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One of the most popular 28-foot cruisers ever, the Albin 28 TE combines classic Downeast styling with a spacious cockpit and comfortable cabin accommodations. The 28 is heavily built on a modified-V hull with a wide beam, hard aft chines, and a prop-protecting skeg keel. A cushioned engine box behind the helm seats dominated the cockpit until 2003 when a Flush Deck option moved the engine forward, under the helm deck, narrowing the quarter berth but opening up the cockpit in a big way. Below deck, the surprisingly roomy interior of the 28 TE has the comforts of a larger boat with a full-service galley with fridge and microwave to port, standup head/shower to starboard, midcabin berth aft, and a convertible U-shaped dinette forward. A teak-and-holly sole was standard, and six opening ports provide good cabin ventilation. Additional features include a molded bow pulpit, transom door, trim tabs, full-height bow rail, raw-water washdown, bow thruster, and transom storage boxes. Cruise at 1618 knots with single 315hp Yanmar diesel. After Albin went out of business, a Newport Edition with bridgedeck lounge seating was built for a few years by C&C Marine.
Overview Versatile fishboat/family cruiser with Downeast styling made good on Albin promise of rugged construction, seakindly hull design.
Features Extended hardtop, swim platform, transom door, livewell, fishboxes (2), tackle storage, bow thruster. Well-appointed interior with teak-and-holly sole, quarter berth sleeps three.
Comments Flush-deck option (no engine box) in 2003 moved engine forward resulting in larger cockpit.
Performance Cruise at 18 knots with single 315hp Yanmar diesel. Cummins 380hp engine (low 20s cruise) available only with enginebox version.