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07-28-2009, 11:10 AM
Went in this morning and sat down with Wylie to build my boat then put the down payment on it. 32' with twin 300 Verados. Pretty much fully loaded so I won't go over every option except electronics. Went with the Garmin 5215 for GPS and the XM weather hookup. Raymarine C120 Widescreen for sounder and radar, with the Raymarine 4Kw Super HD Open Array. Also went with the Simrad AP 24 for autopilot. And the 6 speaker, 2 sub, 2 amp, and head unit that Yellowfin offers. These next 12 weeks are going to kill me with anticipation, but they'll be well worth it in the end. I'll be sure to update on the build as it goes along, and I live right here in Sarasota so I'm sure I'll stop by to take pictures of the proces whenever I can.

07-28-2009, 11:40 AM
Have him add a third motor!!!

07-28-2009, 12:40 PM
I tried! I really did ask if I could get the triple Opti's because I saw that 32' with them when I was there last week, but that was just a very special order and if I want trips I'd have to get a 34' or 36', and those won't fit on my lift or in my canal. :( Twin 300 Verados are more than enough for me though. I'm definitely stoked on it. We went with a solid black hull, and then a white t-top with white powdercoating on all the aluminum. The Verados oughta color match pretty nice.

07-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Congratulations!! I look forward to that day...

07-29-2009, 09:34 AM
FYI - If you want to use the aft boxes as a fish box, keep frozen bait or drinks make sure you specify that otherwise they are just storage boxes.

Angler Systems
07-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Congrat's on the purchase and I look foward to seeing a 32 running around Sarasota. Where in SRQ do you live? Drop me an email at jeff@anglersystems.com

07-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Anthem, thanks a ton again. I e-mailed Wylie this morning and made sure to specify that those boxes be insulated and plumbed because that's definitely nice to have. And Jeff, you've got mail.

08-05-2009, 10:28 PM

Angler Systems
08-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Hey Josh,

Has it gone in the mold yet?


08-17-2009, 11:35 PM
dont think so but maybe. havent heard yet as far as i know of.

08-19-2009, 03:26 PM
Not that I know of, but I'm going out for a ride on a 32' with my dad and Wylie on Monday I think so I'll be sure to ask him then.

09-29-2009, 02:36 PM
Just thought I'd give an update. My hull is out of the mold, so if anyone sees an all-black 32' hull sitting around it's mine. Pushed delivery back by a couple weeks to Thanksgiving so we could get the new Raymarine E-series widescreens coming out in November. As far as final options we ended up with, I'll list them below.

Black 32' w/ twin 300 Verados
Standard Console
Standard Leaning Post
Powdercoated white hardtop
Removable Rear Seats
Coffin Box
Raw-water washdown midship
All boxes plumbed and insulated
Full cover to chine
2 Electric outlets in the back
Total of 4 cup holders
Total of 29 rod holders
4 Underwater LEDs (2 downward facing, 2 aft facing)
Holly/Teak floor in console (thanks Brett for the inspiration)
Sea-Land Head
Recessed foot rest
Spreader Lights
100 gallons extra fuel
Freshwater washdown

Twin Raymarine E-series widescreen/touchscreens
Raymarine 4kW SuperHD Radar Open Array
Raymarine 1kW transducer
XM/Sirius Weather
2 Icom VHF's
Full JL stereo (6 speakers, 2 amps, 2 woofers)
Mercury SmartCraft VesselView gauges
Simrad AP24 Auto-pilot

That's all I can think of for now but I'm sure I left something off. Definitely getting real excited for Thanksgiving.

09-29-2009, 03:23 PM
Can't wait to see the boat. Please takes pictures (especially of the aft seating) as the boat comes along.


Angler Systems
10-01-2009, 09:31 AM

Great equipment list! Andrew and I may try and go by next week to check her out & snap a few photos.


10-02-2009, 11:09 AM
Congrats on the new boat. Should look sharp. Did you consider the VROD 350's? I know they definitely cost a few bucks more, just curious. Thanks,

10-06-2009, 12:34 AM
Thanks everyone, and Jeff, can't wait to see some pictures if you guys get to go tomorrow, Andrew said you might. And Rob, we did consider the VROD 350's, but with the additional price, the limited warranty on them, and the fact that they have to run premium the extra oomph just didn't really seem worth it. If money was no object though I definitely probably would have gone with them.

Angler Systems
10-06-2009, 10:23 PM

I had a chance to see your 32 today and that black on black looks outstanding.

Andrew took some photos and he said that he'll wax it any time you take him fishing :P ;D

Talk to you soon,

10-07-2009, 02:21 PM
Got the pictures from Andrew, these are my two favorites. Definitely can't wait to see the finished product now.

