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Old 10-25-2019, 09:39 AM   #1
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Albin 36 for sale

Looking to sell our 1981 Albin 36-foot aft cabin single diesel engine trawler. We've owned this boat for seven years, are the third owners, and have used the boat as a weekend getaway family house and cruising to the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, and Crystal River. Previous owners' records indicate this boat has cruised extensively, including up and down the Atlantic Coast (Florida to Massachusetts), the Bahamas, and Gulf of Mexico. We're selling because we're now looking for a change of lifestyle, and aren't using the boat as much now as we had previously. It's a terrific, very economical, dependable, and seaworthy vessel, and is intended for someone who would plan to USE the boat for extensive cruising...think Bahamas, The Great Loop, or even just weekending as we used to do. Here is a litany of additional information, including my contact information at the end of the write up. Please read the details below which should address most of your questions:

Builder: Albin
Hull material: Fiberglass
Year: 1981
Model: 36 aft cabin
Length: 36 feet
Beam: 13 feet 2 inches
Draft: 3 feet 6 inches
Air Draft (bridge clearance) 22 feet 6 inches
Weight: 18,500 pounds

USCG Documented.

Engine: 1981 Single Ford Lehman Model 6D380 six-cylinder naturally aspirated 120-horsepower diesel engine. Fuel burn at 1,500 RPM is approximately 1.5 gallons per hour at a speed of 6.0 knots. Very economical.

Engine hours: 7,200 hours. Because Ford Lehman engines run at relatively slow RPM, they are extremely dependable and fuel efficient. Parts are economical and readily available from either American Diesel in Virginia or Bomac Marine in Georgia. Further, these engines typically will run 15,000 to 20,000 hours before requiring an overhaul and if properly maintained. I have personally maintained the engine myself and have receipts for all work performed as well as numerous mechanical spare engine parts aboard.

Fuel tanks: Two aluminum tanks, 340 gallon fuel capacity: One 170-gallon tank to starboard, one 170-gallon tank to port. Tanks have sight glasses to indicate fuel level. This boat, like many similar Taiwanese-built trawlers from the 1970s-1980s originally had steel ("black iron") fuel tanks which are prone to corrosion and rusting through. This boat's first owners had the steel tanks removed and replaced with aluminum tanks. Typically steel fuel tanks on classic trawlers are the weakest link in the overall value of a vessel, and our boat has aluminum fuel tanks.

Freshwater tanks: Two stainless steel tanks aft, 220 gallons freshwater capacity: Each tank with 100 gallon water capacity.

Holding tank: 40 gallon, plastic.

Generator: Next Generation 2,500 KW single cylinder diesel Kubota engine.

Inverter/charger: Xantrex 2000W modified sine wave inverter with 100 amp 12-volt battery charger.

Boat has both 12VDC lighting and electronics as well as 110 VAC wiring and outlets throughout.

House batteries: Two each, 6-volt Trojan T-105 225-amp hour batteries (12 volt system).

Start battery: West Marine 850 CCA cranking battery. Dual and independently wired house and engine battery switches ensures starting battery can not be used to supply power to 12 volt house needs.

Boat is equipped with 10 amp Air-X wind generator which ably maintains 12 volt house batteries while at anchor. Uses wind to minimize house batteries' amperage draw from the 12 volt fridge and radio while at anchor.

I replaced all previous 12 volt incandescent bulbs and installed LED bulbs in every light fixture as well as the anchor light. I installed 32 linear feet of LED strip lighting in the overhead perimeter of the engine room to illuminate all sides of the engine and generator, bilge, and all engine room systems. I also installed two LED spreader lights on the mast (great at night for while grilling on the stern, deploying and recovering the dinghy, and night fishing). I also installed 28 linear feet of soft white LED strip lighting on the aft portions of the exterior salon to illuminate the deck and show off the boat at night.

Galley: Four burner Magic Chef propane marine stove and oven. Dual 12 VDC and 110 VAC powered Norcold refrigerator. Stainless steel deep sink with hot and cold freshwater faucet.

Watermaker: Villages 200 gallons per day watermaker to convert seawater to freshwater (currently unused and pickled).

Forward berth: Twin Vee-berth, storage cabinet to starboard with three shelves. Multiple storage drawers under both berth. Forward head with manual Jabsco toilet, porcelain sink with hot and cold freshwater faucet, and stand up freshwater shower.

