In summary, up-sea, down-sea, beam or quartering in any direction, the Yellowfin 32 proved to be dry, soft, solid, quiet and comfortable with no untenable idiosyncrasies.
Though I abhor fanaticism in any form, I must admit to appreciating what that character flaw can accomplish when unleashed in a fishing boat. The standard equipment list calls for four rod holders in each gunwale, but our test vessel sported dozens, stretching from stem to stern on both sides. You also get everything you'd expect in a top-flight fishing machine, such as huge port and starboard fish boxes, additional rod holders lining both sides of the console, removable tackle boxes in the leaning post, a 60-gallon livewell and an insulated coffin box on the foredeck that hides an even larger storage space belowdecks.
As to the question everyone inevitably asks about every boat, "Does it raise fish?" In the two hours we spent running and fishing out of Hillsborough Inlet in late spring, we raised, hooked and released five sailfish. Enough said.
Design and Construction
Most of the hardware aboard the Yellowfin comes from Gemlux - a high-quality metals manufacturer. It provides Yellowfin with a stainless-steel pop-up bow light, 2-inch stainless gas fills, and stainless thru-hulls and ball valves. Actually, you can rest assured every ingredient that goes into building a Yellowfin is the best that money can buy. For example, the company laminates its boats with Core-Cell composite for superb strength without additional weight.
A large lazarette under the cockpit makes accessing all the boat's pumps and fuel filters a breeze. And every hatch on the boat has a glossy gelcoat finish top and bottom, sports a gasket for watertight integrity and opens with stainless-steel rams. Additionally, electrical connections consist of tinned copper wiring with waterproof Deutsch connectors.
Yellowfin has no dealers. Interested buyers have the pleasure of dealing directly with the source - where no question goes unanswered (correctly) and no fact about a Yellowfin is unknown. If you'd like to experience the passion of the Yellowfin builder, contact president Wylie Nagler.
LOA......32 ft. 6 in.
BEAM......9 ft. 9 in.
HULL DRAFT......1 ft. 7 in.
WEIGHT......8,200 lb. (w/ power)
FUEL......225 gal. (standard) 100 gal. (additional option)
MAX HP......Twin 350 hp OB
MSRP......$157,000 (w/ Twin 300 Mercury Verados and trailer)
Yellowfin Yachts / Sarasota, Florida / 941-753-7828 / www.yellowfinyachts.com