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Maya for Sale

Our 1980 Alberg 37 cruising sailboat is for sale in San Carlos, Mexico. She is a 37' proven bluewater cruiser that we have sailed the last 8 years and 9,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico. She is a capable seaworthy boat and in turnkey shape for instant cruising in the Sea of Cortez. 

Sail includes Portland Pudgy dinghy.

Below are details about the Maya.

Asking: $45,000 USD

We are planning on being in San Carlos, Mexico sometime in April which would be a great time to transfer ownership.

Details about Maya

Year Built: 1980

LOA: 37′ 2″

Length of Water Line: 26′ 6″
Beam: 10′ 2″
Draft: 5′ 6″
Displacement: 16,800 lbs.
Ballast: 6,500 lbs.
Fuel: 45 US. Gal

Length Overall: 37′ 2″

Sail Area, Sloop: 646 sq.ft.

Water: 70 US Gal.

Designer: Carl Alberg

Built: 1980


Builder: Whitby Boat Works (Canada)


The Details:

Hull / Deck

  1. Solid GRP hull, encapsulated ballast, full keel/cutaway forefoot

  2. Through Hull Fittings (4)

    1. Engine water intake:  Under cabin sole immediately forward of companionway ladder on port side

    2. Galley sink drain: Starboard side main cabin

    3. Head sink drain:  Port side just forward of mast

  3. LED running lights


  1. Mast (custom built by PT Rigging in 2011)

    1. Height (from water): 50' safe clearance

    2. Mast is keel-stepped

    3. Internal run halyards:  main, foresail, staysail, spinnaker,

    4. Electrical/Instruments: gWind anemometer, mast top light, spreader lights, foredeck light

    5. Single spreader

    6. Inner forestay and running backstay tangs- midship chainplates replaced in 2020 and backstay chainplate replaced in 2023.

    7. Winches: Port and starboard primaries with clutches, aft for reefing lines and outhaul

    8. Reef-able lazy jack system (from PT Rigging)

  2. Seldon boom (custom configured by PT Rigging in 2011)

    1. End-boom sheeting

    2. Soft boom vang: lead aft to cockpit

    3. Internal lines with quad stopper at gooseneck:  Reefing (1st=blue, 2nd=red), Topping Lift (white/gold), Outhaul

  3. Spinnaker pole (PT Rigging mount on mast with infinite loop system to deploy/stow)




  1. Main (Lidgard - full batten, loose foot, Strong Track, 2 reef points; Hasse maintenance in 2011)

  2. Jib (Hasse new in 2011 maintenance in 2022)

    1. 125% with 2 reef points; foam luff pads; Sunbrella sun guard strip

    2. Profurl roller furling

  3. Asymmetric spinnaker (with sock)

  4. Other sail inventory: old main, laminate main, 100% hank-on jib

Engine and propulsion systems

  1. Beta Marine 30hp (Beta30 installed new in 2012) Approx 2400 hours

    1. Down angle TMC60A transmission w/ 2:1 RGR

    2. Upgrade C Instrument Panel (tachometer, oil temp, oil pressure, start, kill)

    3. High rise exhaust with cross-over

  2. Propeller shaft: 1"stainless steel. New cutlass bearing in 2020

  3. Campbell Sailor Propeller:  three blade, Right Hand rotation, 13" diameter, 9" pitch, 1" shaft 

  4. Dripless propeller shaft bearing (new in 2020)

  5. Fuel consumption: 0.5gph at 5.5kts, 0.75gph at 6.2kts


Fuel systems

  1. Primary diesel tank (aluminum, 35 gal) under cabin sole

    1. Vent through desiccant system on aft cockpit coaming (starboard side)

    2. Deck fill plate on starboard side

    3. Dip stick for level monitoring

    4. Primary tank cleaned and scrubbed 2023

  2. Secondary diesel tank (aluminum, 10+ gal) under cabin sole- cleaned and scrubbed in 2023

    1. Commissioned in 2015; transfer pump (2gal/min) under settee next to house batteries with toggle switch

    2. Deck fill plate port side

    3. Vent through desiccant system on aft cockpit coaming (starboard side)

    4. Both tanks are vented through desiccant beads that dry air going through the diesel vent tube

  3. Filters:  Racor primary , 2micron  secondary (engine mount)


Steering systems

  1. Edson wheel steering (wheel chain to cable to rudder post)

  2. Tiller steering backup 

  3. Ray Marine Evo 100 Autopilot

  4. Monitor wind vane steering 


Navigation and electronic systems (all new 2012-5)

