Williston, FL- Celebrating 50 legendary years, Blackfin Boats introduced their newest flagship to the Blackfin line up for 2023 during the Miami International Boat Show. A press event was held during the show on February 16th, 2023, at 12:30 P.M. officially launching the newest flagship-the 400CC-to the line with media and consumer attendance leaving standing room only.
Charles Marshall, Co-Chairman of Blackfin Boats presented to the media as well as Mark Owens, Vice President of Design and Engineering and Mason Cummings, Director of Engineering providing a brief introduction of the 400CC, along with a hands-on tour following the press conference.
According to Blackfin Co-chairman Charles Marshall, “The 400CC delivers in line with our tradition, ‘designed by fishermen, built for life.’ This new boat expands on our Innovation Award winning 332 Center Console, answering our customers’ requests for more space and more features.”
Blackfin Boats’ 400CC is designed and built with the Michael Peters two stepped bottom, making it the third boat on which Peters has collaborated with Blackfin, but his relationship with the family business goes back many years. “Blackfin does more due diligence on its structure and getting the job ready for production than most,” says Peters. “This boat was designed to accommodate more utility and family features,” and Blackfin relies on his twin step, deep-vee bottom to improve the performance and ride.
“We put a great deal of time and effort into every Blackfin boat we design, so we can be sure we are providing the best build, quality, construction and accommodations to each of our customers, so they have a vessel capable of meeting all of their expectations.” says Mark Owens, Vice President of Design & Engineering for Blackfin Boats. The 400CC is true to that lineage as exemplified by the layout of the boat.
Bow - The bow is a wide, spacious area designed with a large sun pad and high freeboard for safety. It is also equipped with gunwales, rod holders and a Drum windlass anchor that drops from its tucked-in position, preserving the bow’s sloping lines. The window inserted in the comfortable backrest provides ventilation and light to the cabin below and a bench seat aft of the anchor locker has a cooler beneath to keep cold beverages and snacks available. Under deck storage holds lines, fenders, and accessories.
Helm - Two rows of heated seats with fold-down bolsters provide comfortable seating for anglers or passengers. The higher second row ensures that everyone can see and grab rails, cup holders, charging ports and RBG lighting make the seating practical and attractive. Ultrafabrics’ premium Coast upholstery fabric resists moisture and UV rays and remains cool to the touch. The enclosed console windshield provides weather protection, excellent visibility and adjacent T-top supports double as grab handles. The command center holds two 24” Garmin screens, along with the standard bow thruster, Zipwake trim tabs, JL Audio sound system and Mercury controls with a joystick. Inductive phone chargers as well as USB and USC ports ensure that everyone’s devices can be charged and the custom SeaDek helm pad on the top of the helm station keeps accessories from sliding and roaming.
Console - A composite countertop is located in the console and can be used as a tackle station and cutting board or can also double as a kitchen by flipping the counter up to reveal a sink and optional electric grill. Storage drawers accommodate trash, cooking or fishing accessories. An optional refrigerator can be tucked to the side of the console, while two Yeti pull out coolers that can act as seats are provided as standard. A rocket launcher and six added rod holders on the oversized T-top provide sun protection, as well as an integrated molded step to access the top’s roof which sports Gemlux outriggers. An aft-facing fold-down mezzanine seat is also a standard feature.
Cockpit - With a 12’ beam, the 400CC is an angler’s dream for working the cockpit. The large tuna door enables hauling in a big fish or onboarding family and friends. A transom door facilitates access to the quad Mercury 400-HP V-10 engines, as well as boarding; in addition, ladders both port and starboard of the aft platform provide easy water access. The tuna door also has a sturdy ladder that can be stored in the large floor hatch which also houses the bilge and provides space for a gyro stabilizer. Two other floor hatches can be used as cold storage or fish boxes and a 70-gallon live well is at the center transom with an additional storage hatch to port. Molded toe kicks enhance the gunwales as do the padded, upholstered coamings.
Cabin - A multi-purpose spacious cabin is located down below. Entering through the starboard gullwing door, steps lead to a comfortable cabin with a skylight, LED lights and a couch that folds down to a berth. A mini galley features a sink, coffee maker, trash bin and microwave. A separate head and shower with a compact pocket door provide privacy and comfort and best of class accommodations.
Every Blackfin Boat features all the best traits of the original Blackfin classic fishing boat, seamlessly blended with all the latest in innovative technology. Our aim at Blackfin Boats is to build on a legendary brand heritage while incorporating the latest in design, engineering, and materials to deliver state-of-the-art fishing boats unmatched in durability, safety, build quality and warranty.
For more information on Blackfin Boats, visit www.BlackfinBoats.
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