Hammer It!

FSF Staff October 4, 2011

If you have a need for speed and are in the market for an exciting bay boat you may have finally met your match—say hello to the Velocity 26 VR. Dubbed the Veloci-Raptor, this sporty vessel features a high-performance hull that is the result of technological breakthroughs and championship wins gained over 35 years of powerboat racing. Developed around the renowned VR-1 hull that currently holds APBA and UIM world speed records, you can count on being first to your favorite honey hole, dry and comfortable.

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Velocity Boats

With the introduction of their first fishing platform, Velocity made careful consideration to the placement of fishing attributes while not compromising critical deck space. The ample walk around deck and casting platform features two 25-gallon livewells in addition to a 45-gallon release well. Molded steps in each corner of the deck make it safe and easy to move around when fighting fish or maneuvering from bow to stern. Under gunwale rod holders can handle outfits up to 7 feet, and in-deck rod compartments provide storage for rods up to 9 feet. Three dry storage compartments will keep your gear protected from the elements, and every hatch is outfitted with gas springs and LED lights. The oversized console can accommodate a 10-inch display, and a flip-down hatch under the steering wheel contains a dry storage area for VHF, AM/FM radio and 12V charger. If that’s not enough, the seat console houses a large tackle center that holds a host of pullout tackle boxes. Furthermore, a fold-down tray makes rigging on the fly a breeze.

While horsepower no doubt helps, Velocity stays ahead of the competition through their innovative hull designs. The design and construction teams utilize only the most advanced techniques, including vacuum bagged lamination and linear core, with the use of Kevlar, S-glass, carbon fiber, and the best vinylester resins.

Equipped with a 250 HP Evinrude you will be on plane in 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 65 mph. Hang a Mercury 300 SX on the transom and you’ll reach speeds eclipsing 70 mph! If you opt for a Velocity, you’ll likely have one of the fastest boats on the water.

With the proven hull design this sweet craft is incredibly efficient. You can also expect an extremely dry ride thanks to the concave chines that create downward spray. Head offshore or cross a choppy bay with ease. Speed and comfort are a reality with Velocity and the flat pad on the bottom makes it capable of effectively running the shallows in search of tailing game fish. If you are looking for the newest breed of high-performance bay boats you need to check out the Veloci-Raptor. Soon to be a favorite of tournament professionals, hold on and hammer the throttle! Velocity Boats, 407.322.7770, velocityboats.com

Specs

L.O.A 26′
Beam 8′
Draft 12″
Weight 2,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 70 gal.
Max HP 300
Model shown with optional features

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