Boat Test: 2017 Everglades 355CC

Boat Tested2017 Everglades 355CC
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Center Console
Manufacturer Everglades
Length35ft 4in / 10.77 m
Beam10ft 8in / 3.25 m
Weight11500
Fuel Capacity378
By Mike Gridley

Everglades Boats proudly states that the 355 is where “luxury meets utility”�”and they’re right. Like all Everglades, it’s constructed by sandwiching structural foam components, injecting resin and vacuum bagging them to create solid, precise finished hulls, decks and components. To that they add a host of standard fishing features and luxury appointments.

The cockpit is spacious with room to fish or entertain. In the transom is a livewell, draining locker and an insulated locker. Two jump seats with backrests fold out of the transom. An in-deck hatch provides access to the lazarette and many of the boat’s systems.

The design of the workstation is slick. In one moulded unit, Everglades has incorporated a bait prep station, or refreshment centre, with a livewell, two banks of drawers and a fold down fighting chair with gimbal. Mounted forward are the plush triple helm seats with bolsters and a Yeti cooler beneath.

The helm console is substantial allowing for a lockable head compartment. The hardtop, solid glass side windows and windscreen provide excellent protection and the helm features electronic power steering, DTS and space to mount optional electronics.

Forward of the console is comfortable seating for three that can share the use of the electric bow table. Lower the table and add a filler cushion to create a large sunpad or remove to create a casting platform. At the bow is a sizable anchor locker.

Normally powered by three Yamaha outboards, our test 355 CC was first to be powered by Seven Marine in Canada. These engines are marvels of technology, based on all aluminum 6.2L V8s producing 557 or 627 horsepower.

The 627s fired up with a distinct V8 bark and rumbled through the overboard exhaust ports. As the headers fill with water, they settle down to a low grumble and are surprisingly quiet.

With the throttles advanced halfway, the 355 transitioned smoothly to plane. Trimming up the motors allowed it to rapidly accelerate, gaining speed and rpm without advancing the throttle further.

As for the boat’s handling, in a word, it’s excellent.

TEST BOAT ENGINE
Twin Seven Marine 627S Outboards, 627 HP, 6.2L (377 CID), aluminum V8, supercharged and intercooled, EFI

ACCELERATION (mph/sec)
0-20/3.7; 0-30/7.15; 0-40/11.1
TOP SPEED (mph/rpm)
63.0/5,500
CRUISING SPEED (mph/rpm)
30.5/3,000

DETAILS
Length: 35 ft 4 in / 10.76 m
Beam: 10 ft 8 in / 3.25 m
Weight: 11,500 lbs / 5,216 kg
Weight with Engines: 13,700 lbs/ 6,215 kg
Fuel Capacity: 378 gals / 1,431 L
Water Capacity: 35 gals / 133 L
Waste Capacity: 9 gals / 34 L
Price: $799,900

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