Alberg 37 International Owners Association
(A37 IOA)


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Welcome to the official on-line connection for 
Alberg 37 owners and her admirers.

This site provides electronic versions of the A-37 IOA newsletters and serves as a forum to share ideas, project notes, pictures and connections to other points of interest on the Internet.  This site does not replace the newsletter but  enhances it by adding photos and databasing its past articles.


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(Tom and Kaye Assenmacher, Kinsale, VA)


Greetings To All A-37 IOA Members And Sailing Friends
From Tom and Kaye Assenmacher

Kinsale, VA

Hope this finds everyone enjoying the 'Springtime', and getting ready for a new sailing season.

As you all know, it's been some time since there has been any activity on the Alberg 37 web site (, specifically, the publishing of recent newsletters. The following (we hope) will explain the lack of activity.

For the past year or so, we've had very little input for newsletters, activities, rendezvous, etc. Other than a few new 'For Sale' items, and news of boats exchanging hands, there has not been very much to write about.

We realize that to some extent, since the beginning of the Alberg 37 International Owners Association (A-37 IOA) in July, 1991, interest in this great boat may be lagging. The boat is still a great 'Adventure', however, some owners (including Kaye and I) are getting older, and other interests may be overtaking owners. We know many previous owners who have decided to pursue other interests (which may not include sailing). We completely understand this and it is a natural evolution of interests.

Therefore, we would like to offer 'Management and Control' of the A-37 IOA to someone who would be interested in continuing the broad spectrum of 'Sailing Adventures' that the A-37 IOA has fostered for the past 26 years.

We plan to keep the Alberg 37 Website on-line for one more year. If someone would like to take over the maintenance and publishing of the website, we would be happy to lend assistance to the transition. There is a wealth of cruising, maintenance, etc. information on the website.

We still have SHEARWATER (our 1975 A-37 Yawl, which we've owned since 1982) at our dock behind our home in Kinsale, VA. We plan to keep her, and plan to do 'local' sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries, instead of 'Heading South' to the Bahamas which we've done nearly every year since 2006.

Best Regards.

Tom and Kaye



Latest Newsletter

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(Posted 29 August, 2016)



Tom and Kaye Tour Some Of The Canadian Maritime Provinces

(In Their 13' CASITA Travel Trailer)

Not Aboard Their Alberg 37 Yawl SHEARWATER






Older 'Stuff


(Major Waves On The Atlantic Side Of Man O' War Cay - NOT The Famous Abaco Rage Sailing Vessel)
Please join us in a short visit along the shores of Man O' War Cay to view the "RAGE"!

Abaco, Bahamas

Tom and Kaye Assenmacher have been cruising the Abacos (Bahamas) aboard their 1975 MK-II Yawl SHEARWATER.  Join them in a walking tour of their 'hangout' in the Abacos,  Man O' War Cay

Simon Foster's Blog
Simon Foster recently converted his 1973 MK-II yawl, ARA' DEG, to a junk rig.  The Blog provides a continuing saga of the conversion and his recent travels.  He recently sailed from Canada to Crosshaven, Eire!

Potential Fire Hazard

John Rilett
MOLLIKET - 1981 Alberg 37 MK-II Sloop (Hull # 218)
Hilton Beach, Ontario 

Bahamas Cruising ‘Need To Have Stuff’

A short list of suggestions by TJ and Kaye Assenmacher

from experience gained during their winter cruises to the Abacos aboard
SHEARWATER – 1975 Alberg 37 Yawl –


Need Some  Gear or Have Gear For Sale??
Check Out 

Gear For Sale/Gear Wanted

Web Page

Inspection, Cleaning, and Maintenance 
Water Tanks

By Tom Assenmacher
SHEARWATER 1975 MK-II Yawl (#157)

Alberg 37 Theme Song
By Mike Rostron 
(GALENA - 1970 MK-I Sloop)
And His Band
Salvadore Dali Llama

Used With Permission Of Mike Rostron

From The 'Original' A-37 Discussion Forum

Carl Alberg Biography

Reprinted from SAILING, Feb. 1984