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Pathfinder’s 2600 HPS Bay Boat

Pathfinder’s 2600 HPS Bay Boat

Pathfinder says this is “The Boat That Has Changed It All”. The all-new 2600 HPS comes standard with all the performance and fishing features that make it one of the most versatile bay boats ever built. At 26 feet in length, with a twin-stepped, high-performance hull and large bow & stern casting decks with walkaround gunwales, there is plenty of space to have 3-4 people angling at once!

Some impressive standard features include tournament grade livewells, under-gunwale rod storage and a fishbox large enough to fit the biggest King you can find. It is amazing how many ‘big-water’ features are included on such a boat that can still fish wonderfully in just 15 inches of water. Not impressed? Keep reading to learn of all the features you could possibly want!

Boat Specs & Media

Beam: 8 ft 10 in
Deadrise: 18°
Draft: 15 in
Fuel Capacity: 78 gal

LOA: 26 ft 2 in
Maximum HP: 400 hp
Weight*: 4,100 lbs
*approx. w/F300

Color Options

Pathfinder offers 6 ‘standard’ colors to choose from, with the option to have custom colors created. Their 6 base colors include: Haze Grey, Pure White, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green. It is important to remember that as the years pass, these colors may change. When finalizing the color you want for your boat, visit the official Pathfinder website to see their current list of offered colors.

Additional Color Combos & Options Include:
Trim Color Options:
Black 2nd Station Trim (Door)
Black Console Trim (Glovebox Door & Keeper)
Black Hardtop Trim (Doors, Lights)
Black Trim HS Tackle Station w/ Battery Storage
Black Trim HS Tackle Station
Black Trim LP Livewell
Painted Engine(s):
Black
White
Gelcoat 2nd Station Pod:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Console Helm & Footrest:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Deck – Solid:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Deck – 2-Tone Non-Skid:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Deck – 2-Tone Slicks:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Console:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Frp Cooler:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Hardtop – 2-Tone Underside:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Helm Seat Base/ Lp Frp Parts:
Pure White, Haze Grey, Whisper Grey, Atlantic Blue, Azul Blue, Sardina Green
Custom Dark Color
Custom Light Color
Gelcoat Pkg Path 2-Tone Deck (Choose Colors)

Engine Options

Ingman Marine only offers Yamaha Motors for our New Boats. We partner with Yamaha Outboards and work with a popular repower specialist, KG. This Pathfinder 2600 HPS has a max horsepower of 400 hp. We recommend these fantastic Yamaha Models: F300, F350 or F250. The right motor will depend on the type of fish you plan on targeting and the location you plan on exploring. You can also opt to purchase this boat without a motor and purchase your desired motor from a 3rd party vendor.

Steering and Handling

In every standard model Pathfinder includes these steering and handling features: hydraulic tilt steering and jackplate w/ blinker switch, trim tabs, and if you opt in, they throw in power assist steering for a 2nd station.

Optional steering & handling upgrade features include:
Steering Upgrades:
Hydraulic Steering for F350
Hydraulic Tilt Steering for F350
Hydraulic Tilt Steering
Power Assist Steering
Steering Wheel Upgrades:
Edson w/ Power Knob Upgrade
Stainless-steel
Black
Trim Tab Indicator

Quality Finish and Construction

With every base model, you will see these standard elements: aluminum motor-bolt reinforcement plates, backing plate for trolling motor installation, no wood, no rot foam & core w/ premium resin, premium fade-resistant gelcoat, recessed hardware for snag-free fishing, stainless steel rub rail, stainless steel thru-hulls w/ seacocks below waterline.

Optional finish & construction features include:
No T-Top Powder Coating Pkgs:
Black
Grey
Matte Black
White
Incl T-Top Powder Coating Pkgs:
Black
Grey
Matte Black
White
Incl 2nd Station Powder Coating Pkgs:
Black
Grey
Matte Black
White
White rub rail w/ stainless steel insert upgrade

Family Features

When it comes to fishing boats, we know it is not customary to bring the whole family along. However, bringing the buddies along or few select family members makes for a less lonely trip. For the fathers and grandfathers out there, bringing the children along can bring back some childhood memories.

