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
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
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.
marco Albin Vega
3339 - Spray