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Review of Albacore 280


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albacore 280 is a motorboat.

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Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Albacore 280 is about 130 kg/cm, alternatively 732 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 130 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 732 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Albacore 280 is 3.28.

Wide Slim 92% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 92% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design. This type of design is also referred to as 'needle'.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 67 kW (89 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


Maintenance

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Finally

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