Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Albin Vega 27 ft Yacht

Matt Rutherford finishing his around the Americas venture

Altogether over 3,000 Albin Vegas were built since being designed by the Swede Per Brohäll in 1964. Like most boats they have their strengths and weaknesses, but a Vega 27 has been sailed around the Americas* via the North West Passage which is a testimony not only to her solo skipper, Matt Rutherford, but to the boat.

The first two links below take you to very informative articles describing these popular yachts. The one featured here, and lying at Burnham-on-Crouch, sports a very short bowsprit. Matt Rutherford’s is standard, without a bowsprit.


LOA 27' 1" 8.25 m

LWL 23' 2" 7.20 m

Beam 8' 1" 2.46m

Draught 3' 10" 1.17m

Displacement 5070 lb 2.3 tonnes

Ballast 2020 lbs 915 kg

Sail Area (IOR) 341 sq ft 31.7 sq m



Albin Vega: Modest but Tough (Review by Timothy Gill)

Albin Vega Overview

Albin Vega Wikipedia

The Albin Vega 27

Vega Association of Great Britain

The American Vega Association

*Matt Rutherford – Solo around the Americas

Albin Vega 27 ft Sailboat for Sale (Sold - advertised at £7,750)

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