This very comfortable, fishing machine has many unique features and some of them are found only on this boat. In this amazing combination you get an oversized engine bracket, a powerful Yamaha 350 HP V8 engine along with a custom bow thruster for precision handling. The heavy duty engine bracket is a Pooderbuilt Co.'s bracket, fabricated in Bellingham, Washington.
The engine bracket not only has room for the installed 350 HP Yamaha but also for a 9 HP Yamaha "kicker" and has a hydraulically controlled "jack plate" for close in "skinny water" fishing.
The "long cabin" configuration provides ample indoor air conditioned and heated comfort and berthing for a 26' vessel. The roomy helm has a telescoping, pneumatically buffered helm seat to soften the wave action on the harsher days that this boat is built to attack.
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With more living space, a large galley and huge cockpit deck, the Osprey Pilothouse 26 Long Cabin gives greater livability for families while, offering the high performance and quality you've come to expect from Osprey Pilothouse. Standard features are fabric upholstery, stand up shower, stereo/CD player, and full galley with extra deep sink for the chef in the family.
Shore power is also standard, as well as a seawater washdown system and inverter, a substantial radar arch and transom door. If you have a big family, or just need the extra room, you can convert the settee to a small berth.
The custom, oversize cockpit bimini gives plenty of protection from the sun.
There are two Group 31 batteries for the ship and a large oversized battery dedicated to the bow thruster.
There is a separate Honda 2000 generator, included with the sale, that has a custom attach point on the engine bracket and a custom "shore power" type cord for connecting to the ship. This generator easily fits and quietly runs from the engine bracket/swim platform. This powers the air conditioner and other items on the boat while underway or at anchor.
Great AC inverter installed.
THIS ENGINE IS UNDER WARRANTY !
The powerful Yamaha V8 350 HP engine is more than enough to put his fishing machine through its paces. Top speed 38mph and cruise 25 - 30 mph.
The engine only has 50 hours. Although manufactured in 12/07, the engine was "preserved" (and shrink wrapped) by the manufacturer and installed in 2011 and has a warranty UNTIL NOV. 2017 !
There is an additional engine mount on the port side of the main engine bracket that holds a 9 HP Yamaha 4-stroke as a "kicker". The smaller aux engine has a custom attachpoint for steering the smaller engine also, from either helm.
The convenient "walk-arounds" on each side of the vessel give easy access to the bow.
The Simpson Lawrence windlass located on the bow is easily accessible with handy controls at the helm as well.
Located on the aft deck topside are four stainless steel rod holders and and a ready for use stainless radar mounting plate. Also located topside are two Taco black and gold telescoping outriggers.
There is an additional attach point up forward for the dive ladder installation along with the one on the aft deck.