Glad to read your opinion of the Albin-25, manyboats!
They sure looked like a satisfactory choice when we were looking for a Diesel power boat 3 years ago, but we haven't owned the Du NORD long enough yet to fully appreciate her.
On our Nipigon Bay cruise last summer a fellow dashed into our Thunder Bay KOA exclaiming "THIS will be my next boat! It's an Albin, isn't it? When we bought a boat several years ago friends said we ought to get a SAILBOAT. But they're so much work; THIS is the perfect boat for us!"
He ended up sitting at our picnic table offering advise on what we ought to see in Nipigon Bay, our first time in those waters. We weren't disappointed.
Another fellow operating a Campground near Duluth (on our trip home) exclaimed, "That's an Albin-25, right? I cruised all over Lake Superior in one of those! "Ya'know, they will really stand up to some big seas!".