Marc Thomas
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 991-0939

2002 Alden 46 Saloon Express
Boat Type: Downeast Address: Chester, MD, US Price: $449,500


This 46 Alden Saloon Express is a spectacular example of a high quality builder combined with a wonderful design profile to create the ideal yacht for cruising or living aboard. This is a Proper Yacht and has been maintained to a very high standard both inside and out. The Helm is to Starboard on the Bridge Deck, galley is below, but open to the Bridge area. Below and forward, the galley is to port and lower saloon settee/dinette on starboard. There is a full head to port with stall shower, accessible via two doors, from either the lower Salon or the Master Stateroom. The Master Stateroom has a centerline queen bed, beautiful cabinetry, cedar lined closets, shelving, and drawers for storage. On the Starboard bulkhead facing aft is a built in desk with chair and a flat screen TV.  Please note that clean and well maintained late model trades will be considered!


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Alden Vessel Name: September
Model: 46 Saloon Express Boat Type: Downeast
Year: 2002 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Chester, MD, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 46 ft - 14.02 meter Draft - max: 3 ft 8 in - 1.12 meter
LOA: 46 ft - 14.02 meter Bridge Clearance: 16 ft - 4.88 meter
Beam: 14 ft 6 in - 4.42 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 6CXM-GTE-2 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 2130 Horsepower: 500 (Individual), 1000 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 23 MPH Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 510 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 48 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 278 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 1 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 1 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


Overview with Upgrades
This beautiful custom Alden yacht, which cost over $1,000,000 when built new in 2002 and delivered in June of 2003, is very well designed and was carefully thought through during her build, by the original owner and Alden Yachts. The original owner, a true "Yachtsman", cruised her until 2017! The current owner, also a true "Yachtsman", did numerous upgrades and improvements in 2021, totaling well over $100,000, including NEW Sidepower Variable speed bow thruster, NEW Splendide washer/dryer, NEW Uline icemaker, NEW Sea Frost 12 volt refrigerator/freezer, NEW KVH TracVision TV5, and much more! This owner just completed a 6 month round trip cruise from the Chesapeake Bay to Naples Florida and back, without any issues whatsoever! Complete Aftercooler service done in December 2021 with 1,760 hours on engines at that time! 
All Brightwork was just Varnished (May 2022) and it looks beautiful!

Walkthrough with Additional Specifications
Entering the Saloon to port is a U-Shaped settee with a table, a forward facing companion bench seat and chart table.  To Starboard, there is a small L-Shaped settee, cabinate with icemaker and flat screen TV mounted on top, a fully adjustable electric Stidd helm chair, and the bridge console.  Down the companionway steps, the galley is to port and a versatile lower saloon is opposite.  The L shaped settee can be arranged to provide an additional double bunk.  This area has cabinetry, book shelves, drawers, a flat screen TV and Hi/Lo custom table, and the washer/dryer is concealed in custom cabinetry.  Forward to port is the head with a separate shower stall and all the way forward is the Owner's Cabin with a centerline queen bed, beautiful cabinetry, cedar lined closets, shelving, and drawers for storage.  On Starboard facing aft is a built in desk with chair and a flat screen TV on bulkhead

Garmin Electronics Package - NEW in September 2017
Twin (2) Garmin 7212 Chart Plotter/Radar 12" Screens with Depth Sounder
Garmin GMR Fantom 24 Dome Radar
Garmin GMI 20 for Depth Display, with Forward Looking Sonar
Bronze Thru-Hull Transducer
Garmin VHF 300 Black Box Radio
AIS 600 Transceiver w/Programming
Garmin GHP 20 Auto-Pilot with Smart Pump

Deck and Hull

Cutaway aft keel which extends below the props, for prop protection and stability 
Six opening ports with screens
2 Lewmar #40 deck hatches on hard top
2 #60 deck hatches on cabin house.
Lewmar Ocean 1 Gypsy/Capstan windlass
Chain to line Gypsy with in and out foot controls at bow and at helm station
Stainless Steel 55 lb ROCNA anchor with 90' Chain and 300' Rode on Port side
Spare 30' Chain and 300' Rode on Starboard side Spare 45 lb Delta anchor
Varnished teak aft saloon doors
High gloss varnished teak handrails on forward deck cabin top
Port and Starboard exterior stainless handrails over upper deck windows
Stainless stanchions and double lifelines with port and Starboard Gates
Folding swim ladder under swim platform
Aft Cockpit bench seats with upholstered cushions and backrest. 
Synthetic teak cockpit sole
Removable davits on transom for dinghy
Stamoid covers for all bridge deck windows and for cockpit
Textilene covers for windshield and all side, aft and door windows
Sunshade which can convert to a Cockpit cover with side shades Transom cover Boarding ladder 12 PFDs, 4 regular fenders and 2 ball fenders Numerous spares


