Built in Bristol, RI, Albin has been producing Down-East style cruising and fishing boats for over 30 years. Their model range runs from their classic 28 (which has nearly 1,000 hulls on the water) up to a 35-footer, plus a 45’ Command Bridge billed as an Allbin Yacht. These are rugged, no-nonsense boats, with the emphasis put on seaworthiness and smart design instead of superficial opulence and looks.
Albins are built by C&C Fiberglass components, which also builds NorthCoast boats. This is a family owned and operated company, which has over 125 boat designing, engineering, and building years of experience in its management team.
The 28 Tournament Express features innovative seating for five, turning the wheelhouse into a comfortable saloon. This area can be enclosed by an optional hard enclosure or by canvas. The seating can be converted into a berth allowing the 28 to sleep 4 adults comfortably. There is an optional flip down seat for the transom and the ample transom door is now standard easy boarding. Below decks the quarter berth gains height so that the occupant could sit upright. The interior has had fine wood appointments added. With these new changes 28TE is now the most versatile, rugged, offshore boat of her class. Order the boat your way. You have the choice of deck layouts. Flush Deck offers 2 Forward Facing Pedastal Seats, and huge cockpit or the Newports innovative "L" shaped seating. Albins design philosophy shows clearly in the Albin 28 Tournament Express. Its skeg keel led Power Boat Reports to call the 28TE the finest tracking boat of any size tested to date. She is available as a convertible or with a wheelhouse, The 28TE sports standard Diesel power and a bow thruster that make for superior economical operation while sacrificing nothing to a twin-engine design in terms of maneuverability.