Sailfish Boats has added its largest dual-console model yet—the 316 DC—bringing to three the number of models in this series for the brand. “Based on the positive response to our other DC models, we wanted to offer a larger option for boaters seeking the all-around versatility and stability of a dual console model,” says Rob Parmentier, company president and CEO.
The 316 DC offers an offshore-capable hull featuring the company’s Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) design with three step angles. The deepest of the three steps features a 24-degree angle designed to slice through the water, with a second surface of 23 degrees enabling air to flow efficiently under the hull for less friction and greater fuel economy. The third and outermost step measures 22 degrees to enhance stability at rest. Power choices include twin Yamaha or Mercury outboards up to 700 total horsepower. The Sailtech construction of the 316 DC incorporates materials including Kevlar, quad axial fiberglass mat, spray core and Trevira to ensure reliability, strength and durability in rough conditions.
Fishing features include a spacious aft cockpit made possible by a 9-foot 9-inch beam. A 30-gallon livewell is nestled into the port quarter; a transom door resides on the starboard quarter, and there are two in-sole fish boxes with overboard pumpouts, in addition to a pair of insulated fish lockers, in the bow. The 316 DC boasts a total of 14 rod holders, and an inward opening door on the port side aft cockpit lets you haul aboard a big tuna or swordfish.
Coaming pads encircle the cockpit to cushion legs while fishing. The integrated hardtop boasts a full-height windshield, and a unique sliding center panel for the walk-through blocks the wind when closed and eliminates the need to flip over a heavy pane of glass to access the bow. The 316 DC is equipped with an in-stem anchor roller.
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The dual-console layout enhances family cruising opportunities, as do a trio of fold-out bench seats in the aft cockpit, aft-facing seats abaft the port and starboard deluxe helm chairs with flip-up bolsters and fold-down armrests, and wraparound loungers in the bow. You can also order the 316 DC with an optional wet bar and summer galley that fits behind the captain’s seat and includes a refrigerator, wine rack cooler, countertop and freshwater sink.
The dash on the starboard console is large enough to accommodate a pair of 12-inch Garmin multifunction displays. The port console houses a spacious step-down head compartment with an electronic marine toilet, vanity, freshwater sink and teak-framed mirror.
|LOA:||30 ft. 6 in (32 ft. 6 in. rigged)|
|Beam:||9 ft. 9 in.|
|Weight:||8,100 lb. (w/ engines)|
|Draft:||1 ft. 10 in.|
|Transom Deadrise:||22 to 24 deg.|
|Fuel Capacity:||265 gal.|
|Max HP:||700 hp|
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