Contents of Report
- Major Features
- About The Engines
- Boat Inspection
- Deck Layout
- Helm Console
- Evinrude ICON Touch
- Clever Upper Helm Station
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Mission
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Major Features
• Variety of consoles available
• Coffin box storage
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Performance
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).
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 27.4 knots. It was at that speed that the 25.4 gph fuel burn translated into 1.2 mpg and a range of 533 nm, all while still holding back a 10-percent reserve of the boats 477-gallon (1,806-L) total fuel capacity.
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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.
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Boat Inspection
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Deck Layout
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Cockpit
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.
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.
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Bow
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.
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.
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.
Above, a large LED light bar is mounted to the forward edge of the hardtop, along with an optional FLIR thermal-imaging system.
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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 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 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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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
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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: 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.
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Colors
Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Price
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.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Yellowfin 36 Offshore (2019-) is 60.0 mph (96.6 kph), burning 73.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 276.3 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Yellowfin 36 Offshore (2019-) is 39.0 mph (62.8 kph), and the boat gets 1.2 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.51 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 532 miles (856.17 kilometers).
- Tested power is 3 x 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2.
Standard and Optional Features
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