If you’ve ever walked the docks of a marina, fished the oceans of the world, or participated in a fishing tournament, then you know the names Carolina Classic and Albemarle Sportfishing Boats. You also understand that these brands are recognized for building high-quality, express platforms for serious offshore fishermen.
Both companies were started as small family businesses that quickly grew to the acclaim of their proven hulls. Their reputation for building boats that raise fish and handle nasty weather while offering premium amenities, grabbed the attention of serious anglers around the world.
The two companies have united as one to create an industry-leading company focused on building the best express sportfishing boats on the water today. Their combined sixty years in the marine industry, seasoned boat-building talent, and feedback from the owners of more than 3,600 hulls built to date will be harnessed to define the future of sportfishing boats . Albemarle, The Carolina Classic, has outlasted the competition and positioned themselves as the leader in the express boat market from 25 to 41 feet.
The families at the helm today have a commitment to innovation and quality to ensure that Albemarle Sportfishing Boats help you catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water.
Albemarle 41 Convertible
The Albemarle 41 Convertible represents the most sophisticated, seaworthy and stylishly comfortable craft in the Albemarle fleet. Built on the foundation of our renowned Carolina hull and incorporating an array of cutting-edge innovations, the 41 Convertible stands alone in her class as one of the premiere sportfishing boats under 50 feet.
Designed with the long-range tournament angler in mind, the 410C is powered by twin C-8.7 Caterpillar engines and a 13.5 kW Onan generator and features a spacious flybridge with a "palm beach" style pod helm and twin electronics cabinets on independent hydraulic lifts. A Bausch American half tower with built-in electric teaser reels and a full enclosure finish off the bridge nicely. The intelligently laid-out cockpit includes a large bait freezer and livewell, ample engine room access, tuna door, and cockpit and transom fishboxes.
Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the 41C is its incredibly roomy salon that was created with oversized windows and additional headroom to give it an especially open and spacious feel. Entertaining friends is easy with the L-shaped lounge that converts to a double berth and an L-shaped settee with table. Just a few steps away, the tastefully appointed galley includes Solid Surface countertops, cherry cabinetry, a two burner cook top, subzero refrigeration unit, and microwave/convection oven. Much like the salon, the master stateroom of the 41C is surprisingly large and comfortable, even on extended expeditions. For family or crew there is a second stateroom with twin bunks, and a standup head that is accessible from both the master stateroom and the hallway. Whether hosting a party or cutting through 8-foot seas, the 41C can handle it with supreme confidence.
Albemarle 41 Express
The newly refined 41 Express is an impressive offshore fishing machine that combines striking lines and dramatic Carolina-style flare, with unparalleled interior design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Designed to handle like a sports-car in the toughest of seas, the rock solid construction of the 41 speaks for itself and the elegant refinements will make serious offshore fishing both enjoyable and comfortable.
On deck, the 41 has an oversized cockpit with gunnels designed at just the right height for wiring marlins or gaffing tunas. Standard equipment such as livewell, ice/bait coolers, tackle storage, rigging stations, oversized fishboxes, and a transom door provide the most hardcore fisherman with everything needed to haul in the big catch. The helm’s “palm beach style” pod and single lever controls give the boat a yacht like appeal and makes for easy handling when fighting fish or at the dock. The oversized windshield allows great visibility and excellent protection from the elements and the wrap around seating provides comfort for the crew when running out and back from the offshore grounds.
The modern cabin has all the creature comforts one could imagine. Appointments include a spacious forward stateroom, oversized galley, head with separate shower, and a “convertible settee” that provides additional sleeping accommodations for three. The new “open-air” layout provides also incorporates abundant storage for rods, gear, clothes, and food and drinks. Everything about this layout proves that luxury and fishability can co-exist in one stunning and well refined sportfishing package.
Albemarle 36 Express
The engineers at Albemarle designed the 36 Express to be rugged enough to take on the toughest seas and still provide the smooth, dry ride with the refined style that defines an Albemarle.
Built to be a flat-out fishing machine that is nimble enough to be managed by a crew of two, the 36 Express comes with an exhaustive list of standard high-quality, full-on fishing features. The centerline helm pod with 360-degree visibility and deep gunwales make it perfect for the serious tournament angler or charter captain. The first-class living quarters boast numerous luxury upgrades and a well-appointed galley. The intelligent cabin configuration allows plenty of sleeping and entertaining options that make the 36 livable enough to spend a week heading for the next hot bite or just cruising. Proven to raise fish and Carolina tough, the 36 Express has already established itself as one of the most sought-after sportfishing boats on the water.
Albemarle 32 Express
The 32 Express boasts all top-of-the-line features that serious offshore fishermen demand. Plus she has the speed and performance that leave other boats in her wake.
She sports a huge 80 square foot, flush deck cockpit. The helm console is spacious enough for state-of-the-art large-screen electronics. She has a full-beam tackle and rigging station, twin 50-gallon fish boxes (optional freezer system available), and optional transom live well.
The large helm deck seats six while the salon below features a full galley. The large stand up electric head and shower, double berth and seven foot bunk make this one of the most comfortable boats you'll ever fish. She's a pocket battleship that will win the fight.
Albemarle 29 Express
The 29 Express will offer the ultimate in hardcore fishing amenities in a compact express package. Serious anglers will appreciate its offshore ability, exceptional handling in rough seas, and fuel economy. Featuring a modern helm area with forward-facing seating for three, mezzanine style seating aft, large fishboxes, baitwell, dual tackle centers, and standard transom door, this express will comfortably sleep a complement of four. The hull is designed to bust through head seas, land softly in the troughs and keep the windshield dry.
Albemarle 27 Express
The new 27 Express was driven by customer demand for a strong, proven express fisherman with the performance enhancements of modern four-stroke Yamaha engines. With higher cruise speed, increased fuel economy and greater range, the Albemarle 27 creates a whole new realm of possibilities for weekend adventures.
A comfortable helm deck, rear-facing cockpit seating, a well-appointed cabin with luxury finishes and a spacious multi-function storage compartment below the helm deck, it has every amenity an active family could need.
Sporting a wide array of hardcore fishing features and the strength and safety of Albemarle’s legendary offshore capability, the 27 is a perfect combination of fishability and family fun.
Serious anglers will appreciate its offshore ability, exceptional handling in rough seas, and fuel economy. Family and guests will appreciate the beautifully redesigned decks, sleek lines, and uncommonly roomy cabin. It provides the ultimate package of hardcore fishing amenities to satisfy any big game enthusiast without the 30 foot–plus price tag.
Albemarle 25 Express
As the entry level Albemarle Express, the 25 lets you enjoy true offshore fishing anywhere you want to go. She's lean, but also lethal. Make no mistake, she's an offshore thoroughbred. Her distinctive, flared bow, unitized construction, Yamaha power and deep-V bottom let her handle just about any condition a sport fisherman faces. She's fast and agile, but with an incredibly soft entry.
A combination that makes her truly a pleasure boat. Forward is a full-sized cuddy cabin with V-berth, secure rod storage, a
stowable electric head and a storage locker. If you fish fish through the weekend, you can also have an optional galley with refrigerator, microwave and table.
Her fishability has been tuned to perfection. Spacious, flush cockpit.Long-range fuel capacity.High, wide gunwales for easy 360-degree access around the boat. Recessed hawse pipes and rod holders keep lines free of interference. Plus a standard, large live well and fish box right in the transom completes the fishing package.