$115,000 | Harpsell ME

General Description

merican Girl is a stand out example of the Fortier 26. She enjoys the comfort of indoor, heated storage, a high caliber of annual service for her single inboard Volvo Penta TAMD41P-A diesel engine (with approximately 2,000 hours) and a caring steward who has undertaken many recent updates/ upgrades.


Professionally maintained, inside heated, indoor storage: American Girl has enjoyed the care and keeping of a knowledgeable steward. She's an Eldredge-McInnis design that combines Down East style and the best of a bass boat's characteristics- in what the builder calls “an honest sea boat for fishing and cruising". Fortier uses a closed-cell foam core sandwiched by hand-laid fiberglass in both the hull and deck, including the trunk cabin, of its boats. That’s topped with a skin coat of vinylester resin. The 26’s cockpit is around 16 feet by 9 feet, which gives some 140 square feet of space. The only obstruction is an engine box, which can be used as seating or as an additional surface.

Her cockpit is a substantial selling feature for folks looking to enjoy their time out day boating, picnicking with friends and family, casting a line.. and ultra comfortable: taking up about two-thirds of the boat’s 26-foot, 9-inch length and 10-foot beam. Plus, a full keel protects her running gear and provides a super stable ride. 

The steering station is placed to starboard behind a distinctive teak windshield with wind wings. To save cockpit space, the helm and passenger seats were originally designed as "optional" / with flip-down capabilities. This Seller commissioned a custom cabinetry base for the co-pilot seat- which serves to provide ample additional drawer storage for tackle and accessories on deck. Accommodations are complete, though the cabin is necessarily small. 

  • White topsides 
  • Green antifouling bottom paint
  • Navy boot stripe 
  • Thin navy cove stripe 
  • White canvas helm deck enclosure 
  • Navy cushions with red piping 
  • Extended aft deck storage bench seat - for full beam bench seating  

Soundings Marine Magazine Fortier 26 Review article: The Fortier cruises at 19 to 20 knots at 2,800 to 3,000 rpm. “That’s where it sits best and where it rides best,” ... “And I’m getting about two miles to the gallon.” 

The Fortier 26 is designed to handle short, choppy seas and has a reputation among anglers as a boat that gets you there and brings you back. Features of the hard-chine hull include a fine entry with a deep forefoot, keel and running gear protection (including a bronze shoe supporting the rudder), and enough weight to keep the boat in the water to reduce pitching and pounding.



Starting at her bow, American Girl is outfitted with a sturdy bow rail that runs from her bow deck, forward and around her varnished bow pulpit and anchor roller. This stainless steel railing provides a secure handhold as you/ your crew proceed forward to deploy or retrieve your ground tackle and/ or dock/ mooring lines. A stainless keeper tethers your anchor chain centerline, and to port is a stainless housing through which your anchor chain and rode run through, down and into the locker below deck. She's outfitted with 30ft of anchor chain (new in 2022) and 100ft+ of 1/2in nylon rope rode with NEW Vulcan anchor. Just aft of the pulpit is a substantial cleat mounted to the centerline of her bow deck. Underfoot is white non-skid side and bow decks with white smooth waterways. This non-skid is in remarkable shape for the vintage of this vessel. 

Teak handrails are mounted to either side of the forward cabin top. Outboard is a beautifully varnished toe rail. Centerline of the cabin top is a large opening hatch- which provides ample natural light and ventilation to the cabin quarters below deck. There are four operating ports in the cabin top sides as well- which provide a great natural cross breeze. 

Enclosing her helm deck is a varnished windshield- outfitted with wipers to port and starboard. Aloft is an aluminum arch- spanning the full width of the cockpit/ helm deck. This carries the vessel's radar dome, search light and VHF antenna. Surrounding the helm deck is a full canvas enclosure- with NEW drop-down curtains and isinglass enclosure sections (remaining panels not currently pictured in listing photos are in-progress at a local sail loft and will be aboard shortly and included in the vessel's inventory). As you proceed aft, along her side decks, you're not short on safe hand-holds.. Integrated into the canvas soft top are two sets of additional handles. 

  • Chart plotter: Garmin GPS MAP XS - NEW 2018 - Installed by Great Island Boat Yard in Harpswell, Maine 
  • Radar: Furuno - NEW 2021 - Installed by Robinhood Marina in Georgetown, Maine
  • Thru-hull depth sounder 
  • VHF Radio: Uniden 
  • Ritchie 4.5" Compass
  • Teak Binocular holder mounted at dash 
  • Cup holders to port and starboard at helm 
  • Spotlight with controls at dash 
  • Pompanette Helmsman Seat & Companion Seat
  • Full width, Wraparound Cushioned Transom Seat
  • Fully Cushioned Engine Hatch Seating
  • NEW Yeti 75 cooler - in white 
  • Side Boarding Steps w/ gunwale mounted receivers to either side of her cockpit 
  • Varnished Teak Windshield w/ wiper at helm/ starboard side
  • Swim Platform with deployable ladder




As you proceed down through the bi-folded, louvered companionway doors, underfoot is a step box with additional storage space- behind which is a access to her house and engine start batteries. 

To port is a stainless steel sink with storage cabinetry above/ outboard and below. To starboard is a two burner cooktop. Above each cabinetry section is an operating port- supplying ample natural light and ventilation.  

Forward is her split berth, topped with new cushions in the matching navy with red piping that's on deck as well. Overhead is a large, opening hatch. At the foremost bulkhead of the cabin is backend access to her anchor locker/ ground tackle line well. 

  • V-Berth with Cushions
  • Overhead Bulkhead Shelf
  • Jabsco Manual Head Under Port Berth (w/ Holding Tank & Y-Valve)
  • Seaward 2-Burner alcohol Stove, w/ Storage Locker Below & Enclosed Shelving Above
  • Single stainless steel sink w/ hand pump operated fresh water. Storage locker below & enclosed shelving above/ outboard
  • (1) Deck Hatch in forward cabin top 
  • (4) Opening Ports in cabin


  • Volvo Penta Inboard Diesel Engine: 3581837 / HS45A-A 2.03 NO. 5045 99 22872 (with approximately 2,000 hours at the time of Fall 2022 decommissioning - NEW turbo installed in 2018 with value adjustment - fresh water cooling system flushed before 2022 season) 
  • Insulation in surround of engine box to reduce operational noise 
  • Volvo ZF Hydraulic Transmission
  • Aquamet 1 3/8" shaft
  • Edson Steering Wheel w/ Teleflex Steering
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • (2) 50 gallon fuel tanks 
  •  14 Circuit 12V DC Panel w/ voltage meter
  • Engine Start Battery
  • House Battery
  • (2) Bilge Pumps
  • (2) Deck chairs 
  • Life jackets
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines 
  • Ensign with varnished flag pole 


Flagler Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

General Information

  • Boat Name American Girl
  • Manufacturer Fortier
  • Model Year 2000
  • Displacement 6500


  • LOA 26
  • Beam 10
  • Draft 2


  • Fuel Capacity 50|gallon
  • Water Capacity --