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1930 Alden Staysail Schooner

San Diego, California


Dauntless is design #458 in the John Alden Design Book  She was launched at the Dauntless Shipyard in Essex, Connecticut on the 16th of June, 1930. In that same year, she participated in the Newport to Bermuda Race alongside the schooners; Rose of Sharon, Curlew and Teragram - all of which she still sails against, with the exception of Teragram. 

Dauntless has been featured on several covers of Sailing magazine, and publications include Wooden Boat magazine, Nautical Quarterly, the Santana, and numerous articles in Latitude 38. Dauntless' competitive record includes two races from San Diego to Hawaii.  Since 2002, she has participated biannually in the Master Mariners Regatta contested on San Francisco Bay, where she holds numerous "Deadeye - Fastest Around the Course" titles.

On her latest transit from San Francisco to San Diego she logged two 24-hour periods of 213 and 190 miles.  The present owner has owned and meticulously maintained the Schooner Dauntless for over thirty years. Within the last five years, Dauntless has received a new engine and refrigeration system and has been completely rewired. She is truly a beautiful classic yacht.

Owner recently invested in structural upgrades including a new stem, frames, floors and new chain plates.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $350,000
Make: Alden
Model: Staysail Schooner
Year: 1930
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Dauntless Shipyard, Essex, CT. 1930
Designer: John Alden #458
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 61 ft


Boat Class: Antique and Classics


Jack Buckley
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Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island 1450 Harbor Island Dr 203
San Diego, California, US, 92101

  • Length on Deck: 61ft
  • LOA: 70 ft.
  • LWL: 44 ft. 3 in.
  • Beam: 13 ft. 3 in.
  • Min. Draft: 9 ft. 3 in.
  • Displacement: 64000 lbs.
  • Cruising Speed: 8 kts @ 1200 rpm
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum, 40 gal ea.
  • Fresh Water: 4 Stainless Steel, 80 gal ea. 
  • Grey Water: 1 Stainless Steel, 40 gal 
  • Black Water Tank: None
  • Double planked: Inner plank is 3/4" Cedar, and her outer plank is 3/4" Honduras Mahogany
  • Framing: 2 3/4"x 2 3/4" Oak
  • Decking: Teak
  • Full lead keel
  • Teak Deck reworked in the last five years
  • 12v Nielson Electric Windlass
  • Anchors: 60-lb CQR 80-lb Danforth back-up
  • 375 ft of 3/8 chain
Rigging, Spars, and Sails
  • Type of Rig: Schooner
  • Spars: Hollow Glued Round Section
  • Running Rigging: Wire Rope and Intrepid Braid
  • Standing Rigging: 1 x 19 SS Wire (estimated 10-15 yrs old)
  • Sail Complement includes: a high cut jib, a 110% jenny, forestaysail, mainstaysail, a main of approximately 950 square feet, fisherman, gollywobbler, and an asymmetrical spinnaker, for a total sail area of 2200 square feet
  • Sheet and Halyard Winches; Eleven (11) Barrent 28s & 35s    
  • Engine Make: John Deere        
  • Model/Serial:  4045TFM75        
  • Engine Year: 2010 replaced new
  • Power: 135 hp
  • Cooling System: Freshwater
  • Marine Gear: Twin Disc  1.75:1 
  • Engine: Inboard, Turbo Charged Diesel    
  • Drive: Direct  
  • Hours: Unknown    
  • Location: Engine Room Forward End of Cockpit
  • 12 GPM Jabsco bilge pump in engine room


  • Propeller: 3 Blade, 21" Max-Prop Feathering
  • Shaft: 1 1/2" SS
  • Bearing: Stern    
  • Thru Hull fittings: 10 Bronze 
Electrical Systems
  • All new 12v electrical system installed in 2010
  • Protech 4 Charger, monitored by a Link 20 system
  • 110 volt shore power system
  • 100 amp alternator and a belt driven 130 amp alternator on engine
  • 1 Separate 8D battery for starting, and three 8D house batteries
  • Robertson AP200 Sail Autopilot; proven adequate in 25 kt breeze and 8 ft seas
  • Compass: Danforth Constellation 
  • (2) Garmin GPS
  • VHF: Horizon USA II  
  • Single Side Band Radio: Icon M700 with Tuner
  • Fathometer: Pacifica
Main Salon
  • Measures 13 x 11 feet
  • 1930 Pot belly stove burns propane for heat
  • Refrigerator and Freezer; 12 DC, 1/2 hp, installed four years ago
  • Double Galley Sink
  • Shipmate, three (3) burner propane stove & oven
  • LP Gas, Two (2) 20lb. aluminum, solenoid shutoff in galley for stove & heater
  • Sleeps six in three staterooms 
  • Number of single berths: 6 plus settee drops down
  • Two heads, one forward and one aft in skippers stateroom
Miscellaneous Details
  • Worm Gear Steering: Edsen
  • Primary: 60 pound CQR with 375' of 3/8" chain, supported by a 12v Nilsson windlass
  • Secondary: 80 pound Danforth back up anchor with 200' of 1"- line


  • Fire: Six (6) class B1 type Kidde Dry Chem portable fire extinguishers
  • Signaling Devices: Distress flares, Four (4) hand held smoke, Six (6) 12 guage meteors  
  • PFDS: Fourteen (14) type 2 PDF's, two (2) throwable PDFs, One (1) six man raft. 
  • Sound Producing Devices: Manual & Bell
  • Bilge Pumps: One (1) 3500 gph, one (1) 1500 gph (both electric/automatic) bilge pumps, one (1) Jabsco Engine Driven Pump and one (1) navy type 1" manual pump    

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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