Fawkes | Alden 47' 1974

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Fawkes
Builder: Alden
Model: Dolphin 47
Year: 1974
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $71,000
Designer: John Alden
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Alden Dolphin 47

Looking for a Classic Yacht, without the dark cave interior?

Fawkes has the classic lines and the sturdy construction with an abundance of natural light and ventilation while still retaining the
Old Classic Styling & Clipper Bow
Cutter Ketch For Multiple Sail Plans
Full Keel

Her Interior Woodwork shines like new and her galley/salon area is wide open and bright

Cook a meal while watching dolphins through the giant static ports

Her current owners cruised on the boat for 12 years and homeschooled their children for four of those years.
Many fond memories aboard Fawkes, but now it's time for new owners to continue the journey and she's ready to fulfill new dreams.

Thinking of living Aboard, Cruising the Islands?

Here's Fawkes equipment list that will help make living aboard a reality:

Dinghy & Davits
Robust Maxwell 3500 with reversing solenoid
73 lb Rocna
Furuno 36 Mile Radar
Auto Pilot: Simrad NAC-3
AIS Send & Receive
(You See Them, They See You)

Kyocera Solar (2) 85 Watts, (2) 135 Watts
Regulator: Victron MPPT 75/50
Oversized Alternator (Balmar 110 amp)
Fuel Polishing System

Over the year's numerous improvements have been made including a Yanmar motor in 2009

Look over the list of improvements and upgrades in the description section

Virtual showings available


Length: 47'
Beam: 13' 9
Draft: 6' 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar (2009)
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3043 Hours

Cockpit, Deck, Anchoring

The Alden Dolphin is a Cutter Ketch which gives you an infinite number of sail plans to handle most conditions at sea.

Main Sail and Headsail are both on furlers and the staysail has an available furling system should you decide to install it. The Lazy Jack set up on the Mizzen makes raising and lowering easy with the lines running just aft of the cockpit. Mainsail traveler lines are also just behind the cockpit making adjustments easy. Headsail furler has newly installed bearings

New bowsprit and pulpit fabricated and installed 2017

New stainless steel tubing fabricated and installed in 2017 provides additional safety to the cockpit occupants.

Halyard is wire to rope eliminating the crows feet from stretched line

A hard top keeps the cockpit covered and will last for years to come. In 2014 the solar panels were mounted on top and out of the way.

Sunscreen surrounds for the cockpit provide shade while still allowing the cockpit to be naturally ventilated.

Owners have systematically replaced the running rig over the years

Sixteen New Chainplates were fabricated and installed in 2017

You'll notice how solid the decks feel as you walk on deck, (no squeaks, no soft spots anywhere).

Fawkes solid construction is clear no matter where you look and walk.


Rigging & Sails

Spars: (2) Aluminum deck stepped masts and spars
Standing Rigging: Stainless steel with swedged and sta-lock fittings throughout, replaced on a rotating schedule
Chain plates: (16) interior plates fabricated and replaced 2015, Bow fabricated and replaced 2017 Six mast mounted winches (4) Main, (2) Mizzen
Headsail: 100% roller furled genoa, Sunbrella solar protection replaced 2017
Halyard: Wire/rope splice
Traveler: aft of cockpit
Staysail: Club footed, hanked on sail, additional storm sail
Halyard: Line
Traveler: forward main mast
Refurbished roller furler system with new bearings, including excrutions available for new owners to install.
Main: External mast roller furled, boom rests in gallows aft of cockpit, Sunbrella solar protection replaced 2017
Halyard(s): (1) internal wire for roller furler; (1) wire in mast; (1) external line
Mizzen: with lazy jacks
Halyard: Wire/rope splice


Cockpit & Deck

Hard top bimini (new 2014)
Enclosure (new 2014, Phifertex for breathability with interior Sunbrella lining to drop for sun and rain)
Five cockpit salon cushions (new 2013)
LED rope lights (blue and white)
Four self-tailing winches ((1) main sheet, (2) genny sheets & (1) main furling system) One block for main sail operation (topping lift, furler, outhaul)
Depth/knot meter
Engine panel (nav lights, steaming light, compass light)
12 volt outlet Trim bulb Ship’s bell Storage
One cockpit locker (dock lines, sail ties, (2) jacklines, harnesses, tethers, etc.)



