The 310 Express Fisherman is the latest offering
The 310 Express Fisherman is the latest offering from Edenton, N.C.-based Albemarle Boats. Billed as a “pocket-sized battlewagon,” the 310 joins Albemarle’s lineup of center consoles, express sportfishermen and convertibles from 24 to 41 feet.
The bridge deck, protected by a powder-coated aluminum windshield frame, has a central helm station with single-lever electronic engine controls, hydraulic steering, a recessed panel of switches, and a prewired dash designed for flush-mounting electronics.
The 310’s overall length of 32 feet, 2 inches includes a standard bow pulpit. In addition to an optional swim platform with ladder, Albemarle offers an aluminum hardtop or an aluminum tower with a fiberglass Bimini top.
The 310 continues Albemarle’s legacy for a smooth, dry ride, according to the company, and the 15,400-pound boat has 18 degrees of deadrise.
With its 11-foot beam, the 310 sleeps four, has a stand-up head with a shower, and a galley. The galley comes equipped with a sink, microwave, refrigerator and dinette.
Albemarle has added new rod and equipment storage on the 310 Express Fisherman, and the boat also has flush-mounted rod holders, live well, rigging station with sink, and transom and in-deck fishboxes.
A hydraulic engine hatch provides access to the twin diesel inboards, and power options range from 315 hp to 370 hp each. Suggested retail price with the standard 315-hp Yanmar diesels is $217,900. www.albemarleboats.com
— Michael Hauenstein