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Albemarle’s new ‘battlewagon’

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.

— Michael Hauenstein