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1930 Alden Staysail Schooner

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1930
Length 70 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Dauntless Shipyards

70' Alden Staysail Schooner "Dauntless"

DAUNTLESS has been owned by the same family for over 35 years. They have enjoyed cruising and racing locally, the West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii. After the passing of the family Patriarch, the family is ready to sell her to the next steward that will enjoy her as much as the family. A true find for the classic yacht aficionado!

Additional pictures and surveys are available on the DAUNTLESS website.

Visit: schoonerdauntless.com


Year Built 1930
Category Sail
Length Overall 70 ft
Length Of Deck 61 ft
Beam 13'3 ft
Construction Wood
Min Draft 9'3 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 135 hp
Cruising Speed 8 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1200
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 70 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 4
Water Tank Cap. 240 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 40 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Displacement 64,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: John Deere
Model: 4045
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 135hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
Year: 2010

1930 John Alden #458 Staysail Schooner DAUNTLESS is currently available for sale in San Diego, California, USA. In 2016, she underwent an extensive restoration. The yacht was completely rewired and outfitted with a new John Deere engine in 2010.

DAUNTLESS has been featured on several covers of “Sailing” magazine and in several publications including “Wooden Boat” magazine and “Latitude 38.”

DAUNTLESS holds the record for “Fastest Around the Course” in the San Francisco Master Mariner’s Regatta and won the 2018 Schooner Cup.

History, specifications, restoration gallery, latest insurance and restoration surveys at www.schoonerdauntless.com.


This great layout is conducive to privacy with separate owner and crew quarters or crew and chartered guest accommodations.

Starting from the bow, a V-shaped anchor, chain and line storage area opens to two single berths/bunks to starboard and port.  

Separated with privacy curtains, the amid-ship cabin contains upper and lower single port berths/bunks. Accommodations for these two crew/guest areas include a separate head with sink, common area built-in storage drawers, hanging locker with hatch/skylights above for enjoying the sea air at anchor.

The main salon is spacious with a large bright skylight, L-shaped settee and 4-seat dinette, which doubles as a chart table with drawer or drop-down double berth. Abundant storage throughout for provisions while cruising. You will appreciate the propane pot belly heater on those cold, damp nights at sea or in port. The area is warm with vintage leaded stain-glass storage cubbies, original hardware, fixtures, and wooden floors.

Aft of the dinette, to starboard, just forward of the companionway, is an in-line galley featuring above sink pantry for storage of dinnerware, silverware and dry/canned food, 3-burner stainless steel gimbled stovetop with oven, double stainless-steel sink, freezer and front-loading refrigerator. Built-in drawers are located below the companionway with a hanging locker for foul weather gear to port.

The aft Master Cabin contains single starboard and aft berths/bunks with a centerline 6-drawer bureau and mirror. Master has a skylight, hanging locker, berth/bunk settees, and access to the engine room. There is a separate Master head with toilet, sink and linen locker. The head is accessible from both the Master cabin and main salon.

The engine room is located to the aft of the master with an alternate deck hatch accessible from the cockpit area. A custom “Dauntless Shipyard” bronze manhole cover in the cockpit accesses additional storage for fuel and water.


12V freezer and front-loading refrigerator

3-burner Shipmate propane stove with oven

Double stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

Pacifica depth sounder

Robertson autopilot

Danforth Constellation compass

(2) Garmin GPS

Horizon USA II VHF radio

Icom IC-700 SSB with tuner


12V DC and 110V AC

(1) 8D dedicated starting battery

(1) 8D house battery

Link 20 battery monitor

Protech 4 battery charger

100 amp engine alternator

130 amp belt-driven alternator


60lb CQR anchor with 350’ 3/8” chain

80lb Danforth backup anchor with 30’ 3/8” chain and 200’ 1” rode

Nielson electric windlass

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Cockpit cushions


Actual LOA (including bowsprit) – 70’

Length on deck – 61’

Double planked hull

Inner planks 5/8” cedar

Outer planks 7/8” mahogany

Hull framing 2 3/4’ x 2 3/4” sawn oak and laminated oak

Sails and Rigging

1x19 stainless steel wire rigging

Spruce glued round section mast

(11) winches – Barient 28s and Barient 35s


 High cut jib

 110% Genoa

 Fore stay sail

 Main stay sail

 Main sail – 950 sq. ft. (approx.)


 Golly Wobbler

Engine and Mechanical

Stove fuel shut-off valve

Fixed fire suppression system in engine room

(1) navy type 1” manual bilge pump

(1) 1 1/4” engine driven bilge pump

(1) 3500 gph electric bilge pump

(1) 2000 gph electric bilge pump

Edsen worm gear wheel steering

40-gal stainless steel holding tank

1930 propane pot-belly stove


(14) Type II life jackets

(2) throwable life preservers

(3) 5lb ABC dry chem portable fire extinguishers

6-person life raft





All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

Additional Information

Additional pictures and surveys are available on the DAUNTLESS website.

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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.