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Alberg 30

1962 — 1987
Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Whitby Boat Works Ltd.
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG
Associations
Alberg 30 Site

Dimensions

Length Overall
30.27 ft / 9.23 m
Waterline Length
21.67 ft / 6.61 m
Beam
8.75 ft / 2.67 m
Draft
4.29 ft / 1.31 m
Displacement
9,000 lb / 4,082 kg
Ballast
3,300 lb / 1,497 kg
Ballast Type
Iron
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
410.00 ft2 / 38.09 m2
Total Sail Area
409.88 ft2 / 38.08 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
220.88 ft2 / 20.52 m2
P
31.00 ft / 9.45 m
E
14.25 ft / 4.34 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
189.00 ft2 / 17.56 m2
I
36.00 ft / 10.97 m
J
10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Est. Forestay Len.
37.50 ft / 11.43 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
15 gals / 57 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
30 gals / 114 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.24 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.16
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
36.67
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
394.84
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
31.69
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.68
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

During it’s long production run, the Alberg 30 was fitted with a number of different engines for auxilary power inluding (in approximate order):
Gray Marine Gas 22hp
Universal Atomic 4 Gas 30hp
Bukh (single cyl) Diesel 12hp
Volvo Penta MD7A Diesel
Volvo 2002 Diesel

Earlier versions of the ALBERG 30 have a laminated wood mast brace and no liner. Decks are masonite cored and drain directly overboard under the toe rail. These boats have an upright icebox accessible from both the cabin and the cockpit.

Newer boats have an aluminum mast brace enclosed inside a molded fiberglass liner. Their decks are balsa cored and drain through hoses to the cockpit scupper drains. A molded fiberglass pan forms the cabin sole and the support for the furniture. The icebox is top-loading.

There are also a few transition boats that share characteristics of both.
More detailed information can be found at the alberg30.org site listed above.
Thanks to the author of the aforementioned site, George Dinwiddie, for his assistance with this and other subjects.)
Basic dimensions from builders brochure (circa 1967.)


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