For Sale by

Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
United States

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1963 John Alden Trawler - Classic Downeast Cruiser


Midcoast,ME,United States

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As Sedan Cruiser
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Originally offererd at $89,900. New price $69,900. Offers Encouraged. This Classic Downeast trawler by John Alden and Company was custom built for her original owner in Hull, MA. Alden Yacht Design still maintain her drawings on file. Design #929B.

Her construction is conventional framing in white oak with steam bent ribs on 8" centers. Her keel and keelson are white oak. She is planked in cold molded double diagonal marine ply with fiberglass finish cloth and West System epoxy. This system of construction has produced a very strong hull with great longevity. She was repowered in 1994 with a rebuilt Ford Lehman 100 hp diesel which now has 1300 hours.

The Patricia Gayle was built for a dentist in Hull, Mass. who named her "Dauber" She was next sold to a family in Yarmouth, Maine where she was renamed "The Ship" then to another family in Cape Elizabeth where she was renamed "Samuel T." before being purchased by the listing broker Hal Oakes in 1994 who named her "Susan." While under Oakes' watch she underwent a major refit, repower and restoration in 1994. The next nine years were spent cruising the Maine coast with his family. Always stored inside and improved upon each winter. The "Susan" proved to be a great sea keeping boat and comfortable family cruiser. In 2000, the "Susan" was sold to her current owners and renamed the "Patricia Gayle." They have enjoyed this boat for more years than any other owner, keeping her stored inside winters. She has been converted to a sedan trawler with the removal of the flying bridge and masts. She was surveyed in 2010 by Joseph Lobley and found to be in good condition. 

Last photo shows current configuration as a sedan cruiser. Flying bridge, masts and lifelines removed. 



Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Engine Make Ford LehmanLength Overall 10.97 m 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by

Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
United States


Max Draft: 4-0
Displacement: 9 tons


Total Power: 100

Tanks - All New in 1990's

Fuel: 100 gals in 2 Alum. tanks
Fresh Water: 50 gals in 2 SS tanks
Holding: 40 gals in 1 FBG tank


Paragon 2:1 reverse gear New 1 1/2" SS shaft and shaft seal Wet exhaust with verna lift muffler Steering: manual hydraulic with 2 helms
  • Bilge pumps:
  • 500 gal auto
  • 1500 gal
  • 2000 gal
  • Engine emergency at sea water intake
  • Edson manual, large capacity
  • Fresh water pump
  • Washdown pump
  • Hot water tank, SS 12 gal,
  • plumbed to engine


Counter on stb. side with nice view through large glass areas. Double ss sink, Tasco 3 burner propane range with oven. Ice box with drain. Dinette oppossite with seating for 4. Drawers under. Ample storage in the galley. Full head with shower opposite hanging locker and electrical panel at base of stair to pilothouse. Type 3 MSD with holding tank. Vented loop system with all options.
  • Pilothouse:
  • Helm to stb. settee to port with storage under. Force 10 propane cabin heater in aft stb. corner. Hatches to engine in deck. Double doors open to cockpit. Sliding windows in cabin sides.
  • 2 Bomar hatchs in cabin top
  • 1 Bomar opening portlight forward


JRC VHF Raytheon 20X radar Magellan Color chart plotter Nav 6510 Sitex AVS depth sounder Data Marine LX-60 knot meter Data Marine LX-300 depth sounder KMR-1000 marine stereo Kenwood TS-50 SSB Marine and Amateur Bands SGC 28' Marine SSB Antenna with coupler Spare VHF Kelvin White compass Ritchie compass


12 volt system with custom breaker panel 24 breakers 115 amp Balmar alternator with dual output 2 solar panels with regulators Guest battery switch

Deck and Hull

Stainless pulpit Life lines and stanchions Stern rail with dinghy davits Heavy bronze cleats all around
  • Anchoring:
  • 45lb CQR
  • 200' 3/8" high test chain
  • 20lb Danforth with 250' nylon/chain
  • Bronze manual windlass
  • Anchor platform with 2 bow rollers


  • minor lead ballast


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.