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Carl Alberg's Yacht Designs


Carl Alberg, of course, started out designing wooden boats, but he was a pioneer in the design of fiberglass sailboats. This list contains all the production fiberglass designs of which I'm aware.

This list is obviously incomplete. Please let me know of any updates, additions or corrections. You can check or add to the latest information about these boats.

There are other boats that people think were designed by Carl Alberg or that people who like Alberg designs also like.

Also, be wary about these figures, especially displacement. The design figure, the as-built figure and the current figure may well be quite different.
Model Manufacturer LOA LWL Beam Draft Displ. Notes
Cape Dory 10 Cape Dory 10' 6" 4' 1" 24" (5" board up)
Hawk Pearson 17'
Typhoon Daysailer Cape Dory
Nauset Marine
18' 6" 13'6" 6' 3-1/2" 2' 7" 1900 Back in production
Typhoon Weekender Cape Dory
Nauset Marine
18' 6" 13' 6" 6' 3-1/2" 2' 7" 2000 Back in production
Corinthian
Conquest
Bristol
Sailstar
19' 6" 14' 6" 6' 6" 2' 9" 2721 This boat was in production from early 60's to the late 70's
South Coast 21 South Coast Seacraft 21' 4" 14' 4" 6' 11" 3' 0" 2000
Alberg 22 Nye Yachts
Douglas Marine Craft
22' 16' 0" 7' 0" 3' 1" 3200 Ian Nye built these boats between the mid seventies and the mid eighties.
Cape Dory 22 and 22D Cape Dory 22' 4" 16' 3" 7' 4" 3' 0" 3200
Typhoon Senior Cape Dory 22' 5" 16' 6" 7' 5" 3' 1" 3300 new in 1985
Back in production
Electra Pearson 22' 6" 16' 9" 7' 0" 3' 0" 3000 Ballast 1000 lbs. Sail area 227 sq. ft.
Ensign Pearson 22' 6" cuddy version of Electra
Seasprite 23 American Boat Building, Wickford, Sailstar, Pearson, C.E. Ryder 22' 6" 16' 6" 7' 0" 3' 5" or 3' 0" 3350 American Boat Building of East Greenwich, RI, in 1958
Wickford Shipyard in Wickford, RI in early 60's
Sailstar
Pearson
C.E. Ryder starting in 1974
Kittiwake Kenner Boatworks, early 70's
River City Sailcraft, late 70's
both in Arkansas
23' 7" 17' 9" 7' 5" 2' 10" 3700 Sail area 248 with 100% fore triangle
South Coast 23 daysailer South Coast Seacraft 23' 0" 17' 6" 7' 3" 2' 10" 3750
South Coast 23 four-berth South Coast Seacraft 23' 0" 17' 3" 7' 3" 2' 10" 3750
Daystar 24 24'
Cape Dory 25D
Octavia 25
Cape Dory
Octavia Marine (never produced?)
Triangle Marine Engineering Ltd.
25' 0" 19' 0" 8' 0" 3' 6" 5120 not the same as a Cape Dory 25!
Ariel Pearson 25' 7" 18' 6" 8' 0" 3' 8" 5100
Commander Pearson 25' 7" 18' 6" 8' 0" 3' 8" 5900 smaller cabin/larger cockpit version of Ariel
Cape Dory 26
Octavia 26
Cape Dory
Octavia Marine (never produced?)
Triangle Marine Engineering Ltd.
25' 11" 19' 3" 8' 0" 3' 7" 5300
Cape Dory 27 Cape Dory 27' 8' 6" 4' 0" You can also find the CD27 here.
Bristol 27 Bristol Yachts 27' 2" 19' 9" 8' 0" 4' 0" 6600
Triton Pearson
also Jout in France
28' 6" 20' 6" 8' 3" 4' 0" 8400 707 built from 1959 through 1967
Cape Dory 28 Cape Dory 28' 1-1/4" 22' 2-1/2" 8' 10-1/2" 4' 0" 9000
Alberg 29 Nye Yachts 29' 3" 9' 1-1/2" 4' 6" 9000
Odyssey Clark Marine (San Carlos, Calif.)
H&L Marine
29' 10" 22' 8' 10" 4' 9" 11500 - 12000 About 30 built on the West Coast to race in a 30' and under class.
Alberg 30 Whitby Boat Works 30' 3" 21' 8" 8' 9" 4' 3" 9000 A great boat!, but I may be prejudiced.
Cape Dory 30 Cape Dory 30' 2-1/2" 22' 10" 9' 0" 4' 2" 10000 cutter or ketch
The molds are now owned by Nauset Marine
Cape Dory 31 Cape Dory 31' 4" 23' 3" 9' 9" 4' 9" 11500
Cape Dory 32 Cape Dory 32' 2" 24' 2" 9' 11" 4' 11" 11750 Only 11 made
Cape Dory 33 Cape Dory 33' 1/2" 24' 6" 10' 3" 4' 10" 13300 cutter or sloop
The molds are now owned by Nauset Marine
Also updated as the Cape Dory 330
Alberg 34 Nye Yachts 34' 1" 25' 6" 10' 1" 5' 3" 14000 Only 4 or 6 built
Alberg 35 Pearson, AeroMarine Composites, Erickson 34' 9" 24' 0" 9' 8" 5' 2" 13300
Cape Dory 36 Cape Dory 36' 1-1/2" 27' 0" 10' 8" 5' 0" 16000
Robinhood 36 Robinhood Marine 36' 1-1/2" 27' 10" 10' 8" 5' 0" 16100 The Cape Dory 36, back in production!
Alberg 37 Whitby Boat Works 37' 2" 26' 6" 10' 2" 5' 6" 16800 Sail area - sloop: 646 yawl: 686 sq. ft.
One boat was built as a ketch.
246 built.
Cape Dory 40 Cape Dory 40' 2" 30' 0" 11' 8" 5' 8" 19500 cutter
Robinhood 40 Robinhood Marine 40' 2" 30' 0" 11' 8" 5' 8" 19500 The Cape Dory 40 mold
Cape Dory 45 Cape Dory 45' 3" 33' 6" 13' 0" 6' 3" 24000 cutter-rigged ketch Only 3 were built.
Robinhood 45 Robinhood Marine 45' 3" 33' 6" 13' 0" 6' 3" 24000 The Cape Dory 45 mold


Offshore Sailing book cover Offshore Sailing by Bill Seifert with Daniel Spurr

We went to a Windjammers lecture to hear Bill Seifert and I was impressed enough to buy the book on the spot. I've heard a lot of people talk about ways to improve a boat, but I've never heard one person suggest so many good ideas that I hadn't considered. Part of the charm is the specificity of the suggestions. Everyone says you should secure your floorboards, hatchboards and batteries. Bill shows good suggestions on how to do so.

The suggestions are very practical for the do-it-yourselfer, too. Many show how to make or adapt inexpensive solutions. Tip #12 on closing the deck blower vents is one that will pay off for me without ever going offshore. I'll implement that one to stop the wintertime storms from finding their way belowdecks.

Besides modifications, the book also includes advice for operating offshore, cooking, boat selection, dealing with bureaucracy, and more.

Bill Seifert has worked at Tartan, TPI, and Alden Yachts. He's a veteran of many Marion-Bermuda races and now runs his own yacht management company. His tips are born of experience--not of book-learning--and it shows. He obviously knows his stuff.



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