The sheer size of this vessel allows for 3-4 people to fit comfortably. Regardless of how few or how many people on a vessel, Pathfinder likes to always provide these standard ‘family features’ to each boat: all white cushion color, boarding ladder, CC full forward access w/ Dutch doors, Frp removable cooler w/ cushion, and a raw water washdown system.

Optional Family Features:
2nd Station Tower Options:
Command Link
Command Link Plus
Reinforcement Only
Freshwater Wash Down System
Speakers & Stereos:
JL Audio for Hard Top
Black (2)
White (2)
JL Audio w/ Speakers
Black (4)
White (4)
Hardtop/ T-Top Options:
Rod Racks for Fiberglass Hardtop (6)
T-Top Fiberglass Hardtop w/ Elec. Box & Spreader Lights
T-Top Weblon w/ Spreader Lights
T-Top w/ Electronics Box
2-Tone Cushion Color Upgrades:
Grey & White
Caramel & Cream

Fishing Features

Pathfinder specializes in bay boats that double as fishing machines! The fishing features that come standard on this model are insane, like enough rod holders and storage to hold enough rods to target almost any amount of fish you would like, and an 80-gallon insulated fish box. Additionally, a TM wiring system comes standard, complete with 36 V battery trays.

If you want to get this boat tournament ready, or are just looking for a true fishing machine, look at the optional electronics and modern amenities offered below:
Bass Sea Plate (Bow)
Fish Box Pump-Out w/ Macerator
Garmin Electronics:
Garmin 9 in Display for 2nd Station (GPSMAP 942)
Garmin 8610XSV 10~ w/ B60 and GT51 Scan Transducers
Garmin 8612XSV 12~ w/ B60 and GT51 Scan Transducers
Garmin VHF 200 Radio W/ Antenna
2nd Station Outriggers
Power Poles:
10 ft Power Pole
Black – Port
White – Port
Black – Starboard
White – Starboard
8 ft Power Pole
Black – Port
White – Port
Black – Starboard
White – Starboard
Rod Rack for Leaning Post Helm Seat
T-Top Kingfish Rod Holders (1 Port, 1 Stbd)
Trolling Motor Motorguide
Xi5 Wireless Elec Steer w/GPS, 60 in
Great White Dig Hand-Ctrl, 60 in, 36V

Livewells and Pumps

Fishing boats, almost by definition, must have appropriate livewells and pumps. Any good fishing boat will have at least 2 livewells, a decent sized fishbox and a good pump system.

Continue reading to find out what comes standard and what features can be added-on:

Standard Features (Included):
– Automatic Bilge Pump
– 2 Livewells (15-gal, bow/ 48-gal, aft center)
– Recirc. Pump System (aft center)

Optional and Upgraded Features:
– Advanced Bubbler Aeration System
– Recirculating Pump System (aft port)
– Release Well (aft port)

Cockpit and Storage

A high functioning cockpit and plenty of storage are must-haves when you expect to spend hours on your vessel. The Pathfinder 2600 HPS comes standard with Premium Upgraded Helm seating for maximum comfort to the captain. Additionally, the cockpit has been fitted for ‘self-bailing’ for any water that may splash onboard.

This 26-foot bay boat comes standard with huge bow and aft casting decks; below those decks are plenty of storage! Standard storage includes an anchor locker, in-deck castnet storage locker and 2 large guttered, gasketed, lock-down dry storage compartments.

