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1987 Albin Yachts North Sea Cutter

$79,000 USD

  • $79,000 USD
  • Robert Milano
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trawler Yachts
  • 1987
  • Albin Yachts
  • North Sea Cutter
  • Stamford, Connecticut, US
  • Power
  • 48ft / 14.63 m
  • Volvo
  • 225
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 31000
  • 2010-02-13
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1493216

This is a 48' Albin North Sea Cutter, 1987 is located in Stamford, CT.




**$495. per month .  *Own this vessel for approximately $495. per month and only  $25, 000. Down  *Actual amounts will vary depending on buyers information, credit, etc. and other criteria determined by the lending institution. This is only a sample projection.


This great yacht could be the ultimate cruising vessel. With a great looking dark blue hull this could turn heads at your local club or cruising the coastline. She has a Ray Hunt designed hull, with solid fiberglass below the waterline, great ride and tremendous seakeeping.

*  Please Note:  This classic 48 Albin North Sea Cutter, until recently,  was owned  by the President of Albin Marine, Fred Peters, and since new it was his personal yacht. For many years she was lightly used and cruised and meticulously kept.  Mr. Peters unfortunately passed away and this beautiful yacht fell into disrepair and need of maintenance. The suggested maintenance and repair list would include all exterior brightwork to be refinished, interior flooring needs carpeting or refinishing, much of the interior woodwork needs refinishing, and cushions need recovering. A new swim platform and updated electronics. Other cosmetic and service items need attention.  However she runs well and will be commissioned for this spring launch. This is reflected in her pricing. We encourage offers. However at the ask price current repairs will be continued. At any substantially reduced offer this vessel will be sold as is, where is.

She is powered by twin Volvo, 255 HP Diesels and will cruise at 14 to 16 Knots. She also had a 5 KW Westerbeke Generator that was installed new in 1998.  The generator is not running at this time and needs service or replacement.  She is a two stateroom layout with a galley down to port. Her master stateroom aft features a centerline Queen berth, plenty of closet space and an enclosed shower with tub and head. She has a nice size salon that is open, airy and bright. Teak and Holly floor throughout. Her galley down has propane stove and oven, frig, sink with manual seawater dish rinse pump, hot and cold pressure water, counterspace and lots of storage. Forward she has another guest stateroom with staggered berths. A full lower station means you can run her in comfort in the worst of weather. Her exterior has teak cockpit, all other decking is fiberglass for low maintenance and wide walkarounds.

Her flybridge will easily accommodate six and it steps down to a large mid entertainment area sundeck. A ladder down accesses the large cockpit with transom door and swim platform. Bimini top on both bridge and sundeck.

This vessel is a huge amount of boat for the money. Other vessels of her type are on the market for more than $200,000. However, as noted above, she needs some TLC and a good interior redecorating; and this is reflected in her price. This great Albin Yacht needs a new home. She can be seen by appointment. Owner will consider any serious offer.

Yacht Highlights:

* A Great Livaboard Vessel

* One Owner Vessel

* Twin Diesel

* Bimini Top and Sun Deck Top Have Been Replaced

* Large Cockpit

* Master Aft Cabin With Cockpit Access

* Master Head Has A Tub.

* Large Aft Sundeck.

* Recent $50,000 Price Reduction

Brokers Observation:     I was on board this vessel when she was being regularly maintained and cruised.  She was a stunningly good looking downeast style yacht in the true sense of the word.  This vessel was powered by the smaller diesels which gave her better fuel economy and long range. This is an outstanding design with her Ray Hunt solid fiberglass blue hull.  If you can dedicate a season into her cosmetics, redectorating, brightwork and repairs you will have an outstanding yacht worth twice her current value.  You can cruise in comfort and style, and if you are looking for a really comfortable livaboard vessel, be sure to schedule a private viewing to discuss you yacht requirements.

