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1973 Bonito 26 For Sale

Stock #160525 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1973
Type:
Power
Brand:
Bonito
Category:
Cuddy Cabins
Model:
26
Length (LOA):
26'
Beam:
11'
Min. Draft:
15"
Max. Draft:
27"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
160525
Location:
Shelton, Connecticut
(near Stratford)
Status:
Sold
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Getting A Bigger Boat
Engine Details
Count:
1
Year:
1973
Brand:
Mercruiser
Model:
454
Size:
330 hp
Hours:
1,100
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Recently Sold — On her way to Annapolis, MD

Designed by Dick Lema of later Rampage fame, and built by Tillotson-Pearson Inc. in Rhode Island, the Bonito 26 Cuddy is one of the classic solid fiberglass designs of the era, a true battleship among today's cruise ships, tough, long-lived and capable of serving generations of anglers.

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1973 Bonito 26 Cuddy Cabin in Shelton, Connecticut

Stock #160525

Designed by Dick Lema of later Rampage fame, and built by Tillotson-Pearson Inc. in Rhode Island, the Bonito 26 Cuddy is one of the classic solid fiberglass designs of the era, a true battleship among today's cruise ships, tough, long-lived and capable of serving generations of anglers.

With her unmistakable, sweeping "Carolina Flare" and hefty, wide-beam, modified deep-V hull she cuts through the heavy water like a locomotive through a snow bank while keeping her occupants dry, yet provides a rock-stable fishing platform second to few while on the drift.

Speaking of that fishing platform, just look at the wide, uncluttered cockpit, under-gunwale cleats, fold-away helm and passenger seating... a real stand-up work space for the six-pack operator or serious angler, or with a few extra deck chairs a comfortable launch for an evening harbor cruise.

Completely refurbished by the second of only three owners and in amazing condition for a boat approaching her fiftieth birthday, this boat exudes elegance in the purest sense of the word... elegance in her simplicity, elegance in her design and fitment and yes, elegance in her lines, a real head-turner wherever she goes, any compromise between form and function impossible to discern.

So, if you are one of those with a "less is more" philosophy, have no fear of being different, know that real watches do not have batteries in them, understand what "they don't make them like that anymore" means when it comes to reliable boats or toasters, this old girl is for you, and given the care she deserves probably a few more after you as well.

Advertisement is for vessel only. Trailer is not being offered for sale by POP Yachts.
Information On Condition

The photographs speak for themselves, the cosmetic condition of this vessel is excellent for her age, a superb specimen and representative of a bygone era, the owner reports that all systems perform properly and the boat is ready for service.

All new cooling system hoses, alternator, sea water and bilge pumps.

Approximate boat location: Shelton, Connecticut


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Basic Details
Year:
1973
Type:
Power
Brand:
Bonito
Category:
Cuddy Cabins
Model:
26
Length (LOA):
26'
Hours:
1,100
Stock #:
160525
Location:
Shelton, Connecticut
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 10/14/2018)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1973
Brand:
Mercruiser
Model:
454
Hours:
1,100
Size:
330 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
110 gals
Propeller:
Aluminum
Maximum Speed:
30 mph
Drive Brand:
Mercruiser
Drive Model:
TRS
Drive Type:
Stern Drive
Config.:
Inboard/Outboard
Bilge Blower:
Bilge Pump:
Carbureted:
Closed Water Cooling Sys.:
Fuel Filter:
Gearbox:
Power Tilt & Trim:
Throttle/shift:
Trim Tab Controls:
Trim Tabs:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
26'
Beam:
11'
Min. Draft:
15"
Max. Draft:
27"
Weight:
7,000 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
VHF:
Standard Horizon
GPS / Plotter:
Garmin 740s
VHF Antenna:
2
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Rode:
Bollard Mooring Cleat:
Fold Down Helm Seats:
Full Enclosure:
Isinglass:
Live Well:
Rod Holders:
Swim Ladder - Gunwale:
T-top:
Under Gunwale Cleats:
Under Gunwale Rod Storage:
Windshield:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Navigation Lights:
ElectricalElec. Components
12 V DC Outlets:
Battery Switch:
Cabin Lights:
DC Circuit Breaker Panel:
Docking Lights:
Hour Meter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Tach:
Volt Meter:
Water Temp Gauge:
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
1
Sleep. Capacity:
2
# Berths:
2
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabin Roof Hatch:
Cuddy Cabin:
Port Lights:
V Berth:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Dick Lema
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Mod Vee
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
White / Blue
Bottom Paint:
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