September 2010 Webxtra

Offshore and inshore anglers should consider Pro-Line when checking out the boat market. The 23 Bay Boat, the Dual-Console, the 26 Express and the 26 XP are strong considerations. The 26 XP, or Express Pilot, is a strong, mid-size pilot boat that offers a host of attractive possibilities for Florida anglers.

The 26 XP would be perfect for comfortable trips to your favorite distant fishing grounds and for days hanging around near your favorite harbor, too. Its attributes of comfort, protection, and forty years of solid boat building behind it make the 26 XP a compelling addition to Pro Line’s model line.


Length: 26 feet, 4 inches
Beam: 8 feet, 6 inches
Draft (hull): 18 inches
Deadrise: 22 degrees
Fuel: 200 gallon
Max HP: 450 hp
Baitwell: 20 gallon

The 26 XP builds in more room, functionality, and comfort to an all-weather cruising and fishing vessel well-suited for day trips and the longer range trips popular among Florida boaters, to destinations like the Bahamas, the Tortugas or the Loop Current.


Important to those ventures and for family outings, the 26XP has plenty of well-placed cup holders, an integrated dive platform with ladder.


The 26 XP is an expansion of Pro Line’s popular 23 XP model. The 26XP’s most distinctive feature, a solid 3-sided helm enclosure protects against inclement and extreme weather, hot and cold, and steps down to a comfortable cabin.


Freshwater washdown.


The cabin features a freshwater sink, galley with butane stove, table with filler cushion, head and choice of interior design. Plenty of comfort upgrades are available to suit your style, too.


Anglers get total fishability and a large cockpit, a lighted 20-gallon rounded-corner baitwell.


Many rod holders, horizontal rod racks for storage, with two 37-gallon fish boxes.


Non-skid decking, ergonomically designed helm stations and plenty of comfortable seating, including two fold-down seats. One in the cockpit area…


…and one from the leaning post.


Ingeniously, the center console leans forward…


…to expose all the helm electronics.


The helm station itself gives not only protection but great visibility and ventilation…


All Pro Line boats are built with Fiberglass Integrated Structural Technology, “FIST,” a high-density, closed-cell foam coring that cannot rot. This year, Pro Line retires its Fighting Lady Yellow and introduces a new color for its boats, shiraz, just a little darker than burgundy.

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