Generations of boat building experience in Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas, and Riviera Beach, Florida, have influenced the simplicity and seaworthiness of the Albury 23 to enhance its safe, smooth ride. The low center of gravity and hand-laid hull keeps green water out of the boat for a dry, comfortable day on the water. The full bow and three-piece construction allows for ample room to move about, and the well-balanced, variable V-hull provides easy planing at 18-20 mph. Built for mid-range performance, the 23 shines when cruising at 20-36 mph.
The Albury 23 has two layout options—the 23 Bay & Bluewater, and the 23 Forward Seating. The Bay & Bluewater is the same Albury hull that built their company’s rough water reputation but is equipped for inshore fishing as well by only drawing 16 inches. This edition of the 23 center console is loaded with a folding, dual-station, “Key West”-style tower and dual livewells, in-deck fish box, trolling motor, Talon or Power Pole, tabs, jack plate, electric reel outlets, and outriggers.
The Forward Seating is Albury’s traditional hardcore fishing machine and one of Albury’s most popular models—it has the same appointments as the Bay & Bluewater, is rated for 300 horsepower, and can be powered by one or two engines. (561) 863-7006; alburybrothers.com
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2015