Review of Albin 82 MS

Albin 82 MS
Albin 82 MS.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Albin 82 MS is a motorsailer designed by the Swedish maritime architect Per Brohäll in the mid 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 6 berths, a galley, 65.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.

Note: the boat has also been sold to be self-made/-interiored, which means that the quality of each boat may vary.


The boat equipped with a masthead rig. The advantage of a masthead rig is its simplicity and the fact that a given sail area - compared with a fractional rig - can be carried lower and thus with less heeling moment.


The keel is made of iron. Many people prefer lead keel in favour of iron. The main argument is that lead is much heavier than iron and a lead keel can therefore be made smaller which again result in less wet surface, i.e. less drag. In fact iron is quite heavy, just 30% less heavy than lead, so the advantage of a lead keel is often overstated.

Albin 82 MS can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.20 - 1.30 meter (3.94 - 4.24 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


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

The fuel tank has a capacity of 125.0 liters (33 US gallons, 27 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.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Albin 82 MS is 1.90, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Albin 82 MS is about 156 kg/cm, alternatively 873 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 156 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 873 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 82 MS is 2.89.

Slim Wide 69% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 69% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.

Ballast Ratio

What is a Ballast Ratio?

The ballast ratio for Albin 82 MS is 26%.

Low High 4% 0 50 100
This ballast ratio shows a righting moment that is higher than 4% of all similar sailboat designs. A righting moment (ability to resist heeling) significantly below average.

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)

What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?

The SA/D for Albin 82 MS with ISO 8666 reference sail is 14.4, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 17.1.

Low High 31% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 31% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.
It is expected that motor sailers has a low SA/D value as this is the natural consequence of combining sailing and motor characteristics.

Over- / underrigged

Low High 100% 0 50 100
The Albin 82 MS has more rig than 100% of all similar sailboats, which indicates that the boat is significantly overrigged.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)

What is Relative Speed Performance?

The Relative Speed Performance for Albin 82 MS is 4

Slow Fast 4% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 4 which means that a it is faster than 4% of all similar sailboat designs. As this boat is a motor sailer, it is expected that the performance of a motor sailer for sail alone is lower than a dedicated sailboat.



Dimensions of sail for masthead rig.

mainsail specifications genoa specifications spinnaker specifications

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If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Mainsail halyard 23.3 m(76.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard23.3 m(76.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Spinnaker halyard23.3 m(76.4 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Jib sheet 8.2 m(26.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet8.2 m(26.9 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 20.5 m(67.3 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet18.0 m(59.2 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Cunningham3.4 m(11.2 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Kickingstrap6.8 m(22.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)
Clew-outhaul6.8 m(22.3 feet)8 mm(5/16 inch)

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