INO is an Alberg 30, a sloop-rigged full-keel sailboat built in Canada by Whitby Boat Works Ltd., Whitby, Ontario. We had the chance to sail her on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. INO was sold to another owner in 2007. Following are some of her design features:

LOA 30’3″ 9.22 m
LWL 21’8″ 6.61 m
Beam 8’9″ 2.67 m
Draft 4’4″ 1.32 m
Disp. 9000 lb. 4086 kg
Ballast 3300 lb. 1498 kg
Sail area 410 sq. ft. 38.13 m sq
Bal./disp. ratio 0.37
Engine 30 hp Universal Atomic 4
Fuel capacity 12 gal. 55 L
Water capacity 25 gal. 114 L
Reefing roller
Construction fiberglass
Spars aluminum
Mast ht. above LWL 39’0″ 11.89 m
Rigging stainless steel
Headroom 6’0″ 1.83 m
Berths 4
Designer & date Carl Alberg, 1963

drawing of Alberg 30

The Alberg 30 is described as “An authentic classic with a large Great Lakes fleet and an active class association. The very features which make the design dated – the long keel, narrow beam, long overhang and spoon bow – are what endear her to her owners. Her low freeboard makes her appear tender but she is a stiff, dry sailer with good speed and stability. Large windows admit plenty of light to the two cabin layout below while the newly added moulded headliner and pan simplify maintenance. A large number of drawers and lockers are provided.”
drawing of Alberg 30 interior layout

frosty photo of sailboat INO on trailer
A frosty day in Manitoba. INO is back from Thunder Bay and sits on her cradle and trailer. She will stay “on the hard” for a couple of seasons.

INO on trailer in Woodlands
Preparing INO for her move from Woodlands to Silver Harbour. Summer 2006.

INO at Silver Harbour ready for winter
INO sits at Silver Harbour, ready for winter. Oct 2006.