2000 Albin 28 Tournament Express

US$ 54,900
Mattapoisett, MA
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New arrival on 10/5/2017

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Mattapoisett, MA
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Last Listed Price:
US$ 54,900 

The "Elissa II" was originally purchased in the fresh waters of the Great Lakes by her second owners. They fully outfitted her (All their inventory will be included in her sale if desired, too much to currently list) to be a comfortable Great Loop passage maker and completely enjoyed their travels on the inland waterways for over 5 seasons! "Elissa II" has a very complete cruising inventory, including a 300 HP Yanmar diesel with 1718 hours of use, mostly in fresh water. A portable Honda gas generator to run her Air conditioning system and also includes an inflatable West Marine Dingy, Propane 5 HP outboard and Weaver davits for the dingy and Weaver motor bracket for the outboard! She also features a fully enclosed aft cockpit Bimini and isinglass/screens for her aft deck. She is a must see if you would like to redo the adventure the past owners had enjoyed so much! Please read their story below and take a look at their blog as well! Look forward to your interest!

She is now available for your inspection and purchase at the Mattapoisett Boatyard in Mattapoisett MA where she is on land and easy to survey and personally inspect! Just completed Survey also available for your review.

Seller Comments:

My late husband, Bill Sweeney, learned to sail on Michigan Lakes at the age of 6. When he retired in 2005, we purchased a 28' trailerable sloop and cruised Lake Michigan and the North Channel of Lake Huron. Summer of 2009, he mentioned the unthinkable, and unbelievable, of moving to the Dark Side. His reasoning was that we were getting older and if we wanted to keep this cruising life up, we may need some adaptations. 

We were very fortunate to have met a broker from Racine WI who had a 1999 Albin Trawler on the hard with VERY few hours on the engine. He was looking for a trade! In October 2009 we purchased the Elissa II. Over the winter we had many upgrades completed, incl the canvas with drop down sides and screens for the cockpit.

 In May 2010 we picked it up and cruised to our home port of Northport, MI. That summer we cruised to Sacketts Harbor, NY via the North Channel of Lake Huron and the 240 mile Trent Severn Waterway into Lake Ontario. Our daughter was stationed at Ft Drum, NY with a home on Lake Ontario. We spent six weeks cruising that area including the St Lawrence and the 10,000 Islands. We returned to Northport Via the Trent Severn. This was our first leg of the Great American Loop.

Summer 2011 we cruised the North Channel, our favorite Cruising Grounds.

Summer 2012 we cruised Northern Lake Michigan, Beaver Island, the Manitou Islands and Grand Traverse Bay. Our daughter, her husband and 3 y/o daughter joined us on overnight cruises. We expanded the sleeping area by placing linked together slats (which also will convey) over the engine box, topping it with an inflatable bed. The "bed" in the cabin is a queen size and there is a quarter berth on the starboard side. We were very comfortable.

September 3, 2012 we departed Northport on the second leg of the Great American Loop. In the next 8 weeks we cruised the western shore of Lake Michigan, to the Illinois Sanitary Canal to the Illinois , the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Cumberland Rivers and into Kentucky Lake. After a quick trip home to check on aging parents, we resumed the cruise down the Tennessee to Lake Wheeler then back to the Tom Bigbee Waterway to Columbus, Mississippi where she wintered over. We anchored out, we stayed in small family owned marinas, learned much about small town river life in America. We did take time to smell the roses and to meet many other Loopers: Docktails!!

March 3, 2013 we resumed our journey down the Tom Bigbee, all the way to Mobile, Alabama. As we entered the lock that would drop us into salt water, we had our only regret of this journey--leaving fresh water for salt. At the time of her purchase, we would only look at trawlers that had never been in salt water. We continued east along the Gulf Coast and the ICW. We chose to cruise the Big Bend of the Gulf to visit friends in Steinhatchee, FL instead of making the overnight crossing to Tampa area. We then cruised the west coast of Florida to Ft Myers where we cruised the Okeechobee Waterway to Stuart, Florida. Most Loopers cruise to the Florida Keys and spend time in the Bahamas. We had sailed in both areas and had the August birth of twins waiting for us in Virginia. Time became precious.

We cruised the ICW north, side tripped down the St. John's River from Jacksonville to Blue Springs State Park. 

Again, we anchored out and stayed a marinas. Our preference all along was anchoring out: bliss in any location.

