40 North Sea Cutter
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Introduced in 2005, the 40 North Sea Cutter was the first of a series of Albin boats built in Mainland China. Shes a performance trawler, meaning that while she has a trawler-like appearance on the outside, she rides on a traditional modified-V hull capable of very untrawler-like speeds. Trawler purists dont have much good to say about the breed, but performance trawlers are popular these days since not everyone wants to be limited to sailboat cruising speeds. In any event, the 40 is a practical and very solid boat. Her floorplan is uniquely arranged with owners stateroom forward rather than aft. The small aft cabin, with its cockpit access door and convertible U-shaped dinette, can be used as a den/office or second stateroom. The owners stateroom is surprisingly spacious and includes divided head/shower compartments. With the galley to starboard in the salon, seating space is limited to the L-shaped dinette. One of the more appealing features on the Albin 40 is her large cockpitan excellent jumping-off point for swimming and diving. On the downside, the aft cabintop dimensions are modest. Yanmar 370hp diesels cruise at 20 knots (mid 20s top).