By: Bobb Tomsett
Lines for John Alden's design number 151, a 40-foot knockabout schooner, were pictured in the May, 1920 issue of Yachting magazine. The knockabout measured 27' in waterline length, with 10' in beam and 6' in draft. This fisherman-influenced schooner yacht, a type for which Alden is well known, was unusual in its particular combination of seaworthiness and speed. The schooner rig is shown without its top masts. Model's hull has a natural finish bottom, keel, stem, sternpost and rudder are constructed of mahogany, while the topsides are painted white with a gold cove stripe, with sycamore decking. Metal fittings and gear are of brass and copper. The model is mounted on brass rods, which are then set onto a recessed mirror and natural mahogany baseboard with two brass engraved plaques and a glazed cover trimmed in brass.