IDEAL for fishing from the river to the reef and introduced due to customer requests, the hand-built Yellowfin Plate Rear Console is available in five sizes: 5800, 6200, 6500, 7000 and 7600.
This design was developed in the Northern Territory by the saltiest of guides and used across Australia because it has complete visibility of the entire vessel while driving the boat, putting the captain on the fish and offering a smooth ride while seated at the transom.
Yellowfin Plate national account manager Drew Jackson said, “This style of boat has been available in the Northern Territory for years and Yellowfin Plate has the ability to spread this design across the country. The combination of the tried and true rear console design with Yellowfin Plate’s superior Marine Core Construction is a match made in heaven.”
The Rear Console design positions the captain and two passenger seats at the rear of the boat with three additional seat positions; one on the casting platform and two in the middle of the vessel. Versatility is the name of the game. In addition to the six seat post positions, there is a removable bait board for casting convenience and a console with plenty of space for endless electronics.
Yellowfin Plate boats are built with Marine Core Construction and equipped with the perfectly balanced Offshore HD hull. The variable deadrise eliminates that tippy feeling and slices through chop with ease. The Rear Console has a large central fishing area and raised casting platform to give fishos different vantage points while fishing.
To get up to the casting platform, there is a step/storage compartment large enough to house two or three electric motor batteries. Inside the casting platform is a large hatch that can fit a big Esky.
When paired with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 150hp outboard, testing showed the 6200 Rear Console ran out to a maximum speed of 72km/h at 5650rpm. The sweet spot was a cruise speed of 3500rpm and 42km/h, giving an unreal 552km range thanks to the generous 240-litre fuel tank.
Yellowfin Plate boats: hand built, tested tough.