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1989 Alden 50

$415,000 USD

  • $415,000 USD
  • Tom Pilkington
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1989
  • Alden
  • 50
  • Stamford, Connecticut, US
  • Sail
  • 50ft / 15.24 m
  • 13ft 5in / 4.09 m
  • Westerbeke
  • W70
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-04-05
  • 2016-09-06
  • 2275060

Prestige Yacht Sales is proud to represent Symphony, the stunning aft cockpit 1989 Alden 50. The Alden 50's are known for their "yacht like" good looks as well as being proven performance cruisers. Symphony is no exception. With her dark green hull, gold cove stripe, white boot top, varnished toe rail, white deck with contrasting non-skid Symphony does the 50 series proud in any harbor. 

The profile of Symphony is only part of the story. The Alden craftsmanship is evident when you first step on board. The interior is satin cherry, with a teak and holly sole. Symphony's salon however is not like many of the other Alden 50’s. When the present owner purchased the boat (winter 2013), the starboard side had two barrel chairs with a fold up table between. Two built in seats/settees were fabricated by McMillen Yachts. (April 2013) making the salon on Symphony on par with any yacht of this size this broker has ever seen. In addition, to the new seats a new salon table was fabricated (the original is in storage), and new cushions were installed.

"Symphony " is currently in her slip and being daysailed, she is likely the "prettiest girl on the dock". The tan canvas, bimini, two sets of cockpit cushions (2013), as well as the custom teak "surfing seats", complete look of this pedigree yacht. 

Schedule a showing soon, there are not many pedigree sailboats in this size range to choose anymore.

Accommodations & Layout

Symphony sleeps four in two private staterooms. Her joinerwork is all hand-crafted cherry with satin finish; the cabin sole is solid teak and holly with lockdown hardware and custom carpentry (2015). Hull ceilings are ash, and hanging lockers are lined with aromatic cedar. 

Master Stateroom

Starting forward, the master cabin features a spacious double berth with memory foam mattress to port with a settee covered in Ultrasuede to starboard. There is a large hanging locker, a bureau and numerous storage lockers, as well as a full length mirror. The owner's head is to port with a manual toilet (2015) and separate shower stall.

Main Salon

The spacious main salon includes an L-shaped settee to port with a custom solid cherry drop-leaf dining table (2014) on centerline. To starboard there is a custom twin "loveseat" settee in satin cherry (2014). All salon cushions are soft white and new in 2014.  There are numerous storage lockers outboard each side, including entertainment equipment locker.

Guest Stateroom

Aft to starboard is the guest stateroom with large double berth and a custom Tempurpedic mattress. There is a bureau and numerous storage lockers. Guest head is adjacent with Tecma freshwater electric toilet (2015) and hanging locker.


  • U-shaped galley opening aft to adjacent companionway
  • Corian countertop with double sink on centerline and Grohe faucet
  • Dish storage locker
  • Dual Grunert engine-driven (2006) and 110-volt refrigeration  system with front- and top-opening doors
  • Propane stove with oven (2003) and custom exhaust vent to a dorade
  • 20-gallon stainless hot water heater
  • Pressurized fresh and salt water
  • Microwave oven
  • Glassware, flatware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, storage containers and dishes


Electronics & Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine E Series chart plotter/radar at helm (2007) and at nav station (2010)
  • Raymarine charts – North Atlantic/Bermuda
  • ICOM 802 SSB (2005)
  • ICOM 604 VHF (2010)
  • ICOM M-120 VHF at helm
  • Ockam sailing instruments (some new 2004)
  • B&G 360 degree wind indicator
  • Autohelm ST 7000 autopilot  and wireless remote (2010)
  • Danforth compass
  • (2)  Weems & Plath compasses, each side of cockpit
  • Chelsea clock and barometer
  • Satellite radio 

Electrical System

  • 110 V AC, 12 V DC systems
  • 8 kW Westerbeke generator with sound shield (1,500 hrs)
  • Amptech 200-amp alternator
  • (2) 40-amp Pro Mariner battery chargers
  • Xantrex 2000 watt inverter/charger (new 2011)
  • All new House AGM cell batteries (2015)
  • Battery condition gauge
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Voltage meter
  • Combination AC/DC receptacles throughout
  • 7" stainless steel overhead lights with dual red/white selectable switches
  • (2)  30-amp shore power cables
  • (2)  120V shore power inlets
  • Spreader lights
  • Spotlight with outlets in cockpit and foredeck
  • Aquasignal 5-function masthead light with strobe navigation light

