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Sailfish 360 CC (2019-)

3 x 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke



Brief Summary

The Sailfish 360 CC is the flagship of Sailfish’s 15-boat lineup. Our test boat was powered by triple Yamaha 300 outboards. With Sailfish’s Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull design and Yamaha’s Digital Electronic Controls and Helm Master, operating the Sailfish 360 CC should give the operator a feeling of confidence in obtaining any offshore objective or simply entertaining family and friends. Her freeboard is high and her cockpit is deep as compared to many other boats in class.

Key Features

  • Through the stem bow roller ground tackle system
  • Port side tuna/dive door with under-deck re-boarding ladder
  • Automated outboard flushing system
  • Concealed freshwater electric marine head with overboard discharge
  • Full-power helm seat
  • Test Results

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
    600 4.4 3.8 2.2 2 1.8 737 640.6 60
    1000 7.1 6.2 4.1 1.8 1.5 631 548.8 66
    1500 9.2 8 6.4 1.4 1.3 518 450 70
    2000 11.7 10.1 10.7 1.1 0.9 392 340.8 76
    2500 18 15.7 15.5 1.2 1 418 363.5 80
    3000 24.7 21.5 20 1.2 1.1 446 387.6 81
    3500 32.4 28.2 27.4 1.2 1 426 370.8 83
    4000 38 33 35.2 1.1 0.9 389 338 84
    4500 44.2 38.4 49.9 0.9 0.8 319 277.2 80
    5000 49.1 42.7 65.6 0.7 0.7 269 234.1 83
    5500 54.1 47 79.1 0.7 0.6 246 213.9 81
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    Specifications

    Length Overall 38' 6'' / 11.73 m
    Beam 11' 2''
    3.40 m
    Dry Weight 12,700 lbs.
    5,761 kg
    Tested Weight 15,220 lbs.
    6,904 kg
    Draft 28''
    0.71 m
    Deadrise/Transom 24-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 9' 10''
    2.99 m (max)
    Fuel Capacity 400 gal.
    1,514 kg
    Water Capacity N/A
    Total Weight 15,220 lbs.
    6,904 kg

    Acceleration Times & Conditions

    Time to Plane 3.1 sec.
    0 to 30 6.2 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 15 1/4x18 saltwater series ll
    Load 2 persons, 7/8 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 86 deg., 78 deg.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: calm

    Engine Options

    Tested Engine 3 x 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
    Std. Power Not Available
    Opt. Power 3 x 300-hp Mercury Verado
    3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Sailfish 360 CC running

    The Sailfish 360 CC is the manufacturer’s largest model combining fishing prowess of a center console with amenities that are conducive for entertaining and socializing.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The test boat came with triple Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboard engines.

    Mission

    The primary mission of the Sailfish 360 CC is to deliver a competent offshore fishing platform that delivers the crew to pelagic fishing grounds in almost any reasonable sea condition. But, her secondary design purpose is to provide comfortable, safe passage for the whole family on a day boating outing.

    Sailfish 360 CC layout

    The layout of the Sailfish 360 CC shows a wide transition from the aft cockpit to the forward cockpit and copious seating throughout.

    Major Features

      Mezzanine Seating. Aft facing seating behind the leaning post provides a raised view of the fishing action as well as for socializing.

      Fold-Away Forward-Facing Transom Bench Seating. A 60” (1.52 m) wide bench seat folds out of the transom.

      Two Pressurized Circulating Baitwells. A 42-gallon (159 L) baitwell is located in the port quarter of the transom and a second, 32-gallon (121 L) baitwell is built in the base of the mezzanine seating.

      Three-Person Wide Helm Seating. The leaning post has seating for three with armrests and the driver’s seat is electrically adjustable.

    Sailfish 360 CC running

    Sailfish has pulled out all of the stops to make this 36’ (10.97 m) CC compelling.

      Stand-Up Head. Inside the console is a full head with freshwater electric marine head with overboard discharge, a stand-up shower, solid surface countertops, freshwater stainless-steel sink, convertible berth and opening portlight

      Dive/Tuna Door. The port side swing in dive-door features a heavy-duty hinge and door latch, and a ladder hidden under a deck hatch.

      In-Deck Fishboxes. Twin 260-quart in-deck insulated fishboxes on the port and starboard sides of the aft cockpit.

      Forward-Seating. The port and starboard forward-seating has forward facing backrests and a power actuated table and filler cushions to convert the forward seating into a sun pad.

      Through Stem Anchor System. The anchor is deployed via a through stem bow roller and in the anchor locker is a windlass with remote control.

      Well Organized Mechanical Space. A large hatch in the cockpit deck opens to reveal easy access to many of the boats systems.

