Albin 28 Tournament Express "D'Whim"
Impressive diesel powered, shaft-drive cruiser with bow thruster. Walk-around side decks, big cockpit and fully enclosed wheelhouse. Luxurious accomodation with double and single berth and private bathroom.
Based on North Sea fishing boat lines, the Albin 28 Express' sea-kindly hull provides a comfortable 'big boat' ride powered by the quietly efficient 315 hp Yanmar. The bow thruster takes the drama out of docking. "D'Whim" has proven herself as a capable, easily handled vessel in the far north-western waters of Tasmania. She has been a much-loved boat and well maintained by a very experienced owner who loved to fish. Slipped, antifouled and serviced October 2018.
Looking for a serious fishing boat that can tackle Tasmanian conditions with ease and also provide comfortable family cruising? Prefer the option of a reliable, economical inboard diesel? We highly recommend an inspection of "D'Whim".
|Location||Smithton, far NW Coast TAS|
|Designer||Albin Marine, Rhode Island, USA|
|Builder||Albin Marine, Rhode Island, USA|
|Length||29′ 6″ (9.00m)|
|Displacement||Approx. 3400 kg loaded|
|Hull material||Fibreglass/GRP Handlaid bi-axial and uni-directional rovings.|
|Deck material||Fibreglass (non-skid)|
|Engine||Yanmar 6LPA-STP2 turbo 315 hp at 3800 RPM. Shaft driving a bronze 4 blade propeller via a ZF 2.04:1 gearbox Engine access: The engine is midships under the wheelhouse floor. A large electrically operated hatch opens to give clear access to the engine. A second cockpit electrically operated hatch gives access to the back of the engine, shaft and shaft seal. VETUS BOW THRUSTER.|
|Engine hours||1018 (as at July 2018)|
|Fuel Consumption||Approx 20 lph at 9 knots – Range approx. 225 nm.|
|Max Speed||20 plus|
|Cruise Speed||9 to 12 knots|
|Propulsion||Shaft driving a 4 blade bronze propeller.|
|Thrusters||Vetus Bow thruster|
|Galley||The galley module is to port. It is compact yet functional. A fold-down board over the stove provides a worktop. Drawers above and locker below provide storage. The equipment includes a gas (single burner) cooktop, a Samsung Microwave oven and a deep stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water.
The stainless steel Magna (gas) cockpit BBQ provides another option for the cook.
|Refrigeration||12 v upright Isotherm Fridge can be switched to 240 v on shorepower.
Insulated ice lockers in cockpit floor
|Hot Water System||Hotwater is via the heat exchanger or 240 volt shorepower|
|Accommodation||Before we step inside we should talk about the amazing cockpit (very much a part of the accommodation. When you step from the boarding platform through the transom gate you will note the generous size of the cockpit and the padded coamings. Less obvious are the integrated fish well, the live bait tank (separate dead bait bin), the courtesy lights and the deck wash. A large electrically operated hatch in the cockpit floor opens up to reveal storage plus access to machinery components. A teak table and a gas BBQ (add a few deck chairs) make for an alternative galley. The wheelhouse hard roof overhangs the cockpit by a metre or so. Step into the wheelhouse and note the great visibility, the well-equipped helm station to starboard and the two fully adjustable Todd Helm Seats. Step through the companionway to the cosy cabin. The American cherrywood trim, cream liners/mouldings, and navy upholstery give a certain classic traditional feel.
There is accommodation for at least three people, plus a remarkably generous bathroom with hot shower to starboard. Immediately to port and running back aft is a large single longitudinal number, the dinette with surrounding settee converts into a large double berth. The galley (to port) can cater for weekends away, with a sink and pressurized hot/cold water. There are masses of easily accessed storage spaces. The clever design and attention to detail are exceptional.
Headroom is generally around 6'2".
|Shower||2 x pressure hot & cold in bathroom & cockpit|
|Toilet||Electric toilet with macerator/holding tank.|
|Entertainment||TECO TV/DVD (near new)
Sony MD/CD (AM/FM) CDX – CA705M with cockpit speakers
|Covers||Cockpit storm cover
Window shade covers
|Ground tackle||Muir Windless with remote at the helm
Ample 10 mm chain.
Oversize plough anchor
|Safety gear||MOB Horseshoe Buoy
2 x Lifejackets
2 x Fire extinguisher
Manual Whale bilge pump
2 x Electric/auto bilge pumps.
|Electrics||4 x Heavy Duty 12-volt batteries
Smart Battery Charger (near new)
|Electronics||Raymarine colour A65 depth sounder/GPS
Garmin GPSmap 750 Chartplotter.
Raymarine VHF radio
Pantograph Wipers x 3
Ship's clock and barometer.
|Deck gear||The large flush cockpit is equipped with...
2 x big in-floor bait wells
Central fish well with pump
Live bait tank in the transom with dead bait bin.
Teak cockpit table.
Teak pulpit seat.
Stainless steel Magna (gas) cockpit BBQ
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