Ocean Sport Boats Run Hard In Style
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Ocean Sport Boats are often the envy of the fleet in the Pacific Northwest. The attention to detail, quality in workmanship, functionality, and reliability are reasons that Ocean Sport ranks among the top tiers of boat builders.
Previously, the Roamer line has run the show with their 30’ and 33’ models, until now. There’s a new kid in town that will more than complement the Ocean Sport lineup.
Let me introduce to you, the Ocean Sport Legacy 26.
Ocean Sport boats is one boat manufacturer that is no stranger to fabricating some of the world’s most rugged, yet refined, sport fishing boats. Now you can get all the same great features in a 26’, outboard (or I/O) powered package. All of this functionality and creature comforts doesn’t mean anything without one of the key pillars of foundation at Ocean Sport Boats, quality. At the Ocean Sport boats factory, quality starts at step one and there is not one hull fabricated via hand layup. All Ocean Sport hulls are vacuum resin infused, removing the chance for errors and defects that are encountered with hand layup techniques, making for a bullet proof hull that is 30% lighter. While the point here is quality, the added benefit is fuel efficiency, leaving more money in your wallet for tackle and accessories. With a boat that weighs in at 8500-pounds dry, she produces 2.9mpg at 30MPH in a calm sea state and tops out at 45mph. The performance and eloquence of this new addition puts it in a league of its own.
The 26’ Legacy has been re-engineered from the keel up and is not a mere scaling of big brother (Roamer Series). The stern has been widened from earlier iterations at and below the water line with more generous chines for added stability in a beam-to sea. With a 21-degree dead rise, this boat not only drifts well but will also eat up a head sea.
One of the key facets of an Ocean Sport build is the attention to detail, fit, and finish. You can see the drive for perfection in the craftsmanship of these boats. Every system is designed to be completely serviceable with easy access to critical components. Wiring runs are so clean and traceable that airplane manufacturers would be jealous. The layout of the boat makes it a walk in the part to add electronics or other accessories.
For those that choose the I/O option, you can literally sit or stand next to your engine, making maintenance a piece of cake.
Now, you’re thinking “ok, great, but what about the fishability?” And don’t worry, Tom Cruise could land an F-14 on the deck of this boat. The cockpit is HUGE and so is the fish storage. Whether you want to put 100 albacore or a few 100-pound ahi below deck, the fish boxes go on for days. And if the need arises to play hide and seek with the kids, you have your spot. With the 9’6” beam, there is plenty of room for a full crew. The bait tank is molded into the transom and ready for action. A generous overhang keeps the driver dry at the second station in adverse weather conditions. Buurnewiin rod holders and accessories look good in the gunwales of the 26’ Legacy, and every single piece of decking hardware is backed with a sturdy backing plate.
One of the best views in the house comes from the captain’s chair with unparalleled visibility, made possible by the forward leaning Alaskan bulkhead and full view windows. The oversized comfy captain’s chair makes driving this beauty a dream. Between the ride of this vessel and the chair, your biggest concern will be not falling asleep at the helm. Navigating the large 26’ Legacy comes easy with the easy to access display, optional bow thruster, and front bow light.
No accommodations were sacrificed in the making of this fishing machine. Between the V-Berth, Lower Berth, and Diner Berth, you can grab 5 of your best friends (or highest bidders) and head to the San Juans or offshore tuna grounds and let the sea gently rock you to sleep.
The kitchenette offers you a place to prepare your next meal, or your next cocktail.
To find out more about the capability of this fine fishing vessel or its big brother (the Roamer), visit Island Marine Center on Lopez Island or schedule a visit to the factory on Camano Island (accessible via Stanwood). To take a closer look at all that the Ocean Sport Legacy 26 has to offer.
26′ Ocean Sport Boat Legacy Specifications
- LOA: 26′ 10″ – Length does not include outboard bracket or outboards
- Beam: 9’6″
- Fuel Capacity: 200 gallons
- Water Capacity: 40 gallons
- Deadrise 20 degrees
- Approx Dry Weight*: 8,500 lbs
- Sleeps: 5 adults
- *Weight is subject to engine package. This weight recorded with twin Yamaha 200 outboards
If you’re looking for the next best thing, look no further. The Ocean Sport Boat 26 Legacy runs, looks, and feel like a 30’er with attitude. The fine, exotic wood finished cabinets in the cabin scream “Luxury!” while your crew on the back deck all scream “Hooked Up!” Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
Visit Island Marine Center for details.
2793 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Phone: (360) 468-3377