Alberta CK318 is a 44ft Aldous smack built in 1885.

**WINNER OF THE 2020 COLNE MATCH!**

ALBERTA was built in 1885 by Aldous of Brightlingsea as a cutter rigged oyster smack. She is registered as CK318. She worked much of her life, for the latter part under engine. She was based in Brightlingsea by her previous owner, Roger Walker, who owned her for many years. She was then sold to Barry & Dan Tester in Hollowshore, Faversham, for a complete rebuild in 2002 until 2004.

After a couple of years she was then put on the market and was sold to Robin Page who brought her back to Brightlingsea and moored her on our Heritage Pontoon. Robin was no stranger to smacks having owned Primrose CK273 for many years. He then sold her to her current owner.

She is now owned and loved by her present owner based in West Mersea and is a regular sight on the East Coast.

Colne Match results;

Alberta at the Colne Match 2020, followed by ADC CK431, Gladys behind, with Priscilla CK437 and Kate CK52.
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Alberta at the Colne Match 2020.
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Alberta at the Colne Match 2020.
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Alberta before the start of the Colne Match 2020.
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Alberta at the 2020 Colne Match.
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MFOB Gipsy looking over to Alberta on the 2020 Colne Match.
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Colne Match 2019.
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Colne Match 2019.
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Colne Match 2019.
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Colne Match 2019.
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Alberta & Maria at the Maldon Regatta.
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Moving to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore.
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Dan and son Freddie preparing to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore.
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Dan and son Freddie preparing to get the rig out so she can fit in the shed at Hollowshore.
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Rig out at Hollowshore.
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Dan and son Freddie lining up for the cradle at Hollowshore.
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Dan and son Freddie in the cradle at Hollowshore.
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Dan and son Freddie enter Hollowshores shed.
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Alberta leading the fleet to Rowhedge after being lovingly rebuilt at Hollowshore
Alberta CK318 & Harriet Blanche CK9.
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Alberta CK318 being chased by Maria CK21
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Pre-rebuild.
Pre-rebuild.
Pre-rebuild.
Pre-rebuild.