10-08-2009, 01:29 PM
That is one great hull!! Any thought of having the hull Clear coated? I have seen a few posts (THT) that noted this would greatly reduced the number of required waxing. Just a thought.

10-08-2009, 11:48 PM
Wolf, I actually never knew you could clearcoat, I'll definitely have to look into that. I'm sure I'll still wash it and wax it after every outing, but it would still be nice to have the peace of mind knowing that if I got in late it wouldn't be the end of the world if I didnt get a chance to wax it until the next outing.

10-09-2009, 12:35 PM
checkout THT Lots of pics, 42 Yellowfin under construction, Page 5. Alot of talk about Clear coat.

10-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Wolf, I actually never knew you could clearcoat, I'll definitely have to look into that. I'm sure I'll still wash it and wax it after every outing, but it would still be nice to have the peace of mind knowing that if I got in late it wouldn't be the end of the world if I didnt get a chance to wax it until the next outing.

I did the clearcoat on a Fountain I used to own and it really works well.

11-13-2009, 09:36 PM
Hey all. Figured I'd give a quick update. No new pictures but the boat is in rigging right now. Should be done soon and then I'll just be waiting for the E140's to be released in December. Here's a picture of the final rod holder layout. All told we should have a grand total of at least 43 rod holders, plus we're going to add a brace from the hardtop to leaning post and we'll have some holders on that too.


Angler Systems
11-16-2009, 02:44 PM
All told we should have a grand total of at least 43 rod holders, plus we're going to add a brace from the hardtop to leaning post and we'll have some holders on that too.

Hey Josh,

I just happen to know a source to get all those rod holders filled with some sweet Avet's, Daiwa's or Penn's 8) :P ;D ;D ;D

I hope to visit the factory next week to check her out.


11-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Hey all. Got a chance to stop by the factory today. Boat is coming along pretty well. Motors were just hung yesterday. It's in the rigging shop now so she'sl finally starting to take shape. Should be done in the next couple weeks. Raymarine has pushed back the release of the E-widescreens to January now, but Yellowfin is working on securing the physical screens themselves because all of the screens are produced and sitting in storage already just waiting to be programmed. They're hoping that they can get the actual screens and install them ASAP and then just have their programmer come out to my house whenever the programming is released in January, so we'll see how that goes.


11-25-2009, 10:30 PM
Here's a couple pics of the pipework. We had a brace added to the rear that'll go down to the leaning post just for extra reinforcement. It's hard to imagine without a boat underneath it or a hardtop on but you can kinda get an idea. It was off to sandblasting and powdercoating this afternoon so I imagine it'll go on the boat sometime next week.


11-27-2009, 08:10 PM
Nice post on THT. Classy and mature response.

You and your dad enjoy your new boat. Looks great...

Fish hard...


11-28-2009, 04:06 PM
I second that. There are some hateful people on THT...

11-28-2009, 11:07 PM
Thanks guys. Just wanted to make sure the thread on THT stayed on topic and didn't get derailed. Seems to be a lot more animosity between people over there than between Yellowfin owners. Anyways, getting real excited to take delivery, hopefully soon.

11-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Boat is coming out great. Enjoy it!!

11-29-2009, 08:42 PM
Welcome to the tribe. Boat looks great so far. Good to see a father and son with such a strong interest in the same thing. Enjoy the time you get to spend together on it.

12-09-2009, 01:45 PM
Friend stopped by the factory yesterday. Boat is all done with the exception of the E120 screens, which will hopefully be in at the end of this week. We hope to take delivery next Friday.


















12-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Stopped by the factory to sign all the paperwork and everything today. Didn't take any new pics except of the screens. From what I hear, I'm the first boat in the country to have the E widescreens in a boat already and will remain so until their official release. Guess the guys at YF pulled some strings for me. Got to play with them a little bit, they're really really nice, pretty excited to get them out there and really use them. The Raymarine tech will be at the factory on Monday programming them with the latest software that Raymarine has to offer so I'm gonna go bother him and get him to show me how to use it all.




12-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Thats one hell of a Christmas gift there. Enjoy the boat, she is a beaut!!

12-22-2009, 09:09 PM
Took delivery today! Not much to say other than that I am very very impressed with the boat. Performs well beyond anything I could've dreamed of. Gonna finish the break-in and play with the electronics and all tomorrow and then hopefully go get her bloody on Thursday. That's about all I have to say before I throw up lots of pics. Only other thing is that we stopped for lunch and pulled up to the new 32' Andros. I'll throw a few pics of that in for good measure.










