New Boat: Albemarle 31 Dual Console

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Albemarle Boats has begun work on its second dual console model, a 31-footer called the Albemarle 31DC, which follows in the footsteps of the 27DC model the company introduced at last October’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Albemarle, like other builders, has been adding dual console models to its line of fishing boats to appeal to fishermen who also want to take their families out for other activities on the water. “Our boat owners have been telling us that they need more versatility and family-friendly features,” says Albemarle General Manager, Burch Perry. “They need one boat capable of chasing fish offshore in the morning and accommodating a variety of family activities in the afternoon.”

According to Perry, the 31DC will boast more size, range and content than the 27 DC. Among other family-friendly features, the 31DC will feature a hardtop with ski tow pylon, a port side triple-bench seat and a full-beam berth, which Albemarle says will be the first in a dual console of its size.

Standard price with twin Yamaha 300-hp outboards is $342,900. Base for the 350-hp Yamaha-powered version is $354,900.

Specifications:

LOA (w/out engines): 33’8”

Beam: 10’8”

Draft (engines up): 2’2”

Displ. (dry): 12,500 lbs.

Fuel: 275 gals.

Water: 28 gals.

For more information about Albemarle’s boats, go to albemarleboats.com