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Old 27-09-2021, 00:25   #16
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Re: Albin vega vs. HR monsun

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Yes, but maintenance price for HR and Vega is not that different.
That's what I meant. After the initial price paid, then add 5+ years of maintenance, the cost comparison will seem much closer.
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Old 01-07-2022, 00:51   #17
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Re: Albin vega vs. HR monsun


Maybe by now you have already made your choice. If not, here's my two cents input.
I own a series III Vega since 2011 which I sailed from Holland to Italy by sea and on the Mediterranean repeatedly, mainly singlehanded. I can only speak about her as never went aboard the beautiful HR 31 Monsun.
I am 174 cm and can stand in the main cabin.
The Vega, given its dimensions and weight, can be towed by a car. She requires a double axe trailer and, at least in Italy, a trailer driving licence. This proved a big plus in my case as I could store the boat in the family farm once the sailing season was over, saving considerably in marina fees and having the boat well protected inside a warehouse and close-by for maintenance. Last month, while sailing on the Ionian Sea, I met a Dutch family (parents with 2 kids) who towed their Vega with a minivan from Holland to Italy, and via a ferry took the boat to Igoumenitza (Greece) where the boat was put on the water...
The Vega mast can be stepped on a hinge and, with a simple system, can be raised and lowered by two persons, without the need of a crane.
Her limited draft (about 120 cm) means more chances to find a berth in Mediterranean marinas during summer.
Last October I published a booklet (The long route of the Spray) describing the technical aspects of the Vega and my sailing adventure from Holland to Italy.

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