Salt and freshwater facets (outboard cockpit)
Complete solid aft pulpit (new 2017)
Integrated davits (new 2017, with additional stern anchor/security light and running light) Stantions and stantion bases (new 2017, throughout)
Complete solid bow pulpit (new 2017)
Forward lifelines (new 2017)
Six step folding boarding ladder, rigged for either port or starboard install
Two stern, hull mounted steps (dinghy access)
Two aft lazarettes ((1) extra dock lines, extra storage, fishing gear, etc. (1) vented propane locker) Five- and two-gallon fuel tanks (for outboard, new 2019)
Boat hook holder
Awning beam
Horseshoe and throwables (port and starboard, covered 2017)
Seven fenders (varying sizes)
Outboard engine mount
Awnings ((1) forward deck, (2) mid deck, attached to boom and cleats on hard top (1) aft awning, attached to gallows, rigged to davits and mizzen topping lift)
Four dorades (2) forward, (2) aft


Interior Space

Plenty of Natural Light as well as ventilation keeps the interior space from feeling like a cave and more like a private oasis.

Her two cabin layout with two heads allows for separation of the 2 private cabin spaces.

Forward head has composting toilet and aft is standard pump style

The interior teak shines like new and the salon sole is solid teak and holly.

Plenty of storage throughout the boat and generous size salon with large windows gives you the feeling of space. You won't feel cramped in this boat.

Added seating and storage provided by custom benches and a pull up table on the port side of the salon provides versatile seating.

Chart table is abundant and shelf space is generous.

The L-Shaped Galley gives you and open concept feel allowing the cook to talk with the hungry crew while preparing the meal, or better yet, put the crew to work. "Peel Some Potatoes"

After dinner the salon would be the perfect place to play cards or board games when the weather isn't agreeable.


Master Stateroom

Giant berth, stateroom good ventilation, light, and privacy

Two individual (port and starboard) births with lee boards, used on passage
Two center inserts make the two births a single queen birth, athwartship
Two Caframo fans
Two LED reading lamps
Three overhead LED lamps
Private head, sink and shower with Raritan head plumbed for direct overboard (Caribbean living)
Small settee
2 bookshelves
Full length mirror
Double wide hanging locker
6 dresser drawers
4 cupboards
Under birth storage


The Common Space

6 large windows for open living
Two Caframo fans
Nav. station with chart table
"L"shaped settee around a sliding table, making access to benches easier
Shelves port and starboard
Two ?box? benches, (placed and secured on port) make a settee. Moved, become additional chairs for table.
Under salon floor (center and port)
Two layers under starboard settee
Drop down additional shelving behind port settees
Behind starboard settee
Nav. station cupboard
Hanging locker turned pantry (going forward to forward Stateroom) Inside box benches
Wet locker (next to nav. station)



"L" shaped galley with pull out cutting board (creating a u-shaped galley, with added work space.
HilleRange Model 3121 (3) burner stove/oven
(2) 20# Aluminum propane tanks, stored in port aft vented locker with solenoid
Water: Pressure and foot pump, including switching foot pump to saltwater, if desired
Engel Model MT 45F-U1 AC/DC Fridge/Freezer (new gasket, thermostat 2019)
22 gallon/hour Eco Marine engine driven water maker (new 2012)
One Hella fan (over sink)
Plenty of Storage
Above sink and counter
Dry storage
Behind dry storage and stove
Below sink (all the way to port hull)
Below counter (large enough for pots, pans and 5 qt. pressure cooker)
Drawer below stove
4 narrow drawers
One (1) small cupboard (through-hull access)
Pantry closet


Forward Stateroom

The Forward V-Berth is generous size, lots of ventilation and natural light.

