When we purchased our Oday we were slipped next to a Albin Nimbus 42 and our neighbors gave us a tour. I thought it was a very, very stout boat and probably sailed like a dream. I don't remember what the draft of the boat was, but remember they were having issues in the marina. They had been kicked out of the slip they'd been in for some time while someone had their boat out for an extensive refit. They were grounded at low tide while they were in the slip next to us, and I seem to remember the depth being around
6' at low tide in that slip.
They draw 5'10" normally. Bit deep for parts of the East Coast or Caribbean. Not fast enough off the wind for West Coast passagemakers. *shrug* Albin always
designed its boats for the Baltic & North Seas -- point high, sail dry, survive full-speed collisions with granite rocks. Interior volume, headroom, ventilation, lighting, and BBQs got sacrificed, which is mebbe the reason only the Vega ever got much traction in the US ... and then only because Vegas are cheap and plentiful.
The Nimbus' companionway entry is said to be high on the cabin top, which is why the ladder is so steep. I see the teak decks are screwed down -- anyone heard of leaks with these boats? Still bemused, given the Nimbus has a long, lovely peninsula to the centerline, galley sink isn't THERE and the icebox in the corner. Does the outboard sink drain okay when heeled?
NIMBUS 42 (ALBIN) Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com