*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Length Overall..................... 47'9"
Length WL.......................... 43'0"
Beam................................... 14'0"
Draft...................................... 4'0"
Weight........................... 31,000#
Water............................300 gals.
Fuel...............................600 gals.
Waste..............................60 gals.
Hull Type..........................Deep-V
Deadrise Aft...........................24°


Total Power: 225
Cruising Speed: 14-16Kn

Hull and Deck

Dark Blue Hull and Grey Decks. Hull is a "Ray Hunt Design", Full width walk-around decks with non-skid surfaces.This is a three level configuration. Aft cockpit with transom door to swimplatform. Full width,large, self-bailing cockpit with teak decking and transom door. This is a full size cockpit great for all watersports, fishing, swiming, diving and entertainment. Entry from cockpit into aft master stateroom. The aft cockpit is the only exterior area with a teak deck. Ladder to the sundeck level. Sundeck level is large and roomy and is covered by a bimini top for shade which can be folded down easily. Stairs to the bridge area lead to a spacious bridge with seating for at least five or more. Visability of the brige is exceptionally good. Bridge has a bimini top and full enclosure. Top and enclosure along with the sundeck bimini was new in 2008. Wide gunwhales are easy to navagate and lead to the bow area which is also spacious. Anchor windlass is mounted on a pulpit. The exterior lines and appearance to this vessel are very similar to a Saber. A blue hull is a nice downeast style touch. All hardware on this vessel is heavy duty.


Seating on the bridge level is built in for four. Helm seat is a single and is comfortable. Sundeck seating is left to individual chairs as is the seating in the cockpit.


This is a two stateroom layout galley down. Forward cabin has a seperate shower and head and may be used as guest accomodations or crew quarters. Master cabin is located aft through a companionway on the port side. Master cabin is large and spacious with a queen centerline berth located aft facing forward. A companionway allows access or exit from the cockpit. Master cabin also has it's own larger head with a tub that is fuctionally adequate.


Nice sized Galley down to port layout which is desirable in vessels of this size. It keeps food prep and serving work out of site of guests in the main salon. It is a large and open area. lot's of counter space with twin basin sink, Norcold ac/dc frig new in 2001, propane stove with oven new 2001, hot and cold pressure 12 gal hot water with electric and heat exchanger element and accumulator tank. She has plenty of storage space and warm teak woods abundant. With the windshield located just above it shed much natural light which is desirable. She also has a counter that is functional from the salon. This is a very functional galley.


Foreward head is smaller but adequate with shower. Master head is larger and has a separate Tub/shower combo. Both have electric heads that have been replaced. Aft head with oval tub,gold fixtures throughout both heads, Teak and holly flooring, heads have holding tanks with mascerator systems, two auto bilge pumps,

Mid Cabin

Main salon is open, spacious and airy with much natural light. This vessel should have new salon furniture and it is large enough to utilize a fold out couch and chairs. Flatscreen TV and DVD player was installed in 2009. Access to the deck through a sliding door to starboard and a stairway to the sundeck level is convenient. Vessel has some leak in the stairway leading to the bridge but has been repaired.

Electrical System

110 Shore Power System with Circuit Breaker Panel
Outlets and light fixtures
New Westerbeke 5kw Genset in 1998 with only 230 hours.



  • VHF Marine radio
  • Depth finder
  • Radar
  • Compass
  • Complete Instrumentation on Upper and Lower Station
  • Anchor windlass


A completely new Bimini top and enclosure were installed in 2008 along with a new sundeck bimini and new framing. Entire enclosure and top were done in Sunbrella.

Power Boat Guide Review

Called the Palm Beach 48 when she was introduced in 1983, the Albin 48 Cutter was built on a Hunt-designed deep-V hull (note the steep 24 degrees of transom deadrise) with a relatively narrow beam—design characteristics that generally insure a comfortable ride and good heavy-weather performance. Albin 48 Cutters
were built in Taiwan and came with the total-teak interior typical of most Asian boats of her era. Available with two or three staterooms, notable features included a complete lower helm station, two salon deck doors, full-beam master stateroom, hardwood flooring throughout, and a tub in the aft head compartment. The cockpit—suitable for unobstructed fishing or diving—came with a teak sole, transom door, lazarette storage, and an access door into the owner’s cabin. The aft deck is spacious enough for a full set of deck furniture, and the flybridge seats six without being crowded.

Additional features include a folding mast and boom, wide side decks (with raised bulwarks for added security), and a teak bow pulpit. Volvo 307hp diesels were standard in later models (17 knots cruise; 21 top), and Cat 375hp diesels were optional (21 knots cruise; 25 knots top).

Power and Motor Yacht Review

Albin 48 Cutter 
1983-1990* Designed by C.Raymond Hunt Associates

She rides on a Ray Hunt hull, has a good-sized aft cockpit, and she’s affordable today. This classic, well-built boat is often forgotten.

The design remains timeless and its Down East appeal was introduced before the genre took off.

She was also relatively light at about 31,000 pounds. Cruising speed is in the midteens with standard Volvos. *Production fizzled out in the late ’80s, so that discontinued date is a little ambiguous.


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.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902