Albin 34 cruiser (closing soon)

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Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:11 pm
Home Port: Chatham, MA

Hello all!

With any luck, next weekend I will be closing on a 1986 Albin 34 cruiser ("BOBCAT") currently in Little Rock, and plan on bringing her back to Cape Cod over the winter and early spring.

Wanting to do the entire Great Loop, this at least gets me halfway there. Would love to do the northern half sometime, but we also run the new harbor launch service in Chatham, and that would be a real trick bouncing between the Erie Canal and the Oyster River every other day in July. Someday, though.

What I a very curious about is WHERE this boat was built. I have asked around and the prevailing wisdom is in Taiwan and maybe outfitted in Portsmouth, RI. If any part of this boat was in the latter area, I would really like to know.

Because the other thing I do is make documentaries for public media (including Rhode Island), and would love to make a film about bringing her home. Home would be easier if the Ocean State and not the South China Sea.

Your thoughts appreciated and thanks for having me here!
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Welcome aboard and congratulations! Sounds like a great adventure for this winter! I'd never realized that Little Rock could be a side trip on the Great Loop.

I did a quick google search on "where was albin 34 built", and it took me to a thread on this forum which didn't answer the question, and also listed several threads on trawlerforum. Hopefully someone else will be able to help.
2005 Albin 35CB
Yanmar 6LYA-STP 370

Former boats
1995 Albin 28TE, Cummins 6BTA5.9 250, 2012-2022
1978 Trojan F32, 1998-2012
1983 Grady White 241 Weekender, 1988-1997
1980 Wellcraft 192 Classic, 1983-1987
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