Center Consoles 2021 Custom Kitty Hawk 26 boat for sale at a glance:

  • Price drop! Offered by Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales originally for $288,000; now only $178,000
  • Powered by twin Suzuki DF150AP / 150 hp / 20 hrs
  • The boat located in Stuart, Florida
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26' Custom Carolina Kitty Hawk 26 2021
Yes, she is a beautiful boat.
And brand new.
Only 20 hours on her twin fuel efficient Suzuki 150's.
Her owner/builder is looking for offers.
He is ready to start another hull!
She is a classic yacht with great Carolina flair and a cold-molded hull like yachts several times her size.
You will appreciate her ride.
Built to fish with many options and creature comforts like a true marine head and comfortable captain seating.
Call for your showing.
Owner is looking for options.

Broker's Comments

She is a head turner and a complete fishing boat!
Don't wait for your next boat to be built. Start fishing today.
Her build is well documented in pictures and video.
Her owner tried to not leave anything out.
Call today.Kitty Hawk Design

LOA: 26'-1 3/4" (7.97m)
DWL: 21'-8" (6.61m)
Beam: 9' (2.74m)
Draft (Keel): 14 5/8" (371 mm)
Displacement: 6,300 lbs. (2,858 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 123 gals. (465 L)
Deadrise: 12.5 degrees
Freeboard (Fwd): 55 3/8" (1407 mm)
Freeboard (Aft): 33 1/2" (851 mm)
Power: 200-300 hp Outboard
Speed: 37 Knots w/300 HP (Estimated)
Construction: Cold-Molded Okoume/Glass
Kitty Hawk 26

The Kitty Hawk 26 was designed for a client from Wisconsin who, like myself, had also worked for Carver Boat Company at one time. Amazingly, we both worked there at the same time, but didn't know each other. Then again, there were over a thousand employees when I started at Carver! He had worked for Carver at their North Carolina facility for a while and had a desire to build a Carolina-style boat for himself. With a "broken" sheer and lots of flare forward that transitions to tumblehome back aft, the Kitty Hawk 26 is a true Carolina-style sportfisherman. When he is done building her, he may have the only Carolina boat fishing for Salmon on Lake Michigan!

The Kitty Hawk 26 features a large cockpit with lots of room aft of the leaning post. This was critical as the boat will be equipped with downriggers for trolling. The 9' beam leaves a nice space on either side of the splash well for an angler to work a fish around the aft corners of the boat. With the engine hung directly on the transom, instead of on a bracket, you should have no trouble fishing from the stern. Up forward there is a small casting platform with lots of storage underneath. The console is large enough to give protection from the weather and has space inside for a portable head. Forward of the console is a 128 qt. cooler with a cushion on top for additional seating.
Image of Kitty Hawk 26 Profile Her hull design is a modified vee. The fine entry is over 48 degrees at station 1 and flattens to 12 degrees at the transom to promote efficient planing. For structural reasons and ease of construction, the chines do not have integral flats, but rely on external spray rails angled to throw the water and spray out and down. Her topsides flare in the traditional Carolina-style and there is quite a bit of tumblehome back aft. A quarter guard is mounted on the hullside aft to help protect the hull from docks and pilings. Her freeboard is a little bit higher than on many Carolina-style boats, especially back aft where the cockpit depth is 28". Her cockpit sole is 6" above the waterline back aft, so should drain well even with a couple of guys working a fish off the stern.
Image of Kitty Hawk 26 Deck Arrangement The Kitty Hawk 26 features cold-molded construction using 2 layers of 9mm Okoume marine plywood over longitudinal stringers and transverse frames. Her hull is covered with a layer of 1808 knitted biaxial glass set in epoxy. Keel, stem, side stringers, chine logs and clamps are all of laminated fir or mahogany. Her bottom stringers and frames are cut from18mm Okoume marine plywood. The transom is three layers of 18mm Okoume with the stringers let into the inner two layers. She is designed very conservatively and should prove sturdy over the long haul.
Image of Kitty Hawk 26 Hull Originally planned for straight inboard power, we switched mid-stream to outboard power as trying to source the strut was proving to be a real nightmare. Casting one-off parts for a boat this size is somewhat expensive, that is if you can find a manufacturer willing to even do it for you. I sent emails and left phone messages for a couple of months with one foundry and finally gave up on them when they couldn't even be bothered to return my messages. Needless to say, I won't be recommending them as a supplier in the future! So the decision was made to switch to outboard power, which should be simpler to build, faster, quieter and probably more efficient. It also opens up the console space for the aforementioned head and makes for a much simpler fuel tank layout. With her moderate deadrise and relatively light weight, a 225hp outboard should push her 32 knots. A 300hp outboard will give her a top speed above 37 knots. The Kitty Hawk 26 was not designed to be a high-speed kingfish boat, she was designed to be a conservative, seaworthy fishing platform. (11/29/17) After years of requests and constant badgering from clients and potential clients, I have added a twin engine option as well as a single engine, bracket option. These changes are now included in the Plan Set. I still don't see the need for twins, but in business you have to give the people what they want!
Image of Kitty Hawk 26 Hull Section The Kitty Hawk 26 is available as both a Plan Set with full size frame patterns or as a CNC cut Frame Kit. The Plan Set includes 18 pages of drawings and 6 very large pages of patterns printed on plastic film to insure accuracy. The patterns were created from the CNC cut files and are a bit complex as they include all the cut-outs for the stringers, chines and clamp. Drawings include a strongback and a stem mold drawing for the laminated stem. The plans have also been converted to metric, for those of you outside the U.S.

The CNC cut Frame Kit includes both the permanent and temporary frames, longitudinal bottom stringers, the 3 layer transom and a building jig to help in setting the boat up. There is also a pre-cut form for laminating the stem to the correct shape. The Frame Kit includes 14 pages of drawings from the Plan Set detailing her construction, including hull and deck details and a machinery arrangement.

Whether you choose to build from the Plan Set or the Frame Kit, she will be a challenging project to build, especially in light of her size. If you are up for the challenge, I think she will make for a fine offshore fishing boat. The curvaceous hull of the Kitty Hawk 26 will stand out in nearly any harbor!

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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