54' Alden 1992



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54' Alden 1992 MITHRANDIR


It is not very often that a yacht like MITHRANDIR appears on the market. Built by the renowned Alden Yard in Portsmouth, RI, she represents the best of the best in construction quality, finish, and safety. The current owners have cruised her for over 100,000 miles, spending much of their time in the South Pacific, but also voyaging into Alaska and throughout British Colombia. Continually upgraded along the way, the addition of the hard dodger by the Franklin Yard in New Zealand has added a whole measure of safety and comfort. Sail handling is effortless from the protected cockpit in up to 30 knots of wind speed. She is an expertly maintained, powerful cruiser that will take you wherever in the world you would like to go.

MITHRANDIR represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail away at a bargain price. There is simply nothing like her on the market today at this price point that is as “turn-key” and ready for her next adventure.

Not for sale in Canadian waters.





54 Center Cockpit

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



14' 4"

Engine Details:

Westerbeke W100

Engine 1:

1992 9100.00 HRS 100.00 HP

Engine 2:

1992 9100.00 HRS 100.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

268 GAL

Water Capacity:

160 GAL


Sail locker with separate chain locker forward accessed from the large forward deck hatch and separated from the living accommodations by a watertight bulkhead. Aft of the bulkhead is a large head shared by the two guest cabins using separate entrances. Aft of hanging lockers the identical port and starboard guest cabins feature upper and lower berths, all with lee cloths. The upper bunks fold down to create a comfortable sitting area. Double doors in the fore aft bulkhead separating the cabins can be secured open or closed as needed, providing adaptable accommodation options. For example with a couple as guests onboard the opened doors provide a large stateroom again with several sleeping options.

Immediately aft of the forward cabins is the main salon, featuring a U-shaped dining settee to starboard. Ample bookshelves above the starboard settee reach outboard to the teak-lined hull below the main salon windows. To port, another settee features wine glass storage behind custom-designed stained glass cabinet doors, above and outboard. Directly aft of the wine glass cabinet is a custom-designed roll-top desk. Next aft, a second stained glass-fronted cabinet contains the entertainment system and additional storage. Both settees slide out to form double berths. The generous dining table, accessible by both settees, has lots of storage in the pedestal base. Leaves fold up when not in use. A key feature of the Alden design provides an eye-level view of the outdoors in either the galley or the main salon.

The U-shaped galley is aft of the starboard settee. It features a three-burner Force 10 stove with oven and broiler, a Grunert holding plate refrigerator and separate freezer system (1* -  Please refer to Note 1 at the end of this Section.), a microwave oven and trash compactor. The double stainless steel sinks, with installed soap dispensers, have a foot pump with a separate freshwater Aqua Pure charcoal filter to back up the pressure water system. A second foot pump provides seawater to the galley or pumps out the fridge by turning the fitted Y-valve. The Sea Recovery 35 gal/hour reverse-osmosis watermaker control panel is located on the aft bulkhead above the fridge/freezer compartments (1). Backsplashes are white laminate and galley counters are granite-look Corian. The galley is fully outfitted for gourmet cooking.

To port and aft of the main salon is the forward-facing navigation station with chart table, seat, storage and instrument displays. The navigation station is fully-outfitted for offshore passages and/or coastal cruising (1).

Aft of the nav station, a passageway leads past the main engine access panel, a wet locker and an en-suite head to the full-width owner’s stateroom. The centerline queen berth has drawers under. Port and starboard of the berth are cedar-lined clothes and hanging lockers. A washer /dryer is located on the starboard side of the forward bulkhead in the aft cabin. Finish throughout is satin-varnished teak, with satin-finished teak and holly cabin sole (1).

Note 1. This vessel has been maintained both professionally and by the current owners since it was purchased in 1998. Specific upgrades, replacements, major refits and information on maintenance schedules will be outlined in the relevant following sections or made available during the sale process.

