Alden 64 Cutter AU $300,000 Or nearest offer

Boat detail
Price AU $300,000 Or nearest offer
Length 19.51m  |  64ft
Location Newport Pittwater
Year 1950

Built in 1950 in Newcastle, Australia by S. F. Heaton for his family. 'Nirvana 1' was the first yacht built specifically for the Sydney-Hobart race. Her sturdy hull is made of ironwood and her topsides are rosewood all fastened with 7/16 inch copper rivets to sawn oak ribs then splined and skinned with dynel.

She is beautifully furnished in teak, mahogany and maple below decks providing a lovely, elegant feel which is very bright and airy. Etched glass, butterfly hatches and a custom stained glass ports brighten the saloon and add old-world charm. There is very comfortable lounging around a large U shaped dining saloon forward of the large and well equipped U shaped galley area, and a separate reading cabin just aft of the owners suite forward which has a full queen bed. There is a guest double cabin aft with additional single The cabinetry is a masterclass in joinery.

Nirvana 1 underwent a complete refit from 2006-2008 including rebuilding the interior with the finest materials, the deck glassed over, a new Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 92hp turbo installed was installed along with new plumbing and electrical wiring. Recently the hull was repainted in 2015 and a brand new mast and rigging was installed 2021, as was a a new bimini dodger and headsail

Other notable inventory items include:

Complete Raymarine navigation system including autopilot, radar, AIS.
Fresh water deck wash.
Highfield rib with aluminium bottom and boat cover stored in cradle on deck.
20hp Tohatsu only 20hrs.
Stainless steel anchor with 100m chain and 100m warp (replaced 2021).
Lots of safety gear.
Iridium Go sat phone.
Solar panels.

Nirvana 1 presents beautifully and is ready for a new owner to step straight in and go cruising locally or out to the Pacific, maybe even win a classic regatta as she just did in late 2021.

This is a true classic gem to look at and an absolute pleasure to sail.

Contact Flagstaff Marine for more information.


Vessel Name NIRVANA 1
Launch Year 1950
Beam 4m  |  13ft
Draft 2.4m  |  8ft
Displacement 30 Tonne
Hull construction Timber
carvel construction. Ironwood, rosewood with steamed oak ribs
Engine hours 3700
Aircon Cabin fans x 4.
Deck Material GRP on plywood and hardwood
Designer John G Alden
Builder S F Heaton in Newcastle

Engine / Machinery

Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Description 4JH3-HTE 92hp turbo installed 2008
Number of Engines 1
Engine Hours 3700
Horsepower 92
Fuel Capacity 825L in 4 tanks
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Speed 9 knots
Cruise Speed 7.5 at 2000rv
Propulsion 3 blade fixed propellor shaft drive

Deck Hardware / Fittings

Dinghy Highfield rib with aluminium bottom and boat cover stored in cradle on deck.
Outboard 20hp Tohatsu only 20hrs.
Ground Tackle Stainless steel anchor with 100m chain and 100m warp (replaced 2021). Electric windlass Ideal G2W-9A.
Covers Bimini and dodger new 2021, BBQ, lazy jack bag


Accommodation Description The master stateroom is located aft of the sail locker, behind a full bulk head, and has a queen-sized bunk on the centerline with extensive mahogany lockers lining the hull on either side. The woodwork is truly exceptional. Aft of the bunk on port is a cleverly hidden wash basin and head and enormous storage cupboard. On the port side is a very large head with abundant storage, and a sizeable shower with bench and full headroom. Aft on the centerline are the guest quarters, with one quarter berth and a double berth. Settee also converts to a queen-sized bed. She has 2 heads and can sleep 8 people.
Cabins Two
Berths 8
Shower Seperate stand alone shower plus deck shower from sail locker.
Toilet 2 x electric with holding tank.
Entertainment TV with DVD, stereo.


Refrigeration Very large front opening R10 Sunfrost 12 V.
Stove Force 10,2 Burner LPG cooktop w/Oven new 2015.
Water Capacity 600L.
Water Maker Spectra 54L/hr.
Hot Water System Yes, new 2021.

Safety Equipment

Safety Gear 3 x MOB, iridium GO communications and distress, jack stays, emergency Danbuoy
Bilge Pumps 3 x 12v electric plus manual
Life Raft Yes
Epirb X 2
Life Jackets 6
Flares Yes
Fire Protection Fire extinguisher, blanket


Electrics 12v, 110v, 240v battery charger precept and Heart interface. 2 x100w solar panels 2 x Bamar 120 amp engine alternators Battery monitor Heart interface 2000w invertor
Electronics / Navigation Raymarine navigation wind, speed, depth, GPS, new radar E-80, Autopilot ST6001, VHF Icom 304, AIS transmit and receive

Sail / Rigging

Deck Gear Winches: 2 Harken 70 Self-Tailing (Primaries) new 2008; 2 Lewmar 55 (Secondaries); 1 Barient 27 ST (Mainsheet); 1 Lewmar 43 (Spinnaker Halyard); 1 Lewmar 43 (Headsail Halyard); 2 Barlow 24 (Halyard); 1 Lewmar 30 ST (Main Furler); 1 Barient 10 (Boom Topping Lift).
Mooring lines.
Boat hook.
Salt and fresh water deck pumps.
New BBQ.
Sail Inventory UK semi battened mainsail (2017), North sails furling #1 overlapping headsail (2021), Staysail also on furler.
Mast / Rigging New mast double with in line spreaders complete with new standing and running rigging, new chain plates, forestay tang (installed by Riggtech Newport 2021), aluminium boom and carbon fibre pole on front of mast.

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