This was a custom design commissioned by Kelvin Ha from Sydney and the Moore family from Cairns. These plans are Not For sale at this time
The Pro Tournament 26.... Diamond in the Rough "The ultimate in offshore sport fishing performance"
This offshore power boat design, powered by either single or twin outboards, the Pro Tournament 26 is untouchable in the open water, and yet the 26 will really prove itself when conditions deteriorate.
With a standard 600 litre fuel tank capacity , 30 degree deadrise at midship and flared bows, the Pro Tournament 26 will get you there faster, drier, and smoother than the rest.
To put it simply...she's a Diamond in the Rough !
Other features that the Pro Tournament 26 include are: a 60 litre livewell, 2 x large kill tanks, self draining cockpit, recessed grab rails, large storage compartments, a large console with heaps of room for your electronics and, a huge cockpit area for where all the action is on your offshore fishing rampages.
Loaded and ready to fish with 600 litres of fuel, all your fishing gear plus more, a single 300 HP or twin 150's will push the Pro Tournament 26 to approx 50 kts+ pending load, choice of motor, gearbox ratio and prop selection. As with all our designs, seaworthiness and comfort (smooth ride) is our main priority, not speed.
So regardless of what you have in mind, the Pro Tournament 26 aggessive, yet easily trailered offshore design will give you endless opportunities to dominate the offshore scene.
The Moore Boys from Cairns and their Pro Tournament 26
Is it possible to have a cuddy cab with this hull design?
This is a question that is so often asked and the answer is No.
The Pro Tournament 26 was designed specifically as a centre console. With each design, right at the very beginning we have a specific purpose in mind and then design the boat to meet that criteria. In the case of the PT26, it was designed to be a hardcore, offshore fishing boat, long, lean, mean and light. As a part of the design spiral, the Pro Tournament series had to meet specific requirements: Performance/ seakeeping/ stability especially / a deep deadrise for wild offshore conditions, a "mattress" ride...the list goes on and on.
By adding a cabin, everything changes and the Pro Tournament 26 wouldn't meet the criteria that we designed it for.
Build as per the plans...you won't be disappointed !
- Overall Hull length ......26 ft ( 7.92m) - Beam ...... 8 ft - 3" (2.5m) - Deadrise @ Transom ...... 25 degrees - Engine shaft length ...... XL/S (25") - Recommended Hp ...... 250-300 Hp - Fuel Capacity ...... 600 litres ( 159 USG) - Construction …. Strip Plank Composite Construction
Australian Builders Plate Compliant
Kelvin from Sydney and his Pro Tournament 26
Anyone can Build a Boat. Its that Easy
Just aboutanybody can build a boatusing the Bowdidge Marine Design Strip Plank Composite system. This method eliminates many members that ordinarily require fitting, fairing, and beveling. Thus, it's ideal for beginners. A jigsaw and drill are about the only power tools required. The resulting boat is incredibly light weight, strong, and durable.
This quick and easy boatbuilding method consists of laying the planks onto the temporary frames, allowing the planks to "find their own way" from bow to stern. We also use tile spacers to provide the gaps between the planks to push the glue through at a later stage. Once the planks are fixed into position, we can then begin gluing the planking into place. By doing things this way, we're not under pressure to plank up fast due to the glue going off, but working at our own pace. It also means that the planks themselves are not tortured into position, using clamps or whatever to hold down, but the planks "naturally" want to lay down as they ar laying naturally of finding their own path. Its that easy. (see video below)
Once the planks have been glued, its time to give teh hull a quick fair with your sander, then time to begin glassing.
Plans for all our designs include instructions, material layouts, and material listings. In addition, the patterns provided are precise, since they're taken from the actual 3D modeling and CAD systems.