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1998 Albemarle Express 247 -- COMING SOON

Old 01-28-2019, 08:58 AM
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Default 1998 Albemarle Express 247 -- COMING SOON

As much as we love our Albemarle, our family of five have simply outgrown it and its time to move up. Many people I've talked to that have moved up from one of Albemarle's very best hulls say they regreted it down the road, and I know we may feel the same at some point, but for now its simply a matter of space for the family and friends.

There is no softer riding boat in this class -- we mostly fish delaware's coast out to about 15 miles, but I've run the boat as far as 50 miles out with no qualms and it burns 11-12 gallons per hour at a 19-20 knot cruise, so with the 118 gallon fuel tank it has great range. The nice thing about this boat is you simply don't pound, it's like riding around in a 1977 Fleetwood Cadillac. Plus, the weight of the hull makes it sit in the water more like a big sportfisherman vs. lighter hulls in this class that bob on the water more like a cork. I've owned and loved the boat since 2002 and have made many upgrades, we will certainly miss her.

Features include:
5.7 Crusader "Power-Pack" 330-hp repower with approximately 250 hours on it, installed by Doug Clayton (former Albemarle employee with his shop next door to Albemarle/Carolina Classic)
New water pump in 2018
New risers and manifolds 2017
Garmin 4212 with Garmin radar and fishfinder
RayMarine Autopilot
Anchor Windlass
Clarion stereo
Owens & Sons Aluminum "Slide-On" trailer
...and more!

Looking for $29,000, including trailer, boat is located in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Running video:

Here are some pix, some are older, most current pix seem to be just of family and friends fishing. I'll see if I can find more detailed pix and will post when I can.







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there is no softer riding boat in this class --
Billable Hours, Hooper and jtm3 like this.

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Old 01-28-2019, 02:22 PM
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Any pics of the cabin and the outdrive?
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:24 PM
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I have to scrounge around to see what I can find, the boat is 3 hours away and I won't get out there for a few weeks.

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Is the outdrive the original one and if it is what model is it?
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:17 PM
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The outdrive is the original, DP – S is I think the designator. The boat stays slipped all summer, so the bottom and drive are painted.
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