  • B&G Hercules 690 sailing instruments package
  • Hydra & Hercules autopilot. Primary autopilot linked into B&G system includes cockpit pilot display and hand-held controller (1999)
  • Robertson AP2000DL autopilot. Completely independent of primary autopilot and 690 sailing instruments allows it to function as a true stand-alone back up steering system
  • Furuno Navnet system:
  • Furuno 1833C marine radar (nav station)
  • Furuno 1833C marine plotter (cockpit)
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS GP32 navigator (nav station)
  • Furuno GPS receiver model GP-320B
  • Furuno PG 500 integrated heading sensor
  • Furuno multi-display RD 30 (aft cabin)
  • Jeppesen CMap chart cartridges for Puget Sound to Icy Straight SE Alaska (2005)
  • Vesper Marine AIS Watchmate with nav station independent display (nav station, 2013)
  • PC-based Max Sea Time Zero navigator software, with routing module enabled, linked to Vesper AIS and Furuno GP32 GPS (2013)
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio, model Quantum GX23605, with remote cockpit microphone (2005)
  • Standard Horizon Submersible hand-held VHF radio
  • ICOM IC-M710 MF/HF transceiver with auto tuner and with Pactor #3 Modem for Winlink and Sailmail (2005)

  • 12 volt DC, 120 volt AC ship systems
  • Sun Extender PVX-12150HT AGM house battery bank. 1,215 amp hrs. (2012)
  • Engine/Gen starting batteries (2) Vision 6FM150 12 volt. 300 amp hrs. (2005)
  • Northern Lights generator M773LK 9KW 60Hz. (2003) (5,444 hrs. as of 08/16)
  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2500 sine wave inverter/charger combination with generator support provides power to 120 volt ship system and 100 amp charging to 12 volt battery systems. A remote control and monitoring display is conveniently located aft of the electrical panel. Charger input 90-135 VAC 45 to 65 Hz, output 12 VDC 100 amp. Inverter input 12VDC 200A, output 120 VAC 50/60 Hz (2011).
  • Mastervolt Mass 12/80 and Mastervolt Mass 12/60 battery chargers. Input 230 V or 117 V 50-60 Hz. Output 12VDC 80A/60A
  • Mastervolt Mass Sine 12/500 inverter. Input 12 VDC, Output 230 VAC 50Hz
  • Currently the Mastervolt 12/2500 inverter charger runs off 120 V input from the generator or the 120 V shore power connection. The two Mastervolt Mass 12/80 and 12/60 chargers run off 240 input from the generator or the 240 volt 50-60 Hz shore power connection (Used, for example, in New Zealand or Europe)
  • The W100 Westerbeke main engine has (2) alternators: (1) Bosch 85 amp BXU 1285 (2002) and (1) Prestolite Leece Neville 90 amp (2010). A Balmar Max Charge 512 Smart Regulator is installed
  • An upgraded electrical panel with digital meters and alarm annunciators, and a BT300 battery capacity manager by CDM systems enable simple, accurate electrical system monitoring (1999)
  • A 120V shore power connection provides 30/50 amp service with a 50 ft. cord, a 25 ft. extension and several dockside adapters. A 75 ft./240 V cord enables connection through the installed 240 V inlet
  • A Fusion AM/FM iPOD-capable radio/stereo and Alpine amplifier with a Sirius controller display in the nav station

  • Hull color is Alden Blue with a recessed gold cove stripe. Insignia White boot stripe. Deckhouse is Insignia White. Nonskid surface is Seattle Grey. All surfaces including the hull and spars were painted in 1998 by Alden when the current owner purchased the vessel, and again in 2005 by Franklins Boatyard, Waikawa, New Zealand. The 2005 refit by Franklins included new ceilings and an interior top-to-bottom varnish. New teak decks were installed by Franklins Boatyard in 2008. The vacuum-bagged epoxy bonded decks used the top available grade of Super Yacht teak. Teak cockpit seats and floor were also replaced.
  • In 2012, a custom-designed hard dodger was added by Franklins Boatyard. The extensive refit project is a testimony to the design and boat building skill of the Franklin team and their ability to transfer into reality what the owners learned in 15 years and 100,000 miles. Functional design improvements prioritizing offshore safety included modifications to running rigging control systems, allowing control from the cockpit under all conditions.
  • Additional Details:
  • Aluminum toe rail
  • Stainless steel cradle for six-person RFD life raft with automatic release
  • European style bow pulpit with gate
  • Amstel spectra lifelines with aluminum hardware (2014)
  • Harken “Big Boat” traveler system
  • Cockpit cushions (2013)
  • Lexan storm shutters for port and starboard main salon windows
  • Masthead Tricolor, spreader, running, steaming, foredeck, boom and cockpit lights (2009/2012)
  • Fiberglass deck box on aft deck (2012)
  • Lifeline gates port and starboard
  • She draws 5’-10” with centerboard up and has a maximum draft of 10’-7’ with board down

