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This is a tournament level, performance-driven, sportfisher with all the comforts to make a great weekender. A heavily-built offshore boat designed for the serious angler who appreciates quality. The hull is designed to take on brutal head seas with comfort and confidence, and let you fish safely on days when other boats are stuck at the dock. She sports gorgeous lines with a Carolina-flared bow and is loaded with built in fishing amenities.
Reel Happy is a good example of Albemarle's quality workmanship. A few of her highlights are twin Caterpillar 350 hp diesel engines, generator, CruisAir AC/heat, and great electronics package.
Nicely finished, warm teak interior with a roomy cabin featuring a large convertible dinette forward that sleeps two with stowage under. The two seatbacks fold up to make bunk beds for two more. Aft to starboard is a hanging locker and seat followed by the fully enclosed head with shower and electric toilet. Opposite to port is the galley with refrigerator, and microwave and the electric panel. The cabin area has overhead rod storage for 6, 4 brass reading lamps and 2 stereo speakers. The anchor locker is forward, accessed through door in fwd. cabin bulkhead.
This boat has gorgeous lines, a beautiful Carolina-flared bow and an overbuilt hand-laid fiberglass hull. (Advertised as "nearly indestructible") The hull is designed to take on brutal head seas with comfort and confidence, and let you fish safely on days when other boats are stuck at the dock.
The foredeck is flush with a moderate crown leading aft to the open helm area with a hard-top. Wide sidedecks with a slight crown and rolling sheerline running aft down to the cockpit gunwales.
The helm area has the steering station to starboard, with stainless steel dash-mounted wheel, full instrument panel and electronics. Pompanette Captain's and Mate's pedestal chairs, starboard and port. Stowage compartment to port. Cushioned bench seats aft on either side, with stowage under. Curtain enclosure for entire helm area with a hard top cover. The sole lifts for excellent access to the engine compartment.
The half-tower is aluminum construction, with steering station with engine controls and stainless steel wheel. Bench seat behind steering console. Safety rails on sides and back, and removable buggy top overhead.
The wide open cockpit has plenty of room for comfortable fishing. The gunwales are the width of the sidedecks, and the right height for gaffing or tagging. There are cockpit coaming pads, huge fishboxes, and well-designed bait station.