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1988 Albin Palm Beach 47 Fabulous find - 47'

Year 1988
Length 47ft.
Price USD $120,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location AK, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Stern drive
Displacement: 31000 lbs Dry Load
Engine(s): Volvo Penta
Engine Model: TAMD
Year: 1988
Hours: 4718
Engine(s) HP: 650 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Fuel: 3 Stainless steel (140 Gallons)
Water: 1 Stainless steel (180 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 47 ft 8 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Displacement: 31000 lbs Dry Load
Total Power: 650 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: TAMD
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 3874
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 325 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: TAMD
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 4718
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 325 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (180 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3 Stainless steel (140 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Radar - Raymarine
TV set
Autopilot - Com Nav
Cockpit speakers - Bose
Radio - Alpine
VHF - Icom
GPS - Raymarine
Depthsounder - Raymarine
Plotter - Raymarine
Inside Equipment
Deep freezer
Hot water
Marine head
Sea water pump
Refrigerator - Norcold
Microwave oven
Heating - Espar
Oven - Princess
Chemical head - Groco
Electrical Equipment
Generator - Onan
Inverter - Heart
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Liferaft - Ellis
Teak sidedecks
Cockpit cushions
Davits - 1000LB SS
Teak cockpit
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Electric windlass
Bimini Top
Cockpit cover


Exceptionally low hours are on the twin diesel Volvo Penta TAMD engines. The port engine reads 3874, the starboard 4718. Three fuel tanks at 140 gallons each allows for extended cruising.The fuel and water tanks are stainless steel. Eight deep cycle batteries and a single eight D battery along with an 8KW Onan genset keeps things powered up.


The warm wood interior is welcoming. The large windows allow the light to shine on the wood, detailing the fine grain. Teak and Holley flooring is throughout the vessel. The salon boasts a comfortable adjustable sofa, recline while enjoying the view. The extra large dinette sports pleasant green fabric cushions and a adjustable table. Seat six comfortably for an evening of cards. The bar above the galley has two comfortable tall chairs, perfect for a morning cup of coffee and a review of the charts. Enjoy the 22” flat screen TV or play the latest in music on the Alpine stereo with Bose speakers. Step down to the spacious galley. The appliances include a Princess three burner stove with oven, A Norcold fridge/freezer microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Clever built in shelving hold the dishes directly above the single deep stainless steel sink. A bank of drawers , large cabinets with sliding door and spacious countertop makes this galley feel twice its size. A hatch directly overhead and one above the stove allows for fresh air circulation. Best Friends has two staterooms, both with private heads complete with showers. The master stateroom head also has a tub with built in shower seat. Rich teak details and loads of storage keep things tidy. The master stateroom has a walk around queen sized bed, hanging lockers lined in cedar and built in cubbies in the head board.Close the curtain for privacy over the double windows. The guest stateroom has a double berth, also with private head. A Groco sweet tank system keeps things fresh. A 180 water tank and 40 gallon holding tank means tons of hot water for a refreshing shower. An Espar Diesel heater with ductwork threaded throughout the vessel keeps everything warm and dry.


Best Friends offers two helm options. Both are equipped with an impressive array of electronics. A Raymarine RL80C plotter, radar, GPS, depth sounder, a Com Nav 1101 auto pilot, a Standard Horizon hailer, ICOM ICM502 VHF and built in compasses’ insure informed navigation. A Rayline search light with remote at the helm is a nifty addition. The upper helm provides a birds eye view of the water, and has a great fully enclosed canvas top. Large bench seating with storage means plenty of seating for guests. Grab rails insure safety while underway.

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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