A new Hood Yacht System mast with electric mainsail furling was installed in 1998 when the current owner purchased the boat. All standing and running rigging was replaced at the Alden yard in Portsmouth RI. Navtec rod rigging was used exclusively. A Harken headsail furling system and new Doyle sails included a No. 2 and No. 3 genoa, a 1.5 ounce spinnaker and a furling mainsail. In 2001 a North G2 Spinnaker from North Sails Vancouver was added. In 2003 a Doyle spectra mainsail and 110% spectra genoa were added in Auckland. In 2009 a permanent staysail stay with a Harken MKIV Furler and North Sails Super yacht laminate staysail was installed by Waikawa Rigging and North Sails in New Zealand. Waikawa Rigging performed regular rigging inspections and completed all recommended repairs from 2008 to 2013. In 2014 the Doyle 110% genoa, after damage on the Samoa Fanning Island passage, was replaced in Hawaii with a 115% North Sails Super Yacht carbon fiber laminate.

Current Sail Inventory:

  • Doyle spectra mainsail (2003)
  • North Sails spectra carbon staysail (2009)
  • North Sails spectra carbon 115% genoa (2014)
  • Lightly used North G2 spinnaker (2001)
  • Storm trysail (1992)

Additional Details:

  • Spinnaker pole mounted on mast with Hood Yacht System line driver pole lift
  • (2)  Barient 27 self-tailing winches mounted on the mast
  • (2)  Barient 36 electric two speed self-tailing genoa winches
  • Barient 27 main sheet winch
  • Anderson 48ST self-tailing cockpit winches (2012)
  • Five-sheath Harken deck controllers
  • (17) Spinlock jammers (2005 to 2012) for control of all running rigging, including spectra runners
  • Storm trysail track with halyard

  • Westerbeke W100 naturally-aspirated 6-cylinder diesel with Aquadrive CVA (9,100 hrs. as of 08/16)
  • Prelube pump with oil change provision (replaced 2006)
  • Double Racor fuel filters
  • Groco fuel transfer pump
  • Three blade Max Prop
  • New stainless steel Aquamet 22 shaft (2010 NZ)
  • Seafire auto fire suppression system in engine room (2013)
  • Northern Lights LK773 9kW generator (2003)
  • Navtec hydraulic control pump and display in cockpit controls boom vang, backstay and neutral buoyancy centerboard
  • Grunert engine-driven refrigeration compressor with (1) holding plate in refrigerator compartment and (2) in separate freezer compartment (System leak tested, 2016. New compressor installed, and coolant switched to R134A)
  • Grunert 120V AC refrigeration compressor uses the same holding plates as engine-driven system, cools the same boxes but operates completely independent of engine-driven system (new compressor installed in 2015, refrigerant changed to R404A)
  • Webasto Air EVO 5500 forced-air thermostat controlled multi-cabin diesel heating system (2012)
  • Sea Recovery 600 SRC 35 gal/hour watermaker. Continually maintained and upgraded including new membranes, high pressure pump, control panel etc. Detailed maintenance records available. Fresh water rinse for membranes. High pressure pump rewired to 220 volt
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower in cockpit
  • Pressure sea water wash system on foredeck

  • Maxwell 3500 anchor windlass with remote cockpit and foredeck control and spare motor
  • 300’ 3/8 chain (2010)
  • Rocna 73 lb. primary anchor
  • CQR 60 lb. anchor
  • Fortress 44 lb. anchor

  • Fire extinguishers mounted throughout the interior
  • Carbon dioxide and smoke detectors
  • EPIRB ACR 406 with hydrostatic release
  • Overboard bag with EPIRB, manual water maker, food, water, necessary supplies and equipment
  • Gale Rider sea anchor harness and line

  • Avon dinghy (1998) with 15 hp Yamaha (2008)
  • Custom shade covers for hard dodger windows
  • Custom-built storage cover
  • Bimini shade cover including stainless poles, Sunbrella cover and extension forward to mast with battens
  • Den Hann trawler lamp in main salon
  • Extensive spare parts inventory

Completed October 2017:

  • New Micron 66 bottom paint - two coats
  • Maxprop serviced - cleaned and lubricated
  • New shaft bearing
  • Hull topsides waxed
  • All systems inspected and operated

  • Tools not specific to the boat, art work, personal items
  • Not for sale in Canadian waters

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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