Alestra, a Wooden Alberg 30

Photo of Alestra, a wooden 30 foot sloop designed by Carl Alberg

The photo is of Alestra, nee Venture IV, an Alberg designed 30 ft sloop that was built by Graves Yacht Yard in Marblehead, MA in 1960. She had a plate identifying her as hull No 762.

At the time I had acquired her, I had, the year before, sailed a glass Alberg 30 from Bermuda to San Juan, and there was an incredible "feel" of a like boat. My cockpit was 2' longer than the glass and the stove and icebox were reversed, but to me it felt like the same boat, perhaps just a family resemblance, as I seem to remember that the A-30 was a commissioned design.

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