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The Albemarle 280 Express is an updated version of the companys popular 27 Express (198496) with an updated interior and redesigned deck layout. Heavily built on an aggressive deep-V hull with a wide 9'6"" beam, the 280s solid package of hardcore fishing amenitiestogether with good range and equally good turn of speedplaced her in the leading ranks of under 30-foot sportfishing boats. Notably, she was offered with a choice of straight inboard or jackshaft/sterndrive power. Features include an integral bow pulpit, two in-deck fish boxes, folding rear seat, aft-facing cockpit seat, twin transom livewells/fish boxes, cockpit rod storage, fresh/raw-water washdowns, trim tabs, gas-assist engine hatch lift, locking cabin rod storage, cockpit bolsters, and gunnel rod holders. Below deck, the 280s roomy teak-trimmed interior includes a teak-and-holly sole, standup head/shower compartment, compact galley with refrigerator, and a convertible dinette/V-berth forward. No lightweight, standard 280hp Volvo gas engines cruise at 2223 mph. Twin 210240hp diesels cruise in the mid 20s.
Overview Best-selling fisherman with classic styling scores high with serious anglers.
Features Spacious cockpit includes transom and in-floor fishboxes, double companion seat with livewell. Teak cabin with full galley, enclosed head sleeps two. Bridgedeck lifts for engine access.
Comments Called 27 Express in 198496; 280 Express in 19972007. Face-lift in 1997 included redesigned helm, improved cabin headroom. Jackshaft power became available in 1986. Over 650 sold.
Performance Cruise at 24 knots with twin 280hp gas inboards; 26 knots top with twin 270 I/Os.