The Boat


Winnie is a 1963 “”Alberg 35”. She was built by Pearson Boats in Rhode Island, and designed by Carl Alberg as a full-keel 35’ offshore capable boat.  Classic lines and long overhang make her handle well in light winds, as well as following seas.  Fiberglass was first used for boat building around 1959, and for the first decade, companies overbuilt the boats, using solid 1” thick fiberglass for the hull.  For this reason, boats built during this era have stuck around, docked safely in many harbors, but made for the sea.  She is easy to sail single-handed, with plenty of stowage capacity for long distance cruising with multiple people.  There are bunks for a maximum of 7 people, although we will be much more comfortable with just 3-4 people or so at any one time.  She is equipped with a new 25HP Universal diesel auxillary engine.  The rig is a typical sloop rig with roller furling jib.

After a year or two of looking, I finally found the boat in Connecticut.  In the summer of 2013, I sailed her back home via the inland waterways, (Long Island Sound, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, through the Chicago Ship Canal, to the Illinois River).  She sat in my hometown of Lake Lotawana, Missouri for over a year while I repaired, and outfitted her for long distance cruising and living aboard.



  1. I see your selling the boat. Interested in purchasing the boat to continue adventuring aboard Winnie. Contact me if your still looking for a buyer.



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