CAPT. F. VIGNEAU - SOLD
JUST REDUCED TO $14,000 AFFORDABLE BOATING, GREAT LIVEABOARD! This popular Scandinavian boat model boasts a surprising amount of accommodation for a boat of its size. The custom hardtop on Captain adds even more interior space, making this boat an excellent long-range Alaska cruiser or liveaboard. Built of high quality, no major renovations are needed, but a few personal interior design touches will really bring out her best. The amount of versatility this boat has is amazing. She can be whatever you need her to be at a very affordable price.
The unique amidships hard top cockpit/wheelhouse roof was custom built post-production and adds a whole lot of bright interior space to Captain. Step down into the interior through the large port side lockable sliding window and you notice all the huge windows make this a great space from which to navigate the boat or to use as an office or lounge. The vessel s helm is located here and features a rustic petite ships wheel, a roomy dash, storage and map rack within arm s reach, cushioned bench seating, and a great view out all sides. The four side windows all open up to let in fresh air and sunshine. Two long bench seats along the port and starboard sides make this a great sitting room or can convert to two temporary berths for little ones who might pop by for a short visit. The Newport oil stove is centrally located in the cockpit near the main cabin, so all guests will feel nice and cozy on those winter days. Aft of the cockpit is a trunk cabin. Two single berths extend forward under the bench seats in the cockpit, so the raised part of the cabin below the coachroof is about three feet long. You don't get standing headroom in the aft cabin, but it's an economical solution that sacrifices little precious cockpit space. A fun Dutch door closes off this cabin for full or partial privacy. Add décor or books to the centerline storage shelves and really make this space fun. The main cabin takes up the forward half of the length of the boat and is of conventional layout, with V-berths forward, a galley aft on the port side and a toilet closet with hand sink to starboard. This space can be separated from the helm area by two half-doors. The galley is quite functional with a nice-sized Vissant refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, a Magic Chef stove/oven combo, galley sink and a nice amount of storage drawers and cabinets. The v-berth is designed for two single berths, but you can easily reconfigure this space to create one large berth. Twenty-eight gallons of water, 2.5 gallons of hot water and a 20-gallon holding tank service the vessel s water needs. Throughout the interior, plenty of storage cubbies, trays, shelving and cabinets can keep everything you need neatly tucked away.
While most of the on-board space on Captain is dedicated to its interior, you still have plenty of outdoor space to work with. The walk-around deck with high railing all around allows you to easily reach all exterior surfaces. The flat roofs with tie downs over the main cabin, wheelhouse and aft cabin are great places to tie down pots, a dinghy, or a kayak or two. The bow area is large enough to set up two folding chairs. Or use the aft cabin roof for seating as you throw out a fishing line or two. Exterior stern lighting comes in handy when the days get short.
Engine and Mechanical:
This Albin is economically powered with its 20 horsepower 2 cylinder Albin diesel engine that has 942 hours on a rebuild. The Morse cable controls are all-in one with the shifter and throttle. The diesel engine is heat exchanged and has wet exhaust.
Electrical and Electronics:
Captain comes with all the electronics you need for safe travels around the Inside Passage, including a Garmin GPS map 220, JRC 2000 radar, a JRC VHF, an Interphase depth sounder, a Raymarine L365 depth sounder and an Autohelm autopilot. Clear visibility is helped by the pair of electric windshield wipers. At shore, plug into 30 amp shore power for your electrical needs. She also has a MAX 3000 watt inverter, Chicago electric 2000 watt inverter, and newer batteries (2015).
Notes and Extras:
Comes with a 1984 EZ Loader galvanized two-axle steel trailer with rollers, bunk style guides, and a spare tire, so you can live on her on or off the water. The Albin 25 is a classic "pocket trawler." During its production (1968-1981) it was one of the most popular boats around. This popularity was due to its unique family-friendly features. These features include high coamings, reliable and safe diesel power, frugal fuel usage, trailer ability, and most importantly the aft cabin