Sailfish is continuing its march toward excellence by continually upgrading hardware and interior appointments without leaving out one single feature essential for serious anglers. The ability to catch fish is what draws boaters to the 2360 CC, but let's face it, many times you just want to cruise away with your family and enjoy the water near a beach or anchor quietly in a secluded cove. The 2360 CC is one of the few hard-core fish boats that can also accommodate the need for family fun.
Our T-top-equipped test boat had plenty of rod holders above, including kingfish holders to port and starboard. Gunwale and transom rod holders for fishing plus more under the gunwale racks for storage put the rod capacity of this boat in the dozens. The lighted livewell with a clear lid will keep bait fresh, and pumps below deck are easy to access.
Yet, all over we saw comfortable seating that can be quickly stashed away when the action gets messy and the fish slime flies. The bow area in our boat was equipped with bolsters and benches for maximum sunning and cruising comfort. Even an optional tow pylon made it water-sports ready. In the center console, a freshwater shower adds to the convenience of a pump-out head.
Yamaha is the only available power on a Sailfish, and that consistency helps the company improve customer satisfaction by becoming specialists in installing only one brand of power and instrumentation. Yamaha, a consistent J.D. Power winner, keeps Sailfish customers content with fishing/playing machines like this one.
Key Note: Sailfish's 2360 fishes so well that it's easy to overlook the many features that make it family friendly.
• Furniture-grade Yeti cooler is optional on the 2360, adding seating and cooling capacity.
• Overboard scuppers are oversize to clear the deck quickly in rough waters.
• Aft jump seats are great for cruising and stowing away to open the fishing deck.
• The helm station has plenty of space for electronics.
* Length Overall: 23'6"
* Beam: 9'
* Dry Weight: 3,400 lb.
* Seating/Weight Capacity: 10/1,500 lb.
* Fuel Capacity: 153 gal.
* Maximum HP: 300
* MSRP (test boat w/ Yamaha F250): $80,555
* NMMA Certified: Yes
* Test Engine: Yamaha F250
* Test Prop: 15.5 x 17 Saltwater Series II
* Test Load: People (235 lb.); Fuel (75 gal.)
* Optimum Cruise Speed: 28.1 mph @ 4,000 rpm @ 8.6 gph
* Top Speed: 44.6 mph @ 6,000 rpm
* Time to Plane: 3.9 sec.
* Time to 30 MPH: 7.5 sec.