There were approximately 500 Albin 36 Trawlers made in Taiwan. Heiress is a fantastic example of why these are such a great classic trawler with a comfortable salon, two staterooms and two heads.
This is a truly loved and cared for yacht. Her bright work gleams from stem to stern. The hull shines like it was new. No blisters on this strong robust hull. The boat was hauled in May and new bottom paint and zincs were applied. The hull bottom was re-epoxied 4 years ago with 2 new coats of epoxy. The stainless steel rudder is painted and the new propeller is coated with prop speed.
The owners of Heiress are meticulous in every way. This is the kind of boat that shows the pride of ownership. Well experienced yachtsmen know how to take care of their boats and know the value of a strict maintenance program. Buyers for these types of boats are eternally grateful for inheriting this quality and discipline.
As you go onboard you will note that there is a new AB RIB tender with a Tohatsu 5hp propane outboard. Weaver davits enable easy storage and launching. Your eyes will be treated with the 7 coats of Epiphane Varnish on the window frames, hatches and door frames. Enter through the cabin door on the Portside and you can instantly feel and see that this is loved.
The White, diamond tufted, U-shaped settee welcomes you on board. The Teak drop down table invites you to spend as much time as you can. The Galley is immediately on your left as you enter. You have a NovaKool fridge, stainless steel sink, spotless Force 10 3 burner stove with oven and a Microwave. There are lots of cupboards and drawers for stowing all your cups and dishes and wine glass and bottle racks. There is a special pull-out drawer for your pots and pans and a large pantry cupboard under the steering seat.
The huge windows, which have all been nicely re-caulked, drench the salon in sunlight. A sense of comfort immediately takes over.
The Helm Station is ahead of the settee on the Starboard side. There is a classic wooden destroyer type wheel and a door to starboard that takes the captain out when docking or undocking. The main helm station instruments include a Standard Horizon VHF with GPS and AIS, a Standard Horizon chart plotter with a fish finder module, a AP28 Simrad autopilot with Rudder indication, a Raytheon radar display and a classic compass. The Morse controls to starboard are waiting for your command.
This is a Guest stateroom with a comfortable twin V berth and a private head with a wet shower is forward of the helm station. A classic overhead hatch and two port lights give lots of light and air to allow your guests to sleep comfortably as they stare at the stars. It also has plenty of drawers and a nice big hanging locker.
There are two almost double size beds in the master stateroom aft. A large hanging locker and storage area is on the port side. There are lots of drawers for all of your clothes and other goods. Your private head to starboard has a Jabsco electric head and a wet shower. A mirrored desk for storage and getting ready is centre aft.
Walking up to the Flybridge you are impressed with the large deck area and oversize mast and boom that came from a Grand Banks. There is plenty of seating with monogrammed cushions that hide the storage area under each seat. The Bimini provides cover sun as you navigate your way to your destination. The controls at flybridge helm are neat and tidy. The instruments include a Lowrance chart plotter with depth sounder, a Standard Horizon VHF, a remote for the main VHF that also acts as an intercom, an AP24 Simrad autopilot display, a Richie compass and bow thruster controls. A huge forward locker allows stowage all of the canvas and acts as a vented propane locker.
The Ford Lehman 120 HP diesel is rebuilt, has been professionally maintained and has only approximately 850 hours. Six new golf cart batteries provide lots of power when on the hook (a CQR 35# with 200′ of chain) a 150Amp DC Kubota generator is controlled at the entrance to the aft cabin. Three bilge pumps and a high water alarm assure redundant safety. The shore power has a smart plug. The boat is heated with Espar forced air heating. The large Hot water heater came from a Nordhavn 40. The exhaust and starter were also replaced when the engine was rebuilt. The Hart Interface inverter / charger, the 150 amp engine alternator. and the generator all have three state regulation controllers to assure long battery life and optimum stored energy. There is lots of safety equipment on board.
All the windows and hatches have canvas covers as do the toe and hand rails. There are lots of spares on the boat, including a second anchor with chain and rode. You have a full winter cover with stainless steel frames to protect the boat from the elements.