We are driven by a passion to produce the world’s best offshore fishing boats. Although there are many arguments as to why Albemarle is regarded as one of the most admired boats on the water today, our customers tell us there are four main reasons they will never own any other boat but an Albemarle:
Let’s face it, the most important factor in your enjoyment and safety on the open sea is the design and construction of the hull, and there is simply no other sportfishing boat in our category that can favorably compare to the durability, strength, ruggedness and especially the ride of an Albemarle.
Albemarles are built on the foundation of the legendary Carolina hull, with its dramatic deadrise and elegant bow flare and have been evolving through decades of input from top naval architects. We have created a boat that is now legendary for its ability to take on even the most brutal head seas with comfort and confidence, track effortlessly in following or breaking seas and deliver a steady, stable platform whether trolling in the gulf stream or cruising with your family on the bay.
But just as important as the smooth, dry ride of an Albemarle, are the incredible lengths we go through to hand-build incredibly strong and safe hulls. Throughout the long process of design and production, quality control procedures at every level ensure that all materials, components and finishes are of the highest order. Under the watchful eyes of our master craftsmen, each hull is subjected to a series of exacting tests to verify that it meets or exceeds our internal standards for flawlessness and function. Once it has passed all of these standards, a new phase of testing begins. To say that we overbuild our hulls would be an understatement.
Albemarle = Fishability
Our boats are built by serious fishermen, for serious fishermen. We know what it is like to run 70 miles out to the canyons to chase tuna. We understand what you need when you’re backing down on a marlin in the last five minutes of a tournament. We’ve been out there when the bite is on and the weather turns bad, but you really want to keep fishing. And we have built a boat to do all of this and more.
A hull that will let you fish safely on days when other boats are stuck at the dock. Wide open cockpits with plenty of room for you and your crew to work a fish. Spacious cabins that are comfortable and stylish. Plenty of storage, in just the right places. Rod holders where you need them. Gunwales at the right height for gaffing or tagging. Huge fishboxes. Big livewells. Well-designed bait stations. Custom built tuna towers…
Whether trolling off Cabo for striped marlin or running the bays of the New Jersey shore for striped bass, everything about an Albemarle is designed to let you focus on what you bought the boat for…fishing, safety, and fun.
The Albemarle Family
At Albemarle, you are not a number, you are a friend. We take great pride in providing the highest level of customer service of any boat manufacturer… anywhere.
Every employee at Albemarle is dedicated to building customer relationships as strong and long lasting as our boats. Visit almost any major boat show, and our team will be there, talking to customers and dealers, asking for feedback and ideas – and listening carefully.
A lot of companies just talk about superior customer service – but at Albemarle, your complete satisfaction with our boats is our number one priority. We will do whatever it takes to make sure your Albemarle ownership experience is pleasurable, hassle-free, and one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
A Standard of Quality
The number one reason that boaters and fishermen choose to purchase an Albemarle is because we deliver unmatched quality.
• We deliver quality through the use of only the best components available.
• We deliver quality through advanced construction techniques and testing.
We realize that to own one of our boats is a considerable investment, and that is why we are committed to providing the best value to our customers. Here is just a sampling of the lengths we go to in order to ensure that every Albemarle is of the highest quality possible.
- Hand-laid, solid fiberglass hull construction with premium gelcoat finish and vinylester and polyester resins
- Fiberglass bonded and mechanically fastened hull to deck joints
- Bronze/Stainless Steel underwater gear and through hulls, never composite
- Color-coded, tinned, stranded copper wiring throughout
- Heat-shrink terminal connections
- Every completed boat undergoes extensive sea-trials and testing
- Detailed record keeping from lay-up to sea trial
- Ten-year, transferrable limited hull warranty