Albin Ballad sloop
Other photos: below looking forward, below looking aft, salon port side detail, salon port side, galley, nav table, forward stateroom and head, quarter berth aft, cockpit, another view.
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 (more powerful than the original for better performance under power), new custom Ballinger spars (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 reduced, 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
Contact Marotta Yachts of Sausalito.