12-23-2009, 08:49 AM
Bro the way you stuck the Andros pictures in the midst of yours was mean, i was looking at that leaning post and console and thinking what the................ then I quickly bounced back to reality and realized it was the andros. Took me about 3 seconds but you got me

12-23-2009, 09:17 AM
Haha my bad. I guess I shoulda thought of that, that was just the order they came up in. It was kinda cool to be able to compare the Andros and the Yellowfin side by side. I'll leave my personal opinion out of it but let's just say I'm biased towards one of them ;D

12-23-2009, 10:40 AM
I am not sure we should even be useing the word compare but thats just me

12-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Yeah, lol, got me too. Funny because I was saying to myself "there is something odd looking about that console and leaning post".

12-24-2009, 10:44 AM
great looking boat enjoy it.

01-10-2010, 10:11 PM
What an awesome boat! Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures. I am going to seriously look at the 32 at the Miami Boat Show. Great choice. Good luck with the boat.

01-16-2010, 04:37 PM
How do you like those E120w's? I've seen the C120w and that looked nice. I am close to picking out the electronics for my 36 and I'm still up in the air on the Raymarine or Furuno navnet3d.

01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
I'm in love with the E120W's. The final software just went into them last week and I haven't been home yet to go check that out but I imagine it only made them that much better. We put the Navionics Platinum+ chart card in and it makes a world of difference. The charts that they come with are plenty nice, but the Platinum+ is a huge improvement and well worth the investment. My decision came down to Raymarine vs. Furuno's NavNet 3D stuff also and I had actually decided to go with Furuno until talking with Wylie. He said they've installed the NavNet 3D on like 4 boats and 3 of them came back at least once with problems with the stuff crashing and all. He did say that it was fairly new at the time and they were still getting the software bugs worked out so I'm sure that contributed. But on that note, apparently the software updates from Furuno take absurd amounts of time to download from your home computer. Apparently it took one guy with a decently fast internet connection something like 8 hours to download the update. It's something to keep in mind. That said though, I don't think you can go wrong with either setup. Not sure where you're located but if you're near the Sarasota area feel free to stop by and see the E120W's, as far as I know I'm still the only boat in the country that has them.

01-19-2010, 03:47 PM
now lets go use those new electronics in that new boat to kill so fish!!!!!

01-19-2010, 05:02 PM
I had the same conversation with Wylie and ended up with the new E120w on my 2010 36yf. Being from the north i havent been able to realy use them yet but i have been playing around with them. My boat will be at the NYC boat show starting tomorrow as well as the the Atlantic City show in feb so if you are from the area or want to take a little trip feel free to come check it out. Aso raymarine will be there showing the new auto pilot they came out with, it is supposed to bad ass!!!

01-19-2010, 08:18 PM
Thanks guys. I'm in NY so I'll check out your boat at the show.

02-18-2010, 07:06 PM
you should share those bloody pics you promised ;D

02-18-2010, 10:46 PM
I wish I had some! Between super low tides and snotty weather I still have yet to go fishing. It's killing me.. Hopefully that'll change during my spring break in mid-March.

03-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Have you heard of problems with instability with the full hard t-tops? Just wondering what prompted you to go with the rear support on the top? I'm headed down to Sarasota this week and plan to stop by YF...hopefully, they have a 32/34 to look over.

03-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Is the winch on the bow electric or just there to help manually pull in the anchor? Just never seen that set up. Think I saw this addressed in THT, but couldn't find it when I went back to read over it again. How do you like it? Better than windless?

03-08-2010, 12:20 AM
I haven't heard of any problems at all with the full hardtops except one. A friend of a friend has a 36' with a full tower and second station and they were heading in in some rough seas one time and apparently it looked a little shaky and unstable. I've personally never seen it but figured the rear brace couldn't hurt. It also has the step to help get up to the top and I like the look. Not to mention I'm kinda crazy and have been known to head out in conditions I probably shouldn't have been out in so it oughta help there too. Not sure where you're coming from but if you can make it down to Sarasota between March 17 and 29 I'd be happy to take you out on my 32', that's when I'll be in town for spring break.

As far as the rope puller, it is electric. I actually have yet to use it because I haven't needed to anchor yet but it was actually inspired by TwentyFourSeven on here, Lee has it on his 36' and I hear it works better and looks better than a full on windlass with pulpit and all.

03-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the info. I actually live in Orlando and I'd be more than willing to make the 2 hour trip to Sarasota to check out your boat, but unfortunately, I'm going to be out of town the last 2 weeks of March...with one week fishing in the Keys. Maybe we can set something up for when you're out for the summer, if you're going to be back in FL. I'm not actually planning on ordering a boat until this time next year. Thanks again for the info and offer to show me your new boat.

03-11-2010, 11:14 AM
Hey I'll also be back home Easter weekend if you'll be back by then. But if not you can definitely stop by and get out for a sea-trial over summer.

Reel Quick
03-12-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm just thinking out loud..... but a scaled down version of that top with the brace would look really cool on a smaller boat like the 23 or 24.