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View a complete table of All Yachts Designed By John Alden (Excel File)


This long-lived design business finally closed for good in 2008. The holding company, Tilloston Corporation, gifted the extensive Alden design archive to the Hart Nautical Collections of MIT Museum. Most of the collection was cataloged and scanned under the direction of Niels Helleberg, a designer at Alden since 1971, who also helped direct the collection to MIT. Helleberg continued providing design and print services until closing his office in January 2014. The useful Alden website and database created by Helleberg was transferred by him to MIT Museum to assist with providing continuing access to this important American design archive

Important Announcement
In preparation for the move to a new museum facility the MIT Museum is temporarily closed. We regret that we will not be able to provide additional in-person or digital access to the Alden plan archive until Summer 2022. While we are excited about our new home, we understand that this presents serious difficulties to boat owners and researchers alike; there is no other way to pack and safely relocate this wonderful collection in its new home without this closure. We thank you for your patience and understanding.