dorian kennedy wrote: »
Nice looking boat, but "hybrid"? Doesn't look to be a hybrid of anything, especially not of a bayboat, it looks to be pure offshore to me....
Barrell wrote: »
I agree, I was hoping to see a version of the Everglades 243 but at a lower price.
BCSAILS wrote: »
New Yellowfin 26' Hybrid hit the water on her first sea trial yesterday. Low 60's with first set of props and 3mpg at 4000 rpm. Boat will be in next weeks Ft. Lauderdale Intl. boat show in the Yellowfin booth at convention center.
gumgator wrote: »
I was hoping for a Gause/Shaeffer type hybrid. I too consider this an offshore boat, especially on the west coast of Florida. Sea vee has 27' bay boat coming out (27z), and Kevin Barker has a 25.5' bay boat coming out.
BCSAILS wrote: »
Wow, tough crowd? I was just posting the update of a new product being released by YF at the show for people who might be looking for a boat in this size/price range. I'm sure tons more info will be avail. at the show. I have yet to personally walk or sea trial her as this is hull number one. IMO...I think the "Hybrid" branding comes from the fact the boat can get into 18" in the bays, yet also, make a run to Bimini or into the deep gulf or even pretty far offshore the eastern states in fair weather? A true "all-around" CC, thus "Hybrid". I can fish Florida bay one day and run the Gulfstream the next. A true deep v, 24.5 deg. etc usually needs 20-24" to float in and a 14-18 deg. hull can pound you in the rough stuff. So this 20 deg. hull is "in-the middle" on design to try and do "many things well". Plus you can order as a twins for long runs/safety or a single for a nearshore/inshore setup based on your where you live and boat? Not everyone can own a flats/bay and a large CC. So this model targets guys wishing to get close to one do-all boat...again, IMO. The YF crew can explain their point of view in the booth.....