      Anti-fatigue pad at the helm

      Edison Black Ops steering wheel with power knob

      Built-in four bank battery charging system with Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) isolation

    Sailfish 360 CC running

    The Sailfish VDS hull with hard chines and running strakes directs the wash down and out as the sharp bow entry cuts through the water.

    Performance

    The Sailfish 360 CC has a LOA of 38’6” (11.73 m) fully rigged, a beam of 11’2” (3.40 m), and a draft of 28” (.71 m). With an empty weight of 12,700 lbs. (5,761 kg), 88-percent fuel, test power and two people onboard, we had an estimated test weight of 15,220 lbs. (6,904 kg).

    Top Speed. With triple 300-hp Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboards turning 15.25x18 saltwater props we reached a top speed of 54.1 mph, or 47 knots, at 5500 rpm.

    Best Cruise. The best cruise came at 3000 rpm and 24.7 mph, or 21.5 knots. It was at that speed that the 20.0 gph fuel burn translated into 1.2 mpg and a range of 446 statute miles, 387 nautical miles, all while still holding back a 10-percent reserve of the boat’s 400-gallon (1,514 L) total fuel capacity.

    Trolling speed of 7.1 mph, or 6.2 knots, at 1000 rpm saw a fuel consumption of 4.1 gph.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    Handling

    Sailfish 360 CC running

    With three 300-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboards, the Sailfish 360 CC proved to be quick off the mark and get to the bite quickly.

    With mild conditions on test day, there was no chance to determine how the Sailfish 360 CC handles seas or chop. However, crossing wakes showed how the bow flare, variable deep-V hull shape, hard chines and running strakes combine to create a smooth dry ride by dispersing displaced water out and away from the boat. She tracks well with dual running strakes on each side of the hull. The leaning into turns is not excessive and should keep all aboard comfortable.

    Sailfish 360 CC outboard

    Maneuvering in tight spaces was easy with the optional joystick steering.

    The optional Optimus Joystick. Steering made close-in maneuvering easy with the triple Yamaha F300 outboards. The joystick control system allowed for fine control when docking or driving through the marina. It was also helpful when turning on the boat’s axis, moving sideways or at any angle. The joystick was well calibrated.

    Transom

    The transom has the traditional splash-well with dual boarding-platforms on either side of the triple outboards. Along the forward edge of the outboard well is a walk over between the platforms. Along the top edge of the transom bulwark are five rod-holders.

    Sailfish 360 CC transom

    Shown is the transom with the triple Yamaha F300s and the flanking boarding-platforms.

    Available Power. For power, the test boat was equipped with triple 300-horsepower Yamaha F300 outboards with optional Optimus Joystick Steering. The Sailfish 360 CC is available to be configured with twin Yamaha F425 outboards, triple Yamaha F350 outboards, triple Mercury 300 Verado outboards, or triple Mercury 350 Verado outboards. The Sailfish 360 CC has a maximum power rating of 1050-horsepower.

    Sailfish 360 CC platform

    The 31” (78.7 cm) deep boarding-platform has a concealed four-step extension re-boarding ladder on the starboard platform.

    Sailfish 360 CC outboards

    There is a transom catwalk for operations or use as a crossover between platforms.

    Sailfish 360 CC shower

    By the walk through is a shower wand in the coaming, and below it is a stereo remote. At the bottom is a freshwater fill, then a nozzle for the engine flush and a button above that to turn it on. The step up is 3” (7 cm).

    Sailfish 360 CC walk through

    Moving forward to the aft cockpit there is a 16” (40.6 cm) wide starboard side walkthrough.

    Transom Walkthrough. Moving forward through the transom walkthrough there is an 11” (27.9 cm) step down to enter the aft cockpit.

    Sailfish 360 CC baitwell

    Built into the port quarter of the transom is a 42-gallon (159 L) baitwell which is aerated and features blue gelcoat and rounded corners.

    Aft Cockpit

    The aft cockpit is versatile and has clever features for both fishing and entertaining. Rod holders and coaming bolsters are some of the fishing focused features.

    More family-friendly is a forward-facing 60” (152 cm) aft bench seat that folds out of the transom. Opposite it is the aft-facing mezzanine seating. Add an optional inboard facing seat that folds out of the starboard side bulwark that creates a highly social, U-shaped seating arrangement in the aft-cockpit.

    Sailfish 360 CC swing in door

    A functional swing-in dive/utility door is to port. Because it is a swing-in door it can be used dockside for boarding.

