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  • Manufacturer: Albin
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1972
  • LOA: 29'11" (9.12m)
  • Beam: 9' 8'' (2.95m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.55
  • Keel: Semi Displacement
  • ID no.: 1011322
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 60 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine 14
  • Horsepower: 14hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 30 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 6 Knots
  • Engine Hours Port: 512

Broker Remarks

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. These yachts have a huge following, they offer excellent sailing ability and excellent cruising capabilities. 
This particular Albin Ballad has had a thorough schedule of upgrades, she has had a replacement Beta Marine 14 engine, new running rigging, new canvas stack pack as well as laZybag, new mainsail and recent electronics. 
 a really strong option for somebody looking for a quality, up to date Albin Ballad.

Owners Remarks:
Gancia Girl is a strong, Swedish-built cruiser-racer, that I've cruised across the Channel many times and raced offshore in the RNSA single-handed series for 7 years. She comes onshore every winter. The engine is always serviced and winterised shortly after. She's been a great boat, that I've taken care of, and she's taken care of me. The only reason for the sale is because I've bought a bigger boat.


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

Taylor's stainless steel heater

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

L-shaped galley to starboard
Plastimo Neptune 2000 two-burner hob & grill
Stainless steel sink
Cold manual freshwater
Top loading coolbox

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Albin Marine Sweden in 1972
Designed by Rolf Magnussen
Tumblehome hull design
GRP hull, deck & superstructure
Lead ballast encapsulated fin keel 47% ballast ratio
Skeg hung rudder
Tiller steering (NEW TILLER 2016)
All seacocks & skin fittings renewed - 2015
Hull sand-blasted below waterline & epoxied with 5 coats – 2015 (no osmosis detected)

GBR 4769L

Powered by a Beta Marine 14hp diesel engine - serviced annually (NEW AUGUST 2012)
512 engine hours 
Freshwater cooled
Shaft driven (NEW SHAFT 2012)
Two blade folding bronze propeller (NEW MARCH 2018)
Single lever morse engine control

12v 80ah engine start battery (NEW 2021)
12v 105ah domestic battery (NEW 2021)
Charging from engine alternator
BEP digital voltage sense relay
BEP Contour battery master switch 

Freshwater capacity 60 litres
Fuel capacity 30 litres

Water System:
Manual water system

Aluminium Proctor spars including spinnaker pole
Single spreader rig
Keel stepped mast
Stainless steel standing rigging (NEW FORESTAY AUGUST 2012)
Fixed backstay
Terylene running rigging (NEW 2013)
Plastimo 810-S genoa furling system
2 x Lewmar #8 mast winches
Single line reefing with 2 reef points
Lazybag with lazyjacks (NEW 2014)

Mainsail by Sailshape Fowey (NEW JUNE 2018)


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Raymarine ST2000+ Tillerpilot (NEW 2013)
Clipper wind speed & direction (NEW 2012)
Clipper duet - speed, depth & log (NEW 2012)
Clipper GPS (NEW 2012)
Steering compass

At the Chart Table;
Lowrance Elite 7m chartplotter with Navionics (gold) Western Europe charts (NEW 2013)
M-TECH 550 DSC, VHF radio (NEW 2013)
AIS transponder sends & receives your position (NEW MARCH 2020)

Ground Tackle:
Manual anchor windlass
10kg Delta anchor
80 meters of chain
Anchor strode
Stainless steel bow roller

Deck Gear: 
Lewmar #40, two-speed primary winches
Lewmar #16, two-speed secondary winches
Mainsheet traveller
Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Cockpit locker lids replaced June 2018
Mooring cleats forward, amidships & aft, with fairleads

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 their purposes and check expiry and service dates on all items. Expiry and service dates cannot be guaranteed!
Seago 4 man liferaft
Horseshoe lifebuoy & light
Manual bilge pump
Fire blanket

Canvas sprayhood
Canvas lazybag
Canvas windlass cover
Flagstaff & ensign
Various warps & fenders
Outboard engine bracket

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers (Southwest) Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.