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Robalo R360: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The R360 mixes hardcore fishability with numerous luxury amenities.

December 14, 2020
Robalo R360 running offshore
The R360 is a world-class fishing boat. Courtesy Robalo Boats

Robalo has 50-plus years of boatbuilding experience, crafting each fishing vessel in a 1.2-million-square-foot production facility in Nashville, Georgia, which is the birthplace of their Kevlar-reinforced hulls in a Hydro-Lift design that produces swift times-to-plane, top speeds, thrifty fuel efficiency, and smooth rides. The variable deep-V hulls split waves and track straight, while an extended running surface adds stability. High freeboard creates deep cockpits.

Robalo fabricates its own hardtops, storage-compartment lids, dash consoles, doors and interior components, including seating made with top-of-the-line 37-ounce performance marine vinyl with a 10-millimeter topcoat for stain resistance and UV protection. The company installs stainless-steel hardware, loom-wrapped wiring, triple O-ring waterproof electrical connectors, and stainless-steel rub rail.

Robalo R360

Robalo Boats’ new R360, the company’s biggest ever, blends luxury and fishing features atop a stepped hull designed by marine architect Michael Peters.

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Three seats with flip-up bolsters face the helm, with its full suite of electronics, including Simrad dual 16-inch color displays, radar, autopilot, VHF and sonar. Control is by Yamaha Helm Master EX steering system with autopilot and joystick.

A large fiberglass hardtop has an opening skylight and electrically activated rod-holder frame that brings rocket launchers into easy reach. There’s a premium JL audio system, and underwater lighting is a switch-flip away.

Robalo R360 helm
Rugged but comfortable, the R360 has a wide, protected helm, for a full navigation suite. Courtesy Robalo Boats

The console interior, accessed via portside door, has a headroom height of 78 inches, with berth, porcelain head, vanity, sink and faucet, plus racked storage for four tuna sticks.

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Eight shotgun rod holders on the transom and six more in gunwales nearby generously exceed the needs of 91 percent of center-console anglers. Twin 30-gallon insulated and clear-lidded livewells will please 96 percent of CC respondents. A transom door, in addition to port and starboard cockpit entry doors, welcomes passengers aboard, and makes it easy to drag a big fish to the deck and slide it into one of the pair of 100-gallon in-floor cockpit pump-out fish boxes.

Fishing done, there are port and starboard lockable rod-storage compartments, important to 26 percent of offshore CC respondents; for cleanup, there’s a raw-water washdown and freshwater transom shower.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Abundant storage throughout
  • Generous rod holders and rod storage

Owners Say

  • I like everything about my [Robalo] boat
  • Comfortable for family fun trips and fishing trips
  • Nice fishing platform

Brand Says

  • A world-class fishing boat
  • Cutting-edge technology with timeless styles

Reader Response

  • “Great for all activities”

Specs

LOA: 36′6″

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Beam: 11′4″

Fuel Capacity: 350 gal.

Dry Weight: 14,000 lb. with power

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Max HP: 1,200

Certifications: NMMA

More Info

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