Yellowfin is truly unique, hand-crafted by a dedicated team of Australia’s best boat fabricators and builders to deliver an innovative, high-quality and high-performing plate boat.

Yellowfin’s new line-up making waves

In its fortieth year of production, Yellowfin, Australia’s most established plate boat brand, relaunches one of its most sought-after product lines, releasing a string of product updates and new innovations to the market.

Set to make waves on Queensland soil, the brand debuted an overhauled Extended Cabin range, formerly known as the Southerner, during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, in front of nearly half-a-million people.

Seeing updates across structural design, fit and finish, naming conventions and visual branding, Yellowfin product analyst Nathan Shaw said the hard work has paid off with the release years in the making to deliver an unparalleled product.

“The new generation of Yellowfin Plate boats is the result of countless hours of market research, product design, testing and review by a passionate team of research and development experts,” Mr Shaw said.

“Seeing the launch was not only extremely rewarding but exciting, as we pave the way for the future of offshore boating and game fishing – we’re hungry to continue raising the bar of the Australian boating industry.”

The launch comes from decades of boating expertise, first founded in 1984, which has led to innovative designs, including the Offshore HD hull, and an inherent industry-wide reputation of high-quality high performing plate boats.

Yellowfin Plate’s latest boat range once again takes the industry to another level.


Building on the success of the Southerner range, the Extended Cabin features the next generation of hull design in the HD-R hull and Inter-Lok core, delivering a more robust stronger design with increased stability, handling and responsiveness.

An overhauled cabin design will now deliver up to 45 percent more internal space, while a new dash fascia provides enhanced real estate for electronics, allowing for a 19” and 16” sounder to fit side by side.

EVA matting comes standard with all Extended Cabin models to elevate the overall fit and finish of the floor, with its soft-touch comfort, noise absorption, longevity in withstanding harsh marine conditions and sun-exposure, and overall enhanced look and feel.

The soft-touch flooring is cut and fitted atop a fully welded fully sealed plate floor directly in the Yellowfin factory to uphold utmost quality control.

EVA matting is also affixed to key areas including side decks, side panels and more for an overall enhanced product experience, look and feel.

The extensive list of model updates, new features and options also includes a new live bait tank design for increased water flow, revised front window-wiper and cabin sliding window design for improved performance, plus an all-new seat design and rail positions for enhanced ergonomics.

An all-new seat design for the ultimate functionality, with the Fishing Edition featuring suspension seating.


The Extended Cabin model range comes available in two sizes – 7m and 7.6m – with a person rating of up to seven, maximum horsepower of up to 300hp and a fuel tank size of up to 380 litres.

“The Extended Cabin is an absolute powerhouse – what you see is a completely refined boat that continues to deliver on the unparalleled strength and quality that comes with Yellowfin Plate boats,” Mr Shaw said.

“Each product update comes with thorough and invested research and design creation.

“As part of the product development journey, we invest in seeking out vital insights from our customers, dealership network and the general public, to understand key market demands and trends, before translating them into tangible model designs.

“Such insights allow us to keep on the front-foot of consumer needs, while continuing to challenge norms with new innovations and technologies to evolve the industry.”

Exclusive to the Extended Cabin range is the all-new Fishing Edition model configuration, comprising key sought-after features to consciously target the offshore fisher with a boat specifically built for offshore game fishing.

Fishing Edition models don exclusive colourations, with dark grey EVA matting and yellow accents, plus feature suspension seats, deck wash, underwater lights, deluxe bait station, 75-litre ice-box and much more as standard.

The two Extended Cabin models – YF-70 and YF-76 – landed on May 23 and are available to purchase from any Yellowfin dealer.


Each Yellowfin Plate boat is hand-crafted by a team of Australia’s top boat manufacturers, all working their way up through the industry by showing a keen eye for detail and unmatched skill.

It is this specialist team that goes hand-in-hand with the brand’s industry-renowned standard for quality, a standard that dates back to its founding in 1984.

As Australia’s longest standard Australian plate boat brand, it is a heritage of boating excellence that comes next to none.

The latest release in the Yellowfin lineup now signifying the next step in the brand’s legacy.

The two Extended Cabin models – YF-70 and YF-76 – will land in the Yellowfin range on Thursday May 23 and be available to purchase from any Yellowfin dealer.

With sixteen exclusive dealers located nationwide, the brand is invested in making Yellowfin Plate boats available to all Australians.

Take your boating game to the next level with the Yellowfin Extended Cabin, now available from local dealers.

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