We Say: This new iteration of Yellowfin’s 39 Open features lightweight, super-strong carbon-fiber construction, saving approximately 2,400 pounds, or roughly 18.5 percent of the original dry weight.
The twin-stepped hull takes full advantage of the quad Mercury Verado 350 outboards, reaching a top speed of 74 mph. Our tester featured three-across helm seats with flip-up bolsters, a clear acrylic windshield, and a full complement of electronics accessible via two Simrad multifunction displays. There are three livewells — an 80-gallon tank with a viewing window in the transom, a 50-gallon well under the aft cockpit sole, and a 19-gallon livewell under the seat abaft the helm seating — as well as four tuna tubes integrated into the transom and stern quarters.
An optional pod lounge tilts upward at the push of a button to give access to a compartment belowdecks. A rack of seven holders hangs behind the 27-inch-high transom, and 10 holders mount along the aft hardtop support. This is in additional to 17 gunwale rod holders along each side.
Who’d Want One: Saltwater tournament anglers looking for a speed advantage to get to the fish first.
Another Choice: The Invincible 39 Open Fisherman ($315,000 with triple Yamaha F350s) also features a stepped hull and is capable of similar speeds.
Bottom Line: $400,000 (with carbon fiber and four Mercury Verado 350s); yellowfin.com