2000 Fortier 26' (7.92 m)
Harpsell, Maine, United States
merican Girl is a stand out example of the Fortier 26. She enjoys the comfort of indoor, heated storage, a high caliber of annual service for her single inboard Volvo Penta TAMD41P-A diesel engine (with approximately 2,000 hours) and a caring steward who has undertaken many recent updates/ upgrades.
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: FDF003440E00
$ 115,000 USD
€ 106,061 Euros
$ 156,022 CAD
£ 93,417 GBP
FORTIER 26 - AMERICAN GIRL:
Professionally maintained, inside heated, indoor storage: American Girl has enjoyed the care and keeping of a knowledgeable steward. She's an Eldredge-McInnis design that combines Down East style and the best of a bass boat's characteristics- in what the builder calls “an honest sea boat for fishing and cruising". Fortier uses a closed-cell foam core sandwiched by hand-laid fiberglass in both the hull and deck, including the trunk cabin, of its boats. That’s topped with a skin coat of vinylester resin. The 26’s cockpit is around 16 feet by 9 feet, which gives some 140 square feet of space. The only obstruction is an engine box, which can be used as seating or as an additional surface.
Her cockpit is a substantial selling feature for folks looking to enjoy their time out day boating, picnicking with friends and family, casting a line.. and ultra comfortable: taking up about two-thirds of the boat’s 26-foot, 9-inch length and 10-foot beam. Plus, a full keel protects her running gear and provides a super stable ride.
The steering station is placed to starboard behind a distinctive teak windshield with wind wings. To save cockpit space, the helm and passenger seats were originally designed as "optional" / with flip-down capabilities. This Seller commissioned a custom cabinetry base for the co-pilot seat- which serves to provide ample additional drawer storage for tackle and accessories on deck. Accommodations are complete, though the cabin is necessarily small.
- White topsides
- Green antifouling bottom paint
- Navy boot stripe
- Thin navy cove stripe
- White canvas helm deck enclosure
- Navy cushions with red piping
- Extended aft deck storage bench seat - for full beam bench seating
Soundings Marine Magazine Fortier 26 Review article: The Fortier cruises at 19 to 20 knots at 2,800 to 3,000 rpm. “That’s where it sits best and where it rides best,” ... “And I’m getting about two miles to the gallon.”
The Fortier 26 is designed to handle short, choppy seas and has a reputation among anglers as a boat that gets you there and brings you back. Features of the hard-chine hull include a fine entry with a deep forefoot, keel and running gear protection (including a bronze shoe supporting the rudder), and enough weight to keep the boat in the water to reduce pitching and pounding.
Starting at her bow, American Girl is outfitted with a sturdy bow rail that runs from her bow deck, forward and around her varnished bow pulpit and anchor roller. This stainless steel railing provides a secure handhold as you/ your crew proceed forward to deploy or retrieve your ground tackle and/ or dock/ mooring lines. A stainless keeper tethers your anchor chain centerline, and to port is a stainless housing through which your anchor chain and rode run through, down and into the locker below deck. She's outfitted with 30ft of anchor chain (new in 2022) and 100ft+ of 1/2in nylon rope rode with NEW Vulcan anchor. Just aft of the pulpit is a substantial cleat mounted to the centerline of her bow deck. Underfoot is white non-skid side and bow decks with white smooth waterways. This non-skid is in remarkable shape for the vintage of this vessel.
Teak handrails are mounted to either side of the forward cabin top. Outboard is a beautifully varnished toe rail. Centerline of the cabin top is a large opening hatch- which provides ample natural light and ventilation to the cabin quarters below deck. There are four operating ports in the cabin top sides as well- which provide a great natural cross breeze.
Enclosing her helm deck is a varnished windshield- outfitted with wipers to port and starboard. Aloft is an aluminum arch- spanning the full width of the cockpit/ helm deck. This carries the vessel's radar dome, search light and VHF antenna. Surrounding the helm deck is a full canvas enclosure- with NEW drop-down curtains and isinglass enclosure sections (remaining panels not currently pictured in listing photos are in-progress at a local sail loft and will be aboard shortly and included in the vessel's inventory). As you proceed aft, along her side decks, you're not short on safe hand-holds.. Integrated into the canvas soft top are two sets of additional handles.
- Chart plotter: Garmin GPS MAP XS - NEW 2018 - Installed by Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell, Maine
- Radar: Furuno - NEW 2021 - Installed by Robinhood Marina in Georgetown, Maine
- Thru-hull depth sounder
- VHF Radio: Uniden
- Ritchie 4.5" Compass
- Teak Binocular holder mounted at dash
- Cup holders to port and starboard at helm
- Spotlight with controls at dash
- Pompanette Helmsman Seat & Companion Seat
- Full width, Wraparound Cushioned Transom Seat
- Fully Cushioned Engine Hatch Seating
- NEW Yeti 75 cooler - in white
- Side Boarding Steps w/ gunwale mounted receivers to either side of her cockpit
- Varnished Teak Windshield w/ wiper at helm/ starboard side
- Swim Platform with deployable ladder
As you proceed down through the bi-folded, louvered companionway doors, underfoot is a step box with additional storage space- behind which is a access to her house and engine start batteries.
