- Category: Boats & Gear
- Created: Wednesday, 09 December 2009 15:26
- Written by Charles Doane
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It seems whenever I visit Bermuda I almost always run into people I know. One big surprise I had while passing thru last month was bumping into Brad Sellew, who sold me Crazy Horse (ex-Wanderlust), the Pearson Alberg 35 yawl I sailed to West Africa aboard back in the mid-1990s. Here you see her anchored out in the Cape Verdes, where I stopped en route to the W'Indies in February 1997. Designed by the Swedish emigrant Carl Alberg, who also conceived such iconic fiberglass production boats as the Pearson Triton and almost all of Cape Dory’s product line (including the Cape Dory 36, 40, and 45, which are still built today by Robinhood Marine), the Alberg 35 is a prime example of a CCA-era cruiser-racer that is still a very viable low-budget coastal and bluewater cruising boat. Over 250 were built over a six-year period starting in 1961, and the majority are still in service.