Just introduced on the Ides of March, Sailfish’s new 316 Dual Console combines the best of performance, hi-tech construction and mission functionality in a sleek, roomy, and family-friendly format.
The Dual Console category is steadily becoming the go-to layout for families and friends that enjoy their on-thewater time together. This is especially true of vessels in the 28- to 35-foot range, where the added length and beam significantly increase interior space to make a lot of good things happen. Building on the popularity of its 245 and 276 DC models, Sailfish’s 316 DC is well-equipped for a range of activities, offering a roomy and social layout, top-shelf build quality, with an array of smart and unique features that offer versatility and value. With an overall length of 30 feet, 6 inches, supported by a beam of 9 feet, 9 inches, her 3.13:1 length-to-beam ratio is wide enough to provide plenty of room to move around onboard, while her svelte Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull carves a clean path through a tight afternoon chop for max comfort. The new 316 DC seamlessly balances fishing prowess and family fun in a 31-foot offshore performer. The open bow provides a great spot to relax, take in a sunset, catch some rays or entertain some friends back at the dock over drinks and food.
Standard features include a built-in bow cooler, multiple cup holders and USB phone-charging ports, insulated under-seat storage, with a through-hull anchor that features a protective stainless steel bow plate and standard windlass. All of these standards combine to make the 316 DC ideal for a day of cruising, anchoring at your favorite beach, or to explore the back bays or coastal hideaways to enjoy time with family and friends. Working aft through the dual console’s center opening windshield, the 316 DC features an integrated hardtop with a frameless, full-height windshield that delivers enhanced visibility. A new sliding center panel eliminates the need to flip over a heavy pane of glass. The door glides to the passenger side and locks into place, allowing easy walk-through access to the bow while maintaining optimal visibility. At the helm, a deluxe powerassisted chair with bolster and swivel base ensures ergonomic comfort for captains of all sizes. The dash panel can accommodate twin 12-inch multi-function displays, with the controls within easily reach from the helm.
The companion seat includes welcome storage down below, while the port console companionway offers access to a roomy head area that includes a standard electric marine toilet, faucet and sink, mirror, storage, plus an overhead skylight with frosted privacy glass. The roomy aft cockpit on the 316 DC offers a trio of recessed bench seats, in addition to rear-facing seats behind the captain and companion seats. This translates to accommodating a total of eight adults when it’s time to kick back and relax. The optional galley/wet bar package includes a refrigerator, wine rack cooler, countertop and sink arrangement that makes the 316 DC the optimal party platform. The boat is also available with an optional entertainment package that includes a ski tow bar, removable bow table, transom remote control and underwater LED lights.
Far from being a one trick pony, the Sailfish 316 DC lives up to her DNA as a fish-catching platform with a spacious open cockpit with a nearly 10-foot beam that lets anglers fish side to side without compromise. Standard fishing features include a 30-gallon recirculating baitwell with LED lighting, two in-floor insulated fish boxes with electric pump-out, 14 standard rod holders, plus a portside dive door that will allow your crew to haul the big ones aboard with minimal effort. When it’s time to head offshore, the 265-gallon fuel tank should offer enough range to get you out there and back. Powered by a pair of 300 HP Mercury V-8 Verado four-strokes, factory tests indicated that this boat and motor combo will hit a top speed of almost 52 mph at wide open throttle and will net impressive 1.5 mpg cruising efficiencies at both 4000 and 4500 rpm, hitting 31.9 mph/21.5 gph and 37.3 mph/27.3 gph respectively.
If sea conditions permit travelling at 4000 rpm, this equates to over 11hours of cruising range with a 10 percent reserve, for easy 100-fathom line reach. I have traversed the blue waters in the larger Sailfish hulls on some of my away charters. If the new 316 DC hull is anything like her sisters, this girl can definitely travel for extended periods at 30-plus mph in a variety of sea conditions in total comfort. Another notable feature on the Sailfish 316 DC is a sandbar cooler that’s built into the portside swim platform. The benefit is that anyone swimming or floating around during a raft-up can help themselves to a cold beverage without having to climb back into the boat. The transom is also equipped with a standard freshwater fill and shower, raw-water washdown and recessed boarding ladder. Sailfish has come a long way with their construction process since their beginnings 35 years ago and today’s boats are definitely high-quality builds. Their Sailtech construction process unites science, materials and human engineering to build lasting structural integrity into every hull. The process incorporates materials including Kevlar, quad axial fiberglass, spray core and Trevira to ensure the reliability, strength and durability boaters need when fishing offshore or caught in rough conditions. For more info, visit www.sailfishboats.com.
SAILFISH 316 Dual Console
LENGTH 30 feet, 6 inches
BEAM 9 feet, 9 inches
WEIGHT 8,100 pounds
DRAFT 22 inches
DEADRISE AFT Variable 22-23-24 degrees
WATER CAPACITY 19 gallons
WASTE CAPACITY 7 gallons
MAX HP 700 HP