Brunswick, GA


Alberg 35 Saga (August 2011)


Bow view showing worn paint.


Cockpit looking aft at solar panels and Monitor windvane.


Almost new 9.9 Mercury outboard in lazarette well.


View of motor in place with locker closed.


Locker closed and motor out of the water.


Main salon looking forward.


Looking aft to companionway.


Ex-inboard engine compartment with cabinets pulled out to view aft water tank.


Lavac toilet.




Electric switch panel with icebox below.


The Boat: 
1964 Pearson Alberg 35 hull #114 Saga. Since 2006 this boat has been partly refurbished. LOD: 34'9"' LWL: 24' Beam: 9'8" Draft: 5'2" Displacement: 13,300 lbs. Ballast: 5,300 lbs. (encapsulated lead). Carl Alberg design built by Pearson. Long keel with cutaway forefoot and keel-hung rudder. Masthead sloop rig. Aluminum deck-stepped mast, spruce boom. Balsa cored deck appears solid. 

Saga features a large V-berth with insert that expands space comfortable for two, dinette lowers to sleep two, starboard settee will sleep one. Head is aft of V-berth and features sink with foot pump.6'3" headroom in salon, 6' in head and forward cabin.

Navico depth and wind indicator, VHF radio, stereo with 10 CD changer, Tri color light and nav lights. 

Custom single burner gimballed Atom kerosene stove, sink with foot pump connected to two stainless water tanks in bilge and one 30 gal flexible tank (2008) under cockpit footwell, original built-in ice box. 

Head  Lavac vacuum toilet (2006) with y-valve for direct discharge or into small rigid holding tank, sink in head with foot pump.

Four Gp 27 AGM 12v house batteries (Dec 2008), two 55-watt solar panels on Solar-Tracker mounts with digital charge controller (2007), two new switch panels, 12v outlets, 1,200 watt DC to AC inverter, five dome lights and two bell reading lamps with halogen bulbs (fixtures are suitable for LED replacement bulbs), three old but working cabin fans. 

Sails and Rigging
Mack Sails mainsail with three reefs and Mack pack lazy jack system and 140% furling genoa (2006) both in very good condition. Harken MKIII furler (2006) Roller reefing mechanism on spruce boom, but currently using jiffy reefing. Mast steps. Standing rigging replaced in 1998 with 1/4" stainless, forestay replaced in 2006. Uncoated 1x19 stainless lifelines added in 2008. Four original winches in cockpit, two on mast.

Monitor windvane self-steering (2006), dodger and bimini (2006) two electric bilge pumps (2008), movable compass, anchor roller and Lofrans manual windlass with 35 lb Delta anchor with 150' of 3/8" G4 chain and 50' of nylon rode (2008). 35 lb CQR anchor, 6 1/2' plywood fiberglass pram dinghy with built-in flotation available for $400. 

Inboard diesel was removed in 2008 and replaced with a new Mercury 9.9 hp manual start with 20" shaft fit to custom designed outboard well in lazarette. A 25" shaft motor would improve performance in choppy water. Less than 50 hours on engine.

Several times the asking price have been invested in this boat, but circumstances require selling now. At this price the boat remains a good candidate for converting to electric drive or diesel inboard if the outboard well is not suitable. Most of the equipment and upgrades done since 2006 are like new since the boat has only been used a few times for local sailing. Rudder was replaced and bottom painted in 2011. Stanchions were rebedded and backing plates added in 2008. Chain locker door added. Exterior teak coated in Cetol Natural Teak in 2010.

Other items in inventory: 
Propane grill, windscoop, curtains, some fenders and dock lines, winch handles.

Jobs remaining:  
One bow mooring chock missing, exterior gelcoat worn out and needs paint, exterior varnish needs touchup and maintenance coat, interior needs paint in some areas, some plumbing and electrics should be tidied up. You might want to reconfigure the galley and icebox cabinetry to a more practical layout. The long spruce boom is heavy so converting to aluminum would make for easier handling.

More info: 
Saga Projects Page