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Albin Ballad 30

1971 — 1982
Designer
Rolf Magnusson
Builder
Albin Marine
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG
Associations
Half Ton Class

Dimensions

Length Overall
29.92 ft / 9.12 m
Waterline Length
22.58 ft / 6.88 m
Beam
9.67 ft / 2.95 m
Draft
5.10 ft / 1.55 m
Displacement
7,276 lb / 3,300 kg
Ballast
3,417 lb / 1,550 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
376.00 ft2 / 34.93 m2
Total Sail Area
376.40 ft2 / 34.97 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
149.28 ft2 / 13.87 m2
P
32.00 ft / 9.75 m
E
9.33 ft / 2.84 m
Mast Height
40.68 ft / 12.40 m
Foresail
Sail Area
227.12 ft2 / 21.10 m2
I
37.08 ft / 11.30 m
J
12.25 ft / 3.73 m
Est. Forestay Len.
39.05 ft / 11.90 m

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo
Model
MD 6A
HP
10
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
8 gals / 30 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
16 gals / 61 L
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.37 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.02
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
46.96
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
282.15
heavy
Comfort Ratio
21.94
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

One of the most popular sailing yachts of this size ever built in Scandinavia. An evolution of the JOKER S30(1968). (IOR 1/2 ton)
After Albin Marine went out of business in 1982, the molds were acquired by the Ballad One-Design Association and leased to a number of different yards in Sweden that built a few more boats until 1998.

OE Auxiliary Power (Volvo Penta):
Boats built / Model / HP
1971-75 / MD 6A / 10
1976-77 / MD 6B / 10
1977-78 / MD 7A / 13
1978-84 / MD 7B / 17
1984- / VP 2002 / 18


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