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Located in Bellingham, WA,
Katia Sophia is a fine example of the Albin Vega, featuring: LoFrans windlass, Bruce anchor. Radar and Wind vane. Force 10 heat. Brass bulkhead lamp. Force 10 cooktop. Split galley. Updated breaker panel. Just 450 hours on new Beta engine. New transmission, exhaust, prop, shaft, etc. Tiller steering, dry cockpit.
1975 Vega in Milwaukee, WI
Double anchor roller
Custom Navigator's Station
1975 Albin Vega
The Albin Vega is a robust and solidly built 27 ft cruiser with an excellent reputation for sailing performance and seaworthiness. This particular Albin Vega is in good condition with upgrades designed for the single-handed, blue water sailor, including: lines run aft, slab reefing, stow-able lazy jacks, self-tailing winches, solar panel, furling headsail, Standard Horizon VHF with AIS/GPS output to laptop, new double lifelines, new head/stainless steel tank, LEDs inside and out, propane grill, new fuse panel, running rigging new in 2009, stereo with iPod dock, Xantrex 2000W inverter/charger, Nav Station and custom cradle . It has been fresh water sailed for at least the last 20 years, was in storage for 13 years prior to our purchase and undergoes maintenance and upgrades in a covered shed in the winter. She comes with a variety of sails for furler or hanks, both of which are included in the sale. (Pictures available upon request.)
The 27 foot Albin Vega is ranked 5th out of 20 boats for seaworthiness and was included in John Vigors book,"Twenty Small Sailboats To Take You Anywhere".
Accommodations An easy working interior for passage making or inland water cruising. Sink and ice box to starboard, followed by a 6 foot 2 inch berth going forward. A new (2011) Jabsco head and stainless steel tank forward of the berth. Wet locker is across from the berth to port, with a smaller berth aft and a Nav station aft of the berth. Ample V-berth configuration sleeps two adults easily. Original cabin table is also usable in the cockpit.
Galley • Sink w/manual water pump • Ice box
Electronics • Standard Horizon VHF with AIS/GPS output via USB • Standard speed and depth instruments • Fusion Stereo with iPod dock and satellite radio capable
Electrical • 12V electrical panel with 120V switch • 120V shore power inlet and 35 foot cord • 2000W Prosine Inverter/charger • 2 house (starboard locker) / 1 starting (under tiller) bank • Newer (2009) fuse panel, 3-way and shore power switches • LED lights inside and out • Solar panel
Sails & Rigging • Full batten main w/2 reef points (excellent condition) • Partial batten main w/2 reef points (refurbished in 2011) • Roller furler • 155 and 135 for furler • 155, 135, 100, 60 and storm jib with hanks (forestay included) • Cruising Spinnaker • 1 x 19 wire standing rigging • Running rigging (2010) • Slab reefing • In-mast halyards • Stow-able lazy jacks
Engine • MD-6A 9 hp Volvo diesel • Fuel tank in port locker
Safety • Bow rollers • Lifesling • Life preservers (4) • Man Overboard pole • (1) safey harness • Distress flares • Air horn • Fire extinguisher • Double lifelines - uncoated (2012)
Extras • New Jabsco head and 14 gal stainless steel tank (2010) • Lewmar 8 Winches on cabin top • Lewmar 16 self-tailing sheet winches • 4 docklines • Propane Grill • Nav station • Jib Bag • Avon Redcrest 8' inflatable dinghy - WHAT DO WE HAVE? • Boat hook • Spinaker pole • Brass clock and barometer • Some cockpit cushions • Bell • Kerosene lantern • Custom cradle
V1147 St Brendan
Historic Vega for Sale
Editor's note: St Brendan, Albin Vega # 1147, sailed by Matt Rutherford, is the first vessel to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation of the Americas under sail. The route took Matt from the Chesapeake, through the Northwest Passage and South, West to East, around Cape Horn. CLICK for more information about this historic voyage
Historic Moment: St Brendan arriving at Annapolis
Matt Rutherford writes:
It breaks my heart to put this boat up for sale. We have been through so many hard times together and also so many good times. St Brendan always kept sailing regardless of the giant waves of the Bering Sea and Cape Horn, the fog and ice of the Northwest Passage, the freighters that nearly ran us down at night. St Brendan sailed for 309 days straight and covered 27,077 miles yet still has a lot of life left in her. I don’t want to sell the boat but since my return I have started a non-profit called Ocean Research Project and have just completed an 80 day 6,800 miles survey of the North Atlantic. We were dragging special nets that can determine the amount of micro plastic in the water (http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/successful-science-too-much-adventure-mark-maiden-research-voyage/article_5da26a84-0dcc-5cc4-b8b9-8b8bca28e15f.html)
I’ve put every dollar I have into the non-profit and no longer can afford to keep St Brendan.
