A powerboat built by Albin, the 28 is a cruisers vessel. Albin 28 boats are typically used for overnight-cruising, day-cruising and saltwater-fishing. These boats were built with a fiberglass modified-vee; usually with an inboard and available in Diesel.
We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Core materials are used in both the hull and deck structures, with solid fiberglass at through hull fittings and attachments. Outer laminates are Vinylester resin. Structural strength is provided by two fiberglass encapsulated longitudinal stringers and fiberglass tabbing. White Gelcoat with sprayed non-skid patterns. Molded toe rails and rigid vinyl rub rails run the length of the boat and the swim platform. Brushed aluminum radar arch on the pilothouse, stainless steel bow pulpit, and full-height railings. Hull is a modified vee, with a prop-protecting skeg keel. A local winter storage contract has been secured as an incentive to late-season buyers. Ancillary expenses (ie: winterization, shrinkwrap, etc) are the responsibility of the new owner.Wine Down – is a 1998 Albin 28′ Tournament Express that is well equipped and a top-rated hardtop cruiser with a solid reputation for rugged construction and excellent sea tracking abilities. She is powered by a single Beast by Peninsular Diesel and boasts with Garmin Electronics, a Si-Tex bottom finder, vhf radio, mini galley, head and shower, sleeps 4 comfortably. One of the most popular 28-foot cruisers ever produced. The Albin 28 TE combines distinctive Down East styling with a spacious cockpit and comfortable cabin accommodations. Built on a modified-V hull with a generous 10′ beam, deep forefoot and a prop-protecting skeg keel. This boat is perfect for fighting fish on the Chesapeake or any other body of water. Priced reduced to $69,900 and she is ready to fish or cruise! Highlights include: Beast powerplant by Peninsular Diesel, new oil cooler (2020) Interior has dinette forward which converts to a double berth Quarter berth sleeps one Copious storage Enclosed head with marine toilet with hot and cold shower Air conditioning Fresh water pump Water heater Holding tank Galley microwave Refrigerator 18 Rod holders – rod holders galore! Newly installed deck Helm and passenger seats Engine box cushion/seat Mantus plow anchor connected to a Lewmar Pro-Fish windlass (new 2020) Live/Bait well Raw water deck washdown 2-infloor fishboxes (ice chests) Garmin chart plotter (new 2020) Hummingbird Wide128 Fishfinder SI-TEX SP-110C Autopilot West Marine VHF Side Power bow thruster Lots of safety gear1997 Albin 28 Tournament Express, Offered is a two owner 1997 Albin 28 Tournament Express that has always been kept in freshwater and is exceptionally clean for its age. She comes on a matching tri-axle trailer. Powered by a Crusader 454XL with 971 hours. She has a bow thruster and comes with various Garmin electronics (see pictures) and downriggers. Currently kept inside heated storage in Winthrop HarborIL. This is a must seecall today to schedule your appointment! Trades considered.Albin is a well renowned boat manufacturer which crafts a wide range of styles and models of boats including the popular models 25 Deluxe, Ballad and Tournament Express 26. Their wide range of boats spans multiple categories. Albin has been a major player in the marine industry for many years, and as such you’ll find models of their boats dating between 1972 and 2005.The company pride themselves on building their boats with the highest-quality hull materials, including fiberglass, grp and polyester. Engine power is also a key factor when choosing a boat. Albin boats have a range of engine power options with an average horsepower of around 20 hp, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 22 knots, a cruising speed of 7 knots, and offering a range of 300 nautical miles on a full tank. Of course range and speed vary on the engine type, depending on the specific model, as well as several options of world class makes and models of engines.
Sign up now for free and discover how easy it is to keep up to date with THE latest boats for sale. Find your right boat, and tailor your voyage to finding your next boat.By 2007, as an established brand recognized for being extremely seaworthy, Albin was building trawlers, motor yachts, and tournament express yachts in a 147,000 square foot fabrication facility in Portsmouth, RI. Unfortunately, economic conditions in late 2007 hit the boat building industry especially hard and Albin was sold to Bladen Composites in North Carolina, but in 2009, Bladen was also forced to shut its doors. Some of the Albin molds found their way to C & C Marine in Bristol, RI, an experienced high-quality manufacturer of several top local brands.
Today, the only way to enjoy a handcrafted, diesel-powered Albin with its timeless lines and “North Sea Workboat” traditions, is with a well-cared for preowned Albin. Currently there are 32 Albins of varying models available in the USA yacht MLS ranging from model years 1976 to 2008. From 1976 to 1999 there are 16 models ranging in listing price from about $16,000 for a 1976 Albin 25 Deluxe to about $150,000 for a 1980 Albin 36 Trawler. From 2000 to 2008, there are 16 models ranging in listing price from about $79,000 for a 2005 Albin 28 TE Flush Deck to about $390,000 for a 2007 Albin 45 Command Bridge Sports Cruiser.The company’s first vessels were sailboats launched in 1929. Albin entered the US market in 1966 and established a global presence, but it wasn’t until 1969 that the first powerboat was introduced—the Albin 25 Double Cabin. During the 1980s, thousands of Albin offshore trawlers were built in Taiwan. In the late 1980s, focus shifted to “Downeast” cruising and fishing boats.
Some Albin owners have questioned the validity of the “Downeast” designation, but the style has been influenced by workboats, whether the Maine lobster fishing boats that originated the Downeast style, or the Swedish fishing workboats of the North Sea. The true Downeast semi-displacement hulls provide a safe, predictable ride at 12-18 knots in any sea condition, and go back to a long line of rugged ocean-proven workboats—sailing sloops and schooners of the 19th century with full displacement hulls that were relied on by generations of fishermen to take them out and return safely again in any weather.Albin owners mention the same experience of seaworthiness and economical to run, though some later models, such as the 28TE (Tournament Edition series) were designed with planing hulls to satisfy the market demand for greater speed.When sail transitioned to power, the full displacement hull was modified to semi displacement; builders kept the long, narrow hull proportions, but shortened the keep (skeg), which is similar to a sailboat’s keel, though not ballasted. Eventually the Downeast hull developed into a longer, wider 3 to 1 length to beam proportion. The keel/skeg helps keep the boat steady, especially in a beam sea, minimizing rolling/heaving and also protects the boats running gear in case of groundings. And as engines got larger and heavier, fishermen’s workboats were built with flatter aft sections to support the engine’s weight and bulk, while retaining the traditional flared bow with wave-slicing fine entry. The Downeast hull design, built on 100-year workboat traditions, is optimized for a very comfortable, dry, sea kindly, safe ride in all kinds of sea and weather conditions.Bruce started his marine industry experience three days after his high school graduation when he reported to Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Upon graduation, he served as an engineer aboard various merchant ships and traveled the world in addition to spending fourteen years in the United States Naval Reserve. When he came “ashore” he spent his career with Fortune 100 companies while obtaining his MBA. Previously to joining Brewer Yacht Sales he sold new and pre-enjoyed boats on the North Fork for six seasons.Although a New England native, he summered on the North Fork of Long Island since childhood and moved to Southold over twenty-five years ago. He and his wife, Karen, have a blended family of seven children and eleven grandchildren. They reside in Aquebogue.The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.