At Albemarle, it’s all about the hull. For 40 years, Albemarle has been building and perfecting the fishing boat hull through input from top naval architects, intense research, and feedback from clients who would never think of owning another brand. Only the finest materials and finishes go into each hull, which must meet or exceed Albemarle’s exacting standards of function and seaworthiness before they move on to the next phase of the assembly process. According to Albemarle's website, "to say that we overbuild our hulls would be an understatement."
Albemarle boats are chock-full of little extras that make all the difference to people who take fishing seriously, built for speed, sturdiness, and safety. In addition to plenty of storage, you'll find rod holders in the right places, gunwales at the perfect height, large fish boxes and live wells, bait stations, and tuna towers.
When you invest in an Albemarle boat, you’re getting quality construction and workmanship unrivaled by other brands. Each hull is handmade from solid fiberglass and has a premium gel coat finish. The fiberglass is bonded and mechanically fastened to the deck joints. All underwear gear is solid bronze or stainless steel, and copper wiring is used throughout the vessel with heat-shrunk Terminal connections.
Every finished boat is tested extensively in the water before being delivered to the client. A detailed record of every phase of construction ensures that any issues can easily be traced to their point of origin. Albemarle hulls are so well made that each has a ten-year limited warranty that is transferable to subsequent owners.
Albemarle’s line includes six models named Express, which measure from 25 to 41 feet, plus a more roomy, luxurious 41-footer called the 41 Convertible. The 25 Express is fast, compact, and perfect for the no-frills or solitary fisherman. Her cockpit features both freshwater and saltwater washdowns, a live bait well with "calming blue" gel coat, rod racks under the gunwale, scuppers with flaps, four mounted rod holders, a transom fish box, and a stainless steel flush.
At the other end of the spectrum of Albemarle’s offerings is the 41 Convertible, designed for the tournament angler. In addition to all of the 25’s cockpit features, the 41 also includes a 50-amp shore power connection; two aluminum-plated fighting chairs; a cable TV connection; an insulated, in-deck fish box with macerator; LED lighting under the gunwales; a tackle/bait prep center including tackle storage, sink, and ice box; a transom door; and a transom fish box. Below deck, there’s plenty of room for lounging, sleeping, and cooking onboard this vessel.