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SAILFISH 360 CENTER CONSOLE

Introduced for the 2019 season as the biggest and baddest Sailfish center console to date, the new 360CC will give anglers and crews a multi-mission platform that is equally adept at the 100-fathom line as she is taking a crowd of family and friends to the beach or a local waterside eatery.
By By Capt. John N. Raguso
SAILFISH 360 CENTER CONSOLE

The layout of the Sailfish 360CC offers plenty of space to accommodate a crew of six anglers, with everyone having their own private space to sit comfortably while cruising to and from the offshore fishing grounds. This is accomplished via a leaning post with three person helm seating and three-person aft-facing seating. When it’s time for a day at the beach or a trip to your favorite waterside dining spot, the seating capacity expands to 13 when you include the hideaway triple wide bench seat in the transom bulkhead, a fully upholstered convertible bow seat/lounge for two, plus twin raised bench seats with forward facing backrests. Some of the notable electrical standard features include a total of eight spreader lights with a four-way controller; a built-in four bank VSR battery charger with LED readout; 120v dock side power; LED lighting all around including the cockpit, bilge, underwater and navigational lighting; a stainless steel refrigerator and Fusion stereo system. An automated motor flushing system is a nice touch, as is the thru-hull windlass system and a freshwater washdown system that includes stations in the transom, leaning post and cabin berth area under the console. The helm of the 360CC offers an adjustable height standing driving position, including a Comfort Zone anti-fatigue pad to support the driver’s knees on those long trips offshore. The large dash area can accommodate either a pair of 16-inch or a trio of 12-inch multi-function displays. The expanded head area is accessed via a port side companionway in the console and includes Corian counter tops, a freshwater stainless steel sink, a berth area to catch a quick nap and a standup shower.

The 360CC’s fishing features are totally off the charts and include a total of 34 rodholders, 42 and 32-gallon pressurized circulating baitwells, built-in tackle storage, a sea chest baitwell pump system, a tuna/dive door on the aft port side, plus 30 inches of cockpit depth aft and 40 inches in the bow for crew comfort and safety.

The list of options includes a combination A/C and heat in the berth and helm areas; an offshore inverter system; an upgrade to the utility leaning post that includes an electric fridge, electric grill, Corian counter top, livewell, bow thruster; SeaKeeper gyro stabilization; Yamaha Helm Master; and much more.

Prospective owners of the Sailfish 360CC can fine tune her performance with a variety of Yamaha and Mercury pre-rigged power options. If Yamaha four-strokes are your preference,
she is available with triple F300 V-6s, a trio of F350 V-8s, or a pair of fire-breathing XTO 425 V-8s. The 360CC can be set up with either triple supercharged Mercury 300 Verados or 350 Verados. Both the Yamaha and Mercury outboards are available in either the standard cowling cover color or with a white motor upgrade if customizing your ride’s look is a critical option.

Recent factory tests with a trio of Yamaha F300s hitched to the transom (25-inch XLs on the outside, with an XXL 30-inch shaft on the centerline) spinning 15D x 20P 3-blade stainless steel SWS II props indicated that she will hit a top speed of almost 56 mph at 5700 rpm with four persons onboard. She’s no slouch out of the hole, going from a dead stop to 30 mph in just a tick over six seconds. Her best fuel economy occurs at 3500 rpm, where she’ll “easy cruise” at 34 mph while drinking 27.3 gph, for a net of 1.24 mpg. If you need to get somewhere in a hurry, advancing the electronic throttles up to four-grand will hit 38.5 mph on the GPS navigator, while consuming 36.7 gph, which translates to 1.05 mpg. The “super-cruise” bandwidth ranging from 4500 to 5500 rpm will put you in the 43- to 54-mph zone, and this added speed comes at a 0.9-to 0.8-mpg cost. The Sailfish 360CC’s 400-gallon fuel cell offers canyon range, or a long time in-between fill-ups if fishing locally.

The new Sailfish 360CC can be as fishy and as comfortable as each owner wants to make her. The lengthy list of standard features, competitive pricing and a comprehensive options list will make this new sportfisher hard to beat in her size class.