Generations of boat building experience have taught that simplicity and seaworthiness are the keys to providing the safest, smoothest ride and the 23 delivers just that. The strong, hand laid hull is rated for 300 hp and can be powered with single or twin engines.
Safe and secure is the feeling she conveys, no more plunging into the trough to spear the next wave. The full bow, along with the 3 piece construction, also provides this 23 with a great deal of interior space. A modified-V hull and low center of gravity combine for stability at rest. She feels like she is bobbing, not snap rolling. Go ahead and cut the power, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Mid-range performance, from 20-36 mph is where she is in a class of her own. She is easily driven, and her well balanced hull allows her to plane at a dowdy 18-20 mph. When conditions are rough, maintaining a plane in the low 20’s is great, and not possible on most outboard boats. Don’t try and steer her, just let her dance her way through the sea naturally. In moderate to good conditions, she provides a soft ride in the low to mid 30’s. At either speed, the fine entry is slicing through the steep stuff while the round bilges aft yield to the impact of the water.
The more I use her, the more I like her.
Palm City, FL
Those who have ridden on the boat or fished with us are universally impressed by the ride….she just goes and goes…solid as a rock.
Boating since 1962…the Albury is without a doubt the softest, nicest riding boat I have ever been on, period…you have a wonderful crew working at your shop. It is obvious that they all take great pride in building the boats. (1 year later) you take care of the customer after the sale…rare thing that anyone would go to the lengths you have to correct a minor situation…you went way over the top.
St. Petersburg, FL
The boat (27) eats big chop, we call her chopasaurus…caught and released an Atlantic long bill spearfish on the boat yesterday in very rough seas. The boat handled very well. Having the engines close to the transom made the difference on 6 or 7 occasions when the fish streaked under the boat and I had to bring the rod around the back to switch sides.
Sunday we took my mother-87, father-87 and uncle-92 (2 on wheel chairs) out for a spin. Total 12 people on the boat. Everyone had a seat and loved the ride. Try that on a Contender.
Key Biscayne, FL
Albury 23 is a truly impressive boat. Handles both a head & following sea with equal adeptness...like where did the waves go? Handled 3-6’ seas amazingly, way better than our old 24 Grady. Thanks for a great job.
Just wanted to say, after three seasons, I am still tremendously enjoying my Albury 23. She has a wonderful kindness in a sea and is truly reliable - and she always turns heads. I've had people come down the dock just to see her and find out where she came from. I'm running charters on her now. The customers are always impressed, as I continue to be.