2012 Yellowfin 42 CC
2012 yellow in 42 CC powered by triple Yamaha 350 hp horsepower 4 strokes under 400 hours $25,000 in covers 2nd owner boat was a tender for a yacht back seat removable 4 bolts trailer available with cost!
Boat Reviews Yellowfin 42 Review
Yellowfin's construction philosophy results in a perfectly crafted vessel designed to return years of adventure.
By Randy Vance September 11, 2013
Some say a depressed economy is the precise time to double efforts toward improving products and market share. Wylie Nagler, president of Yellowfin Yachts, decided that was especially true in the boating business, and thats exactly what he did beginning in 2008.
Each year, Yellowfin introduced a new model, continued to hunt top-quality components and materials, refined designs, and polished the rich luster of its brand. The 42 is Yellowfins latest milestone in that march toward dominance among luxury sport-fishing boats. And, from the absolute mirrorlike gelcoat to the precision fit of hatches, doors and hardware, the company has staked out a nearly unassailable niche.
The guys who are willing to unabashedly drop the kind of money necessary to have a boat like this expect it to be more than just pretty and practical. If the 42s gleaming gelcoat over sweeping Carolina-style lines didnt have some go to match the glow, it wouldnt be worth the premium price paid even for the polished Gemlux rod holders.
My test boat, with triple Yamaha F350s and a stepped hull, reached 63.6 mph on a slack tide just inside the south inlet of Sarasota Bay in southwest Florida. It accelerated quickly too, but most impressively, for a boat like this with a high, spray-deflecting bow, it climbed on plane without loss of horizon. Thank the stepped hull for that and the 1,050 total ponies on the transom.
In turns, youd expect a stepped hull to be slippery, but with this one, I kicked in some heavy rudder with a little down trim on the motors, and it came around without tripping.
The April weather was snotty: A cold mist was punctuated by crisp winds. Offshore, seas reached 4 feet. Two of us adult men stood at the helm and two guys rode behind the leaning post during our high-speed runs. As expected, I had an easy ride. Behind the helm, the ride was still soft, but the pivot moment was more accentuated. Those passengers kept one hand on the hardtop above, with feet firmly planted.
The 42s healthy price tag does not reflect its moderate appetite for fuel. The triple 350s can take this boat to the fishing grounds at 40 mph and 4,200 rpm, burning 40 gallons of gas per hour, or 1 mpg. Few 20,000-pound boats can make a mile on a gallon.
The 42 ran like a cheetah, but it was