Tortoise is probably one of the most unique Albin 25s in the United States. Its pristine condition and ready to cruise status reflect the commercial maritime experience of her current (and only) owner. Since he shipped it from Sweden in 1974, he has never relaxed his strict adherence to a philosophy of preventative maintenance. Doing things like replacing components before they fail, stringent scheduled oil/filter changes, and stripping and repainting the bottom every 2 years have resulted in a boat that is essentially in "showroom" condition.
But that only tells part of the story. This is a boat that has been truly loved by its owner during the nearly 30 years they've known each other. This love means that Tortoise has never, ever been neglected. And in return she has given much joy and fun to a family for decades.
With a "downsizing" of his presence in Florida, the owner reluctantly needs to find a new home for his love. Tortoise is for sale to the right family for $19,500. If you think you have the right home for Tortoise, contact her current owner.
|About the Albin 25
The Albin 25 is a classic, highly sought "pocket trawler." During its production (1968-1981) it was one of the most popular boats around. This popularity was due to its unique family-friendly features. These features include high coamings, reliable and safe diesel power, frugal fuel usage, trailerability, and most importantly the aft cabin. The aft cabin includes two berths (they extend under the cockpit floor), and along with the vee berth in the main cabin provides plenty of privacy while sleeping.
The Swedes' engineering perfectionism and strict adherence to temperature controls results in a hull whose glass fibers have stood the test of time.
Confirming the strength of the design is the "reintroduction" of the model by Albin (now US-based) as the Albin 30 Family Cruiser.
Check out an original sales brochure (pdf) for the Albin 25. The Albin 25 received a great write up from Motor Boat and Yachting - who classified it as one of the hundred best boats of all time.
Beam: 8ft 7in (trailerable)
Draft: 2ft 4in
Displacement: 2 tons
Engine: MD17C (Volvo 36 HP) with 637 hours
Cruising Speed/Fuel Usage: 6.5 knots/.5 GPH (that's right half a gallon per hour!)
Options: Teak Swimming Platform, Full Canvas Cockpit Cover, Installed Spotlight, Two anchors, Teak Rail Custom Canvas Covers, Engine Hour Meter, All Coast Guard Safety Gear
Electronics: VHF Radio, Fishfinder (Depth, Speed, Temp), AM/FM Marine Stereo with 4 speakers (2 in Cabin/2 in cockpit)
Head: Marine Head
Recently Replaced (within last 5 years):
Bilge Pump (electric)
Much of the Interior Wood
Main Cabin Carpet
Engine box/Cockpit Floor Soundproofing