55' John Alden Ketch                                                
A gentleman's yacht with a class of its own... Totally restored in 2006.

A classic sailing yacht from www.hugohein.eu


Wonderful example of a Marconi rigged ketch designed by John Alden. Builder: Oscar Cavagna in 1939. Italian flag. Location France.
LOD 14 meter + Bowsprit. LOA 17.00 meter. Beam 3.90 meter
Totally restored in 2006. New Engine, Sails, Mast, Teak Deck, Watermaker. Interiors by Faggioni, Rigging by Sciarrelli.
2 Best Refit Awards in 2007.  Comes with a
3.00m Tender with Yamaha 8Hp (all new 2006)

  • Hull in Larch with Oak frames
  • New Teak Deck (2006)
  • New Mast, boom and Bowsprit (2006)
  • New Sails (2006)
  • New Watermaker
  • New Engine



Interiors in Mahogany with teak floors. Sofa in Red Capitonne with a large table capable of dining for six.

  • One Master Cabin with twin beds
  • One bathroom with electric toilette and shower
  • One forward cabin with single bed + additional berth
  • Two convertible berth in dinette
  • total berth available: 6


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Type: Inboard
HP per engine: 84
Drive Type: Stern drive
Propeller: Folding propeller
Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1900 RPM
Maximum Speed: 8knots @ 2300 RPM
Engine Hours: 350
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Aluminum (400 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (500 Liters)
Holding Tanks: 1 Aluminum (50 Liters)
       Water Maker: Shenker 30L/h



  • 2 GPS Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Log/Echo/Windex
  • Radar 32Nm
  • Satellite Phone
  • Satellite Phone
  • Stereo CD Player with speakers inside/outside
       Battened mainsail
Storm jib
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
Asymmetric spinnaker

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger
Hot water
Fresh water maker
Sea water pump
Electric head
Chemical head
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 220V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder
Cockpit shower
Radar reflector
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Electric windlass
Mainsail cover
Cockpit cover
Genoa cover
Spray hood

Presented by Simon from SP Yachts, Nice & Hugo Hein hob@hugohein.eu