We arrived at Ft Monroe VA (where our daughter and family were now  living) via the Great Dismal Swamp. Awaiting the birth of Twin granddaughters stopped our cruise north until Spring 2014. We did a couple short trips across the southern portion of the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Elissa II wintered in Deltaville, VA.

April 2014 we resumed the Loop, heading north up the Chesapeake Bay, with side excursions/detours to favorite anchorages on the Eastern Shore where we sailed in the 1980's when stationed in Washington, DC. We cruised up the Potomac to Washington DC to the Capital Yacht Club where we stayed for a month! This was awesome--7 minute walk to the mall, 10 minutes to Metro. Also arriving in Washington DC by water was spectacular!

We once again headed out into the Chesapeake and headed north to the Delaware Canal to the Delaware Bay and Cape May, and  up the ICW through New Jersey. We had already made the decision to cruise the waters of New England, especially Maine, this summer, winter the Elissa II in Mattapoisett MA and resume the Loop in 2015.

We cruised the southern shore of Long Island and anchored off the Islands in Buzzard Bay. We picked up friends in New Bedford, MA and headed up the coast to Maine. While cozy, our previously described sleeping arrangements worked fine for the 4 of us. We had a glorious,rain free month of August/September exploring the Maine coast as far as Acadia National Park. We returned to Mattapoisett via Cape Cod. The Elissa II has been on the hard since September 2014.

We have cruised +7000 miles since 2010. We cruised with 2 dogs , Border Collies, on board. We found delightful anchorages with beaches to dinghy to for dog romping. We met so many interesting people: in Marinas, anchoring out, in towns and cities.  We learned where the best BarBQ in the South was, same with Catfish, Hush Puppies, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes and Lobster Rolls in Maine! We cruised calm, smooth waters. We "plowed" through rough seas, catching some waves that matched the pilot house height. We experienced extreme tides in the marshes of Georgia and New England. Anywhere we went, the Elissa II was always sturdy, steady and reliable.

April 28, 2015 we were 7 days from leaving for Mattapoisett and cruising to Sacketts Harbor, NY to "cross our wake", translated complete the Great American Loop. Unfortunately Bill was diagnosed with cancer and passed away May 2016. It has been a difficult decision to sell the Elissa II. The hours of adventure spent with her were a joy. But she needs to be in the water, providing the same joy to others.

Our Blog elissa2.blogspot.com shares far more detail what an awesome future awaits her future owners.

For immediate email contact: john@yachtview.com or text me @ 443-223-7864 cell for service and showing instructions on any of my listings *** "To make an offer on any of my beautiful listings, please call me to have an electronic Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement emailed to you immediately" My customers & clients will tell you I am direct, honest and fair. I love to sell previously owned yachts that are very well maintained and priced fairly. I look forward to working with you! Please email your questions directly to me for a quick response. All questions answered asap!

All email offers encouraged with follow up signed yacht purchase and sale agreement and 10% deposit to be held in Escrow. Yacht View is a 50/50 corresponding brokerage.

Please contact John Kaiser for her complete history details and to arrange your personal inspection. I can be reached @ 410-923-1400 office or 443-223-7864 cell anytime or email to john@yachtview.com

Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht.

If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan! 

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425 laurie.k@justboatloans.com, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545 dave@sterlingacceptance.com, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 jtayman@tridentfunding.com (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!) 

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Robin Greulich @ 410-224-2664 RobinG@henrymurray.com or Al Golden, President & Agent @ 800-541-4647 Al@IMIScorp.net

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years: Peter Hartoft www.hartoftmarinesurvey.com @ 410-263-3609/$20-$24.00/ft., Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849/$20.00/ft. Also contact www.marinesurvey.org for a complete list of SAMS or www.namsglobal.org for NAMS surveyors nationwide.

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Ann Miller, Owner @ Above The Waterline 443-336-6751 cell, Williams Yacht Management Company @ www.wymltd.com Email: Bill@wymltd.com 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200. 

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair: Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ www.stevesmarineservice.com or Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or Info@marineelectricsystems.net

Local Marina: Smiths Marina, www.smithsmarina.com Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Kim Starr/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/www.bayshoremarineengines.com @ 410-263-8370

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain) 

*Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell, call John Kaiser on his cell @ 443-223-7864 anytime!


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