Aft berth: Off center full size bunk to port, centerline five-drawer cabinet, coat locker to port, computer/writing desk to starboard. Aft head with manual flush Jabsco toilet, porcelain sink with hot and cold freshwater faucet, tub with hot and cold freshwater faucet.

Salon: Teak sole, wooden table with dining for six, settee.

A/C unit: Marine Air two-zone 16,000 BTU air conditioning system with reverse cycle and digital controls.

Three stage Diesel fuel polishing system on board and fully functional.

All exterior decks (the main deck and flybridge) were teak decks, but the original owners had the teaks decks professionally removed, the decks fiberglassed, and painted with Awlgrip non-skid paint. In addition to these classic trawlers having issues with steel fuel tanks, teak decks are also the cause for potential buyers to shy away from these boats. When these boats were built (Grand Banks, Albin, etc.) in the 1970s and 1980s, teak decks were all the rage -- but the issue developed some years later where the deck screws holding the teak onto the fiberglass underlayment decking would lead to rain and seaspray leaking down into the engine room and on top of those original steel fuel tanks, which would rust through and eventually leak diesel into the bilge during vessel rolling and pitching. This classic trawler does not have those issues -- the teak decks have been completely removed (not just fiberglassed over) and once the teak was removed from the underlying fiberglass decking, that deck was built up, fared, and finished with Awlgrip paint.

Original teak wood mast and boom (painted white). Includes steadying sail. Also comes with a shade which drapes over the boom and creates shade on the aft deck (see photos).

Large aft lazarette for storage and easy access to hydraulic steering system.

Electronics (all fully functional and operational): Garmin GPS chart recorder, Cetrek autopilot system, Humminbird digital depth sounder, VHF radio with GMDSS distress feature. Also have EPIRB unit currently registered with NOAA. Salon has a 17" flat screen TV and West Marine UHF/VHF TV antenna. Car stereo (Am/FM/CD/AUX input) installed in aft cabin and provides music to two speakers in salon as well as two weatherproof Bose outdoor speakers installed on fly bridge.

The boat comes with aluminum dinghy davits mounted on the transom. Also includes a 2013 West Marine 13 foot long RIB dinghy with 2 stroke 15 HP Johnson outboard engine. Includes fuel tank and two plastic 6 gallon jerry cans to carry additional gasoline for dinghy.

Anchor windlass: 12 volt VWC700 Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass with 110 feet of 5/16" BBB galvanized proof chain (all chain, no rope) and chain was purchased new in 2017.

Anchor: 45 pound galvanized plow anchor.

Black Sunbrella fabric bimini on fly bridge and toe rail, gray Sunbrella window covers.

Hull bottom: The boat had a complete bottom paint job (4 gallons Pettit Ultima SR 60) at Pitman Yacht Service in Tarpon Springs, Florida, in August 2019. Receipt on hand and included in boat paper and files. Most impressive is the boat has NO hull blisters!

Teak swim platform with retractable swim ladder. Swim platform has a freshwater shower for rinsing and showering following swimming.

Boat presents well and is in overall very good condition. Extremely durable (~5/8" thick) solid fiberglass hull, and keel and sand shoe protect four bladed bronze propeller and rudder. Spare three blade bronze propeller included.

Ideal for long range, economical cruising for up to four people.

If you're interested to have a look at the boat, please let us know. We'd be delighted to show you aboard. The boat is in the water, located in a private locked marina in Clearwater, Florida.

We hope to find the right buyer who would use this classic trawler as it's meant to be used...

Listed for sale at $44,900. I have receipts for every component and equipment I purchased for this boat for the past seven years as well as receipts dating to the late 1980s by the original owner for capital equipment items.

All mechanical and electrical systems are operational and function as they should. I changed the primary and secondary fuel filters in August 2019 as well as oil and filter. I am an OCD DIY'er who, after owning the boat for 7 years, knows every nut, bolt, wire, and plumbing on this boat.

Please contact me through Trawler Forum messaging if you are interested or have additional questions or would like more or specific photos. Thank you, Mark
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:57 AM   #2
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Mark,
You've written a great resumé for your vessel. Good luck with the sale.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:49 PM   #3
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Albin 36

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Kind of tucked in towards the bottom...

"Listed for sale at $44,900."

