What a way to launch a flagship. Blackfin Boats’ new 33-foot center console won an innovation award at the Miami International Boat Show in February. Not only is it a well-equipped fishboat with yacht-quality accents and excellent performance characteristics, it has more innovative design features than many boats in its class.

332CC Aft Baitwell 2

The 332 CC is Blackfin’s first boat with a twin-stepped bottom, which ups the performance ante considerably. A stepped bottom aerates the hull, reducing drag when the boat is on plane, increasing acceleration and the top end, and reducing fuel consumption. It’s designed for twin outboards to 900 hp, but she’ll perform well with fewer ponies thanks to the carbon fiber hull laminates.

At the helm, the electronics and controls panels are non-reflective gray, and the underside of the fiberglass T-top is dark gelcoat, also to reduce glare. The layout places everything within easy reach of the skipper. There’s space for two large displays, as well as an angled panel above the throttles for touch-screen engine instrumentation.

332CC Running 11

Inside the console is an electric head, sink, rod stowage and breaker panel, plus additional stowage. A lounge seat for two is built into the forward face of the console, with more stowage beneath.

The bow area has forward seating, and a section of the padded coaming pops out to become backrests. USB ports and electrical outlets are scattered around the boat.

Blackfin 332 CC

Blackfin 332 CC

The cockpit rigging station has twin sinks, a 20-gallon live well, tackle drawers and two Yeti coolers mounted on slides underneath. A separate 35-gallon live well is built into the transom, with freshwater and raw water washdowns nearby. Sixteen rod holders are spread between the transom, gunwales and T-top legs. You can stow your catch in two 100-gallon fishboxes, and there’s lockable under-gunwale rod storage and a starboard side boarding door.

Blackfin offers pre-rigging for Yamaha and Mercury outboards, as well as factory-installed electronics packages from Raymarine and Garmin. This boat deserves a serious look if you’re in the market for a high-performance center console fishboat.

Blackfin 332 CC

Blackfin 332 CC

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