Friday, October 3, 2014

Sputnik- Albin 28- Tiverton R.I.

6 July 2009 Sputnik

BOAT: Sputnik
OWNER: Anonymous
DESIGNER: Terry Compton, Fall River, MA
BUILDER: Albin Marine, Portsmouth, R.I.
LENGTH: 28 feet [8.5 meters]
HULL: Cored Fiberglass
 YEAR: 2009
 While the history of Albin Marine goes back 110 years to its roots in Sweden, the company has distinct ties to Newport County. Founded in 1899, as a manufacturer of marine engines, Albin built its first boat in 1929. They entered the U.S. market in 1966 and established a reputation for rugged quality seaworthy boats.
Terrance Compton- a prolific designer of many production catamarans drew the lines for the Albin 28. The idea was to create a solid, seaworthy boat that could be used to fish, cruise, and comfortably accommodate the operator.
 Standish Boat Yard in Tiverton- already an industry leader in sales for Cape Dory boats- soon became the nation’s number one dealer for sales and service of Albin boats. From their location on the Sakonnet River, in Tiverton, the family owned and operated boat yard continues to be the premier destination for Albin boats.
 Sputnik- built in 2009- is the most recent Albin boat. The experts at Standish have made many modifications, and rumor has it that some Albins might  soon be built in Portsmouth- if all goes well.

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