Pangas unique ride is due to a pad keel which starts at the stern, roughly 16 inches wide, and tapers to the bow. This is one of the reasons why it requires so little horsepower for this size boat. The 26 is CE certified for 12 passengers and up to 250HP, however it can provide very economical and quick boating with 140HP. The Panga has become the ultimate choice for replacing two boats with one. Comfortably fish tunas and mahi offshore or run skinny for bone fish and drum.
Complete Feature List
All composite fiberglass hull built with vacuum infusion technology
Non skid deck liner
High Pressure Wash Down Pump
Bilge pump plumbed, installed and wired
Live bait well pump plumbed, installed and wired
Hydraulic Power Pole
Electric Anchor Windless
Wrap around grab rail 316 stainless steel in fwd seating area
Self-bailing cockpit with recessed drains and channels for maximum water draining efficiency
316 Stainless steel through hull fittings
Built in navigation lights including all around white light
Battery selector switch
Bow table/casting decks/sun lounge with safety recessed seating fwd and aft
Cleats - flush mount pull up 316 stainless steel
Drink holders (8)
Aft swim ladder with 316 stainless steel support/ telescoping ladder
Rod holders-316 stainless steel 6 in gunwale, 6 on t-top, 4 in back rocket launcher seating 316 stainless steel, 4 in rod racks (20 total)
Rod, gaff, brush racks port and stbd gunnels
High density rub rail with 316 stainless steel insert
Seating-aft bench recessed safety seating with removable and foldable arm backrest for easier storage including custom cushions throughout
Reversible helm seating or Helm seating with rocket launchers.
Seating-fwd sun lounge recessed safety seating with removable, fully adjustable (vertically & horizontally) backrests including custom cushions throughout
Seating-deluxe regular/large combination 21/40 gal live bait well with separate insulated cooler and 316 stainless steel leaning post backrest with 4 rod holders including cushions. Live bait well pump installed and ready for use. Live well has rounded internal corners and blue color for maximum bait life.
Stern eyes-heavy duty 316 stainless steel
Storage-aft transom seating with removable fiberglass boxes for easy cleaning and access to large bilge area for additional storage
Storage-center console under steering helm as well as storage compartment under fwd console seat
Storage-28” electronics box/dry storage mounted in T-top, as well as storage net
Storage-helm seating live bait well and cooler provides additional storage
Storage-fwd sun lounge seating port, stb, and fwd hatch storage compartments
Storage-fwd anchor locker w/rode storage
T-top- heavy-duty brushed aluminum with fiberglass electronics box, storage net, all around white light, welded spreader light/accessory tabs, engineered for hard top installation, pre drilled holes for wiring, 6 welded rod holders with outer ones angled for fishing
Steering Wheel 316 stainless steel w/knob
Scratch resistant windshield
Jackplate - Bob’s Hydraulic Action series 8” setback with console mounted toggle switch. New internal mounted pump has a motor stronger than any other motor on the market currently, which will offer greater lifting speed, and strength with heavy outboards. Lifetime warranty on structure, converted to have pump inside if owner desired in future,automotive grease nipples for easy lubrication, tension rods, rated for 300HP, pre drilled for dual side mount power pole brackets. Other jack plates available.
90 - 250hp
Top Speed (200hp)
46 mph (1 person, 20 gallons)
44 mph (2 persons, 35 gallons)
5.6 mpg (1 person, 20 gallons)
5.2 mpg (2 persons, 35 gallons)
*Available inventory and options may change
High Bow Design
The key features of the Panga 26 design is a high bow of almost 5’ with a beam of 7’6”, gunwale height of 2’7” at the front and 2’2” at the cockpit. The high bow and gunwale provide buoyancy and elevation for casting and retrieval of carrying heavy loads and minimizes spray coming on board. She only draws 11 inches and has a Bobs Action hydraulic jack plate with 8 inch set back to take advantage of its shallow draft.
Custom T Top
All Banks Pangas T-Tops are custom built right here in the Carolinas to the highest quality and strength using heavy duty polished aluminum. All tops are a 100% welded piece. They are custom fit for the boat and console then mounted to both the deck and console in eight locations. It can include hard tops or canvas soft tops with electronics box and welded tabs for anything from led lights to outriggers. Choose from an array colors for either the soft top or hardtop. They will be pre drilled for running wires so no need to worry about future electronics installations. Hardtops can include molded electronics boxes, speaker pods and led pods with hidden channels for running wiring. All tops come with 4 rocket launchers and anchor light as standard, but can be customized in just about any way.
Banks Pangas are usually rigged out with a Yamaha or Suzuki 4 stroke with a range of sizes to fit the customers needs. Hydraulic steering, hydraulic jack plates, and multi function controls with fuel management systems to show off its superior efficiency are common options. All engines are warrantied through registered yamaha and suzuki dealers and may include specials for up to 6 years. Best engine ranges for the 26' are 150hp to 250hp.
Garmin Charplotter Echomap plus 94sv touch screen 9” with keyed-assist, CHIRP Sonar, CHIRP ClearVu and CHIRP SideVu, detailed Bluechart g3 coastal, wifi, quick draw contours, record and rewind, Panoptix Live Scope ready, NMEA 2000 network ready. View all this data including accepting text messages, emails and even phone calls right on your Echomap plus display with a NMEA network. This with the ability to access and update your charts with ActiveCaptain App, plan and save waypoints and routes between the app and your plotter at home or on board. Even add autopilot and engine data to the networked Garmin display if desired. Customize your electronics with any size screen or Simrad products.
More options include: custom audio, vhf, power poles, trolling motors, electric windless, 12v and USB charging ports, high pressure wash down pump, retractable shade awnings.
Superior Self Bailing
The boat is self bailing and its recessed drain design is far superior to most boats. This channeled drain design allows it to quickly drain water and easily remove all dirt from the main deck surface. Everyone hates spending 20 minutes in the corner of a boat trying to exit the dirt, soap, and water from the poorly designed drains. You will not have to worry about that with this design.
Customize your Panga how you like with bigger console, toilet, live bait wells, faux teak flooring, accessories etc.
The design of the bow seating has many advantages with safety being at the top of the list. There is an adjustable table option in the middle of the seating which raises up to different heights serving as a fantastic place for entertaining or having lunch. Lower the table flush with the seating and you have a huge sturdy casting deck for fishing. If you are just out cruising it becomes a very comfortable sun lounge deck with custom made cushions and fully removable, adjustable height & adjustable angle, fwd facing backrests. Sufficiently recessed fwd and aft seating is an option that many bay boats are lacking, but you will love the perfectly recessed seating option of the Panga which allows for family and friends to safely lounge up forward and back aft while running full speed. The aft seating has quick release backrest options with foldable arms leaving a clean stern for fishing when removed or for easily storing when not in use. Seating also exists on the forward part of the center console and the helm seat options include stainless rocket launchers, reversible seats, and two fiberglass live bait well seat options with rocket launchers and built in insulated cooler.
The fiberglass seats include live wells with rounded corners and blue color inside for longer bait life as well as a built in insulated cooler under the helm seat offering plenty of storage space. The forward seat on the console also has storage underneath it. Under the transom seating is more storage with two easily removable fiberglass storage bins. Under these fiberglass storage bins is another large area for storage in the bilge which serves as a great place for beach chairs or whatever else you can think of.
If you would like to have the shallow draft of your bay boat and skiff yet add more of the offshore capability of a deeper V, than the Panga is the all in one choice. Is your wallet as efficient as your Panga? Buy one and it will be. Contact Banks Panga today to discuss your build or inquire about inventory. Call us directly at 252.228.9825 or Submit a Request.