Albin 57

Summary

The Albin 57 is a Swedish trailerable sailboat that was designed by Rolf Magnusson as a coastal cruiser and first built in 1977.[1][2][3][4]

Albin 57
Development
DesignerRolf Magnusson
LocationSweden
Year1977
No. built400
Builder(s)Albin Marine
RoleCruiser
NameAlbin 57
Boat
Boat weight1,764 lb (800 kg)
Draft4.26 ft (1.30 m) with the keel down
Hull
Typemonohull
Constructionfibreglass
LOA18.83 ft (5.74 m)
LWL16.40 ft (5.00 m)
Beam7.91 ft (2.41 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeswing keel
Ballast526 lb (239 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height21.82 ft (6.65 m)
J foretriangle base7.38 ft (2.25 m)
P mainsail luff21.98 ft (6.70 m)
E mainsail foot7.87 ft (2.40 m)
Sails
Sailplanfractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area97 sq ft (9.0 m2)
Jib/genoa area70 sq ft (6.5 m2)
Spinnaker area269 sq ft (25.0 m2)
Total sail area167 sq ft (15.5 m2)

The boat's designation is its metric length overall in decimetres.[1][3]

ProductionEdit

The design was built by Albin Marine in Sweden between 1977 and 1981, with about 400 boats completed, but it is now out of production.[1][3][5][6]

DesignEdit

The Albin 57 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig with aluminum spars, wire standing rigging and a single set of swept spreaders. The hull has a raked stem, a plumb transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a swing keel. It displaces 1,764 lb (800 kg) and carries 562 lb (255 kg) of ballast.[1][3]

The boat has a draft of 4.26 ft (1.30 m) with the swing keel extended and 1.97 ft (0.60 m) with it retracted, allowing ground transportation on a trailer.[1][3]

The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and manoeuvring.[3]

The design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin and two straight settees in the main cabin. The galley is located at the companionway ladder. The galley is equipped with a two-burner stove. There are hull-mounted rectangular ports on both sides of the boat.[1][3]

For sailing the design may be equipped with a symmetrical spinnaker of 269 sq ft (25.0 m2). It has a hull speed of 5.43 kn (10.06 km/h).[3]

Operational historyEdit

At one time the boat was supported by a class club that organized racing events, Albin 57 Owners Association, but it seem to be no longer existent.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin 57 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Rolf Magnusson". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Albin 57". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Rolf Magnusson". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 4 December 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  5. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin Marine 1899 -". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Albin Marine". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  7. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin 57 site". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Video: Sailing an Albin 57