S/V GOOD NEWS                  1975 ALBERG 37 MK II YAWL


BUILDER:     WHITBY                                MODEL:   ALBERG 37 HULL # 3775144

LOA:               37’2”                                       LWL:         26’6’

BEAM:           10’2”                                       DRAFT:     5’6”

WEIGHT:       16,800 LBS                             KEEL:       6,500 LBS

TANKAGE:   FUEL – 35 GAL                     AUX:         VETUS/MITSUBISHI

WATER – 60 GAL                                  M17 4CYL 42HP DIESEL

HOLDING – 35 GAL                              180 HOURS


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ACCOMODATIONS:           A quarter berth and navigation station are to Port;  In the main cabin a hinged full table folds against storage shelves on the forward bulkhead; The Port setee makes into a double berth;  Opposite is a pull out pilot berth;  Portside over is a shuttered entertainment center with storage, shelves and compartments; Aft is a large butcherblock countertop with 12V refrigeration under and a stowable teak cover over the SS three burner propane stove and oven.


The head has a teak cover over the sump for showering and two mirrored medicine cabinets with lots of storage;  A sliding door closes the head area and two door cabinets appear behind the head.



Across is a large hanging locker with cabin warming Cole Stove mounted on its aft wall.  The forward cabin has a folding door for privacy, a hanging locker and vee berths with storage under and over.


The entire cabin is beautifully crafted in fine teak with the sole in teak and holly.  Additional wood trim floor boards added as a Manufacturer option not included in standard models.  All interior cushions are covered in soft, bleachable white/beige Sunbrella.  There is a gimbaled brass lamp over a Bahamian Government Certificate noting GOOD NEWS’ attendance in the Quincentinnial Celebration of the Discovery of America on October 12, 1992.


ELECTRONICS:       Autohelm 4000                       Raytheon R20X Radar

                                    Standard Horizon VHF          Signet SL 254 Windspd/Direction

                                    Signet SL 267A Knotlog        Signet MK 172 Depth/Alarm

                                    Ritchie lighted Pedestal         Radar Reflector

                                       Compass                              12V plug in Cockpit for portables


ELECTRICAL:          (1) 4DLT Heavy Duty House Battery

(1)   Group 27 Starting Battery

Sentry Battery Charger

100 Amp Balmar Alternator for quick battery charging

30 Amp Shorepower cord

Shorepower 110V Circuit breaker panel for: Battery Charger, Cabin outlets.

Charge indicator for two battery banks

Battery selector switch

Spare Vetus alternator – never used.


LIGHTING:               Full compliment of cabin lights;  3 with red/white alternative lighting; 12V sockets at Nav table, cockpit and galley;  Flourescent lamp over galley sink.

                                    Halogen Deck light on mast;  TriColor Masthead light/Anchor light; Running deck lights; Lighted instrument panel;

                                    Pull chain light in engine compartment;


APPLIANCES:          Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine with water cooled package.  12V Fans over bunks and Nav station;  Sound Barrier AM/FM Cassette Player with IPOD plug in; Speakers in main cabin with alternative wiring for cockpit;

                                    Force propane Marine barbeque pit;  Cole Stove cabin heater.




WASTE:                     PAR MAX-3 pump for pressure water system in galley and

Head sinks; Fynspray seawater pump on sink counter with valve to pull also from fresh water tank; Shipmate three burner SS gimbaled stove/oven and Robertshaw auto-off pilot light and Marinetics Switch with solenoid in cockpit locker for propane tanks and barbeque supply line.  Head waste pumps overboard or into 35 gal. holding tank via “Y” valve.  Rule bilge pump with West Marine float switch;  Manual GUSHER bilge pump operated from cockpit.


