1972 Alberg 30 Voyager Edition (SOLD)

For Sale: 1972 Alberg 30 "Bells" Voyager Edition  (6/17/2016)

(Sold 6/22/2016)


Bells at her slip before new sail cover. 2016

Location: Branford, CT

Price: $45,000 (Sold)

The Boat: 1972 Alberg 30 hull #499 “Bells” LOA: 30’3” LOD: 30’3” LWL:  Beam: 8’9” Draft: 4’3” Displacement: 9,000 lbs. Ballast: 3,300 lbs. (encapsulated cast iron). 

This unique Voyager Edition Alberg 30 is in the water after an extensive refit at CYS in Brunswick, GA over the course of 2012 - 2014. “Bells” has all new equipment and her liveaboard offshore-ready modifications listed below were completed at that time unless otherwise noted. The boat was relocated to New England where she was hauled the past two winters. At this price you could not buy a similar boat and bring it up to this standard even if you spent six months doing most of the work yourself.

Contact James through this website and serious inquiries will be forwarded to owner.

Hull and bottom: Solid fiberglass hull with no blisters visible. Removed inboard gas engine & prop shaft fittings and filled aperture for snag-free bottom and less drag (sails right over fishing traps). Three coats antifouling. Repainted topsides with Perfection two-part polyurethane. All new seacocks. Bilge access opened up and epoxy/fiberglass added to seal ballast.

Deck: Every fastener and fitting has been replaced or removed and rebedded. All new exterior teak trim including cockpit coamings and cap rail. Under the cap rail the hull/deck joint was sealed and strengthened with thru-bolts. New 10” mooring cleats. Four opening stainless steel portlights and Lewmar Ocean 60 forward hatch provide good ventilation. External mounted 3/8” tinted acrylic deadlights. Repainted deck trim and non-skid with two-part polyurethane. Four Lewmar winches (2x16C & 2x8c). Watertight cockpit lockers. New tiller, strap, and rudderhead fitting. Seahood is ready for buyer to add a dodger. Acrylic companionway drop boards and stainless tracks.

Sails and Rigging: New standing rigging and larger chain plates with reinforced knees. Removable staysail stay supported by intermediate aft lower shrouds which add stiffness and rig redundancy. Spreader tips have some corrosion, but can still be used until replacements are found. Mostly new running rigging. Strong-Track on mast. Two halyard winches. Kappa Sails full/partial batten mainsail with two reefs and lazy jack system (2016), new sunbrella mainsail cover. Kappa sails reefable furling genoa and Harken Unit 1 MKIV roller furler (2016). Garhauer mainsheet traveller. Removable code 0 sprit pole and bobstay ready for buyer to purchase their choice of light air furling headsail.

Accommodations: Refinished Herreshoff-style (off-white painted bulkheads and varnished trim) interior in excellent condition. 6’2” headroom in salon, 6’3” salon bunks. New V-berth cabinetry & integral water tank with water-tight lockers. Chain locker forward. Interior LED lights and 12v fans. Useable older cushions in v-berth and salon that you may want to replace or add a pad to the tops and fit slip covers. Bunk lee cloths. Table. Nature's Head composting toilet with solar and 12v vent fans. Head area has shower sump plumbing to use with garden sprayer shower system to conserve water.

Galley to starboard: sink, freshwater foot pump, gimbaled Origo 1500 non-pressurized 1-burner alcohol stove. Nav station to port: built-in icebox converted to storage locker (portable icebox used in cockpit as needed). Radio locker outboard of nav station counter.

Electrical and electronics: New electrical system & wiring w/ LED lighting, 4 GP31 AGM batteries, Garmin chartplotter 740S on swing-out RAM mount, Standard Horizon AIS/GPS GX2200 Fixed Mount VHF Radio, Garmin inside-hull depth transducer, Raymarine ST2000 tillerpilot, SmartPlug shore power inlet & cable, 800 watt inverter, two 55 watt solar panels on custom solar-tracker mounts with digital display charge controller.

Engine: 2011 Tohatsu Sail Pro 6hp 4-stroke with extra long shaft and hi-thrust prop in new tilt-up, enclosed outboard well. Low engine hours. Two 3.1 gal gas tanks on lazarette shelfs. Although motor-sailors may consider the boat underpowered, this size motor was installed because of its lightweight and manageable size while having enough power to drive the boat over 5 knots in calm waters. The idea is to sail when there is wind rather than motoring.

Ground Tackle: Double anchor roller, Lofrans Royal manual windlass with Rocna 15kg anchor with 150' x 5/16" G4 HT anchor chain and ¾” x 100’ nylon anchor rode with eye splice and shackle.

Accessories: Norvane model #24 windvane self-steering, manual and electric bilge pumps, shower sump box & pump in bilge. Contest 101 inside-and-out view bulkhead compass. Mast steps.

Other items in inventory: Atom 6.5 epoxy/fiberglass over plywood pram dinghy & oars, fenders and dock lines, winch handles, life jackets, flares and air horns, first aid kit, folding deck seats, water hose, climbing ascender and harness, Forespar LC10-18 line control adjustable whisker pole

Comments:  USCG documented. “Bells” is docked in a well-protected slip in Branford, CT with dockage paid to November. Many more details of the refit are available in the video tours of the boat at the links below. Serious inquiries only.



At anchor in Brunswick, GA. 2014

Stern view with motor tilted up. 2014
New sails. 2016
Bow deck hardware. 2014
Cockpit. 2014
Salon looking aft. 2014
Galley. 2014
Salon looking forward. 2014
Storage locker with batteries under. 2014
Salon Deadlights. 2014
Clothes locker opposite head. 2014
Composting toilet. 2014
V-berth. 2014