ALBIN BALLAD 30'
ALBIN BALLAD - Khadine
( Khadine was the top girl in the harem of a Turkish Sultan)
Well known Swedish classic design of the early 1970’s of which over 1500 were built. It is well supported in Sweden, Germany and Holland. Well capable of performing with today’s similar sized boats. Good performance with excellent performance in heavy weather especially up-wind as well as light winds. There is a class association in this country (www.ukballadassociation.org) based around Plymouth as well as class associations in the Nordic countries.
Length 30 ft
Breadth 9ft 6”
Overall Depth 5ft 6’
Manufactured 1972 Hull no. 54
Beta 13.5 engine installed 2002
Sails Locker :-
Kemp Mainsail and fore sail,( replaced 2005), Facon furling gear, storm jib, and Spinnaker.
The furling gear was put on at the end of 2014 and the standing rigging was also replaced at the same time.
No. 5 storm jib with a wire luff.
Spinnaker pole and twin sheets for spinnaker and separate sheets for the genoas.
[No: 2,3,4 foresails (not adapted for furling gear)]
Interior Fittings :-
4 full sized bunks, two in the fore cabin, two in main cabin all cushioned. Two side lockers which were most probably pilot berths originally but only suited to the very lithe and supple, now used for storage. A folding dis-mantleable dinning table. The bunks in the main cabin have lockers under each and also two drawers under each.
Large chart table with space under to store charts, instruments and pens and pencils and suitable lighting overhead, both red and white light.
Two roof cabin lights (LED bulbs) and four bunk lights one for each bunk. Two bunk lights in forecabin and a roof light in the heads area (LED bulbs).Fluorescent Lights over the galley and heads wash basin
Two large drawers under each of the main cabin bunks and small locker space under each forecabin bunks and a covered locker under both bunks.
Heads cabin between the main and fore cabins containing a wet locker, the heads and wash basin (connected to the fresh water tank situated under the fore cabin bunks holding approximately 30 gallons) and a small cupboard above the basin.
There is small galley with a sink and coolbox under the draining board a with pump connected to the fresh water tank and a separate pump for sea water. There is a fully gimbled calor gas cooker with two burners, a grill and oven piped into the starboard gas locker near the stern holding two 4.5 kg.gas bottles. The sink has fresh water pumped from the fresh water tank and drains via a stop cock to the sea. There is a insulated cool box under the galley work top.
Exterior Fittings :-
Two side and one stern lockers in cockpit. Gas cylinder locker containing two cylinders in a separate starboard locker draining separately overboard with a graded gas regulator.
Previously had quarter berth on port side under the stern port cockpit seat, now converted to a locker store for boat hooks and fenders but could easily be restored back (cushion and ceiling still available). Stern Locker.with buckets and funnels and various small sundries.
It has a sprayhood over the companion way enclosing the instrument nacelle.
Bow anchor locker
Dual NASA depth gauge / paddle wheel log and NASA wind indicator in a nacelle above companion way. Repeater GPS on the cockpit face along with two Plastimo compasses. Around the chart table a Garmin GPS, NASA AIS radar and Navex weather forecaster. Also here is a DSC radio and a FM radio along with the fuel gauge, and voltmeter. Just inside the companion way is an engine running hours and the battery switches. The electric cabling and general fuses is also here behind the front panel. The main switchboard is on the port side of the companion way.
The electrics are powered by two 12volt batteries under the chart table seat. They can be charged separately or in series connected via a Sterling Regulator for rapid charging.
Above the chart table are two electric sockets, one to take a cigar lighter type plug and the other a double USB socket for phone or computer charging also a USB point on the starboard side of the companion way. Two chart table lights.
Navigation Lighting :-
Masthead red and green navigation light with a white anchor light at the top of the mast. Deck light and steaming light half-way down the mast. And the steaming lights, white light on the stern rail and a red and green light on the pulpit..
Other Details :-
It has bilge pumps, a hand and electric bilge pump in the cabin long with another hand pump in the rear of the cockpit.. There is a 50 litre diesel tank on the port side under to side locker, a polythene 30gallon fresh water tank under the bunks in the forecabin. In the fore peak is an anchor locker containing a 12kg. plough anchor and chain and rope [and a Danforth kedge anchor with just rope under the floor of the port cockpit locker.]
A two bladed Gori folding propeller fitted with a rope cutter.
There are 4 winch handle pockets and 4 mug holders in the cockpit.
There is also a Simrad Tiller Pilot 22 autohelm with fittings on the cockpit locker and tiller.
The boom is fitted with Lazy Jacks and a sail cover.
Easyblock main sheet system.
In the cockpit are two 2 speed, self tailing Lewmar no 42 winches for the genoa sheets, and two 2 speed Lewmar no.10 winches for the spinnaker.
4 short mooring ropes
6 Fenders and two boat hooks.
for any more information please contact Plymouth Marine on: 01752 407070