In 1989, the Caribbean 26 FBSF was released to replace the 25 FBSF, a true classic and one of the most popular flybridge cruisers on the Australian seascape. From 1964 to 1989, more than 1200 of the venerable 25s were built, with many still tied to marinas today.
The 26 was a huge hit, too, with hundreds upon hundreds sold around the country. It was a wider boat designed to accommodate twin Mercruiser V6 petrol engines.
With a 3.02m beam means a lot more floor space and headroom for hanging out or hardcore fishing. The flybridge is awesome with ample seating and yet still close to the cockpit to stay in touch with family and friends. While there is still a lower helm, the bridge station has been upgraded, the dash larger to better accommodate big-screen electronics. And with a Bimini and clears you gain a bigger and better enclosure.
Looking forward, the foredeck is big, with plenty of flare in the topsides to shed water, yet a nice fine entry at water level all the same.
The whopping great cockpit measures 11.2 sqm and is perfect for fishing or staging lunch. The 26 has loads of room alongside the engine box, the 26 is spacious enough to stand and fight a big fish. Storage exists in side pockets and the floor carpeted. The swim platform is high enough off the water that it doesnt affect the boat when reversing. Last but not least, theres a good sense of freeboard to keep the water out and crew safely aboard.
The 26 enjoys a dinette to port and a galley opposite with sink, cold water, stove and storage space, plus a vee-berth in the cabin.
As ever, its performance that attracts prospective Caribbean owners to the fold. To this end, the 26 has plenty of get up and go.
After the weekend, a clean-up shouldnt take more than an hour. Thats another advantage of a no-frills Caribbean over a flash import. Theres not too much that can go wrong and the skipper can take comfort from the fact the boat builder has been around more than 50 years
This one owner Caribbean 26 is simply stunning, HIGHLY OPTIONED, with an impeccable service history and ready to take you, your family and friends to where dreams are made and memories cherished.