I would go for the alberg or the triton, because they are superior in terms of quality, and they are simply better to look at. You can also find them for fairly cheap. Good Luck
Can't agree with this statement! Not sure where Kalmia is coming from in terms of superior quality? Scandivavian quality has always been in the forefront of boat design and construction. No question the Albergs have it over the Vegas in the beauty of classic design, but looks won't help you in a serious blow!
We considered the Triton and the Alberg 30'. We looked for two years and couldn't find any with dry decks. The ones that we did find, had been completely recored and were waaaay out of our price range. The Vega has sailed across oceans and once held the speed record in circumnavigation, does not blister, is balanced, good motion, dry as a bone, extremely well built, and dependable when the weather goes south.
Depending on your money situation, you can't go wrong with any of these boats. They have all stood the test of time and will get you there safely. Don't rule out the Vega because of an uninformed statement like the one above! She has been the best bang for our buck hands down!
This one just finished a circumnavigation:
My 2 cents!