The Alden Design Office was founded by John
G. Alden in 1909 and his design office was,
by 1932, known worldwide in part due to his
"Malabar" design's success on the offshore
John Alden is probably best known for his
fast and seaworthy offshore schooners but
he designed a broad range of exceptional boats
that today have become true classics that
turn heads as do many of their contemporaries
that bear his name.
The designs featured on this web site is only
a small selection of the almost 1000 designs
he produced and the several hundred more produced
after he retired so please don't hesitate
contacting us if you can't find what you are
Tillotson Corp, the parent corporation of
John G. Alden Inc. of MA has decided to donate
the John G. Alden collection of designs to
MIT's Hart Nautical Collection. The transfer
is expected to be completed over the next
2 to 3 years.
Niels Helleberg Yacht Design has, during the
transition period, been authorized to provide
the yachting community with the services formerly
provided by the Alden Design office and has
full access to all of the Alden plans.
Niels Helleberg has been with the Alden Design
office since 1971 and has served as chief
naval architect for the last 18 years.