Since their inception in 1952, Albury Brothers Boats in Man O' War, Abaco, Bahamas, has been building Classic Runabouts and skiffs of various layouts and in various sizes out of wood through the year 1984 when the family transitioned to building hand-laid fiberglass boats. Over the past 26 years the Albury family has often been asked to build once again a full width windshield, Classic Runabout version by those that love the authentic look of the boat and desire to run the boat primarily in a seated position as opposed to standing behind a center console.
Finally, for the first time in a quarter of a century now available to purchase!
Built on the highly regarded, exceptionally seaworthy 23' Albury Brothers hull design, the Classic Runabout features a short foredeck, followed by a full beam aluminum framed windshield, split seating, two side consoles, followed by more seating. Further aft will be optional stern seating, or any number of other components, chosen to fit the cruising/diving/fishing desires of the owner.
The more I use her, the more I like her.
Palm City, FL
Those who have ridden on the boat or fished with us are universally impressed by the ride….she just goes and goes…solid as a rock.
Boating since 1962…the Albury is without a doubt the softest, nicest riding boat I have ever been on, period…you have a wonderful crew working at your shop. It is obvious that they all take great pride in building the boats. (1 year later) you take care of the customer after the sale…rare thing that anyone would go to the lengths you have to correct a minor situation…you went way over the top.
St. Petersburg, FL
The boat (27) eats big chop, we call her chopasaurus…caught and released an Atlantic long bill spearfish on the boat yesterday in very rough seas. The boat handled very well. Having the engines close to the transom made the difference on 6 or 7 occasions when the fish streaked under the boat and I had to bring the rod around the back to switch sides.
Sunday we took my mother-87, father-87 and uncle-92 (2 on wheel chairs) out for a spin. Total 12 people on the boat. Everyone had a seat and loved the ride. Try that on a Contender.
Key Biscayne, FL
Albury 23 is a truly impressive boat. Handles both a head & following sea with equal adeptness...like where did the waves go? Handled 3-6’ seas amazingly, way better than our old 24 Grady. Thanks for a great job.
Just wanted to say, after three seasons, I am still tremendously enjoying my Albury 23. She has a wonderful kindness in a sea and is truly reliable - and she always turns heads. I've had people come down the dock just to see her and find out where she came from. I'm running charters on her now. The customers are always impressed, as I continue to be.