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1994 28 (ft.) ALBIN 28 Tournament Express

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General Information

Listing# 124705

Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Saltwater Fishing
28 Tournament Express
28 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Peninsular 400TA
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Bella” has been stored out of the water under full canvas covers on a custom-built 32’ galvanized trailer equipped with new hydraulic/over electric braking system. (The trailer is additional price.) The boat was moved across the country from Boston to California on this trailer and is now stored in Thousand Oaks, CA. It's towed 25 miles to the marina, and it is very easy to launch and recover. The boat is documented and in fantastic shape with lots of cruising and fishing years ahead. IThe present owner has enjoyed owning “Bella” for several years and now plan to move to a bigger boat for more extended cruising.

Seller reports 200hrs on the 300hp Diesel since rebuild



Boat Interior
New stainless cook top and propane system w/ aluminum tank Propane cut off system Pressure hot and cold water system New upholstery on deck and below 2012 (all new foam) Added interior cabinets 2012 Teak and Holly flooring 2012 Main table folding upgrade 2012 Bimini over aft deck 2012 Outboard engine mount West system barrier coat and new bottom paint 2012 Complete boat cover for out-of--water storage 2010 Folding Radar tower with support frame for towing Solar exhaust fan New never-used Lees of Miami out-rigger fishing system. All parts are there. 1 hr reinstallation.The mounting is installed Dock lines, bumpers. Extra engine spares, manuals
Engine Room
GM Diesel Peninsular 400TA engine with 90hrs after overhaul Hurth transmission New raw water pump 2012 Dripless propeller shaft seal 2011 New Raymarine auto pilot hydraulic system 2011 Fuel tank removed and rebuilt, cleaned, new bottom 2012 Fresh water engine flush system installed 2009 Engine serviced, transition serviced 2012 Macerator pump, holding tank Hot water heater Batteries 2-6volt golf cart batteries, house; 2 -27 starting batteries, new 2012 Bow thruster
Raymarine C80 Radar, chart plotter, GPS, depth sounder 2011 Raytheon chart plotter RC420 2006 Autopilot Raymarine, tied in to GPS 2012 VHF Horizon Intrepid 2011 Diesel forced air heater Floscan fuel management system with display Under water lighting system, stern. Stereo Sony system with speaker system below and on deck Autohelm depth and knot meter Battery charger Xantrex 40 True Charger with display Solar panels 2-75W each Shell Solar Solar charge controller Pro Solar 30 amp 110V Inverter w/ display 2011 Xantrex 1800 W Propane alarm system below LED Lights change out deck and cabin Microwave oven Battery monitor system, Xantrex Link 10 2 electric, 1 manual bilge pumps Shower pump
Deck Equipment
Bruce 20# bow anchor 2011; Stern anchor 100’ 1⁄4 high test chain 200 1⁄2 line New 3-blade prop and cutlass bearing 2011 Stainless rudder conversion 2011 Windless with hand control 2011 Quick Ravenna Deck stern light Removable stern davits Dive ladder off swim step Roll control flopper stopper Fish cleaning deck table Removable davits 2-West Marine folding deck chairs
Tripple axle galvanized trailer may also be purchased.
Jack Hornor/ Naval Architect Boat Review from 2012
For more than 15 years owners of Albin 28s have praised their boats capabilities as sportfishermen, overnighters and pocket cruisers. No doubt this versatility has helped the Albin 28 to become one of the most successful models in the company's history. Designed by naval architect Terence Compton, the Albin 28 is offered in two basic configurations - one with an enclosed wheelhouse (pictured) and an express or "convertible" model. The builder, which can trace its roots back more than 100 years to the Swedish boat and engine manufacturer of the same name, is now headquartered in Cos Cob, CT, with building facilities in Portsmouth, RI. Despite their Swedish origin and British-born designer, Albin labels their models "DownEast" cruiser/fisherman, although I suspect this is more a marketing person's designation than intended by the designer. While the design shares a few features with New England "bass boats" such as the Crosby Striper, she bares little resemblance to traditional DownEast-styled workboats. In fact, to my eye, there is a greater resemblance to traditional boats of the Pacific Northwest. Labels aside, this is a handsome traditional design. The Albin 28 was introduced in 1993 and, with only a few minor changes, remains in production in 2008. There have been more than 1,000 Albin 28s built to date. Her length is 28' 4" on deck, beam is 10' even, draft is 3' 2" and displacement is reported to be 7,500 lbs. She is solidly constructed utilizing conservative, time proven construction techniques and quality materials. Core materials are used in the construction of both the hull and deck structures although care is taken to use non-absorbent materials at through-hull fittings and attachments. Vinylester resin is used in outer laminates and osmotic blistering has not been a problem. Structural strength is provided by two fiberglass-encapsulated longitudinal stringers and plywood bulkheads all securely and neatly attached with fiberglass tabbing. The hull and deck are joined in a shoebox fashion with adhesive sealant as well as nuts, bolts and washers. The quality of construction, fit and finish is at the level of upscale productions builders. Although some will find the Albin 28 a comfortable weekend or pocket cruiser, I think it is safe to assume that most people interested in this boat will have some finishing in mind. The 75 sq. ft. cockpit has padded bolsters around the 28' high sides, a live baitwell, rod racks under the cockpit combing on both sides and several lined deck boxes that can be used for storage of iced and used for fish boxes. Depending on the year and power option, some cockpits are obstructed by a raised engine box which, on the plus side, can be used for extra seating or as a table. A transom door, which was a popular option on early models, is now standard and allows easy boarding as well as access to the optional swim platform. The configuration and features of the bridgedeck may differ slightly depending on age and options chosen but generally includes a starboard helm and a mate's seat to port. Side decks are nearly a foot wide with stainless steel handrails on the hardtop and a welded stainless life steel rail along the deck edge for security. At the bow there is a pulpit for storage of the primary anchor as well as a locker for storage of anchor rode and an extra anchor. Midship cleats are rarely found on a boat this size and those on the Albin 28 have the added advantages of being able to be reached from the cockpit and recessed so that they are not trip hazards and less likely to foul other lines. This small but important detail indicates a builder who actually has some experience handling boats. Accommodations below are compact but more complete than typical of fishing boats of this size. There is a U-shaped dinette forward, an enclosed head with shower to starboard, an efficiency galley to port and rather cramped double berth to port tucked under the bridgedeck. Although most Albin 28s are powered by single inboard diesel engines ranging between 300 and 370 hp, a 365 hp Crusader gasoline engine was offered on earlier models as well as a 230 hp Volvo diesel with a Duo-Prop™ stern drive. Reasonable cruising speeds range from 18 to 24 knots depending on load and power and the 132-gallon fuel capacity allows a cruising range in the range of 300 nautical miles allowing for a reasonable reserve. The Albin 28 has a well deserved reputation for being able to handle bad weather and sea conditions particularly following seas. More than one owner has commented that "when the conditions got worse my confidence in the boat improved" which is a tough endorsement to beat. Over 1,000 Albin 28s have been built which assures a good supply of boats for the used market. The Albin 28 is a rather expensive boat for her size but quality construction, outstanding seakeeping qualities and good resale value keep her in demand. Naval architect Jack Hornor is the principal surveyor and designer for Survey & Design, Co.based in Annapolis, MD.  
Note: Owners personal items "NOT" included in this purchase. 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.