    Dive Door. Sailfish has provided a swing-in dive door which measures 21” (53.3 cm) at the narrowest point and 24” (61 cm) at the widest outside edge.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The Sailfish 360 CC dive door has a heavy-duty hinge and door latch. Note that the grab handle is folded and mounted forward of the dive door.

    Sailfish 360 CC ladder

    A four-step re-boarding ladder is concealed under a hatch in the cockpit deck, and it folds up, over and down. It is right where it is needed, and not stowed in the bow of the boat as we see on some boats in class.

    Sailfish 360 CC rod

    Gunwale mounted rod holders and coaming bolsters are some of the fishing focused features.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    There are large scupper drains in both aft corners of the cockpit for washdowns or water intrusion.

    Sailfish 360 CC seating

    Mezzanine seating on the back of the leaning post assembly is comfortable place to watch the troll.

    Mezzanine Seating. The aft facing bench seating serves both the fishing and entertaining missions of the Sailfish 360 CC. It provides a place for observers to watch the baits. There is also a livewell underneath. When entertaining, the mezzanine seating helps make the aft cockpit a comfortable gathering place.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The mezzanine seating lifts up with gas-assisted struts (green arrow) to reveal an 80-quart (76 L) carry-on cooler (yellow arrow) and a second 32-gallon (121 L) baitwell (red arrow).

    Sailfish 360 CC fishing

    A very fishing focused feature is behind the mezzanine seating center backrest. The depth sounder/fish finder that can be seen from the cockpit. Note the drink-holders and flip-down armrests.

    Sailfish 360 CC t top

    There is also access to storage behind the backrests and rocket launcher style rod holders mounted on the T-top supports.

    Sailfish 360 CC family friendly

    Another family-friendly feature is a forward-facing aft bench seat that folds out of the transom.

    Sailfish 360 CC in board

    Installed on the test boat is an optional inboard facing seat (red arrow) that folds out of the starboard side bulwark, creating a highly social, U-shaped seating arrangement in the aft-cockpit.

    Sailfish 360 CC cockpit

    In the cockpit are 9” (22.86 cm) coaming bolsters that start at 22” (55.9 cm) above the deck and reach 31” (78.7 cm) at the gunwale.

    Sailfish 360 CC fishing features

    Additional fishing features in the cockpit include a pair of 260-quart (189.27 L) in-deck fishboxes to both sides of the mezzanine seating.

    Sailfish 360 CC rod storage

    Sailfish has provided under gunwale rod storage, three on each side, with built-in stainless steel toe-rails.

    Aft Cockpit Freeboard. The freeboard at the aft cockpit gunwale is 3’4” (1.0 m) above the waterline.

    Mechanical Space

    The mechanical space below the aft cockpit deck reflects Sailfish’s experience and commitment to owner satisfaction. The systems are well arranged and easy to access.

    Sailfish 360 CC mechanical space

    The mechanical space below the aft-cockpit deck has two-livewell pumps in a sea chest to keep them primed, a single sump pump and the steering pumps.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    There are the fresh-water (red arrow) and raw-water pumps (yellow arrow) and a pump for the automatic outboard flushing system (purple arrow).

    Sailfish 360 CC hydraulic pumps

    Shown is one of two hydraulic pumps for the Yamaha Optimus Joystick Steering.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    There are also two vacuum pumps (yellow arrows) for clearing the in-deck fishboxes.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The three-water separators and primers for the outboards are mounted port side of the mechanical space.

    Sailfish 360 CC hatch

    The hatch is firmly held in place with gas-assist struts.

    Helm

    The helm is designed to be operated from the center of the three helm seats. The test boat had three 12” (.30 m) multifunction displays creating a glass-helm. The center mounted steering wheel has an adjustable tilt base.

    Sailfish 360 CC helm

    Port side of the helm is a VHF radio (red arrow), system switches (yellow arrow), joystick (purple arrow), spot light controller (black arrow), large and small drink holders, and a windlass switch (blue arrow).

    Sailfish 360 CC engine control

    On the starboard side of the helm there is the engine controller binnacle (blue arrow), more system switches (yellow arrow), trim tab controls with indicators (green arrow, large and small drink holders and stereo controller (red arrow).

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The test captain really liked the way the compass aligns with the steering wheel and operators’ line of sight.

    Sailfish 360 CC helm dash

    The helm dash is designed for multiple displays. In this case, there are three 12” (.30 m) Garmin 7612 multi-function displays. Note the air conditioner vents below the monitors.

    Sailfish 360 CC steering wheel

    The Edson Black Ops steering wheel comes with a power knob and has an adjustable tilt base.

    Sailfish 360 CC power vent

    A power vent in the curved windshield allows fresh air to circulate at the helm. On this Sailfish model, the windshield wiper has an integrated windshield washer.

