Reviewed: Yellowfin 6400 Synergy

Yellowfin recently unveiled its latest boat model – the 6400 Synergy – in a media gathering on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The rear-positioned centre 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 told Boat Fishing 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.

“We see this as a great boat to target a different market than your traditional cabin boat or centre console fisherman. This boat is designed with a rear console, so hopefully it will suit the North Queensland and Northern Territory market,” he said.

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 remaining dry if water does come 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 fishes 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.

Boat Fishing tested the new Synergy on a windy day outside Mooloolaba. The Synergy’s length and steep entry point meant a soft ride in the choppy conditions.

With five people on board, stability remained excellent, which is essential for this style of top end boat. The 175 E-TEC powered the Synergy along nicely and reached about 35 knots at WOT.

With a smart lay-out, loads of space, combined with good rough water handling, Yellowfin’s Synergy would be well-suited for the Top End fisho looking for an open water or barra boat.

As tested the Synergy retails for $62,000, which represents great value for a well-designed and feature packed boat.

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This story was originally published in the Fishing World February 2014 issue.

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