Corian Counter Tops
3 Burner Propane Range Top
Sharp Drawer Microwave Oven - NEW 2021
Sea Frost Refrigeration and Freezer - NEW 2021
Stainless Steel Sink
Mug and Spice Rack and Abundant Storage


12Kw Northern Lights Genset 
50A Shore Power with Glendinning Cable Master
40A Charles Marine Battery Charger
AGM House Batteries - NEW 2021

Engines and Mechanical

Twin Yanmar 6CX-GTE-2 500 HP diesel engines
Mathers Micro Commander controls with Engine synchronizers
Second Mathers control unit, concealed in cockpit, with Bow thruster control as well.
Dripless shaft seals
Four blade 26" x 28" NiBral propellers
Spurs line cutters
Flowscan fuel monitoring system
Racor fuel filters on main engines and generator
Marineair 46,000 BTU reverse cycle heating and air conditioning system (3 zone)
510 gallon aluminum fuel tank
Stainless steel 150 gallon water tank
60 gallon holding tank
20 gallon hot water heater
Tank Tender fuel and water tank monitoring system
Trim Tabs
3 Rule 2000 Bilge Pumps
NEW 8D Engine Start Batteries - May 2022

Upgrades and Improvements 2016 to 2021

Hull painted - off season 2016/2017
Replaced original teak cockpit sole with synthetic teak sole.

Replaced shaft cutlass bearings and key components of the dripless shaft seals.

Repacked both rudder stuffing boxes.

Replaced both engine intake strainers.

Upgrades & Improvements - 2021 to 2022
Installed Sidepower Model PJC 211 Proportional (Variable Speed) Bow Thruster, with Hold Control. Normal operating thrust exceptionally quiet, max thrust 374 lbs. (This is an incredible, new generation thruster, that would have to seen to be believed).

Replaced Grunert refrigeration system with a Sea Frost Digitally Controlled 12 Volt Marine Refrigerator/Freezer System, with both water and air cooling.

Installed a Splendide Combination Washer-Dryer, in Custom cabinetry. 

Installed a Uline Ice Maker.

Replaced obsolete KVH TV Satellite with a new KVH TracVision TV5 with TV-Hub

Replaced obsolete Bose Sound System with a Fusion MS-UD/AV755 Stereo System and SG­ DA41400 Marine Amplifier, all inner-connected with the Garmin Nema 2000 system, 3 NEW Flat Screen Smart TV's, and Sirius XM Radio. Bose surround sound speakers in all cabins with separate volume controls.

Added Sirius marine weather package to Garmin electronics.

Installed a 120WX Airmar Ultrasonic Weather Station for True and Apparent Wind, Air Temperature, wind chill, etc., included in the Garmin Nema 2000 system.

Polished Stainless Steel high quality removable davits - stored in Lazarette. 

Replaced the 45 lb. Delta anchor with a NEW 55 lb. Rocna stainless steel anchor, and changed the chain length on the primary anchor rode from 30' to 90'.

Replaced the cockpit Stamoid Canopy/ Cockpit Cover, and added zip-on side and rear curtains for extra sun protection.

Installed a Reverso Five Port Automatic Oil Transfer System for changing drive engine, transmission, and generator oil.

Added an ACR Epirb.

Replaced Sharp Microwave Oven with a new Sharp Insight Pro KB6524PS Microwave Oven Drawer.

Aftercooler Service
Complete engine Aftercooler service done by Mid-Shore Diesel in 2021 - at 1,760 hours, including transmission coolers as well! All coolers were removed from the vessel and taken to the shop and professionally cleaned and serviced!

Owner's personal gear, tools, hand held equipment and the artwork on the forward bulkhead of the lower Salon.

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.


Location Map

Marc Thomas
Bayport Yacht Sales
323 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 991-0939