The Albury family has been building boats in Man Oâ€™War Cay, Abaco, for many generations, including their famous smacks, sloops and schooners. Since 1952, Willard Albury, first with his father and brother, now with his sons Don and Jamie, have produced sea kindly outboard runabouts & skiffs. They build these boats one at a time, for those customers who appreciate a special boat when they see one.
Albury Brothers Boats were built in wood until 1985, when the hearty Madera tree became depleted. The first fiberglass boat was lofted off the last wooden hull. This became the 18.5 footer, which is no longer produced. In 1990, Willard created the 20 foot model using the strip plank pattern method. Sheer and freeboard were added, as well as the beam carried forward. At the behest of a boat rental firm, Willard lofted the 23 footer on top of the 20 foot plug in 1997. Willard added a set of lifting strakes, took a little roundness out of the bilge & continued his approach of carrying more beam forward. In 2005, Willard Albury lofted the 27â€™ hull plug, partially using sections from the fabulous 23 hull. Production of the 27 footer began in early 2007.
Due to demand, in 2003 the Albury family partnered to produce Albury Brothers Boats in the U.S. with the same Abaco-built quality. All materials and construction are under the constant supervision and control of the Albury family. Whether you have your boat built in Abaco or the States, you will receive the same great boat.