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Chesapeake Yacht Sales

P.O. Box 388
United States

Fax:  804-776-6998 Fax

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  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.

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1981 Albin Nimbus 42


Deltaville,VA,United States

Albin Nimbus 42
Albin Nimbus 42 Sailing
Albin Nimbus 42 Sails
Albin Nimbus 42 Underway
Albin Nimbus 42 Cockpit
Albin Nimbus 42 Cockpit Looking Forward
Albin Nimbus 42 Helm
Albin Nimbus 42 Engine
Albin Nimbus 42 Nav Station
Albin Nimbus 42 Galley
Albin Nimbus 42 Head
Albin Nimbus 42 Aft Stateroom
Albin Nimbus 42 V-berth
Albin Nimbus 42 Salon Looking Forward
Albin Nimbus 42 Salon Looking Aft
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Just reduced by $5,000.00.Owner wants this boat sold.  Bring all reasonable offers!

Put the spirit of a racing sailboat together with the interior comfort of a proper yacht and you have the Albin Nimbus 42. A true blue-water cruiser and fully equipped for such duty. Her Pathfinder 55 HP diesel was rebuilt in 1997 and a new transmission installed since. The spacious tri-cabin design is outstanding, providing sleeping accommodations for six tall adults. The master stateroom aft includes a single and double berth as well as head and shower.  Radar, 1,500 watt inverter, full canvas, roller furling headsail.  New dinghy and motor.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 12 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 5 ft 10 in 
Engine Make PathfinderEngine Model 55MFV 
Engine Year 1997Fuel Capacity 44 gal 
Length at Waterline 34 ft 2 inLength Overall 42 ft 
Holding Tank Size 15 galWater Capacity 89 gal 
Engine Hours 1581Number of Engines 1 

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Chesapeake Yacht Sales

P.O. Box 388
United States

Fax:  804-776-6998 Fax


  • Stateroom 1 sleeps 2 in V-berth
  • Stateroom 2 has pullman
  • Settee sleeps 2
  • Interior updated in 1998
  • Shower
  • Manual marine head
  • Enclosed head



  • Pur watermaker
  • Pressure water system
  • Water heater 4-6 gallon
  • 2 burner alcohol non-pressurized stove
  • Frigomatic 12V refrigerator (inoperable)

Deck and Hull

  • CRQ anchor
  • Bruce anchor
  • Fortress anchor
  • Bow pulpit
  • Lifelines
  • Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Connector
  • Cockpit awning
  • Cockpit enclosure
  • Foredeck canvas awning
  • Wind Bugger wind generator (not installed)
  • Solar panel- 192 watts (no regulator) (not installed)
  • Magma propane grill
  • Dinghy davits (not installed)
  • Fiberglass deck
  • Side mount boarding ladder
  • Deck light
  • Life jackets
  • Life sling
  • Lofrans electric windlass (rebuilt 2010)
  • Fenders & lines
  • MOB
  • New cockpit cushions
  • New inflatable Bombard dinghy 8 1/2 ft.
  • New 3.3 HP Mercury outboard- 1 hour of use


  • 4 - 6V batteries
  • 1 - 12V battery
  • Parallel switch
  • Automatic battery charger
  • 110 Volt shore power
  • Shore power cable
  • 12 Volt system
  • Battery charger/inverter 1500 watt
  • Battery combiner (not installed)


  • Coursemaster 550 autopilot (below deck hydraulic)
  • Datamarine S200 DL depth sounder
  • Compass
  • 2 - Garmin GPS III handheld
  • Icom IC-M600 SSB radio
  • Datamarine LX 360Q wind speed/direction (inoperable)
  • Datamarine S100KL knotmeter
  • Furuno 1621-mark 2 radar 16 mile range
  • Icom IC-302M VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF
  • Standard Horizon 150 S handheld VHF
  • Shakespear SE 600 handheld VHF
  • Kenwood KDC 6001 AM/FM/CD
  • 2 speakers
  • TV


  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump - new 2010
  • Hurth V drive transmission
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Manual steering
  • Wheel steering
  • Pedestal steering cables and pulleys replaced 2009
  • Engine exhaust manifold mixing valve replaced 2011



  • Mast, standing & running rigging new in 1996
  • Cruise equipped
  • Whisker pole
  • 4 winches
  • 4 self tailing winches
  • Full batten main
  • Aluminum mast stepped on keel
  • #2 genoa
  • Staysail
  • Manual boom vang
  • Wire stainless steel standing rigging
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Harken roller furling
  • Main sail lazy jack added 2008
  • 2 flag halyards added 2008

Many spare parts convey including electrical, plumbing, interior finishing, engine and rigging (complete set of stainless standing rigging).


  • Off white hull
  • Fiberglass hull
  • Awlgrip hull finish



Excludes pictures & other personal effects


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.