Edenton, NC – Albemarle Boats, the leading manufacturer of semi-custom express sportfishing boats, is set to debut its newest model, the 29 Express at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show next week.
“The 29 is the newest addition to our line-up of Yamaha outboard powered express boats,” says Albemarle General Manager, Burch Perry. “It is unique in that it offers the ultimate in hardcore fishing amenities and the comforts of home in a compact package. With a dry weight of approximately 13,000 lbs, this is a stout boat that will run fast, efficiently, and keep with our mantra of providing boats that are Always Dry and Always Comfortable.”
Powered by twin 350 HP Yamaha engines and carrying 310 gallons of fuel, the 29 Express boasts a 30-plus knot cruise and nearly 400 miles of range. This performance, along with an American Cherry wood trimmed interior, a well-equipped galley, sleeping for a crew of four, and a separate “stand-up” head, give the 29 Express all the amenities needed in an under 30-foot class express boat.
A massive 65-square-foot cockpit boasts a standard transom door and folding cockpit seating. There is mezzanine style aft-facing seating, ample tackle storage and an optional cockpit galley with electric grill. A 25 gallon drink box, two 56 gallon in-deck fishboxes, and an integrated swim ladder compliment a long list of standard equipment on the 29. The modern helm deck has comfortable seating for 5, and the molded one piece fiberglass windshield with frameless glass provides unobstructed views from the helm.
“By combining all the amenities of a fishing boat with the comforts of a family cruiser, we feel we have created the sport utility vehicle of the boating industry,” states Albemarle Director of Sales and Marketing, Ted Haigler. “This is the culmination of years of experience and customer input and we’re excited to get it to Fort Lauderdale and show the world what it’s all about!”
Located in Edenton, NC, Edenton Boatworks, LLC is the parent company of Albemarle Boats, The Carolina Classic, a highly regarded builder of offshore sportfishing boats with more than 3,600 hulls hand-crafted since 1978. The company has dealer locations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.