Blackfin 332 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide

The 332 CC combines rugged fishability with stylish looks for family fun and cruising.

Blackfin 332 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
LOA: 33'2" | Beam: 10'6" | Fuel Capacity: 315 gal. | Dry Weight: 10,500 lb. plus power | Max HP: 900 | Certifications: NMMACourtesy Blackfin Boats

Acquired by Seabring Marine Inc., Blackfin brand has undergone a complete transformation while retaining its tradition of toughness and reliability.

Blackfin prides itself on ­making yacht-grade boats for serious fishing, comfortable family time, and fun on the water. Blackfin plans to add the 242DC to the Blackfin model lineup this spring with a 382CC on the drawing board as well.

The fishermen-designed boats boast a freeboard with bolsters, clear-acrylic-wall flow-through baitwells, carbon-tech solid-composite running surface, and other elite fishing features.

Families are far from ­neglected: Each boat has a swim platform, and abundant and ­comfortable seating (custom-made in-house), including cushioned bow upholstery with removable backrests and ­flip-down transom seating.

The self-bailing deep-V hulls bear hidden oversize scuppers, exhibit a broad Carolina-style flair, and offer more interior depth than most boats in their class. Among ­new-owner­ ­assurances is a ­lifetime structural hull warranty.

Blackfin 332 CC: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
Dual livewells and ample tackle storage in the cockpit make it a ­hardcore fisher.Courtesy Blackfin Boats

Blackfin 332 CC
Atop a stepped hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, the new Blackfin 332 CC provides what the company calls one of the smoothest rides in its class.

The 332’s standard features include an anchor windlass; a side dive/boarding door; fiberglass hardtop with windshield, power vent, and LED overhead and spreader lights; toilet with electric holding tank; and trim tabs.

Just as 37 percent of center-console survey respondents requested, the 332 CC comes standard with a pair of insulated baitwells. Each has a cutting-board lid, lighting and a see-through face. The transom well holds 35 gallons — great for the 71 percent of center-console survey respondents who are big-bait fans — and the leaning post is a still-generous 20 gallons.

A pair of 100-gallon insulated in-floor fish boxes with macerated pump-outs awaits the catch.

The leaning post features two pullout 45-quart Yeti coolers, a pair of stainless-steel sinks, and tons of tackle storage.

Fifty-eight percent of center-console boaters surveyed asked for six or more gunwale rod holders; they’ve got six here, plus four shotgun holders on the transom. Rods store under the starboard gunwale, and within port and starboard coamings, plus six more on the hardtop.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Seating exceeds expectations
  • Generous bait capacity, fish storage
  • Structural foam flotation

Owners Say

  • Beautiful lines, is a great ride, and handles effortlessly
  • Solid construction
  • Seakeeping ability
  • Seaworthy and economical offshore boat

Blackfin Says

  • Reimagined, legendary boats with rugged design and stylish looks for family fun and cruising.
  • Both solid and fast; the most versatile experience possible
  • Lifetime hull structural warranty
  • Standard-equipment list includes many features, like a windlass, that are options on most boats