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Albin Vega

Brief details

Builder

Albin Marin AB, Sweden

 

The Albin Vega is a solidly built 27-footer with an excellent reputation for sailing performance and seaworthiness. There is a very strong owners association giving a lot of information about the history of the class, what to look for in secondhand yachts, and even supplies some custom spare parts

LOA

27' 1"

Sail area

341 sq ft

LWL

23' 2"

Rig

sloop

Beam

8' 1"

Cabins

2

Draught

3' 10"

Berths

4

Displacement

5,070 lbs

Engine

originally Albin petrol, later various models of Volvo diesels

Ballast

2,020 lbs

BHP

5 - 13

Keel type

Long fin keel, lead and iron encapsulated ballast

The Albin Vega was designed by Per Brohall in 1964, for Larrson Trade AB, builders of Albin marine petrol engines, who were looking for a way to increase sales of their engines. A wooden prototype was built in 1965 and extensively sea-trialled, and from this prototype the moulds were made for the Albin Vega.

The company soon became Albin Marine, and concentrated on boat building, by 1971 replacing their own Albin engines with Volvo Penta diesels in the by then very popular Vega. Nearly three and a half thousand Vegas were built, until production stopped in 1979, and they have a remarkable reputation for seaworthiness. At least three have circumnavigated, and one has even explored Antarctica (some interesting pictures, though the text is in German).

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Albin Vega

Saloon of a 1973 example

The saloon has two settee berths, with galley next to the companionway. Headroom in the saloon is 5' 8", and there is an inner moulding giving a smooth finish to the headlining. The saloon table is removable, can also fit in the cockpit, and stows in the forecabin against the deckhead when not in use.

Albin Vega

The forecabin has vee-berths, plus hanging locker space opposite the heads.

Above the marine WC in the heads compartment is a pull-out washbasin

The original engines in early models, whether Albin petrol or Volvo diesels, had a combi gearbox which changed gear by altering the props blade pitch, whilst keeping it turning, even in neutral. This has some advantages: you can use a coarse pitch for motorsailing at low revs or fine pitch to get extra thrust in bad weather, and also feather the blades when sailing. The disadvantage is that a prop still turning in neutral is much more likely to catch any trailing warps or floating debris.

 

Many of these older engines and gearboxes will by now have been replaced with newer diesels with conventional gearboxes and props. The prop shaft exits the hull after the rudder, which means that there is no prop wash over the rudder blade to aid low-speed maneuvering

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Albin Vega

Albin Vega

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