Designed by alden, built by hodgdon bros. Launched in 1974.

She has already carried her crew across the Atlantic, on many trips to the islands, and numerous times up and down the eastern seaboard. 

Vast amounts of storage, 200 gals of water and fuel, twin staterooms and heads, and comfortable cockpit and salon, at sea or at anchor.  "MARGUERITE" is ready to take you where you want to go.

Constantly updated and professionally maintained, call now to see her yourself.

Comfortable At anchor - or at sea, the classic alden designed, hodgdon bros. built "marguerite" can take you where you want to go.


This classicAlden 47' Dolphin  is a John Alden designed, Hodgdon Bros. built, staysail (cutter rigged) ketch, launched at Boothbay Harbor, ME in 1974.

She is a full keel with cutaway forefoot, heavy displacement, center cockpit vessel with vast amounts of stowage and sufficient tankage for extended cruising in substantial comfort. 

Marguerite is number 8 of 13 Alden Dolphins built. The original owner sailed her to Europe earning the New York Yacht Club Cruising Award in 1988. Her second owner was a retired Marine Corps officer who cruised her extensively from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas. 

Her third (current) owner is a licensed captain that has worked in yacht maintenance for many years. He has taken her to the Florida Keys, the Abacos and New England. Marguerite is consistently maintained in “ready-for-sea” condition and is invariably singled out in any anchorage for her beautiful lines and seaworthy appearance.

Sea kindly hull form.

A fine entry forward, a long waterline, and 35,000 lb displacement, means "MARGUERITE" delivers a fast, comfortable ride.  Averaging 150 miles/day on a passage.

Her hull depth provides room for twin 100 gal water tanks, and 200 gals of fuel in two tanks.

Flexible sail plan

A boom-furled main, Profurl for the genoa, and dismountable staysail-stay means you're ready for the wind to pick up.

The mizzen-staysail and cruising spinnaker (in a sock) are ready for the light air days.


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