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Introduced in 1988, the Albemarle 325 is one of the few flybridge boats under 35 feet produced in recent years. The 325 is a handsome boat with rakish styling and a well-flared bow, and her large 80-square-foot cockpit offers the fishing space found in many larger boats. In spite of her small size, the galley-down interior of the Albemarle 325 boasts a surprisingly roomy salon with room for a convertible sofa and two chairs. The enclosed head is one of the largest on any 32-footer and includes a separate stall shower. Air conditioning, teak cabinets and trim, and an entertainment center were standard. To address complaints about a harsh ride, a major redesign occurred in 1999 when Albemarle engineers moved the engines forward 10 inches, replaced the original three-tank configuration with a single fuel tank, and recessed the trim tabs into the hull. Cabin headroom was also increased in 1999, and a transom door and lift-out fish box were added in the cockpit. Early models with 330hp Volvo gas engines cruise at 22 knots (30+ knots top). Later models with twin 350hp 3116 Cat diesels cruise in the mid 20s (around 30 knots top).
Overview Handsome small convertible with big cockpit, well-appointed interior is spacious, versatile, easy on the eye.
Features Classy galley-down interior boasts surprisingly comfortable layout (for a 32-footer) with convertible salon settee, full galley, roomy head with separate stall shower. Big engineroom, large flybridge.
Comments Major redesign in 1999 moved engines forward 10"", increased cabin headroom, added cockpit transom door and lift-out fishbox.
Performance Volvo 330hp gas engines cruise at 20+ knots; 350hp Cat diesels cruise in the mid 20s.