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Alden Schooner 20m

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USD $729,000




Marsden Cove

We're excited to introduce Arcturus to the market—a stunning testament to maritime grace, crafted by John G. Alden in 1930 in Maine, USA.

Arcturus boasts a storied history, once owned by General George Patton and his wife, Beatrice, during the 1930s. She later graced the west coast of the US before reportedly passing into the hands of Gene Kelly in the 1950s. However, her journey hit a rough patch upon reaching Hawaii, facing adversity until Lance Foreman came to her rescue. He bravely sailed her to New Zealand, where she underwent an extensive 2 year restoration, led by Geoff Armitage and funded by Don and Tim Armitage.

The result of this meticulous restoration is truly remarkable. Arcturus now stands as a testament to superior craftsmanship, with a structure that exceeds its original splendour. Alongside its historical significance, Arcturus is in current Inshore Limits NZ Maritime Survey for 15 passengers since 2000 and has operated out of Viaduct Harbour.

Beneath its impressive exterior lies a vessel that enchants all who encounter her. With impeccably maintained timberwork, overseen by her captain over the past two decades, to the exquisite deck and helm station, embellished with a gracefully curved timber cap rail, Arcturus emanates timeless allure. Moreover, her design places a premium on safety, with raised bulwarks and sturdy stanchions providing peace of mind for young family members.

Stepping aboard Arcturus is to step into a realm of maritime heritage and tradition. The teak decks whisper tales of voyages past, inviting you to become part of her storied legacy.

Arcturus's sail plan is equally impressive, boasting an vast wardrobe that promises exhilarating sailing experiences. Despite her grandeur, she navigates with ease, offering a gentle touch on the helm and impressive speed under sail.

Owning Arcturus is an opportunity to etch your name into the annals of maritime history, becoming part of a legacy that transcends generations.  To experience the splendour of Arcturus first-hand, contact Laurent Boudou to arrange a viewing or reach out to the 36° Broker team.

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  • Accommodation: 2 Cabins
  • Beam: 4.35 m
  • Draft: 2.19 m
  • Length Over All: 20.40
  • Build Design: John G Alden
  • Year: 1930
  • Construction: Wood laminate
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 l
  • Engines: Ford
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 85 hp

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