Of the many cruiser-racers that appeared in the seventies, only a handful stand out as equally successful in both camps and among the best of them was the Albin Ballad. Designed by Rolf Magnusson and launched in 1972, her fin keel and semi-elliptical rudder were advanced for the times, as was her masthead rig with its tiny mainsail and overlapping genoa. The hull is slim, balanced and easily driven, and over 1,500 were built. The design has a long, comfortable and well protected cockpit and a surprisingly easy motion in a seaway; many have crossed oceans with a number completing circumnavigations.
Solidly built by Albin Marine in Sweden, they are still very much in demand as a sporty family cruiser or cost-effective club racer and this particular example is in very nice shape inside and out--she's never been cruised and her current long term owner has spent over $30,000 on upgrades and improvements including a new Yanmar diesel (with like 100 hours on it, and more powerful than the original for better performance under power), new custom Ballinger spars (set up for single handing with a shorter boom than the original for better sailing in typical Bay conditions), roller furler, sails and dodger, boat last hauled/painted December 2012.
Price just reduced again, motivated out-of-state owner encouraging offers. And note she's lying in a Sausalito Yacht Harbor slip that might transfer, there's a long waiting list to get into the marina here so this is a material benefit if you're able to take advantage...
Please contact Mark Cattell at 415-331-6200
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Rolf Manusson
LOA: 29 ft 11 in
Beam: 9 ft 8 in
LWL: 22 ft 7 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 1 in
Displacement: 7210 lbs
Ballast: 3400 lbs
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Accommodations and Layout
V berth with insert forward followed immediately by ensuite toilet and sink starboard with hanging locker across to port. Continue aft to salon with wide settees/sea berths port and starboard. Far aft is galley starboard, centerline companionway then nav table/quarter berth port.
Deep stainless steel galley sink with manual pump fresh and salt water, ice box, single burner butane stove. Manual pump Jabsco toilet with holding tank.
110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, two batteries (new in 2009), battery charger (also new in 2009).
Furuno 24 mile radar, Garmin GPS Map 182C colorchartplotter, Navco tiller autopilot, Corinthian depth sounder, Signet knotmeter, Raymarine VHF radio, plus all manuals for above. Ritchie magnetic compass mounted on cockpit bulkhead, Weems & Plath barometer, two ship's clocks. Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with Pioneer speakers.
Sails and Rigging
Ballinger keel-stepped single spreader mast with a custom boom that's a bit shorter than the original (designed to facilitate short-handed sailing, mast and boom new in 2005), 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging (2005), Dacron main (2001) with two reef points and lazyjacks, Harken Big Boat mainsheet on Lewmar traveller (beautiful kit, both installed 2005), rigid boom vang, Harken adjustable backstay.
Harken roller furler with 120% jib (both 2005), genoa track with Schaeffer cars, two Lewmar #40 self-tailing winches, two Lewmar #16 self-tailing winches (2005), two Barlow #20 winches, all new running rigging (2005), all lines lead aft thru eight Antal rope clutches.
Deck and Hull
Heavily laid up solid FRP hull with cored decks, big fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast and skeg-hung rudder, last hauled and bottom painted in late 2012, dived on every six weeks. Heavy duty custom dodger with grabrail, new in late 2005 and maroon in color (all canvas was replaced in 2006). Two anchors with chain and line rode (25 lb. CQR forward and 10 lb. Fortress aft).
Engine and Mechanical
Only 119 hours on new 18 hp Yanmar diesel installed in 2005; this was a $15,000 project and the engine still looks brand new. Note that the boat was originally powered by a 13 hp engine and the extra 5 hp the Yanmar offers DOES make a difference.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-444-1847Tel: 415-331-6200