The newest and largest Blackfin packs a performance punch.
Appeared in the February 2019 Lakeland Boating
The first of the all-new Blackfin 332 Center Console (CC), which debuted at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale boat show, was equipped with twin Mercury racing 400s.
Combined with the new double stepped hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, she can hit the eye-watering speed of 57 mph and cruise comfortably at 40 mph. Blackfin uses a molded composite stringer and grid system it calls Core Rigid Technology, a vinylester barrier coat, and Advanced Carbon Fiber Technology to ensure structural integrity and strength when running at high speeds.
“Our new Blackfin 332CC delivers the quality, performance and fishability we are known for with a host of standard features our customers will appreciate,” says Mark Owens, vice president of design and engineering at Blackfin.
Blackfins are designed by fishermen for fishermen, and the 332CC comes with loads of standard fishing features, including Six gunnel-mounted rod holders; six hardtop rod holders; four transom-mounted rod holders; a 35-gallon transom insulated livewell; and twin in-floor 100-gallon insulated fish boxes. Also standard are a fiberglass leaning post with helm seats and flip-up bolsters, dual Yeti coolers, a sink with freshwater pull-out sprayer, a bait prep station with cutting board, storage drawers and four slide-out tackle utility boxes.
The helm is covered by a fiberglass hardtop system with powder-coated aluminum framework (white or black), a tempered glass windshield with wiper, a power-actuated vent, LED overhead lighting (red/white) and six LED spreader lights. Matching rocket launchers, an upgraded stereo system, and GPS/Chartplotter Raymarine gS 165 with FUSION-Link are options.
Blackfin realizes that the boats will also be used for entertaining, bar hopping and beach cruising with friends and family. Because of this, they provide comfortable seating (some of it folds down so it doesn’t get in the way while fishing), plenty of handholds, five USB outlets for phone charging, courtesy lighting, and 20 stainless steel drink holders. A private head compartment equipped with Blackfin’s patented pantographic head door, which can be opened without obstructing the side deck, is a nice touch.
Fast, fun and fishability are the hallmarks of the Blackfin line, and the all-new 332CC delivers all three.”