CARA LYNN is a very well maintained and equipped Alden 46 that was designed and built by one of New England's highest quality semi custom builders. The current and second owners of CARA LYNN have made the ongoing investment in upgrades and proper service. Her classic profile with aft cockpit is a standout wherever she cruises. This exceptionally strong, sea kindly performance cruising yacht has an exquisite two stateroom varnished teak interior and is very well equipped for extended shorthanded offshore cruising. Her shoal draft keel with centerboard allows access to many more sailing areas and harbors.
Accommodations include a very comfortable main salon, spacious galley, wide navigation center, large master suite forward with double V berth with ensuite head with separate stall shower, aft guest cabin with convertible queen, and guest/day head is conveniently located adjacent to the companionway.
Recent upgrades in 2014/2015 include the addition of a bow thruster, 2 new heads (one electric), new holding tank, bottom and keel refinished and painted and unstepping, disassembling and inspecting rigging and repainting mast. Also the hull was Awl Gripped and the hydraulic system upgraded. The approximate cost of the 2014/15 upgrades was $60,000. Former upgrades include Seafrost holding plate refrigeration, full rudder bearing service in 2008, North MPS with sock (2006), Northstar 952 GPS plotter with cockpit repeater, new headliners throughout, and rebedded deck hatches, genoa tracks and opening ports.
For sailors looking for a beautiful, proven, high quality, semi custom, hand crafted, performance cruising design, that is fast and sea kindly, the Alden 46 Cara Lynn is worthy of a serious look. She is one of the finest 40'-50' semi custom production yachts ever built and is one of Alden's most popular designs. The cost to replace her today would be approximately $1.2 million if built by an established New England yard. Her large aft cockpit, wide side decks and foredeck make her a pleasure to sail. The sea-kindly hull and shoal draft keel design and spacious interior arrangement offers superior safety and comfort for offshore passagemaking or coastal cruising. Cara Lynn has a great equipment inventory, many upgrades and is in excellent condition ready to cruise.