Two individual births with lee boards
Two Caframo fans
Two LED reading lamps
One overhead LED lamp
Port and Starboard shelves, length of birth
Chain locker access
Private head, sink and shower with Nature’s Head, Composting Toilet Storage
4 dresser drawers
4 narrow drawers
3 cupboards
Behind drawer storage
Sail locker



VHF : Icom IC-M 504 with HM-162B/SW remote mic
Auto Pilot: Simrad NAC-3
Depth Sounder/Knot Meter:
Raymarine ST40 Compass: Danforth
Radar: Furuno 36 mile
AIS: Simad Transceiver with antenna splitter (send & receive, integrated to NavNet 3D and VHF) GPS/Navigation: Furuno NavNet 3D MFD8
Electronic Charts: Maine to Florida, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, including Trinidad



AC: 110 volts
Inverter: Heart EM S 2800
Electrical Panels (Companionway across from wet locker and aft cabin bookshelf)

DC: 12 volts
House Batteries: (8) 6 volt Trojans T-105 deep cycle, 740 amp/hours (under cabin sole, new 2016) Starting Battery: (1) 12 volt (engine room, new 6/20)
Battery Monitor: Victron BM V-600
Electrical Panels (companionway across from wet locker and aft starboard bookshelf)

Victron 40 amp 2 stage
110 amp Balmar Alternator
Regulator: Balmar 3 stage smart
Panels: Kyocera (2) 85 watts, (2) 135 watts Regulator: Victron MPPT 75/50



Prop Shaft: 1 1/2? stainless steel
Prop: Milwaukee MP 21? R 14 pitch

Engine Room (Large stand-up engine room)
Engine: Yanmar 4JH4-TE
Transmission: ZF 30 M
Alternator: Balmar 110 amp
Fuel polishing system
Water maker
Saltwater manifold
Starting battery
Large shelf for tools
Several small shelves for parts and equipment Two-5-gallon diesel cans
Two-5-gallon potable water cans Assorted Filters
Thru-hulls (5 thru-hulls, refurbish and re-bedded 2017)
Depth Sounder/Transducer
Engine Room
Two saltwater intakes in engine room, (1) for engine, (1) for aft head, water maker, galley sink and deck wash manifold
One cockpit drain
Four hull integrated scuppers


Hull & Deck

Full Keel
Bottom Paint: Trinidad Petit, 65% Copper, hard. (Stripped and re-barrier coated 2017) Freeboard stripped and painted, Interlux Perfection (2011)

Ground Tackle
33kg (73#) Rocna (new 2017)
225’ 3/8” G4 Chain (new 2017)
45 # Danforth
50’ chain, 300’ rode combination (for spare)
Windlas: Maxwell VWC 3500 Electric/Manual
Bow Roller: (2)
Para-Tec Sea Anchor, size 18



Dinghy: 10’6” AB Aluminum bottom, (unpainted, two layer) with bow compartment and chaps (2016)
Outboard: Tohatsu 2 stroke 18 hp (2015) with fuel tank


Improvements & Upgrades

2009 Engine Replaced with Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp along with Cockpit Panal

2011 Bottom stripped and painted, Interlux perfection

2012 22 Gallon Per Hour Eco Marine Engine Driven Water maker

2013 Cockpit cushions replaced

2014 Phifertex Cockpit Enclosure

2014 Hard Bimini top

2015 New Chain plates fabricated and replaced

2015 Outboard 2 stroke 18 hp

2016 House battery bank replaced

2017 Complete sold aft Pulpit & Integrated Davit System

2017 New Stantions and bases throughout

2017 All New Solid Bow Pulpit

2017 Forward Lifelines replaced

2017 Horseshoe and throwables

2017 Bow sprit fabricated and replaced

2017 Bottom painted with Trinidad Petit

2017 Rocna 73# anchor and 225? 3/8 chain

2020 Starting battery replaced