Friday, January 27, 2012

Design 2241 - Alpa A27

Sparkman & Stephens designed 9 production sailing yacht models for Alpa Yachts of Cremona, Italy between 1969 and 1977. Alpa was one of the first fiberglass production builders in Europe and was highly regarded. The A27 was introduced in 1976. Like many of the Alpa line, the A27 was a relatively big volume cruising boat.

When Alpa ceased operation in 1977, the A27 molds were moved to the Zuanelli yard and production continued as the Z30.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 26'-10"
LWL 23'-0"
Beam 9'-8"
Draft 5'-3"
Displacement 6,470 lbs
Ballast 2,300 lbs
Sail Area 385 sq ft

Here are some rare images of the Alpa factory, courtesy of Davide Zerbinati.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone have any information on the Sparkman & Stephens designed Alpa 7.40 (circa 1973) ??