    Sailfish 360 CC helm dash

    Above the dash, in the overhead, there are light and vent switches along with the Yamaha engine monitor and port and starboard electronic boxes.

    Sailfish 360 CC camera

    A cockpit camera gives the operator an eyes-forward view of the cockpit fishing action or to keep an eye on the kids while underway.

    Helm Seating

    The leaning post has bolsters that accommodates standup or seated positions for three people in raised positions in comfort. The seats are ergonomically correct with multi-density foam and cut outs in the back rests to keep riders cool.

    The captain’s center seat is electrically adjustable. There is fatigue reducing padding in the deck and a drop-down platform that raises the operator’s perspective when standing.

    Sailfish 360 CC helm seats

    The three-wide helm seats have bolsters and armrests that fold up out of the way. The center, operator’s seat is electrically adjustable.

    Sailfish 360 CC helm station

    There is a 4” (10.2 cm) step up to the helm station. After stepping up to the helm, there is 3” (7.6 cm) of padding built in to the deck, with 1” (2.54 cm) of padding on top of that, a must for long-hauls to the bite.

    Sailfish 360 CC platform

    There is a 5.5” (13.97 cm) platform that folds down from the front of the leaning post that gives the operator a higher vantage point.

    Sailfish 360 CC foot rest

    A footrest built into the console allows the operator to change positions during long hauls to the bite.

    Sailfish 360 CC leaning post

    On the port side of the leaning post assembly is a switch panel with baitwells, washdown and refrigerator switches.

    Sailfish 360 CC leaning post

    On the starboard side of the leaning post of the Sailfish 360 CC is a built-in refrigerator.

    Sailfish 360 CC gunwale

    Under the starboard side gunwale around midship is the raw water washdown next to the shorepower connection.

    Fiberglass T-top

    The fiberglass T-top comes with a vented sunroof and an articulating rear shade is standard equipment. The T-top supports are integrated into the console, providing unobstructed side decks. This is a mark of premium construction.

    Sailfish 360 CC supports

    A 3” (7.62 cm) and 2” (5.08 cm) tube makes up the supports and grabrails leading to the fiberglass hard T-top. The supports are integrated into the console leaving 21” (53.3 cm) of unobstructed side decks to move about.

    Sailfish 360 CC lights

    Sailfish has equipped the 360 CC with 360-degrees of spreader lights, integrated speakers, and an overhead hatch and note the camera facing aft.

    Sailfish 360 CC outriggers

    Outriggers are mounted on the T-top which can be deployed from the underside of the T-top.

    Sailfish 360 CC t top

    Sailfish installed an articulating rear shade system into the 360 CC T-top on our test boat.

    Sailfish 360 CC shade

    Other rear shade systems take up most of the interior space of the hardtop, not allowing for a vented sun roof or hatch that the Sailfish 360 CC allows. This is an important detail in one of the best T-top overheads we have seen.

    Sailfish 360 CC shade

    The shade comes with a support rod system that allows for full speed running with the sun shade deployed.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    Moving forward, under the gunwale is storage with keeper mesh netting. Above the coaming pads is a low-profile grabrail. Note the rod racks and toe support aft.

    Head Compartment

    There is a lot going on inside the console compartment: a standup shower, a freshwater electric marine head, vanity with a sink and storage, even a convertible berth as well as access to battery panels and helm electronics.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    Access to the console interior is from the one-piece port side door.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The console interior’s aft most bulkhead has the access door to the battery switches, fuses and electronics NEMA2k bus.

    Sailfish 360 CC battery switch

    The battery switch panel swings out to provide direct access to the helm electronics.

    Sailfish 360 CC panel

    Directly above is another panel that provides access to the back side of the multi-function displays.

    Sailfish 360 CC house batteries

    Access to the house and outboard starting batteries is below the battery switch access panel.

    Sailfish 360 CC shore power

    The shorepower panel and access to the windshield washer fluid container are situated above the starboard side portlight.

    Sailfish 360 CC sink

    The sink faucet converts to a shower, making the compartment a true wet-head.

    Sailfish 360 CC port light

    Above the sink is an opening portlight that introduces natural light and ventilation to the console’s interior space.

    Sailfish 360 CC toilet

    At the entry to the console is the head which is located below the teak shower seat.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The head activation switch is mounted on the side of the sink vanity within easy reach. Note the teak and holly sole.

    Sailfish 360 CC mattress

    An insert mattress converts the head to a berth 6’8” (2 m) long and 4’5” (1.3 m) at the widest, with 16” (40.6 cm) clearance under the console.

    Sailfish 360 CC rod holders

    There are rod holders along the starboard side bulwark above the sink.

    Sailfish 360 CC head storage

    There is a solid surface countertop with storage drawers below. This is a clever use of space and double function for the teak seat over the toilet.

    Forward Cockpit

    Although having many fishing features, the forward cockpit is designed to support Sailfish’s social goals. The lounge seating built into the forward console and comfort amenities make the forward cockpit a natural gathering place for family and friends.

    Sailfish 360 CC

    Moving to the forward cockpit in front of the console there is built-in lounge seating with armrest, cup holders, and two-rod holders on each side.

    Sailfish 360 CC storage

    The deep storage below measures 23” (58.4 cm) deep, 35” (88.9 cm) wide at the aft most bulkhead and 37” (93.98 cm) front to back.

    Sailfish 360 CC bolsters

    The 8” (20.3cm) coaming bolsters forward measure 39” (99.1 cm) to the top above the deck. The coaming is another 3” (7 cm) higher, making the depth of the cockpit here 42” (106 cm).

    Sailfish 360 CC

    The forward seating has exceptionally high and complete backrests, unlike most boats in class. The electrically activated table will be popular for picnics and cocktails when entertaining.

    Sailfish 360 CC bow table

    With the table lowered, the forward seating can convert to a sun pad by adding the standard upholstered inserts.

    Sailfish 360 CC bolsters

    The bolsters just aft of the forward seating convert to forward facing backrests, creating forward-facing lounge seating.

    Sailfish 360 CC drink holders

    Three drink holders, incidental storage and a 12-volt outlet are located on the port and starboard bulwarks.

    Sailfish 360 CC stereo remote

    There is a stereo remote on the port side bulwark.

    Sailfish 360 CC forward seating

    The forward seating converts to a large casting platform. The center table raises and lowers automatically with a switch on the starboard side.

    Sailfish 360 CC bench seats

    The port and starboard forward bench seats have 80-quart (75.5 L) storage boxes built-in that are insulated and drain overboard. They can be used as fishboxes, beverage coolers, or normal storage.

    Sailfish 360 CC storage

    The storage boxes have Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) lids for a gelcoat finish on both sides and come with sealing gaskets and gas-assist struts.

    Forward Cockpit Freeboard. There is 4’7” (1.4 m) of freeboard outside of the forward cockpit.

    Foredeck

    The foredeck of the Sailfish 360 CC is well thought out and reflects Sailfish’s experience developing center console boats.

    Sailfish 360 CC cleats

    There are pop-up cleats and rod holders on both sides of the foredeck. The mounting hardware for the ground tackle locker hatch is recessed.

    Sailfish 360 CC ground tackle

    The ground tackle hatch is equipped with gas-assist struts. The windlass is mounted in the center leading to a through the stem anchor roller system. There is access to the rode on either side of the windlass, which is controlled both here and at the helm.

    Special Features

    Some special features should be mentioned here.

    Sailfish 360 CC cup holders

    The Sailfish 360 CC has twenty cup holders including six that will accommodate today’s larger insulated cups.

    Sailfish 360 CC fenders

    Strategically placed fender holders located two midship and two aft, can be inserted into base-holders when needed.

    Sailfish 360 CC clip

    The Sailfish 360 CC comes with a special fold-out clip on the leaning post that can act as a hanger for a towel or even a bucket.

    Sailfish 360 CC remote

    Mounted on the starboard side of the transom is a stereo remote control and the automatic outboard flushing system controls.

    Warranty

    Sailfish offers a 10-year hull warranty for structural integrity. Systems and components come with manufacturer warranties. Contact Sailfish for details.

    Options to Consider

      • Bow shade

      • Bow thruster

      • Console and leaning post covers

      • Dash misting system

      • Grand Slam 380 outriggers with 15’ poles

      • Joystick steering

      • Powder coating (Black)

      • Rod holders, extra pair (2)

      • SeaKeeper stabilization

      • Two tone Hardtop

      • Air conditioning

    Observations

    With the introduction of this 360 CC, Sailfish has definitely entered the ranks of the premium builders of center console boats. Virtually everything on this boat has been done right, and it is hard to find fault. Of particular note is the seating in the aft cockpit for entertaining – and the mezzanine seating for trolling, the powered helm seat, the well-designed T-top, the functional wet head with bed for naps or an overnight in a pinch.

    We think the Sailfish 360 CC fulfills its stated mission to be “fishing focused” while remaining “family friendly.” Options can be added to make her even more family friendly such as awnings, or more of a fishing machine such as lockable rod storage in the head compartment, downriggers, and outriggers. But in both cases, not much needs to be added.