Capt. S. Lee Bowden
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
Indian River County
Vero Beach, FL, US
Office: 772-600-8535
Mobile: 802-734-0757

1978 Albin Ballad
Boat Type: Sloop Address: Indiantown, FL, US Price: $13,000


1978 Albin Marin Ballad 30"
We are pleased to present this refitted Albin Marin for your sailing consideration. She has a fully encapsulated keel, no keel bolts. Forty eight per cent of her entire weight is in the keel so she is very stable and superb for offshore sailing. She has crossed the Atlantic four times going to Spain and Croatia. She was refit in 2016! The maintenance log for the motor is on board and there is a good book of records!
  • Yanmar 15 HP ( New 2016)
  • Sails- Main,110 and 150 jib (New in 2016)
  • Standing Rigging (New 2016)
  • Furuno Radar (New 2018)
  • VHF/AIS ( New 2018)
  • 1100 Inverter (New 2018)
  • 4 Person Off Shore Life Raft (New 2018)
  • Battery Charger (New 2018)
  • Composting Toilet
  • Aires Wind Vane
  • Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot
  • Raymarine Depth Sounder
Call for your exclusive showing!


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Albin Vessel Name: Henry
Model: Ballad Boat Type:: Sloop
Year: Ballad Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Indiantown, FL, US Designer: Rolph Mannusson
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 30 ft - 9.14 meter Draft - max: 5 ft 3 in - 1.6 meter
LOA: 29 ft 9 in - 9.07 meter Bridge Clearance: 42 ft - 12.8 meter
Beam: 9 ft 8 in - 2.95 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: MB15 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 482 Horsepower: 15 (Individual), 15 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 7 MPH Max Speed: 9 MPH
Range: 199 MI Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 8 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 5 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 18 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 1 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 1 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: -    


Broker's Comments
1978 Albin Marin Ballad 30'
This is a Swedish made Albin and is a beauty to behold with her yellow hull! She has had an interesting history in that the first owner sailed her to Spain and back in the late 1980's. In 2001, he sailed her to Croatia and stayed in the Med until 2016 when she returned home and was refitted with new sails, a new Yanmar 15 HP and new standing rigging!The current owner then bought her and added a number of upgrades. All of the electrical wiring was replaced. There are two 110 amp batteries on board. The electrical panel, main switch and 90% of the wires and connectors were changed out. LED lights and fans were added. Other additions include solar panels and chargers, Furuno Radar, an off shore life raft for four adults, VHF/AIS Standard Horizon radio,Handheld VHF, Battery Charger, 1100 Inverter and a new shaft seal.  Other features include a Force 10 Propane Stove with two tanks, an Epirb, and an Aires Wind Vane. Electronics include the Furuno Radar, Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot and a,Raymarine Depth Sounder. The ground tackle includes a Rocna anchor with 125 '5/16 chain and 150' rode and a Fortress anchor with 25' of chain and 200' of rode. There is a Max Prop to move her under power and all the fenders, flares, etc. The bonus is a dingy with a 2018 Honda 2.3 HP outboard! Everything goes with her when she is sold.  
A couple of other features include a new Lewmar Ocean Hatch, Alternating Blue and White cabin lights and cushions that fill in between the two single berths to make it a queen!   She is ready to head out to the deep sea again and travel to the Bahamas or back to the Med..There are alot of spare parts etc. that go with her to keep her running in tip top condition!  Call for a showing as the seller is motivated!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Capt. S. Lee Bowden
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
Indian River County
Vero Beach, FL, US
Office: 772-600-8535
Mobile: 802-734-0757