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.
|Length Overall||38' 6'' / 11.73 m|
2.99 m (max)
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||3.1 sec.|
|0 to 30||6.2 sec.|
|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|
3 x 300-hp Yamaha 4-stroke
3 x 300-hp Mercury Verado
3 x 350-hp Mercury Verado
Contents of Report
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.
• 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.
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transom Walkthrough. Moving forward through the transom walkthrough there is an 11” (27.9 cm) step down to enter the 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.
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.
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.
Aft Cockpit Freeboard. The freeboard at the aft cockpit gunwale is 3’4” (1.0 m) above the waterline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forward Cockpit Freeboard. There is 4’7” (1.4 m) of freeboard outside of the forward cockpit.
The foredeck of the Sailfish 360 CC is well thought out and reflects Sailfish’s experience developing center console boats.
Some special features should be mentioned here.
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
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.