Yellowfin 54 Offshore: 2022 Boat Buyers Guide

The 54 Offshore is packed with hardcore fishability.
Yellowfin 54 Offshore in the ocean
With room for 14, the 54 Offshore is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Courtesy Yellowfin

Yellowfin is now part of Warbird Marine Holdings, but Wylie Nagler is still at the helm as its president, and that means his pledge of personal responsibility for the quality of each boat stands—from a 17-foot Yellowfin skiff to the new 54-foot center-console.

Founded by Nagler in 1998, Yellowfin pioneered the premium center-console category and has become the most recognized brand in its segment. Its customers have long praised its boats’ fishability, comfortable rides, speed and fuel efficiency.

Built in Florida, Yellowfins display classic North Carolina Outer Banks design influences in wide flares and high bows and pop onto plane on stepped hulls.


Yellowfin 54 Offshore

Available with quad or quint outboard power, Yellowfin Yachts’ new 54 will provide the exem-plary level of stepped-hull performance that has made Yellowfin an industry leader with previous center-console models—but taken to a new level. 

Double-row seating provides plenty of space and comfort for the passengers and crew, while a massive helm area affords excellent visibility, with generous space for three 24-inch displays. V-lounge seating in the bow has backrests; the console-front lounge seats two or three. In all, there’s seating for at least 14.

Beneath the console, a spacious cabin area with stand-up headroom houses a queen berth, a fully equipped kitchenette, wraparound seating and a head. 


Up top, hardcore fishing features include 150  gallons of livewell capacity that can be configured as one massive well or split into two 75-gallon sections. A huge, transverse fish box in the cockpit sole contains more than 800 quarts of space. 

A diesel generator comes standard, and major options include a bow thruster, a quick dynamic stabilizer, and numerous hardtop and tower possibilities.

Manufacturer’s Remark

Whether you choose one of the smaller Yellowfins, or the largest boat in the fleet, you’ll get the same quality, efficiency and performance.


Performance Data

  • Test Power: Quad 600 hp Mercury V-12 four-strokes
  • Test Load: Two persons, full fuel.
  • Test Speed: 67 mph @ 6,400 rpm
  • Max Range: 470 mi., 0.58 mpg @ 40 mph, 4,000 rpm


LOA: 54′
Beam: 15′
Fuel Capacity: 900 gal.
Dry Weight: 27,000 lb. plus power
Max HP: 3,000
Certifications: NMMA

Editor Says

I love the Yellowfin 54’s high-capacity 100-gallon transom livewell. With two lids, it can be configured as a single well or divided into two separate types of bait. – Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Fishing Group

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