About the boat herself

Albin Vega line drawing diagram

The Vega is a well-respected little boat, as you can see from the reviews (links) in the menu.

Some friends of mine went to Sweden late one summer, and they told me that every time they were in any town with water and a dock, there was a Vega.  They visited a maritime museum, and there inside was a Vega, not because it is the perfect, ultimate example of Swedish sailing knowledge but because the Vega is so popular there, sort of like VW micro-buss was here in the U.S. in the 1960's.  This modest little boat - sort of like the maritime equivalent of The Little Engine That Could -  has become part of a country's culture.