WTB - Albin 28 TE or 30 FC or 31 TE idk

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allante
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Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:08 pm

Just recently started a search for an Albin 28TE. orrr (30 FC or 31 TE). IDK
Im not stuck on an engine brand.
More concerned about hours and maintenance and overall engine condition.
I actually like the engine box but not opposed to FD.
Dont want a project but I expect to do some work and/or upgrades. Obviously standard features included.
Im 25 miles north of Boston and although local(New England) would be great I'm ok with travel and shipping.
My searches are topped at $50k. But I really want to spend less than $40k.
I know I know -- good luck!!
I plan on looking at some currently on the market for $39k. Im sure they can be had for less.
I am a cash buyer. I would rather buy for less and upgrade over time to our liking. (that would include engine replacement if the price was right)
Thanx for looking!!!
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Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:38 pm

Good idea buying a cheap boat, then trying to fix it later. NOT. :shock:

In my humble opinion it is better, in the long and in the short run, to buy a boat that has been cared for and maintained by a caring owner, than to go for a cheap/abused boat from a moron.
Especially if money is a concern, buying cheap may be expensive later.
(I learned that early on: Bought a cheap 44’ boat while I was in my 20s, never owned a boat before. Boy did I learn fast: Should have put the same money into a well cared for 33’ boat)
Since then I owned numerous boats and when I went looking for an Albin 28TE I turned down 2 boats after survey and sea trial ($$$) but the third was the charm, found a well maintained and well cared for A-28TE and now happy as a clam I rejected the previous boats.
Is this your first boat....? :shock:
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Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:54 pm

thanx Norseman. You make perfect sense. Ive owned lake boats. 20' bowrider and 24 pontoon.
I am a patient man and can wait for the right deal.

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:56 pm

Thanx Bob. Some of those I have. Ill take a look

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:23 pm

allante wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Thanx Bob. Some of those I have. Ill take a look
I know one of those boats from personal experience. (PM for details)
The one in Maryland seems like a good deal,
2001 28TE, 6LP-STE, 1,127 hrs. 19X18 four-blade wheel.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:53 pm

Thanx Bob - Couple of those I have not seen.

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Bob thanx. The yactworld ones ive seen. I guess its good they are available. tis the season to sell

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Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:24 pm

Mine is listed art $85K. 2005 model in very good shape. only 520 hours on engine. Fits your description except for price. In the State of Michigan...if you want a cheaper boat with the risk of major repair you can find those....if you want more info on this....mjohnh@aol.com

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Bob Noodat wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:58 pm
My last gasp:

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There seem to be a lot of these boats for sale! Is that good?
Considering that that there were just somewhere over 1,000 of these hulls produced with only 16 on Yachtworld, 10 on Boat Trader with a lot of the offerings being duplicates and a few others scattered about, the market is pretty tight right now. I remember back in 2010 - to 2014 that at any given time there were at least 100 28 TE's on the market. That was most likely a sign of that recession.

Slim pickings out there right now.
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:54 am

Thanx mjohnnh and pitou. Appreciate the feedback!!

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Shady is always for sale for the right price lol
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