DECK & HULL:        Flag Blue Awlgrip hullsides with gold reflective cove stripe;  Red boot stripe with blue Interlux Ultra Bio bottom paint.  Bottom has been wiped at least quarterly by diver to maintain paint and zincs and for racing; Leather covered Edson wheel at pedestal with fuel throttle and gear shift levers mounted on pedestal; Decks and cockpit are white;  Leather covered grab rail at top of dodger frame with new heavy duty Weblon Dodger and removable eisenglass window for ventilation;  Sun shield for eisenglass in dodger; Simpson-Lawrence two spead lever windlass;  35lb CQR anchor with 60ft of chain and 100ft nylon rhode;  35lb Danforth with 25ft chain w/line in cockpit locker; Emergency tiller.



                                    Fully battened Dacron Mainsail by Banks with two reef points using bat cars and slides for Strong Track mounted to mast, utilizing Dutchman Reefing system for self flaking to boom;

                                    New Mylar 155 Full Hoist Genoa by Banks for racing;

                                    Furling Dacron 125 Genoa by Banks with dark blue Sunbrella suncover sewn in;  Dacron Mizzen sail with reefpoint by Banks;  Asymetrical Spinnaker (Red/White/Blue) with sheet mounting to forestay with ATN boot and snuffing sock for easy sets and dousing.  Halyards run internally through mast down to clutch at lower mast.  Older sails include furling Dacron 160 Genoa and a lapper working jib; 


All standing rigging wire and double lifelines recently replaced;  (2) #27 Barlow two speed self tailing primary winches, (2) #26 Barlow two speed secondary jib/spinnaker winches, (1) Barlow Cabin mounted winch, (1) Anderson Self Tailing halyard winch at mast, (1) Barlow Halyard winch at mast.  (3) Snatch Blocks for sheeting;  Hood #2553 Seafurl furling system at bow;  Reflective tape strip on main mast and mizzen mast for nighttime safety.


MECHANICAL:       Vetus/Mitsubishi 4 cylinder 42 horsepower Diesel auxillary replaced in 2003 with hour meter presently less than 200 hours;  Engine panel with Tachometer and warning alarm lights and horn installed with engine; Down angle ZF transmission replaced in 2003;  Shaft mounted PSY Dripless seal installed in 2003 replacing stuffing box; SS vent piping for scupper drains fabricated and installed in 2003;  Aperture on rudder enlarged to accommodate 3 bladed Sail prop installed with zincs;   GOOD NEWS will easily power to 6.5 knots with little noise or vibration for motoring.


SAFETY:                    (4) Offshore Life jackets, Olin flare set, (2) fire extinguishers.

                                    Throwable horseshoe buoy and Lifesling buoy.


MISCELLANOUS:   New Sunblock Dodger and cockpit extension with removable eisenglass window for ventilation;  New suncover for eisenglass;  Sunbrella cockpit cover; SS swim ladder with deck connections; fenderboard, four fenders, bosuns chair, MastMate ladder for easy climbing up mast; (2) boat hooks; Clock and Barometer on mast box; Folding portable cockpit table, screens for hatches and companionway, docklines, dinnerware, flatware, cooking utensils, pots and pans.  Teak flag staff and US Flag with mount on stern. 


REMARKS:              Truly a classic with graceful lines, long counter, full keel and spoon bow, GOOD NEWS has enjoyed many compliments for her beauty and performance on the water.  A consistent class winner in local regatta’s as well as the prettiest boat at anchor for cocktails, her performance offshore as well as local cruising has produced many trophies and comments leaving her owners’ with lasting memories.  Reaching in 10-15 knots with wind on the aft quarter will astound you with her nimbleness, stability and seakindly handling.  Upwind performance is stable and consistent and will get you there with fewer tacks than modern designs.  Downwind flying the Asymetrical spinnaker and that big mainsail will lull you into thinking your surfing along the waves.  With our family grown and heading in different directions, its time for GOOD NEWS to stay active with a new helmsman and crew to enjoy her many attributes. 


PRICE:  $59,500      Contact: Ashley Walker  281-772-5249 dawalker14@gmail.com



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