Review of Albin 23

Albin 23
Albin 23 anno 1978. Ny yanmar 4JH4E 55 hk.. sd 50 sejldrev passede til det gamle hul med en yanmar adapter så der ikke skulle skæres i skroget låget til motorkassen er gjort 5 cm.. bredere billedet er taget i helsingborg.N-lystbådehavn

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albin 23 is a small motorboat designed in the late seventies.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.


The boat is equipped with a galley.


The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD17C diesel engine at 35.0 hp (26 kW).

The transmission is a saildrive.

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 Albin 23 is about 126 kg/cm, alternatively 709 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 126 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 709 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 Albin 23 is 2.59.

Slim Wide 85% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 85% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.



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 52 kW (69 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


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