Avocet | Alden 54' 2001

Marion, MA

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Yacht Name: Avocet
Builder: Alden
Model: 54 Aft Cockpit
Year: 2001
Location: Marion, MA
Asking Price: $495,000
Hull Material: Composite

"Disbelief of this Alden's age", is a comment often heard when describing this last of the Alden 54s. Shed kept in the off season and meticulously maintained by it's original owner. Fixed, modified fin keel with performance rudder. Easily handled rig with Main and Headsail furlers. Power winches and bow thruster. All the amenities you would expect in a premium offshore cruiser. Two staterooms and heads with an additional berth in the navigators cabin. A classic Beauty.


Length: 54'
Beam: 14' 4
Draft: 6' 10
Water Tank Capacity: 160 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 260 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4LH TE
Power: 110 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2554

Additional Information

  • Boat name protected.
  • Pictures and personal gear not included.
  • Plaque commemorating launch not included.



Interior is finished in fully varnished Cherry with satin bulkheads. Cabin soles are slid teak and rock maple with securing system. Varnished wood ceiling battens on hull sides. Doors are raised paneled. Cedar lined hanging lockers. Removable overhead panels for access to wiring etc.

  • Master Stateroom is forward with queen size centerline berths. Custom cabinets port and starboard. Full length beveled mirror on cabin door. Overhead hatch with Alden Breeze closure. Accent lighting around the base of the bed and in the valences.
  • Ensuite head is aft with the head to port and shower to starboard. Head is a Skipper II manual with holding tank and macerator. High gloss Cherry counter tops. Beveled mirror over counter top..Interlocking teak grate with dust pan at shower door.
  • Saloon has U-shaped Dinette with expandable table and pull out berth to port. Settee to starboard with built in safe. Over head hatch and opening ports. Custom wine, and liquor storage lockers. ( glasses and bottles}. 
  • Large Galley portside aft of saloon. Granite countertops with removable cherry fiddles.. L- shaped over head cabinet with dish and mug holders.
  • Aft Head across form galley portside. Separate head and shower. Alden Yachts Cherry wood counter top with Mirror finish stainless basin and Grohe European faucet. Skipper manual head. Pocket style door to head. Teak grate in shower.
  • Guest Stateroom aft to starboard. Large berths for two. Hanging locker and custom storage cabinets. 5" poly cushions.
  • Navigation Station to port. Outboard facing nav desk with curved cherry seat. Single berth with cabinetry for washer/dryer and storage.



Large U-shaped galley with granite counter tops and an abundance of storage.

  • Grunert refrigerator with front and top door access
  • Grunert freezer
  • Force 10 three burner propane stove and oven
  • GE Profile Spacemaker microwave
  • Trash compacter 
  • Double mirror finish stainless sink with Grohe pull out spray head
  • Seagull IV water filtration system


Hull & Deck

Hull and deck are constructed with Bi and Tri axial non-woven E type fiberglass and Kevlar composite cored construction with epoxy resin, vacuum bag molded and Autoclave cured. Black Awlgrip hull with white awlgrip deck and Moondust non-skid. Molded rub rail painted to match hull color.

Keel is Alden Yachts Interkeel with shallow draft option. (6'10"), Performance rudder.

Large cockpit with teak seats and sole. Teak trim on cockpit coamings. Storage under helm seat and port seat. Contoured seats port and starboard of Helm with storage under. Large hatch on aft deck with access to steering gear and more storage. Large cockpit table with folding sides. Large elkhide wheel on pinnacle with compass and instrument pod.

Teak side decks (set in epoxy not screwed) Ten opening ports with screens. Six deck hatches for ventilation. Four dorades with varnished teak boxes and stainless guards. Flush foredeck hatch over forecastle locker.

Bow pulpit with teak seat. Double bow rollers. Stern pulpit with port and starboard seats. Double life lines with gates. 


