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Old 03-10-2018, 08:22 AM
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I have been spending a lot of time in the Abacos lately, I was even at Man O War the other day seeing where they are built.

I would really like to get my hands on an older one, but they are hard to find over here and the ones in the states are big bucks, new and used.

What other boats that are similar in style and design, that might not break the bank?

I really like my Seahunt 19 bay boat, but I have always been more of a traditional center console guy, and think this might be a little better for fishing offshore and near shore.
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Originally Posted by ychtcptn View Post
I have been spending a lot of time in the Abacos lately, I was even at Man O War the other day seeing where they are built.

I would really like to get my hands on an older one, but they are hard to find over here and the ones in the states are big bucks, new and used.

What other boats that are similar in style and design, that might not break the bank?

I really like my Seahunt 19 bay boat, but I have always been more of a traditional center console guy, and think this might be a little better for fishing offshore and near shore.
Potter Sea Craft 20 or a Spanish Wells (original) not the US skiff.
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Oh, and an older 70's Wellcraft v20cc.
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Originally Posted by Lordwrench View Post
I don't see any similarities there, though those are good boats. Take a look at a stapleton Abaco skiff,much heavier build than a seacraft and is built along the Bahamian style of dealing with water, outside and inside the hull.

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The old Aquasports from the 70s are pretty reasonable and have similar lines
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Steiger 23 Long Beach?
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all boats mentioned are good boats, BUT none of them have the rounded bottom as thats what makes the 20 albury ride exceptional well.
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I remember Stuart Boatworks got some heat a year or two for allegedly copying the Albury hull - sharp entry, rounder bottom aft, and with similar good ride. I think they are in business and would be the boat that most closely approximates the Albury, at least according to the pissed off Albury people
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the Forumula 233 (longer I know) has the rounded transom. The chris craft lancers (also jim wynne designed boats) have the rounded butt too, but not outboards of course. Bagofdimes on this board is converting a 23 to outboard, and I am considering same on a 25 Lancer. So if you are insane like me and want to spend a bunch of money that you will not recoup, then pickup an old 19 lancer and start sawing. Of course all of those are steeper deadrise than the Alburys I believe.
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Why not build or have built the actual boat?
Hylan and Brown Boatbuilders in Brooklin Maine have the plans for the actual boat you want, I would post the URL but this is my first post.
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Originally Posted by Stareed View Post
Why not build or have built the actual boat?
Hylan and Brown Boatbuilders in Brooklin Maine have the plans for the actual boat you want, I would post the URL but this is my first post.
This might be worth looking into. Plans for the original wood Albury are available from the WoodenBoat Store. Find a builder in New England or NC to build it with wood, glass & epoxy. Probably cheaper than a fancy new Albury, if all you want is a bare bones boat.
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Originally Posted by Mtwhoosh View Post
the Forumula 233 (longer I know) has the rounded transom. The chris craft lancers (also jim wynne designed boats) have the rounded butt too, but not outboards of course. Bagofdimes on this board is converting a 23 to outboard, and I am considering same on a 25 Lancer. So if you are insane like me and want to spend a bunch of money that you will not recoup, then pickup an old 19 lancer and start sawing. Of course all of those are steeper deadrise than the Alburys I believe.
FYI - Walt Walters designed both the Formula 233 and Chris Craft Lancer. Jim Wynne wasn't much of a boat designer even though people seem to give him credit for it.
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Originally Posted by Robert Cibran View Post
all boats mentioned are good boats, BUT none of them have the rounded bottom as thats what makes the 20 albury ride exceptional well.
The Albury's have a hull that is more like a Downeast hull. Look at the Seaway 21:Seaway 21 Sportsman boats for sale - YachtWorld



Older Seaways are built like tanks. They are very sea-kindly. Great boats.

They are now made by Eastern boats (who also make a similar boat): https://www.seawayboats.com <-note the website plays music when you click on it, I hate that crap.

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I am not one who puts much value in brand names, or cost-to-quality, but in the case of the Albury, you definitely get what you pay for and I will go out on a limb and say there are few boats that you can buy in the 20-30' range which will not only hold their value but perhaps be worth more when you decide to sell. I have turned down an offer for mine that exceeded what I paid for it in 2007.

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Or an older one like my Dusky 19 open now the Dusky 21....tanks
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I came across this the other day. Reminded me of the 20 Albury
Stoner Boatworks ? Stoner 20?
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What about the breakwater 20 made by Kencraft? I'm not sure what I'm looking for but the simplicity of it reminds me of the Albury.
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Originally Posted by triggerman View Post
I remember Stuart Boatworks got some heat a year or two for allegedly copying the Albury hull - sharp entry, rounder bottom aft, and with similar good ride. I think they are in business and would be the boat that most closely approximates the Albury, at least according to the pissed off Albury people
The boat is called Spanish Wells.

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