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Yellowfin takes Top End focus

YELLOWFIN last week unveiled its latest release – the 6400 Synergy – at a media gathering on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The rear-positioned console Synergy, also available as a larger 6900 model, is squarely aimed at Australia’s Top End sport fishing market.

Yellowfin director of sales and marketing Damien Duncan said the new release is a departure from traditional southern fishing markets and is expecting success in the warmer northern states.

“This boat has been released to our dealer network for Yellowfin and currently we have dealers in southern Queensland, North Queensland and Northern Territory stocking this boat,” said Duncan.

The 6400 features 5mm plate bottom and 4mm topsides and is rated up to a 175 hp outboard. The test boat featured a 175 Evinrude E-TEC. The Synergy’s capacity is five passengers and would comfortably fish four with its abundant deck space.


Other features include dual 150 litre fuel tanks, 65 litre plumbed fuel tank, anchor well, self draining scupper tread plate floor, outrigger mounting plates and a transom door. The Synergy also features foam flotation and a floor level positioned above its waterline for keeping occupants dry if water comes on board. The test boat also came with a bimini for added shade. Options for he Yellowfin include berley bucket, radio, deck wash and an anchor winch plate for the bow.

Yellowfin has answered the needs of Top End fishos who traditionally prefer a simple rear positioned console. Three pedestal seats can be positioned behind the console leaving a large area for casting up front on the tough tread plate floor. The raised casting platform features ample storage and a large space designed to fit a 100 litre ice cooler under deck and out of the hot northern sun.

Access to the casting deck hatches is through gas strut hatches with drained recesses, keeping spray and rain out of the storage areas. It’s a neat and simple idea for a boat which would experience a fair share of tropical storms.

Fishing World tested the new Synergy on a windy day outside Mooloolaba. The Synergy’s length and steep entry point delivered a soft ride in the choppy conditions. With five people on board, stability remained excellent, which is essential for this style of open boat.

The 175 E-TEC easily powered the Synergy along and reached around 35 knots at WOT.

Check out the video below for the new Yellowfin in action and to hear from Yellowfin’s Damien Duncan talk about the new release.

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View video HERE.

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