Based in Newport, Rhode Island, Vanquish Boats has always been known for the way it combines time-tested classic New England yacht designs with advanced engineering and modern materials. And there’s a very good reason for that: The Vanquish team is not only made up of lifelong boaters with thousands of hours of experience, but also craftsmen that have the art of boatbuilding in their blood—literally, passed down from generation to generation. 

And one of the best examples of their classic American powerboats is the Vanquish 26 Center Console. It’s touted for its performance, efficiency, stability, and comfort in the outboard day-boat market. But at 26-feet long, it’s big enough to include an enclosed head, seating for 10 adults, and plenty of fore and aft storage. And in a nod to the classic day boats of the past, the U-shaped seating is sheltered by a retractable dodger.  Meanwhile, the T-top provides plenty of protection from the sun for the helmsman, and the sturdy, T-top frame provides ample places to hold on.

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