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Albin Ballad

The Albin Ballad is a 30’ monohull sailboat designed by Rolf Magnusson. She was built by Albin Marine (Sweden) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1971 and 1982 with about 1500 hulls completed.

The Albin Ballad belongs to the Half Tonner class.

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Albin Ballad's   Main Features
Model Albin Ballad
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Rolf Magnusson
Class Half Tonner
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich Divinicell / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1971
Last built hull 1982
Number of hulls built About 1500
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 rudder on skeg
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Albin Ballad's   Main dimensions
Hull length 30’
Waterline length 22’ 7”
Beam (width) 9’ 8”
Draft 5’ 1”
Light displacement 7275 lbs
Ballast weight 3417 lbs
Albin Ballad's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 518 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 925 sq.ft
Mainsail area 171 sq.ft
Genoa area 347 sq.ft
Solent area 271 sq.ft
Jib area 199 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 753 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle 0 °
Albin Ballad's   Performances
IOR rating 21.7
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
21.70
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
38.75
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
284
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
47 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
6.38 knots
Albin Ballad's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 10 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 8.7 gal
Albin Ballad's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 1
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 6
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 17.2 gal

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