$60,000 of 2014/15 Upgrades & Improvements
Includes: New Hull & Mast Paint, New Bow Thruster & Refinished Bottom
CARA LYNN is a very well maintained and equipped Alden 46 that was designed and built by one of New England's highest quality semi custom builders. The current and second owners of CARA LYNN have made the ongoing investment in upgrades and proper service. Her classic profile with aft cockpit is a standout wherever she cruises. This exceptionally strong, sea kindly performance cruising yacht has an exquisite two stateroom varnished teak interior and is very well equipped for extended shorthanded offshore cruising. Her shoal draft keel with centerboard allows access to many more sailing areas and harbors.
Accommodations include a very comfortable main salon, spacious galley, wide navigation center, large master suite forward with double V berth with ensuite head with separate stall shower, aft guest cabin with convertible queen, and guest/day head is conveniently located adjacent to the companionway.
Recent upgrades in 2014/2015 include the addition of a bow thruster, 2 new heads (one electric), new holding tank, bottom and keel refinished and painted and unstepping, disassembling and inspecting rigging and repainting mast. Also the hull was Awl Gripped and the hydraulic system upgraded. The approximate cost of the 2014/15 upgrades was $60,000. Former upgrades include Seafrost holding plate refrigeration, full rudder bearing service in 2008, North MPS with sock (2006), Northstar 952 GPS plotter with cockpit repeater, new headliners throughout, and rebedded deck hatches, genoa tracks and opening ports.
For sailors looking for a beautiful, proven, high quality, semi custom, hand crafted, performance cruising design, that is fast and sea kindly, the Alden 46 Cara Lynn is worthy of a serious look. She is one of the finest 40'-50' semi custom production yachts ever built and is one of Alden's most popular designs. The cost to replace her today would be approximately $1.2 million if built by an established New England yard. Her large aft cockpit, wide side decks and foredeck make her a pleasure to sail. The sea-kindly hull and shoal draft keel design and spacious interior arrangement offers superior safety and comfort for offshore passagemaking or coastal cruising. Cara Lynn has a great equipment inventory, many upgrades and is in excellent condition ready to cruise.
Sleeps 7 in 3 cabins. The full beam owner's cabin is forward with a double V berth and a filler cushion and seat and double hanging locker to starboard. Next aft to port is a head with separate stall shower The main salon has an L shaped settee to port with a pilot berth outboard, and a settee to starboard. A large double leaf teak dining table is mounted amidships providing dining seating from both settees.Aft of the salon is the spacious galley to port with generous storage and counter space that includes an inboard island counter. Aft of the galley is the proper navigation station with a bench seat and chart table. To starboard is the aft head and shower and aft guest cabin with two single berths that can be converted to a queen sized berth. The upholstery is ultrasuede in the main salon with attractive fabrics in the fore and aft cabins.
Cara Lynn's interior is finished in satin varnished teak, refinished with high gloss trim. The cabin soles are varnished solid teak with light rock maple inlays. All the headliners and most of the interior hardware were replaced. Exceptional storage is provided including multiple drawers, lockers, and shelves. On the starboard side of the salon there are 2 shelf lockers with double shelf between and a bureau with drawers and hanging locker forward of the starboard settee. There is additional salon storage outboard and under most of the salon seating.
Westerbeke 55 hp diesel with excellent access.Full injector service and new fuel lines 2008. New tachometer in 2010 (approximately 2700 hours are not indicated on new Tachometer)
Fiberglass sandwich construction, Lloyds Register of Shipping approved, Hull bottom and keel stripped, faired, and repainted in 2015. Hull paint color is flag blue fiberglass laminate with vinylester resin for the barrier layers, stitched uni-directional fiberglass and vacuum-bagged balsa core. The major structural bulkhead is a composite. New bow thrusters installed in 2015. Shoal draft airfoil lead keel. Centerboard is fiberglass with airfoil shape and has positive buoyancy. It's lowered and raised with the Navtec Hydraulic System operated from the cockpit.
The deck construction is fiberglass with a vacuum bagged fiberglass laminate with balsa core. Teak side decks, cockpit seat tops and sole.