Willard Albury’s handcrafted hull provides the legendary ride customers have come to expect in the Albury 27 (27′ LOA, 9’6″ beam). Built at the company shop on Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, the Albury 27 tops out at 53 mph with a pair of twin 250-hp outboard engines while still being able to stay on plane at 17 mph. The Albury bottom design yields a softer ride and a more gentle motion in rough seas, and spray is controlled with a fitted rail that runs from the stem to amidships. The bottom design also makes the 27 extremely stable at rest. The 27’s interior volume—due in part to the wide beam—compares favorably with boats three feet larger. That makes the boat easy to walk around, with excellent visibility over the center console dash and lots of cockpit space. The head area is roomy, and the ergonomic forward seats are comfortable. The aft bulkhead is raised and features a livewell and walk-through incorporated with a new, pleasing transom shape that’s functional for swimming, fishing and diving.
alburybrothers.com; (561) 863-7006
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016