Albin 27 Trailer
My Albin 27 came with a 1990's Heritage Cobalt 292 Trailer. The trailer was not paired with the boat from the factory, but instead added after the fact by a previous owner. It's a triple axel trailer with surge brakes. Adjustable bunks used to support the hull were added to the trailer, as well as a channel for the keel to rest. On the trailer the boat sits maximum approximately 13' tall. While the trailer was in generally good shape, it had some surface rust and needed general maintenance. The paint was fading and flaking and the wheels, brakes, and brake system needed a thorough inspection.
An Albin 27 can be hauled DIY by an owner and launched and retrieved from a boat ramp with careful planning. From the factory, the Albin 27 reportedly weighed between 6,500-7,000 pounds, empty with no provisions. However, some owners have reported final boat weights as high as 10,000-11,000 when fully loaded and provisioned for cruising. Details on the trailering an Albin 27 can be found in the Albin Buyers Guide located elsewhere on this site.
A27 Factory Lifting Points
The Albin 27 came from the factory with a pair of metal “dogtags” attached to the rubber toe rail on each side of the boat. These tags are used to mark the lifting locations for the hull. The first set of tags are typically approximately 5’ from the transom, and the second set are 19’ from the transom. The lifting points generally coincide with the interior bulkheads and strong points of the fiberglass pan liner. To avoid hull damage, care should be taken to only lift the boat from the locations. If your tags are missing, simply locate the interior bulkheads to approximate the factory lifting locations.