Customizable options for the cockpit and vessel storage:
Cushion Package – Premium White w/ Black Bentley Stitching
Faux Teak Decking Options:
Under-gunnel
Brown/ Black
Grey/ Black
Swim Platform
Brown/ Black
Grey/ Black
Helm Seat Tackle Station Upgrade:
Caramel/ Cream
Grey/ White
White
Premium White w/ Black Bentley Stitching
Helm Station w/ Tackle tray & Battery Storage:
White
Caramel/ Cream
Grey/ White
Premium White w/ Black Bentley Stitching
Leaning Post w/ Engel Cooler (Exchange)

Safety, Comfort and Convenience

The ‘safety, comfort, and convenience’ can either be the 1st or 2nd most important aspects of a boat. For avid anglers, they may focus most on the fishing features. Boaters that simply love being out on the water and view fishing as an element of boating may be more inclined to focus on the comfort amenities below. Parents/grandparents that enjoy bringing their kids/grandkids out on the boat may be more focused on the safety and convenience aspects.

Standard features included in the base model of the Pathfinder 2600 HPS include a compass, console windshield & grabrail, bow and stern cleats and full closed-foam flotation.

Other safety, comfort, and convenient features:
Aft Deck Seating w/ Backrest & Cushion
3-Point Bow/ Stern Lifting Hardware
Pathfinder Trailer (Tandem Axle)
Trailer Aluminum Wheel Options (Each)
Trailer Spare Tire Option
Shipping Cover
None
Shrink wrap
Folding Spring Line Cleats (2)

Lights and Electric

Some fish are better caught at night or before the sun comes up. Having lights for navigation and assembling tackle can be extremely beneficial in these instances. If you like to go for sunset boat rides, having the proper battery power to power these lights can be important.

Luckily, Pathfinder has dressed even the most basic of models with fantastic lighting and battery power. Standard features include: 12-volt accessory Jack – Aft Center Livewell Light – Navigation LED’s on the console – nickel-tinned fused wiring harness – waterproof switch panel w/ circuit breaks – Main Breakers w/ independent house & TM battery switches.

Because the standard model comes with so many standard features, optional lights and electronics are limited on this model:
Battery 31 Series
Battery Charger (4-Bank)
Underwater Lights, Blue (set of 2)

The Versatile Bay Boat

Bay boats are a step up from flats boats, with a slightly deeper v-hull allowing for this boat’s versatility. The deeper v makes it possible to go offshore in these types of vessels. Bay boats are made for fishing; large bow and aft casting decks provide plenty of room for anglers to drop their lines. If properly outfitted, they could also pull the kids around for a little water sporting fun, but the primary focus of this Pathfinder 2600 HPS is to fish.

With the ability to still get into nearly 15 inches of water and go offshore, this powerful bay boat offers the opportunity of catching a variety of fish. While this boat is made with saltwater fishing in-mind, it is absolutely not limited to the sea. You can launch this boat in many freshwater lakes and rivers throughout Florida.

Inshore and offshore fishing are a must in Florida, and this powerful bay boat makes it possible with just 1 single vessel. Fish inshore waters for some Snook*, Permit, Redfish*, Sheepshead and maybe some Spotted Seatrout*; take the boat offshore to try your skills at Crevalle Jack, Blue Runners, Cobia, and Hogfish; or drop the 2600 in some freshwater to catch some Largemouth Bass, Freshwater Catfish, and Black Crappies.

Last Words

Ingman Marine is a proud seller of all Pathfinder Models. If desired, we accompany each Pathfinder model with a brand-new Yamaha outboard with the proper HP for your needs! This 2600 HPS is a perfect example of why we strive to be a best seller for Pathfinder.

Its 26 feet in length and almost 9 feet in width make this a great fishing vessel. Bow and Stern feature giant fishing platforms that should fit 3-4 anglers at a time. The walk-around style gunwales offer 360° of fishing opportunity. Spend hours on the water at a time with its 78-gallon fuel capacity and maximum 400 HP. Fish inshore or offshore with its 18° deadrise and 15in draft height.

* These fish species are on strict ‘catch-and-release’ orders through May 2021.

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