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Albin Nimbus 42 Standard is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Albin Marine and designed by Kaufman & Ladd. Her first hull was built in 1981 and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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ALBIN NIMBUS 42 STANDARD Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.62 m / 41.42 ft
Builder(s)Albin Marine
Designer(s)Kaufman & Ladd
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built1981
Last Hull Built1985
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle rudder on skeg
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Rigging TypeCutter Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)2
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal455 L / 120.2 gal
Ballast Ratio0.47


Overall Length (LOA) 12.62 m / 41.42 ft
Hull Length12.6 m / 41.4 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.42 m / 34.17 ft
Beam (width)3.8 m / 12.6 ft
Waterline Beam Width3.3 m / 10.10 ft
Draft1.78 m / 5.83 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 10580 kg / 23325 lb
Maximum Displacement10580 kg / 23325 lb
Ballast Weight4536 kg / 10000 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.83 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.75
Comfort Ratio34.32
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)245
Ballast Ratio0.47
Sail Area to Displacement16.8
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement17.72 m²/T / 191 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL17.7 m / 58.1 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Estimated Forestay Length17.35 m / 56.92 ft
Reported Sail Area79.34 m² / 854.00 ft²
Total Sail Area79.29 m² / 853.50 ft²
Upwind Sail Area80.9 m² / 871 ft²
Mainsail Area35.8 m² / 385 ft²
Genoa Area45.1 m² / 485 ft²
I54.00 ft * 16.46 m
J18.00 ft * 5.49 m
P49.00 ft * 14.94 m
E15.00 ft * 4.57 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power50 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity227 L / 60 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.4 ft * 1.93 m
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