Albin Express

Summary

Albin Express
Albin Express emblem.svg
Albin Express sailboat.jpg
Development
DesignerPeter Norlin
LocationSweden
Year1978
No. builtabout 1,400
Builder(s)Albin Marine
NameAlbin Express
Boat
Boat weight3,968 lb (1,800 kg)
Draft4.75 ft (1.45 m)
Hull
Typemonohull
Constructionfibreglass
LOA25.50 ft (7.77 m)
LWL21.58 ft (6.58 m)
Beam8.20 ft (2.50 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast1,764 lb (800 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height29.20 ft (8.90 m)
J foretriangle base10.01 ft (3.05 m)
P mainsail luff31.17 ft (9.50 m)
E mainsail foot10.99 ft (3.35 m)
Sails
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area188 sq ft (17.5 m2)
Jib/genoa area111 sq ft (10.3 m2)
Spinnaker area484 sq ft (45.0 m2)
Other sailsSolent: 156 sq ft (14.5 m2)
Upwind sail area344 sq ft (32.0 m2)
Downwind sail area673 sq ft (62.5 m2)

The Albin Express is a Swedish trailerable sailboat that was designed by Peter Norlin as a cruiser-racer and first built in 1978.[1][2][3][4][5]

The design was intended as a competitor to the J/24.[5]

Production

The design was built by Albin Marine in Sweden between 1978 and 1985, with about 1,400 boats completed, but it is now out of production.[1][2][6][7]

Design

An Albin Express

The Albin Express is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a 7/8 fractional sloop rig with aluminum spars, a deck-stepped mast, wire standing rigging and a single set of swept spreaders. The hull has a raked stem, a reverse transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin keel. It displaces 3,968 lb (1,800 kg) and carries 1,764 lb (800 kg) of ballast.[1][2]

The boat has a draft of 4.75 ft (1.45 m) with the standard keel. The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and manoeuvring.[1][2]

The design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin, a straight settee on the port side of the main cabin and an aft cabin with a quarter berth on the port side. The galley is located on the starboard side just forward of the companionway ladder. The galley is equipped with a two-burner stove and a sink and can be slid aft to stow out of the way. The boat layout shows no provisions for a head.[1][2]

For sailing the design may be equipped with a symmetrical spinnaker of 484 sq ft (45.0 m2). It has a hull speed of 6.24 kn (11.56 km/h).[2]

Operational history

The boat is supported by an active class club based in Germany that organizes racing events, the Deutsche Express Klassenvereinigung (English: German Express Class Association).[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin Express sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Albin Express". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  3. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Peter Norlin". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Peter Norlin". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b Gelin, Curt (2005), 500 segelbåtar i test: bakgrund, egenskaper, omdömen (in Swedish), Stockholm: Nautiska förlaget, p. 63, ISBN 91-89564-19-7
  6. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Albin Marine 1899 -". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Albin Marine". Boat-Specs.com. 2020. Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  8. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Express 26 (Albin)". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

External links

  • Media related to Albin Express at Wikimedia Commons