Albin Vega 27ft, Mast Head Sloop

Price Details

Price: £4,250 GBP
Location: Walton on the Naze, Essex GB
Make: Albin Vega
Year: 1971
Condition: Good overall condition
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Built in Sweden by Albin Marine and designed by Per Brohall, this highly popular

four berth family cruising yacht is still much sought after today.

Sloop rigged and powered by a 2004 Beta Marine 13.5 HP engine.

Sheba Wren is offered as a well maintained and presentable yacht which has been

lightly used during current ownership and reflects good overall condition.

This ‘Vega’ is well fitted out for coastal cruising and the class is capable of longer reach

voyages resulting from its sturdy rig and robust hull design.

Sheba Wren is offered at a very competitive ask.


Length: 8.26 m
Length Of Deck: 8.23m
Length At Water Line: 7.06m

Beam: 2.46 m
Draft: 1.17 m
Air Draft: 9.14 m
Max Draft: 1.17 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30litres
Water Tank Capacity: 16gallons
Displacement: 2.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 13.5hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Albin Marine
Designer: Per Brohall
Boat Name: Sheba Wren


Hull Material: Fibreglass shallow fin
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots

Construction: Ballast: 2020lbs

Encapsulated lead and iron keel , shallow fin.
Cockpit – self draining.


Engine Model: Beta Marine BZ482
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Engine use has been low since installation and current ownership.
Drive through a Technodrive 50 Gearbox and shaft stern gear – single lever and revs counter mounted in cockpit.
Range 150 nm.
Generator 40A 12v
2 cylinders. Last serviced July 2016, 3 blade bronze propeller
Engine Transmission description: Shaft drive


Headroom in saloon 5ft 10”
Berth lengths -6ft 4′
Main Saloon:
Port and starboard settee berths in main saloon. Each 6’ 4” min. length with lockers under.
Bunk cushions – upgraded 2011
4 Lockers behind berth backrests. Wide 6’ shelves above backrest.
Floor hatches to bilges.
12v LED reading lights over berths, 2 x 12v LED main cabin lights.
Full length grabrails.
Removable companionway steps for engine access.
New Aluminium Windows fitted throughout. 2005
FM/AM/CD Radio /4 Speaker.

6ft berths port and starboard. Lockers under.
16 gallon water tank under.
Hanging lockers port and starboard.
Small fiddled shelf with lockers under.
Hatch to fore deck.
12v lighting.
Access hatch forward to anchor chain locker

Heads :
Portaloo cassette system toilet
Pull-out wash basin with foot pump for fresh water.
Toiletries shelf. Locker behind.

Gimballed Origo 3000 – 2 burner Spirit Stove
Sliding doors behind with two deep storage shelves. Large pan locker.
Fire extinguishers. Fire blanket
S/steel sink with fresh water footpump.
Insulated cold storage box

Deck Equipment:

Ground Tackle: SS Bow fitting with Bruce Anchor & 30M chain fed through spurling pipe to chain locker.

Large central mounted cleat on fore deck for chain/mooring lines, Fair leads to port & starboard, Midships cleats,  ft stern quarter cleats &  fair leads

Kedge Anchor (Plough) & Chain in Port locker

Water System: Cold Freshwater from 16 Gal tank to Galley & Heads via foot operated pumps.

Set of Beaching legs.

Mast and Spars: Proctor Mast: Deck Stepped
Spinnaker Pole: Yes
Rig Type: Mast Head Sloop
Mainsail Reefing: Slab
Headsail Reefing: Rotostay furler

Rigging:  Standing Rigging Material: Stainless Steel   Running Rigging Material: Polyester Plaited
Halyard Winches: 2 Barton Drum Sheet Winches: 2 Self Tailing Drum

Sail Wardrobe
Mainsail, Genoa  & Spinnaker, Nylon. All serviceable

Navigation Equipment: 

Garmin GPS152
NASA Weatherman
Echpilot Bronze Plus Trio – combined Depth, Log, GPS Display (2012)
Yeoman Sport Chart Plotter
Hand Bearing Compass
Deck Mounted Compass
ICOM IC-421 VHF Marine Transceiver
Raymarine Tiller Pilot ST1000 plus
Equipment manuals for most items on board

Safety Equipment:

SS Jack stays port & Starboard
4 Life Jackets
Fire extinguishers
Fire Blanket
SS Pulpit, Pushpit, Stanchions & Guard Wires

Vessel’s History:
Purchased in 2010 by current owner as a pre-retirement project and mostly used ‘pottering’ in the Walton backwaters,

venturing further afield only when fair weather allowed. It was apparent from the start that the (almost original),

DC electrics needed attention, and a program to rewire and replace switches and fuses was undertaken.
The Depth Sounder was found to be unreliable, and a replacement upgrade was fitted in 2012.

The GPS feeds the VHF, Chart Plotter, Echo Pilot & Tiller Pilot.
Hull Maintenance was carried out by Foundry Reach Marine Services.


Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith.

All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise.

We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party.

M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey