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Yellowfin 36 Offshore (2019-)

w/ 3 x 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2

Brief Summary

The Yellowfin 36 Offshore is an offshore center console loaded with fishing features and powered with three Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 engines. The triple installation of Evinrude E-TEC G2s is expected to provide low- and mid-rpm range torque and efficiency to this design.

Key Features

  • Two-step hull
  • Triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s
  • Upper helm station
  • Two livewells
  • Evinrude ICON Touch 7” (17.78 cm) engine control display
  • Self-draining foredeck coffin box
  • All-around coaming pads
  • Evinrude ICON II Premium EST electronic shift and throttle control binnacle

Test Results

600 5.4 4.7 1 5.7 4.9 2440 2121.9 69
1000 7 6.1 2.5 2.9 2.5 1227 1066.6 70
1500 10 8.7 6.4 1.6 1.4 676 587.9 78
2000 11 9.6 15.5 0.7 0.6 305 264.9 82
2500 14 12.2 20.5 0.7 0.6 294 255.6 88
3000 24 20.9 20.8 1.2 1 497 431.8 89
3500 31.5 27.4 25.4 1.2 1.1 533 463.9 90
4000 39 33.9 31.5 1.2 1.1 532 462.2 93
4500 45.5 39.6 39.4 1.2 1 496 431.1 97
5000 52 45.2 48.2 1.1 0.9 464 403.2 99
5500 56.5 49.1 58.5 1 0.8 415 360.5 100
5850 60 52.2 73 0.8 0.7 353 306.8 100


Length Overall 36' 8" (11.8 m)
Beam 10' (3.05 m)
Dry Weight 9,500 lbs. (4,309 kg)
Tested Weight 14,461 lbs. (6,559 kg)
Draft 3' 6" (1.07 m)
Deadrise/Transom 24-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 477 gal. (1,806 L)
Water Capacity 30 gal. (114 L)
Total Weight 14,461 lbs. (6,559 kg)


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Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 4.0 sec.
0 to 30 7.7 sec.
Ratio 1.85:1
Props 15 x 22 RX4
Load 3 persons, 9/10 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 83 deg., 85 humid; wind: 10-17 mph; seas: 1-2

Engine Options

Tested Engine 3 x 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2
Std. Power 2 x or 3 x 1250-hp (max.)
Opt. Power Not Available

Captain's Report


The Yellowfin 36 Offshore is the latest robust Florida center console to use Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s.


The Yellowfin 36 Offshore uses multiple outboard engines to reach offshore fishing grounds in rough conditions.


The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has helped define the breed in an era of ever larger and more capable open boats. To reach offshore fishing grounds in rough conditions with confidence, multiple outboard engines are enlisted to power these wave-chomping, stepped hulls.


For confidence running offshore, triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards give the Yellowfin 36 Offshore all the power she needs to perform.


The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a low profile, considering that the hardtop has an upper station.

Major Features

• Variety of consoles available

• Coffin box storage


    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a length overall of 36’8” (11.18 m) and a beam of 10’ (3.05 m). With an empty weight of 9,500 lbs. (4,309 kg), 445 gallons (1,685 L) of fuel, and three people on board, she had an estimated test weight of 14,461 lbs. (6,559 kg).


    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore is built to stand up to offshore conditions.

    Top Speed. With triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s on our test boat, turning 15” x 22” (38.1 x 55.88 cm) RX4 props, we reached a top speed of 60 mph at 5850 rpm.

    Best economic cruise came in at 3500 rpm and 31.5 mph. It was at that speed that the 25.4 gph fuel burn translated into 1.2 mpg and a range of 533 statute miles, all while still holding back a 10-percent reserve of the boat's 477-gallon (1,806-L) total fuel capacity.


    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore achieves her performance with a combined 900 horsepower from the triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s.

    Acceleration from a standing start to plane averaged 4 seconds. She went from zero to 20 mph in 5.9 seconds, and on to 30 mph in 7.7 seconds.


    Put the hammer down to get on plane in 4 seconds flat.

    About The Engines

    The Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 has several attributes that help these outboards reach these numbers and it’s in the technology, including the direct-injection system, the efficient design of the combustion chamber, location of the injectors close to the spark plugs, and other elements that make the Evinrude G2 engines one of the most fuel-efficient outboard engines on the market.

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines have low and mid-RPM range torque that is greater than most engines in class, including 4-stroke engines.


    A combination of speed and efficiency lets Evinrude power the Yellowfin 36 Offshore to ranges of better than 500 miles.

    E-TEC 2-stroke technology has a power stroke on every turn of the crankshaft, while 4-strokes have only one power stroke out of two turns of the crankshaft. That is why when the throttle was pushed to the pins, she reached 20 mph (32.1 kph) in an average of 5.9 seconds.

    With more power available in the low rpms ranging from 500 to 3500, skiers are easier to pull up, and far heavier loads can be handled.


    One does not want to lack for power when taking on offshore conditions.

    Boat Inspection

    Deck Layout


    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a versatile deck plan with loads of stowage.

    At the stern, the swim platform is treated in SeaDek. The SeaDek means sure footing — and fish measuring — over the width of the swim platform with a pair of rod holders affixed to the transom.


    The clean rigging of the triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s makes it easy to get around on the swim platform.


    A starboard reboarding ladder folds under a powder-coated tubular platform extension with grab handle.


    Passing through the 12” (30.38 cm) wide pocket door on the port end of the transom, we enter the cockpit. In the sole of the cockpit are three hatches. To port and starboard are lockers with gasketed lids finished on both sides, equipped with lift and lock latches and tension hinges.


    A pocket door in the transom grants access to the swim platform.


    The cockpit measures 8’ (2.44 m) wide by 3’10” (1.17 m) fore and aft.

    The center locker has gas-assist struts to hold it open and is a mechanical space as well as stowage with access to fuel filters for the outboards, through-hulls feeding raw water to the livewells, and a pair of 2,000-gph bilge pumps.


    The center locker contains the fuel filters, through-hulls for feeding livewells, and the bilge pumps.


    Aft quarter lockers are on both the starboard and port sides.

    Also visible are the tops of the fishfinder transducers, tucked beneath the lipped shelf. In each aft quarter are lockers holding power-steering booster pumps for the optional SeaStar Optimus EPS steering system. Coaming pads line the interior, except for the aft port quarter, all the way to the bow and back.


    The deep channels drain to the aft scuppers, where we wouldn’t mind seeing a less-restrictive plate to allow faster dewatering. Also, in this quarter are three hose connections for easy freshwater engine flushing, well labeled.


    >On centerline in the transom among the vertical rod holders is a livewell, painted light blue inside with a 3/4”-thick (1.91 cm) acrylic lid with a lift and lock latch, tension hinges, and a gasketed closure to allow it to be pressurized to prevent bait from sloshing.>
    The bulwarks depth in the cockpit is 25” (63.5 cm) and there are under-gunwale racks for three rods per side with padding to protect reels.>
    The aft-facing seat on the leaning post conceals a livewell, accessible beneath the starboard cushion.


    Caprails around the cockpit are 12” (30.48 cm) wide and finished in non-skid material. There are eight rod holders along the length of each side with three of them doing double-duty as beverage holders.


    At the bow, a recessed bowrail is set inboard in the caprail, which is 34” (86.36 cm) off the deck. Caprails forward are 16” (40.64 cm) wide and finished in non-skid material with a toe rail. A pop-up navigation light and a pair of 8” (20.32 cm) pull-up mooring cleats are placed close together.


    Bolsters can be found underneath the bowrail.

    At the bow beneath a hatch with a lift-and-lock latch and tension hinges is a foredeck locker with a cutout for an anchor line. In the bulwarks, a stowage bin with a lipped edge is on either side.


    Concealed in the foredeck locker are the windlass and through-the-stem anchor pulpit, plus a lower door that grants better access to the chain locker below.


    In the sole, there are three lockers, one forward and two aft to either side. All have RTM hatch lids that are finished on both sides, use lift-and-lock latches and tension hinges.


    At the center of the forward deck area is a self-draining coffin box, equipped with a gas-assist stainless strut, a stainless steel piano hinge, and a cushioned lid.


    Alongside are fold-down racks to hold dive tanks or fenders, and a freshwater washdown bib is to one side and a raw-water washdown bib to the other.

    The forward-facing seat on the console is flanked by rod holders, two of which double as beverage holders. The seat lifts to reveal a large locker that can also serve as a head compartment.

    Inside, there’s 4’2” (1.27 m) of headroom, a dome light, access to the helm dashboard panels from behind and some electronics components. The door is held open by two gas-assist struts and has a gasket to keep the space dry.


    Rod holders can also be found on the forward-facing seat on the console.


    The seat lifts to reveal a locker which can also be used as a head. Above, a large LED light bar is mounted to the forward edge of the hardtop, along with an optional FLIR thermal-imaging system.


    Atop the console is a large LED bar. The walkways next to the leaning post and console are 18” (45.72 cm) and 19” (48.26 cm), respectively. Flip-out stowage bins are amidships to either side.


    Walkways provide ample room around the console.


    Flip-out stowage bins can hold cords and other accessories.

    Helm Console

    Studs on the console side accept an isinglass enclosure that hangs from a channel on the hardtop above. Mounting points for outriggers are to either side, and a grabrail helps ensure crew comfort in rough conditions.


    The tubular hardtop frame is welded of 2-¼” (6.36 cm) diameter tubes finished in Line-X protective coating with integrated grab handles.


    Five rocket-launcher-style rod holders are welded on the frame aft.

    The helm has a steering wheel offset to the port side and a compass on centerline. We would prefer the compass to line up with the wheel.


    The upper helm panel has a pair of 15.6” (39.62 cm) Raymarine Axiom XL touchscreen displays.


    The stainless wheel is on a tilt base and has a steering knob.<,figcaption>

    The lower dash panel has a windlass control to port, and then a Fusion stereo control head, engine tilt-trim controls, and the Evinrude ICON Touch 7” (17.8 cm) color touchscreen helm display. Also included are an Evinrude ICON II Premium EST engine shift and throttle binnacle, the Raymarine autopilot control head, trim tab controls, and a VHF mic mounted on the side. A pair of USB ports for device charging are on the starboard end of the dash.

    Evinrude ICON Touch

    The Evinrude ICON Touch controls all of the engine features and functions, including engine information, RPM, fuel flow monitoring, water temperature, and boat speed. It also provides precise readouts of fuel and oil levels, and control of iSteer and iTrim automated system controls.


    Control of the function of up to four outboards is easily managed with an intuitive visual interface on the Evinrude ICON Touch.

    Evinrude ICON Touch 7” (17.78 cm) CTS Features

    • Touchscreen display

    • RPM for up to four outboards

    • Fuel-flow monitoring

    • Water temperature

    • Boat speed

    • Fuel levels for up to four tanks

    • Oil levels

    • iSteer

    • iTrim

      The ICON II Premium EST binnacle provides LED indicators showing neutral, forward and reverse, trim and tilt control, engine synching with an RPM up or down key to allow 50 rpm jumps in engine speed at the touch of a button, all in an ergonomic electronic control package.


      The ICON II Premium EST binnacle provides control over up to four outboards and delivers numerous features in an ergonomic design.

      ICON II Premium EST Binnacle Features

      • LED shift indicators

      • Trim and tilt control

      • Engine synching

      • RPM up or down key

      • Ergonomic electronic control package

        The helm seat has a pair of flip-up bolsters integrated into the cushions and three flip-up armrests that get out of the way if the skipper has to help out when the bite heats up.


        Note the bolsters have a hip-grabbing contour that offshore aficionados will appreciate.


        Beneath the seats is a locker where the batteries are mounted.


        Clever Upper Helm Station

        The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a clever upper help that raised the height of the eye, but costs very little extra money, and has virtually no extra windage. The top of the power sunroof doubles as an upper helm with a power-actuated seat. A climb up through the hatch and the skipper is in position, standing atop the console, which is finished in non-skid SeaDek.

        The upper helm has a 9” (22.86 cm) Raymarine Axiom display, windlass control, trim tabs, engine control, engine start-stop, engine trim, a tilt base for the steering wheel with knob, and a VHF antenna. The seat offers a perch with a rail to serve as a footrest.


        The sunroof conceals can add ventilation to the helm when the isinglass enclosure is in place…


        … but it also conceals an upper helm station.


        The upper helm seat is atop the sunroof hatch and slides aft into a fixed railing.


        The upper helm offers a vantage point for the offshore skipper to spot breaking bait and working birds.


        The console top is covered in SeaDek for a non-skid, comfortable deck for the skipper.


        On pleasant days when the bite is on, the upper station may be the place for the skipper to put the crew on the fish.



        Twelve hull colors are available for the hull side, bottom, and upholstery. These include Matterhorn White, Aqua Mist, Sea Foam, Fighting Lady Yellow, Ice Blue, Ethereal Blue, Sky Blue, Stars and Stripes Blue, Aristo Blue, Whisper Gray, Dark Gray and Super Jet Black.


        The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a price range of $469,000 fully-equipped with three Mercury Verado 350-hp engines and a triple-axle Ameratrail trailer.