Best Albin for coastal cruising/short term live-aboard

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jwriggins
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I am a former owner of a larger boat, so I have boat-owning experience and am certain I want to keep my next boat size to 36ft or less.
I want a boat that has good living space, maneuverability, and quality construction in an adaptable, compact package. I have considered many options and keep returning to Albin's 34 ft options. I want enough short term live-aboard space for 3 or 4 adults. Most of the time there will be two adults and three dogs.
I like the Albin 34 Motor Yacht for its compact design, but also am open to other Albin models up to 36ft!! I would really appreciate your suggestions- especially from experienced Albin owners. I will purchase next year and want to get this right......
Thank you ,
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The 32+2 should fit that bill. Much more space than you would expect
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I have a love affair with my 28 TE. The only thing I'm unhappy about is that i have a raised engine, and it's awkward getting more then 2 guest aboard with myself and wife. I have been looking for a flush deck model.
My boat is turnkey and includes a stern thruster (2021)
My fellow boaters say I'm probably crazy for even considering another Albin, since mine is in such good shape.

I'd be interested in your opinions

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My best advice would be to lose the dogs and enjoy the smaller Albin any model from 28ft up.
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Lose the dogs?? - The very idea!

Just get a bigger boat, plant grass on the roof and buy 3 doggy-jackets.
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