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       CAPRICIA Alden 54 Crewed                       

 

                  

                         Rates exclude food, beverages, fuel and dockage

VESSEL

MAKE

YEAR

BERTHS

SECURITY

PORT

RATE

Capricia

Alden 54

1986

4 guests plus crew

 

NA

Rockland, Maine

$TBDincludes Captain 

 

Capricia is a very handsome sailing vessel ­­whether under sail or at anchor, she is an eye catcher. While offering shoal draft, she is truly an offshore sailing vessel. Her centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 5’­6” with board up and maximum draft of 10’­4” with board down. She is equipped with three power winches, including a main sheet winch that both trims and eases with the touch of a button, the main sail furls into the boom by electric winch and the genoa furls and deploys electrically as well.  All lines and controls are within reach of the helmsman, CAPRICIA may be sailed shorthanded. The perfect boat for a cruise in Maine, she can do it all while looking good and performing well.

CAPRICIA’s condition will not disappoint even the most discriminating of yachtsmen. She has always been meticulously updated and maintained and shows the love and pride that her owners have bestowed upon her.

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAPRICIA sleeps six comfortably in three private cabins. The owner’s cabin has a double berth to port, with storage lockers outboard and drawers’ underneath and a fully­ enclosed owner’s head with a separate stall shower. To starboard is a hanging locker, settee, and vanity with shelves, and a locker with bookshelves.

The main saloon has the U-­shaped dinette to port with lockers and bookshelves above; a drop­leaf table on centerline; navigation station; an entertainment center with TV, stereo and a large custom bar. Aft of the nav station is a head with shower and wet locker.  For personal comfort Capricia offers warm air heating and air conditioning.

To port and just aft of the dinette is the large and functional galley with double stainless-steel sinks on centerline with hot and cold pressure water and a fresh­water hand pump. Outboard is a gimbaled, three ­burner Force 10 stainless steel propane stove with oven, and a high-efficiency Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer system.

The aft portion of the accommodations is split on the centerline into two cabins, each with double berths, hanging lockers and bureaus.

The interior joinery is satin­ varnished teak with gloss trim. All cushions are Slate Blue Ultra suede. Berth cushions are high­ density foam. The galley surfaces are white Formica with teak trim.

She has a new Achillies RIB 10' Hard bottom with 20hp electric start Yamaha

Capricia’s crew is comprised of USCG licensed 100 ton Master Captain David King who has sailed the Maine coast for over 50 years on his own boats including a historic Friendship Sloop, Concordia Yawl and now 2 Alden Cutters.  He holds USCG sailing and towing endorsements, a Red Cross certificate and has served both as a Hurricane Island Outward Bound student and instructor.  As part of the sailing experience, you are encouraged to participate in the process of; plotting and holding course, handling lines, trimming sails, weighing anchor, and picking up moorings.  In the alternative, you may choose to indulge in reckless relaxation and enjoy the services of Captain Dave’s First Mate. Dorothy is an avid sailor and an invaluable deck hand as well as providing sumptuous meals. 

 

CAPTAIN DAVID KING

Captain Dave grew up on and in the water.  Starting at age 3 he spent endless hours putting about in his own 8’ rowboat and later racing in local Sailfish regattas. Over the past 40 years he has lived in Maine and his passion for sailing has taken him to the Bras d’Or Lakes of Nova Scotia, throughout the New England seaboard and off-shore to the Bahamas. During that time, he has owned, restored and operated a classic 32’ Friendship Sloop, an Alden 44 Cutter and now an Alden 54 Cutter.

Captain Dave was an early student, instructor and Watch Officer for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and has a Master’s Degree in Experiential Education. He holds a 100-ton USCG Master Captain License with sailing and towing endorsements and has covered more than 60,000 miles at sea. 

Sailing his beloved “Capricia” allows him to continue his love of sailing while exploring new lands and meeting new people. He enjoys classic boats and embraces the old traditions of life aboard while exploring the treasure of our global oceans.  He has a calm yet outgoing personality that his guests will find comforting.