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Albin 27 Family Cruiser

Specifications

Name: 27 Family Cruiser
Length: 27
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: 6,500 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 72 gals.
Model Years: 1983—1995
Draft: 2'6"
Beam: 9'8"
Water Capacity: 40 gals.
Waste Capacity: 25 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Albin 27 Family Cruiser is a descendant of the Swedish-built Albin 25 Cruiser, one of the best-selling small craft ever produced. The 27 was a popular model for Albin due to her fuel-efficient operation, affordable price, and sturdy, solid fiberglass construction. A full-length keel provides sure-footed tracking when the seas pick up, and a shallow draft makes the 27 ideal for cruising the coastal and inland lakes. While her twin-cabin accommodations are necessarily basic in both size and amenities, they are nonetheless adequate for the cruising couple or an undemanding small family. The forward cabin features a good-sized double berth, full galley, dinette, hanging locker, and a surprising amount of storage. Perhaps the best feature of the Albin 27 is her center-cockpit layout with its inboard seating and protected helm. Built in the U.S., Albin 27s require relatively little maintenance and they handle a chop well for a small boat. Several small diesel engines were available over the years, all of which consume only 2–3 gph at a cruising speed of 10–12 knots. A bow thruster and additional fuel were standard in later models.

Overview

Practical twin-cabin cruiser successfully combines comfort, stability, in a rugged, fuel-efficient package.

Features

Shallow draft is ideal for cruising Intracoastal or inland lake waters. Forward cabin includes double berth, galley, dinette, enclosed head; aft cabin has twin berths. Center-cockpit layout boasts inboard seating, semi-enclosed helm.

Comments

Bow thruster is standard in later models.

Performance

Fuel consumption averages 2 gallons per hour at 10–12 knots with single Perkins diesel.