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  • Manufacturer: Albin
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1978
  • LOA: 29'11" (9.12m)
  • Beam: 9' 8'' (2.95m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.55
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1011189
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 150 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta D1-13
  • Horsepower: 13hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 25 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots
  • Range: 80 miles (1.5 Litres per hour)
  • Engine Hours Port: 600

Broker Remarks

This Albin Ballad for sale through Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth is a superb example! The Albin Ballad is well known as a popular well built fast cruiser, she has a classic tumblehome hull that is well balanced and sits easily in her track once trimmed correctly.
This particular Albin Ballad has had a thorough schedule of upgrades, she has had a replacement Volvo Penta engine, new standing rigging, running rigging, canvas work, sails, electric anchor windlass, refrigerator & a complete electronics overhaul with new instruments throughout. 
The underwater profile of this yacht benefits from being stripped back and epoxy coated in 2009, the topside were also professionally sprayed in 2015 and look great!
The boat has never been raced and the condition backs this up, she is in very good condition throughout and a really strong option for somebody looking for a quality, up to date Albin Ballad.

Owners Remarks:
We have owned 'Flute' since 2010. During this time she has been extensivly updated with new rig and engine.
Her hull was epoxy coated in 2009.
She had a Sea Feather wind vane self steering fitted in 2013 and replaced in 2016 due to third party damage.
She has not been raced but we have cruised to the channel islands, north and South Brittany, South coast of Britain and the Isles of Scilly.
She sails well on on all points and is very easy to sail single handed.
The electric windlass fitted in 2013 makes anchoring a pleasure!
She is fitted out for extended cruising with my wife and myself and would also suit a family cruise.


Sleeps five in one cabin & the saloon
Double V berth in the forward cabin
Port & starboard single berths in the saloon
Lots of storage above & below the saloon berths
Aft quarter berth to port behind the chart table
Forward facing chart table to port
Teak joinery

Central heads
Sea water toilet
Sliding hand basin 
Cold manually pumped water
Hanging locker opposite

L-shaped galley refurbished 2014
Starboard side galley
Plastimo 2500 two burner hob & grill
Stainless steel sink
Cold filtered water (Aquafilter) 
Top loading refrigerator (new 2016)

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Albin Marine Sweden in 1978
Designed by Rolf Magnusson
Tumblehome hull design
Solid GRP hull
Underwater profile epoxy coated in 2009 
Deck & superstructure is a sandwich GRP moulding
Lead ballast encapsulated fin keel
Skeg hung rudder
Tiller steering (new tiller 2016)
Hull topsides have been professionally sprayed in 2015
Teak cockpit grating replaced in 2016

Hull Number 1405

Powered by a Volvo Penta D1-13, 13hp diesel engine (new 2012)
600 engine hours
Engine serviced professionally
80 miles range (1.5 Litres per hour)
Fresh water cooled
Shaft driven
Propshaft seal replaced in 2016
Two blade folding bronze propeller
Rope cutter
Spare raw water impellers & alternator belt

110ah engine start battery 
2 x 110ah service batteries 
Charging from engine alternator 
Mains charging
70 amp engine alternator 
220V shorepower system
220V & 12V plug sockets
LED navigation lights

Fuel capacity 25 litres in a single stainless steel tank (fuel gauge in the cockpit)
Fresh water capacity 150 litres in a polyethylene tank
Holding tank capacity 20 litres

Water System:
Manual water system
Cold water system
Aquafilter filtered water
Sea water tap 

Aluminium anodised silver spars,
Sparcraft mast & boom (new 2011)
Keel stepped mast, single spreader rig
Aluminium anodised silver spinnaker pole (new 2012)
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced in 2011) 
Removable inner forestay for storm jin (new 2016)
Running rigging periodically replaced from 2011 to 2016
Spinnaker sheets new 2014 
Facnor genoa furling system (new 2015)
Slab reefing with 3 reefs 
2 x single speed halyard winches
Reef line single speed winch

Mainsail by Crusader Sails (new 2009)
Genoa No 1, with padded luff by Crusader Sails (new 2010) 
Genoa No 2 by Haarkstadt
Storm jib by Crusader Sails (new 2014)
Cruising chute


Navigation Aids:
In the Cockpit;
Nasa Clipper speed/log
Nasa Clipper wind speed & direction
Nasa Clipper echosounder
Nasa Clipper GPS
Raymarine ST2000 tillerpilot
Sea Feather wind vane self steering (new 2016)
Plastimo Offshore 90 steering compass

At the Chart Table;
AIS tranceiver (new 2016)
Garmin 152 GPS
Nasa AIS radar
Nasa Clipper navtex
Nasa Clipper log
Nasa Clipper depth
Icom M411 DSC, VHF radio
Cockpit speaker

Ground Tackle:
South Pacific 900 pro mighty electric anchor windlass new 2013 (foot controlled)
Spade anchor
45 meters of 8mm calibrated chain
Stainless steel anchor connector
Spare danforth anchor 
10 meters of chain
50 meters of warp
Stainless steel bow roller 

Deck Gear:
2 x Harken 40.2, two speed, self-tailing sheet winches
Mainsheet traveller (new 2015)
Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit & stanchions
Stainless steel guardwires coated in plastic  
Deck mounts for spinnaker pole
Fairleads & mooring cleats
Teak grab bars on the coachroof
Teak cockpit grating (new 2016) 
Stainless steel deck ventilators

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes
Seago 4 man offshore liferaft (serviced 2014)
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light
Lifelines x 2
Radar reflector
Rule electric automatic bilge pump
Manual Whale gusher bilge pump
Fire blanket
fire extinguishers x 2 dry powder

Canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame (new 2011 still excellent condition)
Canvas stackpack
Nylon cockpit tent
Fenders X 6 (new 2015/16)
Warps x  4, 16mm 
Emergency boarding ladder
Extending boathook
Ships clock & barometer
Gimballed paraffin lamp

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