Looks like a great, cared for example.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:06 PM   #5
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Mark,
You've written a great resumé for your vessel. Good luck with the sale.
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Hi (FormerSailor) Andy, thank you for your comments and feedback on my description of our trawler. Even prior to purchasing our trawler, I've read much about trawlers on this and other similar forums. The level of owner's expertise and experience on Trawler Forum is without par, and set the bar high for me writing our ad when we recently decided to sell. It's been and a continues to be a great trawler; unfortunately we've had some recent lifestyle changes this past summer and we're no longer using the boat as we did. Mark
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:28 PM   #6
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After re-reading and seeing the photos in our initial post above I feel I’ve grossly underrepresented our Albin and the trawler ownership and lifestyle it has provided us. So, I’ve included a few more photos of the boat in response to requests and questions we’ve received. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about the boat and our insights as being trawler owners for the past seven years. In my experience as a first time trawler owner, preventative maintenance aboard and a routine boating schedule seems to help keep systems operating reliably. While our boat doesn’t have the latest and greatest bells and whistles (though it does have a solid brass bell and two tone boat horn) its components are relatively simple, dependable, and can be maintained and repaired by anyone with a basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, which largely influenced [me] to buy this boat. Here are a few photos along the way. Mark
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:09 PM   #7
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A few more photos. There are hundreds more and while we've been a few of the places more than once, every photo and day is different. Trawler Life.
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Hi Hansondl, the boat is located in downtown Clearwater, Florida. Please feel free to PM me if you would like to arrange for an inspection. Thanks, Mark
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:56 PM   #10
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I shouldn't have seen this

Hi,
Just to get started, I am familiar with Clearwater,
but it has been a long time since I knew anything
about the Marinas.
What are you paying for storage? Can the
vessel stay there with a new owner? Will
they let you store a car there while you are in
the Bahamas for a few months at a time?
I really like that type of trawler. We live in
Colorado, and are in Tampa visiting relatives.
Have owned 3 sailboats, but think a trawler
would suit us better at this age. Anyway, best
of luck
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Somehow this boat seems underpriced. You should not have any trouble selling it. She is beautiful and functional.
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Great write up on your boat. Most people have no idea to sell a boat and your ad is very good. Very good looking and well equipped albie that is priced to sell. Good luck with the sale.
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Hi,
Just to get started, I am familiar with Clearwater,
but it has been a long time since I knew anything
about the Marinas.
What are you paying for storage? Can the
vessel stay there with a new owner? Will
they let you store a car there while you are in
the Bahamas for a few months at a time?
I really like that type of trawler. We live in
Colorado, and are in Tampa visiting relatives.
Have owned 3 sailboats, but think a trawler
would suit us better at this age. Anyway, best
of luck
Dave and Cindy Beach
coloradohi1@gmail.com
Hi Mr. and Mrs. Beach, Thank you for your email and interest in our trawler. I will reply privately via email to your inquiry. -Mark
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Great write up on your boat. Most people have no idea to sell a boat and your ad is very good. Very good looking and well equipped albie that is priced to sell. Good luck with the sale.
Hi BlindHog, thank you for your email and feedback. Knowing the boat as I do I thought it would be helpful in describing the boat in as much detail for prospective buyers. I've seen a number of ads for comparable trawlers on different websites and feel the owners aren't as familiar with their boat's systems or preventative maintenance. I could probably write another few paragraphs of additional detail and instead decided I will continue to add more photos of life afloat and underway. The photos add "the vision" that words can't easily describe. -Mark
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Somehow this boat seems underpriced. You should not have any trouble selling it. She is beautiful and functional.
Hi grandbanksbayfield, thank you for your praise and insight regarding our trawler. Since purchasing the boat in 2012 I've prided myself on learning as much as I could about naturally-aspirated diesel engines and systems aboard, and then either improving some and maintaining all systems. I've seen too many dockside trawlers just wasting away like lethargic caged creatures which should be roaming the plains; aged and forgotten trawlers with dark musty engine rooms, sun bleached and bone dry teak trim, rusted machinery spaces, and accumulated guano topside. Boats require routine maintenance. -Mark
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If still available during week after Xmas I would like to your boat. Im going to be in Tampa the that week., can I call you at that time. Or you call me 6165400674
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Hi Mark
Is your boat still available? I will be in your area the first of the year and would love to see your boat. Looking for a boat to cruise the Chesapeake Bay full time during the summer.
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Is you boat still for sale?
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Hi Hansondl, Thank you for your email and interest in our boat. My apologies on the delay in responding as I have out of state family in town for Thanksgiving week and I have been blissfully unplugged/incommunicado for a few days. Yes, by all means feel free to give me a call prior to when you plan to be in the Tampa Bay area following Christmas. The boat is in downtown Clearwater, about 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Happy Thanksgiving, Mark
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