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The Crevalle 26 HBW is a hybrid bay boat that skews a bit more toward the open water side of the equation – thus the HBW name that stands for Hybrid Blue Water. This boat offers a hull design that is great near shore as well as offshore, just like its sister the 26 HCO, but tops it with a deck that features an open bow that is perfect for fishing in open water. Of course, since it’s a Crevalle you know it will give you serious fishing boat features while still being very family-friendly.
Built in Wildwood Florida, the 26 HBW has a self-bailing hull that utilizes 100% wood free construction, a composite transom, and fiberglass grid stringer system with foam flotation, all assembled using Crevalle’s proprietary C.R.I.M.P process (Crevalle Resin Infusion Manufacturing Process) that results in a stronger, lighter, better riding hull. As you would expect, the boat is built to ABYC Standards and is NMMA certified - all backed by a 10 Year transferable hull warranty.
The hull features fiberglass hatches that are fully finished on both sides with stainless steel position control hinges. Marelon composite seacocks give dependable corrosion-free performance and anti-venturi thru-hull fittings allow the pumps to operate at speed. Hidden deck drains with stainless covers and duckbill valves keep the Yacht Grip non-skid deck nice and dry. There's also six custom Crevalle pull-up cleats and a stainless steel rub rail to keep your boat looking good.
Power on this HBW is courtesy of a Suzuki DF300 four stroke outboard with digital throttle and power assisted hydraulic steering, mounted on the unique setback transom using a 6” Sea Star jack plate. This setup guarantees plenty of performance whether you’re taking advantage of the 12” draft and fishing inshore or running offshore. To keep track of all that performance, the Suzuki outboard is linked to the Simrad NSS12 EVO3 display so you can get your engine management along with GPS and sounder.
There's plenty of features on this 26 HBW, starting with the hard top with 3 sided glass enclosure, LED lighting, Rocket launcher rod holders and 2 kingfish rod holder. The boat also has two full size removable coolers (one being a premium rotocast cooler on a slide out tray under the fiberglass leaning post), helm seatting with flip-up bolsters, armrests, tackle storage, fresh water sink and rigging tray, a Fusion AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo with Wet Sounds speakers, LED illuminated stainless cup holders and Crevalle's ingenious dedicated in-gunwale port and starboard safety gear storage. For seating comfort, there's upholstered seating on the forward console seat, the rear deck features an innovative 40 inch wide flip up seat that's centrally located for a more comfortable ride, and the optional forward Frigid Rigid 170 quart coffin box cooler with removable upholstery package. Rounding it out, there's two aerated release wells aft and a third aerated well underneath the forward console seat.
With full white hull color and a Storm Cloud facet stripe accent, underside hard top color and helm face plus Argento powdercoat pipework, this boat has good looks to match its performance. Plus it's loaded with other features like a portable toilet in the console, synthetic decking helm pad, pre-rig for trolling motor that includes an onboard 3 bank charger, console wiring shroud, and LED underwater lights at the transom.
Versatility is a hallmark of Crevalle Boats. So, when you started asking for an offshore center-console boat, we listened. The impressive result is the Crevalle 26 HBW, a hybrid boat that delivers exactly what you want. It includes the same family-fisherman sensibilities Crevalle is known for, so you’ll love its performance when trolling for dolphin in the Gulf Stream as much as you’ll enjoy gathering with friends and family on a sunset bay cruise.