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2024 Sailfish 316 DC Review

The 2024 Sailfish 316 DC is a beautiful, stunning, and versatile family fishing boat that not only meets the needs of every fisherman but the needs of every passenger on board too. The boat offers reliability, comfort, safety, and quality all wrapped up in one vessel that you will be proud to own and take out on the water.

The 316 DC provides a social layout on the deck with convertible seating that is both comfy and spacious. There is no shortage of storage space either, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for storage or vice versa with this boat.

But wait! That is not it. We mentioned that the 2024 Sailfish 316 DC is a fishing boat too and it is. It is equipped with some of the best features for anglers and fishermen alike. You will be left impressed with everything this boat packs on board for you.

The Sailfish name is well-known in the boating world as this company focuses on getting you out on the water and bringing you home safely with each trip. The company has more than three decades of experience manufacturing some of the best boats on the market. They use innovation coupled with the latest technology to deliver vessels that provide unsurpassed quality and reliability.

What sets Sailfish apart from other boat manufacturers is that they use their Sailtech Construction, which forms the backbone of each boat. This stringer system is made up of closed-cell foam and fiberglass mats to provide a structurally sound boat.

The 2024 Sailfish 316 DC (Dual Console) is a stunning model in the lineup and one that is sure to leave you ready to hit the open waters. The combination of versatility and stability makes this vessel an excellent choice for anyone who wants to enjoy both fishing and family adventures on the water.

Below, we will delve deeper into just what the 2024 316 DC has to offer you. We invite you to check out more about the interior, engine, warranty, price, and more.

Interior and Accessories

Starting at the rear of the boat, you will find the swim platforms, which offer one way to board the boat. These swim platforms are roughly 22 inches wide and about 42 inches deep. Each of the platforms extends slightly past the outboard motors. You will also find a four-step boarding ladder here that tucks away nicely in its own locker compartment. Simply pull out the boarding ladder when needed and stow away out of sight when not in use. If passengers do not want to board via the swim platforms, there is a port hull side door that swings open inwards to allow boarding.

One of the eye-catching features of the 316 DC is the large three-piece, 41-inch high windshield. Larger windshields are becoming a highly desired feature on boats and Sailfish really made it happen with this one. The windshield is made from tempered glass and comes with a windshield wiper. Attached to the windshield is a well-built fiberglass hard top that includes integrated docking and spreader lights, PFD storage, and rocket launchers.

As we mentioned in the beginning, the 316 DC was built for fishing and families alike. With that in mind, we move on to the seating of the boat, which is plentiful, comfortable, and spacious. There is an aft folding seat measuring 38 inches. When not in use, it can be conveniently folded back up and out of the way. At the portside, you will find a companion seat equipped with a dual USB charging port and storage along with a folding jump seat. At starboard, there is a rear-facing seat that has storage underneath. You will also find a rear-facing bench seat near the front of the boat with under-seat storage and a storage drawer.

Should you choose, you can have an optional table added near the seating at the aft, which makes it a wonderful place to serve food and drinks while on the water. Included on the 316 DC is a small bar area equipped with Corian countertops that make it the perfect place to prepare food and drinks.

The captain is not forgotten when it comes to the 316 DC. You will be able to navigate in comfort with the large oversized deluxe captain’s chair. It features power adjustments, armrests, and a flip-up bolster. The captain’s chair and companion seat feature beautiful diamond-pattern stitching making them stand out.

Built to double as a fishing boat, anglers and fishermen will find that this boat includes just what they need on board. There is an included 30-gallon circulating baitwell equipped with built-in LED lighting, 2 in-floor fish boxes equipped with an advanced vacuum pump, two SST rod holders, SST transom rod holders, and insulated fish boxes at the bow.

The 316 DC does come with an electric marine head that includes a 10-gallon holding tank. Inside the head, you will find a frosted skylight, a lockable door for privacy, a mirror, a sink and faucet, plenty of lighting, and under-counter storage. At the transom is a freshwater shower and a 19-gallon freshwater tank.

Storage is abundant on board including multiple lockers, cabinets, and other storage boxes to ensure your equipment, gear, and other items are kept out of sight and safe.

Additional Included Features and Accessories:

  • Nonskid flooring
  • Recessed cup holders (10 in total)
  • Built-in bow cooler
  • Electric horn
  • Galley with sink and refrigerator
  • Fusion stereo system
  • LED anchor lights, navigational lights, and cockpit lighting

Optional Features and Accessories:

Sailfish gives you the opportunity to customize the 316 DC to meet your needs and offers many optional features and accessories that you can choose from.

Engine

The 2024 Sailfish 316 DC comes standard with twin Suzuki DF300APX X5 engines. These engines offer a good punch of horsepower to move you quickly, reliably, and safely on the water.

Sailfish does allow you to choose your own engine package to meet your needs should you want more power. There is a max horsepower of 800. It is important to note that the twin Suzuki DF300APX X5 engines are included in the base price and any engine upgrade will add to the overall cost of the boat.

Engine upgrade options:

Suzuki

  • Twin DF300APX XW5
  • Twin DF350ATX X5
  • Twin DF350ATX XW5

Mercury

  • Twin 300XXL Verado
  • Twin 350XXL Verado V10
  • Twin 400XXL Verado V10

Yamaha

  • Twin F300XSB
  • Twin F300XSB2

The manufacturer (Sailfish) does boast that their boats offer safety and reliability out on the water. Their patented hull construction and design allow for a lightweight boat made from solid materials that is easy to maneuver despite the seas you find yourself navigating.

The Suzuki engine options, including the standard option, and the Mercury Twin 300XXL engines include power assist steering. The Mercury 350 and 400XXL engine options include digital electric steering options. The 316 DC comes with a tilt steering wheel equipped with a power knob.

Pros

  • Dual console (meets the needs of family entertaining and fishing)
  • Large windshield with wiper
  • Plenty of onboard space with comfortable seating
  • Many fishing features and rod holders

Pricing and Specifications

The 2024 Sailfish 316 DC has an MSRP base price of $310,093. The exact price of your 316 DC will be dependent on any upgrade and optional features that you choose.

2024 Sailfish 316 DC Specifications

  • Length: 30 feet 6 inches
  • Beam: 9 feet 9 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 265 gallons
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 19 gallons
  • Estimated Rigged Weight: 11,315 pounds
  • Max HP: 800
  • Battery Capacity: 3
  • Rod Holders: 14

Warranty

Sailfish does provide a warranty with the purchase of a new boat from an authorized dealer. The included warranty is as follows:

Structural Warranty: This warranty is good for a period of 10 years and covers any defects in materials or workmanship on the stringers, hull, or transom.

Component Warranty: This warranty is suitable for a period of 1 year and covers any defects in materials or workmanship of factory-manufactured and installed non-structural components and parts.

There are essential disclaimers included in the warranty, so it is important to review this information with the authorized dealer prior to purchase. For more information about the full warranty, visit a local authorized dealer or reach out to Sailfish.

Final Thoughts

The 2024 Sailfish 316 DC follows the Sailfish promise that each boat is fishing-focused and family-friendly. This model offers you the best of both worlds all wrapped up into one. You can enjoy days fishing and weekends out with the family for many years to come.

If you are in the market for a new boat, the 2024 Sailfish 316 DC is an excellent choice. You will find the price point modest, and it comes with a great warranty to help protect your investment and give you the peace of mind you need.

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