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1973 Bonito 26 CC

$15,000 USD

  • $15,000 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Center Consoles
  • 1973
  • Bonito
  • 26 CC
  • Jamestown, Rhode Island, US
  • Power
  • 055228
  • 26ft / 7.92 m
  • 12ft / 3.66 m
  • Marine Power
  • Mp454xnn
  • Inboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 7000
  • 2015-10-08
  • 2015-10-08
  • 1542873

- Stock #055228 -

This Dick Lema design will turn heads while making Rampage and Bertram owners jealous. Her very deep V and very wide beam (11'3") will take you anywhere. The owner of this vessel had amazing stories to tell; so when this POP associate visited to inspect and photograph this vessel, I could have spent (listened) all day. How about this - the vessel in motion, nearly vertical to the water with only the bottom of the stern, trim tabs and prop touching the water, with a slight throttling to bring her back horizontal. Puts these other boys to shame.

Most in the New England area will remember the Tillotson-Pearson name or possibly the Bonito Boat Company. These were the builders of the few remaining Bonitos anywhere. Designer Dick Lema was a household name for boat designing and building around Washington County (Narragansett, Jamestown, Westerly areas) dating to the Fifties. Often referred to as 'Lema's Rampage', the Bonito simply can't be outdone for seaworthiness and durability.

This Beast of the East was re-powered in 1992 with a Marine Power inboard which has been maintained by her mechanical engineer owner. She has been out of the water since last fall, started regularly on the hard beginning this spring (2014).

Her most recent improvements and maintenance can be found below under 'Condition'. Suffice it to say, she is ready to go fishing, in a big, beasty way.

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Take a look at ALL ***92 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

ConditionWhen this POP associate inspected and photographed this hull masterpiece, it was clear her second owner had maintained her well....even after more than 40 years of Northeast seas. UPKEEP In 2014........ - New Risers (still boxed) - New Transmission and Oil Coolers In 2013........ - New Carburetor - New Exhaust Manifold Maintenance records are available on the Marine Power dating to 1992. Additional records are also available from this owner dating to the time he bought her in 1984. With normal wear and tear for her age, her new owner will, with regular maintenance, also have amazing stories to tell for the next 40 years of the serious fishing expeditions this Bonito is capable of. **********PLEASE NOTE**********The second image was taken by the seller and retained by this POP rep for the purposes of showing her in the water. Thanks you!

- Compass (Ritchie)
- Depth Sounder (Raymarine RL-80C)
- Echo Sounder (Raymarine RL-80C)
- Fish Finder (Raymarine RL-80C)
- Fuel Gauge
- GPS (Raymarine RL-80C)
- GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter (Raymarine RL-80C)
- Navigation Lights
- Plotter (Raymarine RL-80C)
- Radar (Raymarine R-20)
- Speedometer
- Tachometer
- VHF (2 - Kinr, Apelco)

- Control Type (Hydraulic)
- Cooling System (F/W Cooled)
- Custom Exhaust (3.5" SS)
- Engine Alarms (Transmission, Engine Temp, Low Oil.)
- Engine Location (Midship)
- Fuel Tank (Fiberglass & Poly - Midship/aft, Under Deck (80 Gals., 30 Reserve))
- Fuel Tank Location (Stern - Under Deck)
- Passenger Capacity (8)
- Propulsion (V-drive (bronze Prop Computer Balanced))
- Radar Arch/mast (Mast)
- Rudders
- Starting Type (Electric - Key)
- Steering (Hydraflex LD-25 / IB-173)
- Trim Tabs (Bennett V351)

- Accessory Switches
- Alternator (60A)
- Battery (2 - 12V)
- Battery Location (Stern)
- Battery Switch
- Gauges
- Hour Meter
- Night Lighting

- Bottom Paint
- Cockpit Type (Open)
- Gel Coat
- Helm Console
- Radar Mast
- Tee Top

- Anchor (Danforth (200 Ft. Line))
- Anchor Locker
- Bait Station
- Boathook
- Captain's Chair
- Casting Deck W/storage
- Center Console W/storage
- Cockpit Cover
- Console Cover
- Courtesy Lights
- Downrigger
- Fenders
- Forward Seating
- Instrument Cover
- Non-skid Deck
- Outriggers
- Raw Water Washdown
- Rod Holders (16)
- Rod Storage
- Rub Rails
- Saltwater Washdown
- Spreader Lights
- Storage
- Swim Ladder
- Tackle Storage
- Thru-bolted SS Cleats
- Transom Shower
- T-top
- Under Gunnel Cleats
- Washdown
- Windshield

- Bilge Pump (2)
- Bright Cockpit Lighting
- Fire Extinguisher
- Horn (Manual)
- Life Ring

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