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tpfbdf 08-20-2020 06:04 PM

Albin 33 Identifying Manufacturer XHU
 
Hi All - I'm looking at what I believe is a 1980 Albin 33 Trawler... but is there any way to know for sure? The documentation I was shown has a Manufacturer Hull Number starting with XHU... and lists it as 34.5.' (From what I've been able to find... the Albin 33 was 32.5'?)

The Coast Guard MIC XHU is Chung Yuang FRP CO. Is there any way to tell if this is an Albin... and does it really matter? (After all... if it Looks, Walks, and Quacks like an Albin 33... does it really matter?)

I guess the other question is this... How the heck do you tell if the boat you are buying matches the documentation... when things don't seem to match "exactly."

Forgive my crazy questions!
Peace and Fair Winds!

tpfbdf 08-23-2020 03:53 PM

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Hi All - Went to see the boat yesterday. Nice... but in desperate need of TLC. There was a brass plate above the center helm window that said "Albin 33 Trawler" on one line... and below that... "Hull No XHU - 124"... does this look familiar to anyone? Thanks - Pete
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tpfbdf 08-25-2020 01:00 PM

High All... Going to give it one more shot. LOL! All you Albin owners out there... (especially those with boats from the 1970's and 1980's)... How are your boats numbered? What does the documentation (on the boat and on the "paperwork") show for Manufacturer code? AUL?, AUE?, HHG? XHU?... others? Thanks & Peace - Pete

jleonard 08-26-2020 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tpfbdf (Post 915925)
High All... Going to give it one more shot. LOL! All you Albin owners out there... (especially those with boats from the 1970's and 1980's)... How are your boats numbered? What does the documentation (on the boat and on the "paperwork") show for Manufacturer code? AUL?, AUE?, HHG? XHU?... others? Thanks & Peace - Pete

AUL40163M83K
Was the hull number on my (ex) 1983 40 Albin

boatpoker 08-26-2020 04:14 PM

Trace HIN's here.

https://uscgboating.org/content/manu...on-result2.php

tpfbdf 08-26-2020 04:48 PM

Thanks! Just can't seem to make/find a connection between Albin and XHU (Chung Yuang FRP). But again... looks, walks, and quacks like an Albin. :)

maxreed 09-30-2021 05:05 PM

I have the same scenario.The title says Albin but the coast guard history data shows the Taiwan name, CHU.
The hull is made in Taiwan and has a Tai make, then different builders appoint the hull and it assumes Albin make when completed.
Example, you might see an old Chevy van with the Starcraft package on it. Similar situation.
So far either label is legit, the hull ID should carry either way.


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