Engine / Mechanical Equipment

  • Westerbeke W-70 4-cylinder diesel, approx. 3,300 hours, new mounts (2015), Universal V-Joint 2015
  • New engine room insulation (winter, 2011)
  • Feathering Max-prop with spurs line cutters
  • Sidepower 24 volt bow thruster (new, 2011) with separate battery bank and wireless remote
  • Audible engine cooling water alarms
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Engine hour meter
  • Fuel filter
  • Secondary engine alarm panel at nav station
  • Bilge pump
  • Emergency bilge pump from engine intake thru hull
  • Tank tender monitor system
  • Fireboy automatic engine room fire extinguisher
  • 40-gallon holding tank with overboard macerator pump
  • Espar forced hot air diesel system 
  • MarineAir air conditioning, (2) zones 
  • Bilge blower


Hull and deck are built to ABS standards. Hull construction is a vacuum-bagged laminate of Vinylester barrier resin and stitched, unidirectional fiberglass with balsa coring. Deck is also a vacuum-bagged balsa core laminate. External lead keel houses an airfoil shaped fiberglass centerboard that is positively buoyant and controlled hydraulically from the cockpit. The hull is dark green with gold cove stripe, double white boot stripes and red bottom. Deck is white with light tan molded non-skid. Rubrail with stainless steel striker. Forward and aft ports were removed, core area around the ports were "reglassed" and port glass was replaced also port and starboard sail tracks were removed and re-bed.  Bottom and keel stripped, Epoxy coated and painted (2014-2015).  Engine and aft head thru hulls replaced 2014-2015.

Sails & Rigging


  • Quantum 135% genoa (2012)
  • Doyle furling main sail (2010)
  • Doyle asymmetrical spinnaker (2005)
  • Scott storm trysail
  • Scott forestaysail with deck bag staysail


  • Hood electric Stoway mast
  • Harken roller furling
  • Navtec rod rigging (all new cold heads, 2012)
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay with failsafe turnbuckle backstay adjuster
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang
  • Removable inner forestay with runners
  • Insulated backstay for SSB
  • Harken S/S blocks for spin
  • Harken 4-part mainsheet traveler system
  • Mast-mounted Forespar telescoping whisker pole
  • Offshore boom preventer system

Barient Winches (all serviced 2010):

  • (2)  3-speed electric #36 ST primaries
  • (2)  #28 ST secondaries
  • #24 mainsheet winch
  • (2)  #27 ST halyard winches
  • #24 ST outhaul winch

Deck Equipment

  • Dorades re-chromed 2015
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass with foot switches and remote
  • Danforth 1800 deep set anchor w/ 200' chain rode
  • 30 lb Fortress anchor w/ 200' 5/8" anchor line, 15' 3/8" chain
  • Varnished teak toe rail, drip rail, grab rails, dorade boxes and cockpit trim (Spring 2016)
  • Custom teak folding cockpit table
  • Stainless steel bow/stern pulpits and stainless steel lifelines (new 2011)
  • Horseshoe life ring
  • (6)  Type-1 life jackets with whistles, strobes and dye markers
  • MOM
  • Life sling
  • EPIRB (2012)
  • Custom stern rail teak seats (2014)
  • Flare kit
  • Viking 8-man life raft with abandon ship bag (2012)
  • Stainless and teak boarding ladder
  • (2)  Boarding gates
  • Tan dodger with elkhide covered grab rails (all new 2012)
  • Cockpit awning zips to dodger
  • Canvas covers for six dorades, handrails and table
  • (4)  50' 5/8" dock lines (2012)
  • 60" teak ensign pole
  • Code flags
  • (2) Sets of cockpit cushions (2014)
  • Hot and cold shower in cockpit
  • Salt water washdown on foredeck


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 Prestige Yacht Sales - Norwalk

48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, Connecticut, 06855