Sunday, January 29, 2012

Design 2242 - Alpa A34

This past Friday we posted an article about the Alpa A27, design #2241. This model followed directly on the heels of the A27 and would be the final model designed for Alpa Yachts of Cremona, Italy as well as the final model produced by Alpa. It was introduced in 1977, the final year of yacht production for the company.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-1"
LWL 27'-5"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 5'-9"
Displacement 11,464 lbs
Ballast 4,848 lbs
Sail Area 699 sq ft


  1. I like the look of this boat. Its accommodation layout looks remarkably roomy for a 32ft boat, yet practical for seagoing. There seems to be a lot of sail area for its displacement and lwl. It looks like a more compact version of a Swan 38, which is probably my favourite of all cruiser/racers.

  2. I Like this boat too. In fact I own one. And she is very seaworthy and fast. In a strong wind we can keep on with boats of about 11m (36 ft). We have made trips with her from Holland to Schotland and Norway (2 and 3 days trips). And sometimes the boat did better than we did.
    When we bought her we had some trouble with the construction. The yard didn't pay much attention on the forces the mast and stays can generate. S&S told me that they didn't do the construction drawings. And hgave me the advice: the more the better. And that is what we did. The construction is very sound now.
    So to be short: a very nice boat. We love sailing her!!