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1997 56 (ft.) Alden Express

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 25362

Eastern Shore, MD, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
56 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

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.
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