Albemarle 248 Express Fisherman

CAD 79,800

Ref: 8495248 / Length: 25 ft

Year: 2005 / Lying: Sidney


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The Albemarle 248 is a well respected East Coast sport fisher built in North Carolina.  These boats are built to travel comfortably and safely in rough conditions while providing a strong comfortable platform to spend long days out on the water.   This design has a cuddy cabin with marine toilet and double berth, also a dry secured place for gear storage.   

This particular boat is an excellent example of the design, as level of care and professional maintenance is excellent. Service receipts are available.  A notable mention is the recent re-power with a 2021 5.7l Vortec engine, estimated less than 50hrs since the installation.  

This design is quite rare in our area, and the condition is exeptional for its age. If you are looking for a solid seaworthy boat for day cruises, fishing, or some minimalist cruising then this Albemarle should be on your list. 

Manufacturer Provided Description

The 248 Express Fisherman has striking lines similar to those on its bigger Albemarle siblings. An enhanced deck adds five inches of headroom to a roomy cabin that also sports a molded-in freshwater sink and cabinet. Its curved windshield, with an anodized aluminum frame, boasts interior handrails for safety.

Additional Equipment and Information

Deck: Space for movement around the deck and to and from the helm is excellent, a very comfortable boat, with good design.

  • Maxwell Electric Windlass, Controls at Helm
  • Fortress Anchor, Stainless Swivel, Chain & Line Rode
  • Two Captians Chairs with Cushions & Engine Box Seat with Custom Reversible Seat Back
  • Nonskid Gelcoat
  • Ample Sized Cleats and Haws Pipes Aft
  • Fishing Rod Holders on the coamings and hard top
  • Fishing Rod Storage in the side gunnels
  • Storage/Fish Locker at transom
  • Self Draining Cockpit 
  • Full Stoarge Canvas to cover cockpit completly
  • Quality Stainless Steel Bow Rail
  • Removable Midships Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder
  • Raw Water washdown pump
  • Cushioned quick draining, nonskid matting in cockpit

Cuddy Cabin:  This is a modest but comfortable space, great to get out of the weather, the odd overnight, and good for secured storage when off the boat.

  • Clean Tidy Cushions
  • Quality Teak Cabinetry
  • 12V Lighting
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Fishing Rod Storage
  • Storage forward and under the berth
  • 12V Power via CLA
  • Jabsco Electric Toilet & Lid

Maintenance Informaition:  This vessel has been hauled and serviced annually, we have records going back to 2014 for the services.  

  • Last engine service and oil change Spring 2022
  • Last haul out, drive service, and zinc change Spring 2022
  • Last renewal of the antifouling paint was Spring 2021
  • Engine was powered with a new 5.7l Vortec long block in the beginning of 2021, engine hours were not recorded on invoice.  Owner estimates less than 50hrs of run time since the engine was replaced.  Engine starts and runs well.




Performance information from Boat Test trial with a 5.0L engine

Note that the performance results below were for a 5.0l engine, this boat is now powered with the 5.7l engine which will create slightly different results.  The estimated cruising speed, WOT, and range are estimates of this vessels performance.


Performance and Test Results
The 248 Express Fisherman handled with ease taking heavy chop as easily as it did the smoother bay waters we tested in. The sharp entry and 24 degree deadrise smoothed out the heavy chop without the heavy pounding I expected. The Jackshaft Power System moves the engine forward in the centerline and eliminates the squat you have to overcome coming out of the hole. Our test boat had a 270-hp Volvo GXi with dual stainless steel F3 props. We had three people on board for this test. At 3000 rpms she cruised along at 20.5mph burning only 7.5 gallons per hour. This would give you about fifteen hours of running time for a trip. She topped out around 40.5 mph with our load burning about 20 gallons per hour. Sound levels ran from 65dBa to 94 dBa at top end. She is out of the hole in just over 5 seconds and at 30mph in around twelve.
Albemarle’s 248 Express Fisherman is a good choice for individuals and families looking for a boat that can run offshore, as well as inshore for fun and games with the kids. Mike said he had done a lot of research to make a final decision on the 248 and was very pleased with it. I believe the 248 is a solidly built boat which will bring you years of fishing and cruising pleasure.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Length 25 ft
Beam 8 ft


No. of Engines 1
Engine No. 1
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model 5.7l Vortec, Volvo Penta
Engine Year 2021
Fuel type unleaded
Engine hours 50
Total power 325|horsepower


Builder Albemarle Boats USA
Max Draft 2.5 ft


Cruising Speed 20 kn