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Many readers would remember Yellowfin Boats from the 1980s and early ’90s as popular offshore gamefishing craft.

Queensland-based telwater, makers of Quintrex, Stacer and Savage aluminium boats, have reintroduced the Yellowfin range, adding a host of new improvements that should be of interest to keen bluewater anglers.

Fisho spent the best part of yesterday fishing and testing out these hard-core plate boats and was seriously impressed with fishing features and sea going capabilities of the iconic Yellowfins.

The redesigned range features three plate models – 5700, 6200 and 6700, in both centre console and cuddy configurations. A 20 degree deadrise at the transom and a sharp entry at the bow is designed to carve out a smooth ride. Other features of the range include 250 litre fuel tank, 135 litre plumbed kill tank, 65 litre live bait tank and heaps of storage for fishing gear.

Telwater’s director of sales and marketing, Damien Duncan, said the Yellowfins will boast a comprehensive range standard features.

“Yellowfin boats are standard with the fishing features that make a difference to deliver superior value for money,” said Duncan.

The Gold Coast provided the ultimate playground to test and fish from the 6700 CC (centre console) yesterday with sloppy seas whipped up after strong winds on Tuesday. Although the fishing was lousy, the boats handled the rough conditions without a hiccup and provided more than enough room and built-in fishing features for the serious offshore game fisho.

The ride home was too easy when a break in the wind allowed an average cruising speed of 25-28 miles per hour at about 2800 RPM. We stayed dry and made it back through the seaway with little hassle.

Stay tuned for a Yellowfin Boat review in an upcoming issue of Fisho. For more info go to www.yellowfinboats.com.au.

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