Specifications of S/Y Desiderata

S/Y Desiderata's sail plan re-designed by Alden in 1948.

S/Y Desiderata’s sail plan re-designed by Alden in 1948.

Traditional Vee Berth – fully adaptable to create two single berths or a wide double – with en-suite shower & heads.

Single Berth

Pipe Cot.

Sofa Berth.

Double Stateroom (bed length over 7 feet).

Two brand new shower rooms with heads (one en-suite).

Fully equipped galley in doghouse.

Internal dining table to comfortably seat six people.

Cockpit table to comfortably seat six people.


Wi-fi throughout | USB charging ports in all cabins | 32″ plasma screen | DVD player with access to thousands of movies/music | Captain’s La-Z-boy saloon recliner | Interior/exterior Bose surround sound system | New bedding and towels | New showers and toilets | New mattresses and soft furnishings | New 10ft wooden sailing/rowing dinghy (takes outboard) | Fishing and snorkelling gear.


S/Y Desiderata's Original Cabin Plan.

S/Y Desiderata’s Original Cabin Plan by John G. Alden

Design Number: 0756-E

Length (LOA): 66 feet

Beam: 14 feet 3 inches

Draft: 7 feet 4 inches

Displacement: 28.94 tons

Sail Plan: Cutter Rigged Ketch with mizzen staysail and spinnaker.

As far as we know Desiderata is the only Malabar XIII afloat.