ALBERTA was built in 1885 by Aldous of Brightlingsea as a cutter rigged oyster smack. She is registered as CK 318.
She worked much of her life, for the latter part under engine. Over the period 2002 - 2004 she was fully restored and rebuilt. She is now in use as a Yacht and races in the East coast regattas. She is a regular winner.
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Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive (1993)
Classic Boat (December, 2010) Season round-up
Built by Aldous & Sons
Vessel won her class on elapsed time in the 38th Swale Barge Match at Harty Ferry
Fully restored including the rig to the correct top mast rig by present owner and is in regular use for leisure and racing in the east coast regattas
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