Albin 25 is a great value. Most are in the ballpark of $14,000-20,000.
It has a range of 400 miles on 20 gallons of diesel if there is no wind
It cruises at 6-8 knots. It has a round bottom and a solid fiberglass
hull, so I suppose you could beach it, but on soft beaches.
The prop and rudder
are behind a keel
Most of them have a forward cabin
with a v-berth, head
. A center cockpit
and a small aft cabin with a v-berth. The first owner of mine cut out the aft cabin and enclosed the cockpit
, so it is completely enclosed, with a cockpit
in the transom and easy access to the swim step.
C-Dory is more basic but newer and has the option to planing speeds. I particularly like the sight tubes in the fuel tanks
that are visible from the pilot seat. This boat is more oriented towards fishing and diving
with the larger cockpit. With the outboard(s) you can tilt them out of the water
if you beach it.
C-Dory can pound in certain seas. The Venture 23 has a slightly deeper V that reduces pounding. Albins can be rolly, but you can get one with a mast
and put up a steadying sail.
Devlins are pretty interesting if you want to build a boat yourself. If they build it I don't think you save much.