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1998 Alden 56 Custom

Barrington, Rhode Island


A gorgeous example of true American craftsmanship, ANGUS III has always been maintained in superb condition and has been thoughtfully updated. Truly a superlative in todays market.

She has three beautiful staterooms, a full width Master Cabin, two heads, a delightful large salon adjacent to and easily accessible to her cockpit, a gourmet chefs galley, and large pilothouse with exceptionally well laid out navionics and communications gear along with control systems. 

She is powered by a pair of CAT 3196 diesels, fully rebuilt in 2019 in Maine, yielding 21 knots top end with 18 knot hi cruise speed. Coolers replaced with new coolers in 2019 and 2022.

Her freshly painted hull shines and is in virtually perfect condition. This paint job was not a quick fix paint job, rather, a very substantial down to the fibreglass paint job.

She has also had many small things that make a big difference: LED lighting, BOSE systems, and updates so numerous, etc.

Further, should slow be your operating speed, she also becomes a trawler, sipping fuel gingerly, if required.

ANGUS III is a superb choice, should you be looking for a properly configured, fit out, safe, extremely well maintained yacht. 

Heated Winter storage paid in tax free Rhode Island. Potential 60' slip available for 2023 season.


Stonington Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Davidson Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: ANGUS III
Make: Alden
Model: 56 Custom
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Alden Yachts
Designer: Ray Hunt and Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ADN56910L798
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 56'7 ft / 17.25 m
Length Overall: 56'7 ft / 17.25 m
Waterline Length: 48'5 ft / 14.76 m
Beam: 15'8 ft / 4.78 m
Min Draft: 4.42 ft
Bridge Clearance: 18'6 ft / 5.64 m
Cabin Headroom: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Dry Weight: 61,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: CAT
  • Model: 3196
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 660hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: CAT
  • Model: 3196
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 660hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,320hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Propeller RPM: 1900


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 340 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 86 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 73 gal


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Downeast


Interior Accommodations:

  • Spectacular three stateroom layout, master aft, VIP forward and bunk cabin in between
  • Master stateroom with Island queen berth athwartships layout, allowing for palatial space. En suite head shower, gorgeous counters
  • Guest, VIP stateroom with centerline queen berth in the bow. Door to large head and shower, shared by other cabin becomes a day head
  • Guest stateroom with over and under single berths along with full sized washer and dryer. GE Spacemaker large capacity, stacked
  • Master stateroom with en suite head w/separate stall shower
  • Guest head with stall shower servicing VIP and guest stateroom
  • Cabinetry is raised panel American cherry in a semi-gloss finish
  • Doors have hand laminated and epoxied multiple layup ring frames to stabilize bulkhead and provide permanent 
  • Bulkheads, raised panel, and wood framing rarely seen in this quality below 100 feet in length
  • Cabin Sole of solid teak - no 'steam bent' wood in this ship - and solid holly with a semi gloss finish
  • Custom appointments in handcrafted framed screens, tables with decorative inlays, not vinyl, bath countertops in solid varnished cherry, galley countertops in Corian    
  • Alcantara headliners new in 2014. 
  • Ceiling lights converted to LED 2014
  • Pilothouse lights converted to LED 2014
  • Bead lighting behind valances
  • Night lighting
  • All new toilets 2021 and plumbing
SALON features

From the cockpit, a sliding door allows immediate access to the salon, one of ANGUS III's cardinal features and advantages. The salon is roomy and can sit between six to eight, or more.

  • Sliding door to the aft deck
  • U-shaped settee with elegant leather upholstery
  • High low custom table with decorative inlay expands from cocktail table to a full dining table
  • Thick and super comfortable chairs (2) with custom cabinetry between
  • Salon valances 2016 with bead lighting to create romantic atmosphere
  • Salon/Pilothouse light fixtures in LED 2016
  • Salon blinds wood, matching interior 2016
  • Located forward of and adjacent to salon
  • GE refrigerator and freezer new 2022
  • New Bosch Dishwasher 2022
  • Proper and hi end Gaggenau cook top with four burners and covers, creating extra counter space and oven, Gaggnenea oven may never have been used
  • Microwave 2022
  • Trash compactor GE Spacesaver
  • Custom hand-crafted bottle storage, glass flatware dish racks, only fits the best wine
  • Insta hot water system, and cold water system

The Pilothouse is a beautiful area of ANGUS III with a large navigation area and proper controls, instrumentation and ... Port and Starboard side deck doors with screens. Naturally, every aspect of this area was engineered, analyzed and tested, then re analyzed and crafted, by superb engineers and wood rights and electricians. Now, truly, this was performed at a level rarely seen in this size yacht.

From the helm chairs and the bench settee - also a sleeping area for weary helmsman on long passages - to the custom helm, the proper handholds. 

  • Bench seat set high for perfect visibility
  • Custom Helm and navigator seats, upholstery 2018
  • Visibility window aft
  • Ceiling Hatch (2) for natural ventilation
  • Hand rails overhead
  • Air-conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Large steering and nav equipment area

Flying bridge has new refrigerator 2022, small sink with hot and cold water.


FURUNO Full ships systems Navionics, Radar and plotter, consisting of FURUNO MFDBB model MCU001 with two large screens at the lower station. System is comprehensive and works beautifully. Additionally, a controller panel allows the system to be integrated with a PC or laptop computer. 

Multiple interface cables are located below for updates

SR161 AIS Receiver

ICOM M604 VHF radiotelephone

Furuno WAAS GPS Navigation system

Furuno Repeater

KVH Electronic large dial Compass


SIMRAD DL 200 Autopilot

B&G Hydra 2000 system with wind speed and direction

WIFI system



12-Volt DC electrical system with BASS panel type switchboard
DC voltmeter and ammeter
Circuit Breakers
Oversized alternators charge battery bank of multiple 8-D battery system; 8D battery for each engine; Dedicated alternators charge 8D ships batteries


Angus III has an advanced 110V and 240-250 Volt AC System, controlled by a large BASS panel at the  containing ship/shore selector/double pole main breaker for each power source. Polarity indicator along with shore fault indicators.
Volt meter and amp meter
Circuit breakers
Large battery chargers
16KW Northern Lights generator with new starting battery 2022, 3000 hours approximately
Dual Shore power Cable Master systems

Lighting system includes overhead lights with Vimar switches, courtesy lights, Moruga picture lights The engine room has Perko engine room 12V lights and 110V AC fluorescent lights.

Multiple AC outlets in the yacht. 110 to 125 VAC.

CD stereo and flat-screen TV on bridge deck; AM/FM CD player in salon.


New A/C Unit in Master Stateroom 2022. Five air conditioning systems by Cruiseair.

All systems have been cleaned, maintained, updated as necessary, 2022.

Bridge has separate air handler.


Engines have 400 hours the major rebuild.

Full details available to purchasers, post purchase.



Many upgrades to this bespoke yacht, she is in outstanding shape. Service records will be available to the owner once purchased. Enormous service records are in computer.


Mattresses all medium and all new in 2021.

Toilets new. 2022.

Sensors 2022.

Aft deck, teak decking, currently being replaced. 2022-2023.


Neither brokers nor owner offer warranty's of any kind. It is the buyers responsibility to hire competent marine surveyors to assess the fit and fitness of the vessel. All inventory is stated on the listing and any item not listed should be considered excluded from the inventory of the vessel.


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