To port is a stainless steel sink with storage cabinetry above/ outboard and below. To starboard is a two burner cooktop. Above each cabinetry section is an operating port- supplying ample natural light and ventilation.
Forward is her split berth, topped with new cushions in the matching navy with red piping that's on deck as well. Overhead is a large, opening hatch. At the foremost bulkhead of the cabin is backend access to her anchor locker/ ground tackle line well.
- V-Berth with Cushions
- Overhead Bulkhead Shelf
- Jabsco Manual Head Under Port Berth (w/ Holding Tank & Y-Valve)
- Seaward 2-Burner alcohol Stove, w/ Storage Locker Below & Enclosed Shelving Above
- Single stainless steel sink w/ hand pump operated fresh water. Storage locker below & enclosed shelving above/ outboard
- (1) Deck Hatch in forward cabin top
- (4) Opening Ports in cabin
PROPULSION, SYSTEMS & INVENTORY:
- Volvo Penta Inboard Diesel Engine: 3581837 / HS45A-A 2.03 NO. 5045 99 22872 (with approximately 2,000 hours at the time of Fall 2022 decommissioning - NEW turbo installed in 2018 with value adjustment - fresh water cooling system flushed before 2022 season)
- Insulation in surround of engine box to reduce operational noise
- Volvo ZF Hydraulic Transmission
- Aquamet 1 3/8" shaft
- Edson Steering Wheel w/ Teleflex Steering
- Racor Fuel Filter
- (2) 50 gallon fuel tanks
- 14 Circuit 12V DC Panel w/ voltage meter
- Engine Start Battery
- House Battery
- (2) Bilge Pumps
- (2) Deck chairs
- Life jackets
- Dock lines
- Ensign with varnished flag pole
LOA: 26' 9'' (8.15 Meters)
Type: Power- Used
Draft Max: 2' 6''
Maximum Speed: 20 Knots
Cruise Speed: 15 Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 50 Gallons (189.27 Liters)
- Engine Make: Volvo
- Engine Year: 2000
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 200.00
- Power KW: 149.14
- Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
For more information about this yacht please contact Charlotte Kinkade.
We look forward to working with you!
East Coast Yacht Sales
106 Lafayette Street
Yarmouth ME 04096 USA
Since 1986 we have opened five more offices over the past 32 years in Camden and Belfast, Maine, Salem, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island and Mystic, Connecticut attracting twelve of the best brokers on the east coast. We are not just another boat brokerage hanging out a shingle, we invest in what we believe in: the product. We inventory Sirena Yachts, Axopar and J/Boats. We service our boats and customers unlike many brokers in the business. We take trades and we are fair to our customers. We understand the value of our customers over the long run.
106 Lafayette Street
Yarmouth ME 04096 USA
Growing up in Kennebunk, Maine, Charlotte has spent most of her life on the water. Her mother taught her how to sail on a wooden boat her grandfather built and she has spent every summer since racing around the buoys aboard dinghies and big boats along the coast of New England. She holds a 100 Ton USCG license as well as a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus in American Public Policy and Constitutional Law from St. Mary’s College in Maryland.
During her summers off from college, Charlotte taught at and managed the junior sailing program at SailMaine - a Community Sailing Non-Profit. After earning her degree, she worked as a project and permitting coordinator for a New England Utility Constructors. Trading in her hardhat to return to life on the water, Charlotte took her STCW-95 and went to work on private yachts and joined the crew at True Course Yachting as a First Mate, detailer and Service Manager. She then moved back to Maine full-time to manage Tidemark Corporations premiere transient destination and seasonal slip marina in Kennebunkport. During her tenure at Chicks, the marina was awarded the MarinaLife third and then second best small marina in the US and the Elite Fleet and Boaters’ Choice awards from Marinas.com and Dockwa, both for a five-star customer experience!
She is an ABBRA (American Boat Builders & Repairers Association) certified Marine Service Manager; executive board member of the Maine Marine Trades Association and Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association. Charlotte has done extensive one-design racing throughout the United States- most recently campaigning J24s. She is a boat owner and active member of the Portland Yacht Club, in Falmouth, Maine. Her passion for quality customer service and connecting with people in the yachting industry led her to join the sales team with East Coast Yacht Sales. She's a leader in new boat sales, with the highest number of units sold and dollars transacted for their most popular product line. Every new build and brokerage transaction is personal with Charlotte - She's educating, advocating and adding value with every deal.