In the water and ready to go for the season, Hide Away is a beautiful example of this highly sought after model and has received proper care by her knowledgeable and meticulous owners. She has been appointed with multiple options including her lovely green topsides with white decks, complimentary upholstery through-out, stern tiller with controls, bow rail with teak pulpit, teak swim platform with ladder and much more.
Recent improvements include - new Garmin GPS Map XSV radar, GPS/ Chartplotter, engine tachometer / hour meter replaced, new teak swim platform with ladder installed in 2015, teak cockpit boarding ladder and custom Sunbrella cushions for cockpit seating.
She sleeps two comfortably forward and includes private head, small galley with Origo 2-burner alcohol stove and pressure water system. All brightwork has been well maintained.
With her 30" draft, she can venture into the shallowest of waters giving you endless options of areas to explore and enjoy. She handles beautifully - is smooth riding, safe and dry. Her fresh water cooled Volvo 200 HP diesel engine with a mere 440 hours provides excellent performance with a comfortable 15 - 16 knots cruise and a top speed of 18 - 20 knots.
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Forward v-berth with manual head under bunk portside, cold-water sink on port, stovetop and distribution panel on starboard
Summary of Builder's Notes
The following summary notes are from the builder - Fortier Boats in Somerset, Massachusetts:
The Fortier 26 is an honest sea boat for fishing and cruising. A proven design by Eldridge-McInnis, she is an outstanding fiberglass boat. The design and construction make her extremely comfortable in any weather. Learn why this boat is referred to as an icon for the safest, most attractive classic boat in its class.
With a standard Volvo electronic diesel inboard engine, economy and performance is outstanding offering cruising speeds of up to 20 knots. The full-molded keel and skeg offer exceptional stability and excellent protection to the shaft and rudder. Spray rails molded to the hull give the boat a soft, dry entry into the water.
The construction of the Fortier 26 is unique in that experienced craftsmen have laid layers of fiberglass with a Core-Cell foam core. The stringers run from bulkhead to transom. This excellence in design and quality of materials and workmanship make the Fortier 26 the stiffest hull in its class. Two other outstanding features are the removable molded cockpit sole and large self-bailing scuppers.
The combination of beam and spacious cockpit offers maximum room for pleasurable fishing or cruising. The cabin provides comfort and living accommodations. There is a V-berth with foam cushions, an installed marine head, a pressure water system and refrigeration. Four opening portholes give light and air to the cabin area. Custom teak is used throughout the boat for trim, including windshield and rub rails. Options, including soft or hard tops, are available so that you can customize your Fortier 26 for fishing or cruising. One of the most desirable and identifiable options is the aft tiller with controls.
Brigid Rooney Hall, CPYB and John F. Hall, Jr.
3 India Point Road
Westerly, RI 02891