Review of Albin 30

Albin 30
Albin 30.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albin 30 aka Albin 30 AC is a motorboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Per Brohäll in the mid seventies. The Albin 30 is built by the Swedish yard Albin Marin AB.

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Both the hull and the deck 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 6 berths, a galley, 200.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.


The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Perkins H6-354M diesel engine at 115.0 hp (85 kW).

The transmission is a shaft drive.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 375.0 liters (99 US gallons, 82 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 30 is about 196 kg/cm, alternatively 1097 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 196 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1097 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 30 is 2.89.

Slim Wide 69% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 69% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly 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 87 kW (117 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


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