YELLOWFIN 26 HYBRID
One main factor in designing a larger single-outboard boat is how the vessel carries weight such as fuel, ice, people and gear, says Heath Daughtry, vice president of Yellowfin. “Where does the center of gravity fall, and is the boat designed for multiuse function?
“For the nearshore or bay fisherman, the boat can be equipped with a single motor,” he says. “The angler has the ability to carry an abundant amount of weight and still achieve a highly acceptable mpg return at cruise and an acceptable wide-openthrottle speed without any deficiency in hull performance.”
The 26 Hybrid operates with a single outboard in the 300 to 400 hp class. When powered by twins, Yellowfin restricts the max horsepower to 400 and limits the option to twin fourcylinder outboards. “The twin setup is primarily beneficial for the angler who plans to venture a little more offshore,” Daughtry says. “The safety and redundancy of two motors is largely the decision factor for this setup.”
The 26 Hybrid can be built and equipped to fish inshore waters with a single outboard, or venture offshore with twins.
SPECS: LOA: 26 ft. • Beam: 8 ft. 8 in. • Transom Deadrise: 20 deg. • Draft: 15 in.
Dry Weight: 5,000 lb. (w/ engine) • Max Power: 400 hp • MSRP: $126,787 (w/ Mercury Verado 350)