Duffy 26′ Launch
The Duffy 26 hull is molded in solid Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic with a vinylester skin layer and full length longitudinal foam cored stringers; the hull is white gelcoat. The solid fiberglass skeg and full keel protect the propeller. PVC spray rails are through-bolted and glassed on the interior.
The interior deck and seating are a single mold in FRP with foam coring. All deck, step, and seating areas are molded; the surfaces are white gelcoat and the non-skid painted a light gray.
Engine mounting brackets are throughbolted to the stringers. The engine, transmission, shaft coupling, battery/battery box, and high water alarm are installed under a FRP, sound-proofed engine cover vented with a closable fitting. The fixed fire system is also located in this space. The cover tilts forward for maintenance and inspection access. A fiberglass drip pan is installed under the engine. The wet exhaust and muffler exit through the stern.
Is built to United States Coast Guard specifications
Includes all USCG required construction inspection certifications
Is highly maneuverable and low wake
Includes all USCG required stability certifications for 24 passengers and 1 crew at the current 185lb weight requirement
Is designed and built for heavy duty, continuous service
Has easily serviceable systems
A deck hatch is provided for maintenance and inspection of the shaft tube, drip-less packing, and primary bilge pumps. This hatch is exposed by tilting the deck box, containing the life vests, aft.
Decks are drained into the stern sump area through two 2″ x 6″ drains connected by 1 1/2″ hoses. An automatic primary bilge pump and a secondary automatic bilge pump in the keel area discharge overboard through the starboard side.
Welded, 316 polished, stainless steel handrails surround the passenger deck on the coaming. A custom-made, 316 polished and welded stainless steel safety handrail is installed at the boarding step. LED safety lights are installed to illuminate the step and deck at night in the passenger areas.
The Standard Package
- Bottom paint
- Standard Horizon RAM+ Mic VHF radio
- Telescoping boat hook
- Full fender system (x9, 8″, white, horizontal)
- Name and hail
- Stainless steel burgee mounting hardware
- (3) 5/8″ x 15′ dock lines
The Yacht Package
includes [the Standard Package and] these additional features, quoted on request …
- Varnished mahogany handrails
- A varnished mahogany door on the console
- Varnished mahogany coaming
- A varnished mahogany door on the rope locker
- Varnished mahogany burgee flagpole
The Option List
Available for the Standard Package and Yacht Package, quoted on request …
- Boot stripe
- Canvas dodger
- Awlgrip hull color
- Non-skid color
- Full canopy and side curtains
- 75 HP Yanmar diesel – Model 4JH4-TE with a continuous SHP output rating of 68 HP @ 3100 RPM (118 ft-lbs of torque), coupled with a Velvet Drive gearbox with a 1.9:1 gear ratio
- Wheel steering
- Dual battery system with 1/2/Both
The driveshaft is carried to the stern bearing in a 5′ x 3 1/4″ O.D. shaft tube sealed with a standard speed P.Y.I. pack-less shaft seal to turn a 16″, 3-blade, bronze propeller.
Control of the engine and gearbox is through cables from a single lever control mounted on the top of the operator console. Engine start/stop and monitoring is by a Westerbeke, panel including ignition, engine stop, oil pressure, coolant temperature, tachometer, and attenuator panel with visual and audible alarms.
Raw cooling water is supplied by a single 1″ bronze thru hull with screen, a UL Listed bronze seacock, connected to a bronze strainer with a stainless steel basket.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deck height or freeboard of a DUFFY-26 Launch?
What stability tests have been done to the DUFFY-26 Launch regarding the USCG weight requirement?
What type of transmission is in a DUFFY-26 Launch?
Can I get wheel steering or tiller steering?
How is access for daily maintenance on the DUFFY-26 Launch?
What about sea-keeping in rough conditions?
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