Viggen 23

Summary

The Viggen 23, also called the Albin Viggen, is a Swedish trailerable sailboat that was designed by Per Brohäll as a cruiser and first built in 1966.[1][2][3][4]

Viggen 23
Albin Viggen.jpg
Development
DesignerPer Brohäll
LocationSweden
Year1966
No. builtabout 1,450
Builder(s)Shipyard Karlskrona
Albin Marine
RoleCruiser
NameViggen 23
Boat
Boat weight3,086 lb (1,400 kg)
Draft3.64 ft (1.11 m)
Hull
Typemonohull
Constructionfibreglass
LOA23.29 ft (7.10 m)
LWL19.68 ft (6.00 m)
Beam7.35 ft (2.24 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast1,323 lb (600 kg)
Rudder(s)skeg-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height27.33 ft (8.33 m)
J foretriangle base6.56 ft (2.00 m)
P mainsail luff22.51 ft (6.86 m)
E mainsail foot8.86 ft (2.70 m)
Sails
Sailplanmasthead sloop
Mainsail area110 sq ft (10 m2)
Jib/genoa area108 sq ft (10.0 m2)
Spinnaker area463 sq ft (43.0 m2)
Gennaker area210 sq ft (20 m2)
Upwind sail area320 sq ft (30 m2)
Downwind sail area573 sq ft (53.2 m2)

ProductionEdit

The design was built by Shipyard Karlskrona in Sweden from 1966 to 1971. It then had its rudder and keel modified and was built by Albin Marine from 1971 until 1977. A total of about 1,450 boats were built, but it is now out of production.[1][2][5][6]

DesignEdit

 
Viggen 23 sailboat showing transom

The Viggen 23 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig with aluminum spars, a deck-stepped mast, wire standing rigging and a single set of unswept spreaders. The hull has a spooned raked stem, an angled transom, a skeg-mounted rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin keel. It displaces 3,086 lb (1,400 kg) and carries 1,323 lb (600 kg) of ballast.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 3.64 ft (1.11 m) with the standard keel.[1][2]

The design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin and two straight settees in the main cabin. The galley is located on the port side at the companionway ladder. The galley is equipped with a two-burner stove. A navigation station is opposite the galley, on the starboard side. The head is located just aft of the bow cabin on the port side. The fresh water tank has a capacity of 11.9 U.S. gallons (45 L; 9.9 imp gal).[1][2]

For sailing the design may be equipped with a symmetrical spinnaker of 463 sq ft (43.0 m2). It has a hull speed of 5.95 kn (11.02 km/h).[2]

Operational historyEdit

The boat is supported by an active class club that organizes racing events, the Albin- och Karlskrona Viggenklubben (English: Albin- and Karlskrona Viggen Club).[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Viggen 23 (Albin) sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Albin Viggen". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Per Brohäll 1917 - 1989". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Per Brohäll". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 6 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin Marine 1899 -". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Albin Marine". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  7. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Viggen 23 (SWE)". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Viggen 23 at Wikimedia Commons