  1. Ritchie DNW 200 Navigator Compass (at binnacle)

  2. Garmin 4210 Chartplotter/GPS: mounted at binnacle in NavPod (chart display with GPS, radar, sonar overlays)

  3. Garmin GMI20 digital display: mounted on forward bulkhead of cockpit (display wind, speed, depth)

  4. Garmin HD 18" radar (ScanStrut gimbaled mount on backstay)

  5. Garmin/Nexus gWind anemometer, Garmin/Airmar B45 depth/temp transducer, Garmin GSD22 Sonar Blackbox, Signet knot meter transducer

  6. Garmin GXM52 Satellite Weather Antenna/receiver


Communication systems

  1. VHF transceiver:  ICOM M502

  2. Iridium Satellite Phone- utilizing RedPort Optimizer for weather data in remote locations

  3. Automatic Identification System (AIS) Transmit and Receive- Vesper Maine XB6000


Electrical systems

  1. 12 volt

    1. House Batteries: 3 100AmpHr Battleborn 12v Lithium Batteries

    2. Starter: Lifeline 12V AGM Starter Battery

    3. ProNautic 1240P 40 amp Digital "Smart" Battery Charger

    4. Balmar 170 Amp Alternator

    5. Inverter:  700 Watt Victron Inverter

    6. Blue Sea rotary battery switches 

    7. Victron Battery Monitor

  2. 110 v system (shore power)​​


Ground tackle

  1. Primary Anchor

    1. Rocna 20

    2. Oversized Mantus Swivel

    3. Rode specs: 400' total (220' 5/16 BBB chain, 180' line; marked every 50')

    4. Mantus Bridle System

  2. Stern anchor

    1. Fortress FX-23

    2. Rode specs:  270' total (20' 5/16" high test chain; 250' 5/8" nylon braid line)

    3. Stowed under cabin sole at mast step

  3. Windlass: Lofran Tigres (electric 12 v); foot switches by windlass on foredeck



  1. Adler-Barbour CU-200 Super Cold Machine condenser (mounted on bulkhead in starboard lazarette)

  2. Adler-Barbour evaporator unit new in 2023

  3. Refrigerator box

  4. Dickenson Mediterranean 3 burner propane stove/oven

  5. Engel MT27UF-1 Fridge Freezer


Plumbing systems

  1. Water tanks

    1. Total capacity:  70 gallons

    2. Two tanks: primary (aluminum, ~45 gals) under cabin sole; secondary (aluminum, ~25 gals) under forepeak bunk

    3. Port-side deck fill plates

    4. Dual filter system on fill hoses (stowed in port lazarette)

    5. Katadyn Powersurvivor 40e (new in 2021)

  2. Lines/service

    1. 1/2" lines from each tank to manifold and from manifold to each of two sinks

    2. Manifold under port settee: ball/cock valves for flow from each tank; ball/cock valves for flow to each of two sinks (galley, head)

    3. Manual foot pump at galley sink.

  3. Head: 

    1. Composting head (Nature's Head) installed 2012

    2. Solar active vent on coach roof (port side by mast)

    3. Through-hulls from original head removed (2013)

    4. 10+ gal waste tank recommissioned as aux diesel tank 2015 



  1. A bright red Portland Pudgy- you can't miss it.



  1. PFDs

  2. Life Line (throwable): stowed on stern rail

  3. Fire Extinguisher Type B-II Several onboard

  4. Flares

  5. Horn

  6. Bilge pumps: automatic in bilge, manual (Whale) in cockpit by helm

  7. Deck plates to seal all dorade vents


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