On one hand St Brendan has been through hell and back and needs some TLC on the other hand St Brendan is a piece of history. She is the first boat ever to have sailed around North and South America non-stop singlehanded. The documentary about this trip will be out in a few months and the book will follow few months after. (Trailer for documentary http://vimeo.com/47936167) St Brendan’s value will only increase over time. The sails and rigging are in surprising good shape. She was repowered with a Volvo Penta 2002 that runs fine (I fixed the starter when I got back). Her hull number is 1147 She is located in Annapolis MD
If I could I would keep this boat forever but I am flat broke. St Brendan deserves a good home and she deserves to keep sailing.
Boat is pretty stock. head and inboard have been removed. Outboard bracket on transom. Rig and sails look good. Deck has crazing in gelcoat. Window rubber has shrunk from age and inner fabric liner has been removed. Interior has been left stock has table, one modification was the addition of a fold up berth on portside settee. Please contact me with any questions. Selling local and reserve the right to pull listing if it sells. Boat is located in Bristol Maine 04564.
"Rain Dog" V2417 - Juneau, Alaska
1974 Albin Vega 27. Hull 24170774. Basic original condition. No damage
history or indication. Moving, must sell. Very good condition. New bottom
paint, deck paint, battery, complete electrical system, main sail, lines, deck
and bottom paint last year. Depth finder, autopilot, stove, sink, head.
Outfitted as offshore cruiser. Genoa, jib, and storm sail. Extra anchor.
Original Volvo Penta engine and drive train. Oil analysis indicates high wear,
however, engine runs good and does not smoke or use oil. Very solid. $10,000
or best offer by 6/12/10. Contact Brock Weidner at 907-321-3855 or LawNorth2000@yahoo.com.
"Julie" V2537 - Channel Islands Harbor, CA
Member Paul Hermanson writes:
I have owned the boat for ten years. A previous owner had outfitted the boat
for cruising. A standard joke when I take friends sailing is that something
will need repair and I will rummage around in a lazarette or a locker below and
appear with a replacement part. When asked where I got it the answer is
invariably "It came with the boat!"
Sale of the boat will include
everything that comes on the boat. It is a garage full of equipment. In fact
my advice is to do what I did. Empty the boat and then re-stow and label the
location of every imaginable piece of equipment or replacement part. I truly
believe you could literally provision with food and water and embark on a
I'm mellowing with age and like time share vacations! I can get
my sailing fix by chartering anywhere in the world!
