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Review of Albin 26 Cruiser


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albin 26 Cruiser is a motorboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Per Brohäll in the late seventies. The Albin 26 Cruiser is built by the Swedish yard Albin Marin AB.

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Hull

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.


Interior

The boat is equipped with 5 berths, a galley, 120.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.


Engine

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta PRO 40 diesel engine at 124.0 hp (92 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 230.0 liters (60 US gallons, 50 imperial gallons).


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 26 Cruiser is about 153 kg/cm, alternatively 859 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 153 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 859 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 26 Cruiser is 2.76.

Slim Wide 82% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 82% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.


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 categorized as a Powerboat.


Maintenance

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