow pulpit with rails
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Cover for cockpit deck area
  • Covers for all tables (flybridge, salon, & galley)
  • Custom teak wheel at lower helm
  • Custom helm station with overhead instrument cluster
  • Elkhide wheel on flybridge
  • Freshwater and saltwater wash downs
  • Fenders with lines and fender board
  • Flybridge hardtop with 4 opening hatches
  • Glendenning cable retriever with 100' 50-amp cable
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Life raft
  • Navigation lights
  • New Sterns dinghy davit for 11' dinghy
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Stainless steel plow anchor
  • Side stanchions with lifelines and gates, port and starboard
  • Swim platform
  • Trim tabs with controls at both helms
  • Windshield washers/wipers
  • Windshield covers and cover for cockpit


Twilight was built to typically high Alden standards. The downeast profile, spectacular raised panel interior and modern performance and mechanical systems place her well above "production" cruisers of this type and style. Well maintained, seriously for sale, delivered to South Florida to be hold.


All personal items and any other items or equipment not included in this listing.


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.

For Sale By HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. - PBG

2401 PGA Boulevard Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410
United States