Julie Location: Channel Islands Harbor, Mandalay
Bay, Oxnard, CA Thru-hulls: 5 Marine grade bronze
w/seacocks Engine: Yanmar2GM20 dsl rebuilt
w/80hrs showing 2 years ago I was out solo in weather between Anacapa and
Santa Cruz. My mainsail blew out and a following sea backed up the engine
exhaust. Caught with only a headsail and being blown down the coast I maydayed
and the Coast Guard towed me in. (Rather nice to find that after the
automatic inspection by the Coast Guard my only violation was outdated fire
extinguishers and and emergency flares). Additional addendum: despite my
foolishness "Julie" to care of me. She never felt unseaworthy. I called mayday
as I didn't relish being blown down the coast all night with only my
DC Heart 21-120
inverter Spars and Rigging: Aluminum deck stepped w/tabernacle
system Standing rigging:
1x19 SS wire, stainless turnbuckles, pelican hook tabernacle releases. (This is
one solid reliable tabernacle
system.) Running rigging:
Main is all rope. Headsail and boom lift are original rope and
wire. Headsail: Harkin
furling system (1992) Sails: Brand new
triple jiffy reefed main
Genoa on furler with new UV protective
cover Genoa (hank
on) Storm jib (hank
on) Steadying sail Deck
Equipment: Winches: Lewmar 2 #16 2 speed aft (I
reconditioned) 2 lever action
halyard winches at mast Anchors: Bow, 25# CQR,
140' 1/4"chain, 200' 1/2" rope
Stern, Brand new fortress 40' 1/4" chain, 200'
rope Tender: West Marine 200? Inflatable
(Really a one man dinghy, but easily inflated with in the
cockpit.) Honda BF2D outboard
motor. (Sweet, gasoline,
aircooled) 2 man inflatable
Navigation Equipment: Compasses: 1 in cockpit, 2 mounted
below GPS: Garmin
handheld Fathometer: Seafarer
flasher (This is on its last legs, needs
replacing) Auto pilot:
Autohelm 800 Local charts and
guides Head: Groco manual (No holding
tank) Miscellanous: Brand new
dodger Brand new mainsail
cover Gimballed one burner
propane hanging cooking unit (Use Coleman
bottles) Original Kenyon
stove needs refurbishing (I don't
use) Propane barbeque
grill V berth has memory foam
attached to original foam cushions for a very comfy
bed. Stern hawse pipe with
chain and rope fed into mesh anchor bag hanging in stern lazarette (My own piece
of handywork!) Stern anchor
roller $$$$$$: $15000 firm. I stole the boat
for $14000 ten years ago. There is easily $10000 of beyond basic Vega
upgrades on this vessel. Come out with me for an overnight to the Channel
Islands and I am convinced that "Julie" will win your heart.
"Wind Rose" Vega #2216 - Oak Harbor, WA
"Wind Rose" Vega#2216
1974 Albin Vega 27' . Asking $8,000
This boat is in good condition and ready to sail away. Many sails- 2 mains,
working jib, genoa, storm jib, and crusing spinniker.
volvo-penta MD6A 10 hp diesel - 1176 hours on the clock- runs fine.
2008 additions include: shore power, dual battery charger, electric bilge pump
and depth sounder/chart plotter.
We have loved this cozy, classic Swedish sailboat for 24 years, but health issues have made this decision for us.
offshore and coastal cruiser (previous/original owner sailed her to New
Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii and back to the Northwest. Then
shipped her to Florida and sailed to Iceland. Then trucked the boat to
Seattle and sailed to Aleutians and Russian border).
New 13 hp Beta Marine diesel engine (82 hours)
Fully-battened main and roller furling jib
2-Lewmar 16 and 2-Lewmar 30 two speed, self-tailing winches
Dodger with grab rails in good condition
Hydrovane self-steering vane
Port and starboard salon berths convert to king-sized bed!
Updated cabin interior, salon and forepeak cabin cushions redone
Replaced foam-backed hull insulation
Ice box & 2-burner Primus Stove
USCG Documented vessel
Beam: 8' 0" Draft: 3' 10" Tonnage: Gross 6/Net 5 Designer: Per Brohal Where built: Kristinehamn, Sweden Builder: Albin Marine Hull: Fiberglass, #1590 Prop: 3 blade, 13 x 7 RH bronze Mast: Anodized aluminum Gimballed brass lamps Newport Dickinson heater and much more.
Click the image for many more photos of this very well equipped and well maintained Vega
East Coast Project Vega with Trailer
Ukiyo, Vega hull #377, has been stored on her trailer for ten years. It is time someone set her right and put her back in her element with wind in her sails. David knows that that will not be him so he his offering her, complete with trailer for only $1500. Click THIS LINK for many more photos and more details. Ukiyo is located in Groton, MA. David can be contacted via email to arrange a showing.