Yellowfin plate boats are a serious contender in the offshore fishing market with a pedigree of performance statistics and features any serious fisho would be proud to own.
With a background in professional powerboat racing, Yellowfin Chief Boat Tester Cliff Antees is responsible for putting all the Yellowfin models through their paces.
Testing with a 150hp Mercury Optimax engine and a 15 1/2×17 Mirage Plus Propeller, the 5700CC delivered an impressive top speed of 76.2kph at 5600rpm.
“Equivalent to roughly 42knots, this is plenty of top speed in a 5.7m boat. And this hull doesn’t require maximum horsepower to deliver results, it would still pleasantly surprise with a 135hp, or even 115hp” says Cliff.
Yellowfin has made a lasting impression with its exceptionally dry, smooth and stable hull boasting a 20 degree deadrise, sharp bow entry and gull-wing design.
This performance hull is not only designed to be dry, smooth and stable, it is also designed to deliver impressive results on fuel efficiency.
At a comfortable cruising speed of 40kph at 3000rpm the 5700CC is consuming 14.4Lt of fuel per hour. Combined with a 160lt fuel tank, the 5700CC delivers ample time for a fishing trip.
“At 14.4Lt per hour, that’s comparable with 4-stroke fuel economy in the same horsepower range, now that’s impressive” says Cliff.
“With such an efficiently designed hull, customers can be confident with the range achievable out of a single tank” says Cliff.
The Yellowfin range has been built with strength in mind and features a self-draining tread-plate floor and fully welded longitudinal and latitudinal sub frame rib structure.
The Yellowfin range is constructed from 4mm and 5mm plate aluminium, making these boats a cut above the rest in offshore plate boat market.
Yellowfin, built for the world’s ocean and those who hunt there. To locate a dealer, read reviews or find out more information on any boat in the range, visit www.yellowfinboats.com.au