The Yellowfin 36 is all about speed and light-tackle fishing. There are no frills, no showers, no fluff. Race-boat performance and dryness make it fishable in the most difficult conditions.
The 36 is a logical step beyond Yellowfin's successful 31-footer, with some significant hull modifications to account for the demands of an additional five feet of waterline. For one thing, the bottom features two separate steps. The theory here is that the only way to loosen up a hull for more speed is to introduce air under it. Further vacuum is avoided by two pair of planing strakes that break and offset at each step, effectively creating four strakes on each side. A pad keel runs down the centerline, and has a deadrise that's slightly different than the rest of the hull. This expanded keel keeps the boat from falling off keel at high speed, and eliminates the subsequent chine walking that can ensue.
This is a hull designed for high speed. This hull combines a wide, flared bow and a graceful tapering sheer, and provides the 36 with classic lines and an exceptionally dry ride. The racing pedigree of the Yellowfin is evident in the rigging, too, with Latham throttles and steering providing the control for high performance.
All the fishing components are here. A 13-inch covering board allows you to carry a full castnet from the bow clear around to the cockpit without having to climb down off the gunwale. A 60-gallon live well behind the leaning post features a second Lucite cover inside to pressurize the tank, prevent spillage and keep the bait from getting beaten up. A second 25-gallon well sits in the transom bulkhead. Ameratrail trailer included in purchase price.