Alberg 30


L.O.A.: 30' 3" (9.22 m)
L.W.L.: 21' 8" (6.60 m)
Beam: 8' 9" (2.67 m)
Draft: 4' 4" (1.32 m)

Displacement: 9000 lbs. (4082 kg.)
Ballast: 3300 lbs. (1498 kg.)
Sail area: 410 sq. ft. (38.10 m²)

Motor: gasoline inboard
Headroom: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Berths: 4
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 219

Price range: $18,000 to $23,000

    The design of the Alberg 30 dates back to 1961, and some of its features and appearance are reminiscent of the old wooded sailboats of the 1950s and 1940s. It is interesting to note that when they first started making sailboats out of fiberglass, they tended to build up the hull and other structural areas to the same thickness that would have been found on wooden boats. This extra fiberglass resulted in extremely strong and rugged boats, and this is certainly true of the Alberg 30. In terms of both design and construction, it is one of the more seaworthy 30 footers available on the used market in Canada. Nevertheless, the age of the Alberg 30 design translates into a boat with a narrow beam and limited interior room, and its full keel means it will not have the same pointing ability as a fin keel boat. But the Alberg 30 has a truly devoted following who believe its time-honoured appearance will not go out of style, and who appreciate the boat for its bluewater cruising potential.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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