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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
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 36' 8"
    11.18 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
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 24-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 477 gal.
    1,806 L
    Water Capacity 30 gal.
    114 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

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

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 5.4 4.7 1.0 5.7 4.9 2440 2121.9 69
    1000 7.0 6.1 2.5 2.9 2.5 1227 1066.6 70
    1500 10.0 8.7 6.4 1.6 1.4 676 587.9 78
    2000 11.0 9.6 15.5 0.7 0.6 305 264.9 82
    2500 14.0 12.2 20.5 0.7 0.6 294 255.6 88
    3000 24.0 20.9 20.8 1.2 1.0 497 431.8 89
    3500 31.5 27.4 25.4 1.2 1.1 533 463.9 90
    4000 39.0 33.9 31.5 1.2 1.1 532 462.2 93
    4500 45.5 39.6 39.4 1.2 1.0 496 431.1 97
    5000 52.0 45.2 48.2 1.1 0.9 464 403.2 99
    5500 56.5 49.1 58.5 1.0 0.8 415 360.5 100
    5850 60.0 52.2 73.0 0.8 0.7 353 306.8 100
    600 2121.9 3927 8.70 3.79 2.42 69
    1000 1066.6 1975 11.30 9.46 1.23 70
    1500 587.9 1088 16.10 24.23 0.68 78
    2000 264.9 491 17.70 58.67 0.30 82
    2500 255.6 473 22.50 77.60 0.30 88
    3000 431.8 800 38.60 78.74 0.51 89
    3500 463.9 858 50.70 96.15 0.51 90
    4000 462.2 856 62.80 119.24 0.51 93
    4500 431.1 798 73.20 149.14 0.51 97
    5000 403.2 747 83.70 182.46 0.47 99
    5500 360.5 668 90.90 221.45 0.43 100
    5850 306.8 568 96.60 276.33 0.34 100

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test 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
    Elevation 16

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore is the latest robust Florida center console to use Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore uses multiple outboard engines to reach offshore fishing grounds in rough conditions.

    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 outboards
    For confidence running offshore, triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards give the Yellowfin 36 Offshore all the power she needs to perform.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The Yellowfin 36 Offshore has a low profile, considering that the hardtop has an upper station.

    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).

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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 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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    Put the hammer down to get on plane in 4 seconds flat.

    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore running
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore running
    One does not want to lack for power when taking on offshore conditions.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Boat Inspection

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Deck Layout

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore 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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The clean rigging of the triple Evinrude E-TEC G2 300s makes it easy to get around on the swim platform.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore reboarding ladder
    A starboard reboarding ladder folds under a powder-coated tubular platform extension with grab handle.

    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore transom door
    A pocket door in the transom grants access to the swim platform.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore cockpit
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore center locker
    The center locker contains the fuel filters, through-hulls for feeding livewells, and the bilge pumps.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore aft quarter lockers
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore drain
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore bulwarks
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore aft facing seat
    The aft-facing seat on the leaning post conceals a livewell, accessible beneath the starboard cushion.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore caprails
    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.

    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore bolsters
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore foredeck locker
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore bow lockers
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore box
    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.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore racks
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore rod holders
    Rod holders can also be found on the forward-facing seat on the console.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore led bar
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    Walkways provide ample room around the console.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore bins
    Flip-out stowage bins can hold cords and other accessories.

    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The tubular hardtop frame is welded of 2-¼” (6.36 cm) diameter tubes finished in Line-X protective coating with integrated grab handles.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    The upper helm panel has a pair of 15.6” (39.62 cm) Raymarine Axiom XL touchscreen displays.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore stainless steel wheel
    The stainless wheel is on a tilt base and has a steering knob.

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

    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

      • 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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore icon
    The ICON II Premium EST binnacle provides control over up to four outboards and delivers numerous features in an ergonomic design.

    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
    Note the bolsters have a hip-grabbing contour that offshore aficionados will appreciate.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    Beneath the seats is a locker where the batteries are mounted.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    On the console is an angled footrest finished in SeaDek, though we found the design a little tricky to find a comfortable position.

    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
    The sunroof conceals can add ventilation to the helm when the isinglass enclosure is in place…
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    … but it also conceals an upper helm station.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore helm seat
    The upper helm seat is atop the sunroof hatch and slides aft into a fixed railing.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore upper helm
    The upper helm offers a vantage point for the offshore skipper to spot breaking bait and working birds.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore console top
    The console top is covered in SeaDek for a non-skid, comfortable deck for the skipper.
    Yellowfin 36 Offshore 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.

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore: Colors

    Yellowfin 36 Offshore
    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.

    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.

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