Mechanical & Plumbing

  • Yanmar 4LH TE, 110hp diesel with Scatra drive
  • Oil change system on engine and genset
  • Stainless steel hot water heater, engine and 110 VAC operation
  • Bilge pumps. Two manual and two power
  • Propane plumbing and deck hook up for aft pulpit barbeque
  • Engine driven and 110 VAC powered refrigeration system with separate freezer.
  • Sidepower 7hp bow thruster with key pad at helm
  • Automatic fire suppression system in engine space
  • Spurs line cutter
  • Sea Recovery watermaker (800 GPD)
  • Espar heater
  • Washer/ Dryer (Malber P21 washer. TD700 dryer)
  • Salt water washdown on foredeck with freshwater selector valve
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Galley fresh water foot pump with salt water selector
  • 30,000 btu reverse cycle AC
  • Trash compactor
  • Lewmar Ocean series anchor windlass



  • Two 90 amp alternators with separate battery banks for starting and ship's service.
  • Two separate electrical panels for AC and DC
  • (6) 170 amp hour Prevailer 8G4D batteries
  • Microwave oven with stainless steel heat shield
  • Heart freedom 25 inverter
  • Shore power (50 amp) with breakers and cord (50')
  • Overhead lights, twenty two
  • Stainless multi-axes swiveling European design bulkhead light (8)
  • Battery charger- 80 Amp
  • Deck and mast lights, nav lights
  • Lightning protection and galvanic bonding system
  • Over-current protection of high amperage DC circuits
  • Generator 12KW Northern Lights with sound shield (2789hrs)
  • 110 v outlets
  • 12v outlets
  • Courtesy light at foot of companionway
  • Convenience light in refrigerator, freezer, bilge, engine room, sail room forward and aft lazarette
  • Galvanic Bonding System
  • Engine room blower
  • LPG control system


Mast & Rigging

  • Carbon fiber mast with mainsail electric furling
  • Double spreader rig with internal halyards
  • Double head rig with staysail hardware, staysail sheets lead to cockpit
  • Inner forestay removable with Hyfield tensioning lever
  • Harken roller furlier for genoa
  • Rod rigging , high strength turnbuckles, marine eye mast terminations
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Storm trysail rig with kevlar halyard
  • Cruising spinnaker rig
  • Hydraulic vang
  • Insulated backstay for SSB
  • Blipper radar reflector on mast
  • Double masthead flag halyards
  • Lewmar #66 STC chrome electric primary winches
  • Lewmar #58 two speed seconday winches
  • Harken traveller system
  • Genoa and staysail tracks with lead blocks and cars
  • Running backstays
  • All necessary blocks for staysail, genoa and main



  • Dodger with stainless bows and elkhide covered aft and side hand grips
  • Sailing awning with zippered sleeve
  • Cockpit cushions with flotation grade foam



  • Icom M502 VHF, ICOM Command MIC 2 in cockpit
  • Standard VLH hailer
  • Raytheon RN300 GPS, Furuno GP36, Raytheon RL80C chart plotter, RL 70 at helm
  • Raytheon Maxview ST60 Depth, speed, Wind
  • Raytheon ST7000+ auto pilot
  • Raytheon RL80C Radar
  • Icom M710 SSB
  • Entertainment center: TV, VCR, Bose stereo w/ CD. Speakers in owners cabin, main saloon and cockpit.
  • Computer (Nobletech Ocean Series w/printer)



  • Mainsail: roller furling (2012)
  • Genoa: 115% Roller furling with luff pad (2012)
  • Forestaysail
  • Cruising spinnaker with sock
  • Original main and jib as spares


Safety & Additional

  • Outboard motor mount om stern rail
  • St. Croix stainless removable outboard hoisting davit
  • Three fire extinguishers
  • 200 ft of nylon anchor rode with 20' of chain
  • 200 ft of 7/16 BBB chain
  • Anchors: 60# Plow and 60# Danforth
  • Givens eight man offshore life raft
  • Varnished flag staff with holder
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Two type IV life rings
  • Life preservers
  • Switlik MOM8-A
  • Lifesling
  • Curtains
  • Lee cloths through out
  • Crew covers
  • Crew rugs
  • Extensive spare parts