Yellowfin 39 Offshore: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The 39 Offshore offers big-league real-world performance in the open ocean.
Yellowfin 39 Offshore
The 39 performs in a fast, dry and efficient manner. Courtesy Yellowfin

Rooted in performance handling, in 1998, Yellowfin entered the premium center-console category. It remains among the most recognized and coveted brands in that segment, drawing customer praise for fishability, comfort, speed, and fuel efficiency.

Still committed to making the best offshore fishing boats, as well as bay boats, hybrids and skiffs, Yellowfin is now part of Warbird Marine Holdings.  

Florida-built Yellowfin offshore models display classic Carolina Outer Banks style influences in wide flared, high bows. They pop onto plane on stepped hulls, and are noted for their strong, lightweight construction. 

Yellowfin 39 Offshore

Built to handle seas that send many similar-size boats back to the dock, and while outperforming larger boats on the rip, the 39 Offshore is described as a brawny, wide-beamed boat that’s surprisingly fast and efficient.

The 39 Offshore welcomes triple or quad outboards up to 1,800 hp total. With its 11-foot-6-inch beam, it boasts plenty of fishing room and massive storage, and it offers a long list of standard features and options.

Standard is a canvas T-top whose frame carries five rod holders, along with hydraulic steering, C-Zone digital switching, spreader lights, Gemlux Belloca stainless-steel steering wheel, and Livorsi trim tabs. 

Fishing is assisted by two kingfish rod holders, 14 Gemlux titanium rod holders, a plumbed transom livewell with a second in the leaning post and, anticipating success, an insulated fish box with gulper pump and saltwater washdown. 

Among fishing and comfort options are forward seating, hardtop and tower selections, coffin box, several console choices, livewell pump box, additional livewells, console head, gyroscopic stabilizer, and second-row seating. 

Manufacturer’s Remark

The 39 performs in a fast, dry and efficient manner, offering fishermen the best of both worlds: big-league real-world performance in the open ocean.

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Quad Mercury 400 hp Verado
  • Test Props: Three-blade Mercury Eneretia ECOs, 21” pitch
  • Test Speed: 70 mph at 6,500 rpm
  • Max Range: 721 miles at 2,500 rpm, 1.28 mpg, 18.0 gph; or 549 miles at 3,500 rpm, 0.97 mpg, 37.0 gph


Fuel Capacity:564 gal.
Dry Weight:13,000 lb. plus power
Max HP:1,800

Editor Says

My experience aboard the 39 was a run from Key West to the Dry Tortugas during a weather-shortened kingfish tournament. Seas were up, but we ran fast and hard, and arrived ahead of everyone. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group

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