Seattle-based yacht brokerage Irwin Yacht Sales has become the new Northwest dealer for Blackfin Boats, builders of high-end center-console and dual-console sportfishing boats. Last month, Irwin debuted three Blackfin models at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show: the 212 Center Console, the 242 Center Console and the 272 Dual Console. All boats, Irwin said, feature the latest Garmin electronics and digital electronic control systems.
“These boats add a new element to meet our clients’ needs,” said Matt Maynard, owner of Irwin Yacht Sales. He went on to speak of the many clients who want a tow-behind vessel capable of making longer runs from their anchored yacht, go fishing, or make day trips to spots beyond what an inflatable can do.
“They have also been asking for a boat that can be kept just for day use that has a head, but is also capable of fishing, towing water sports, and for all-day family use,” concluded Maynard.
Blackfin, headquartered in Florida, underwent a complete overhaul in 2018 with brand-new sportfishing designs. The retooling includes several specific options designed for use in the Pacific Northwest, such as hard tops and specialized canvas packages to protect boaters from the elements, as well as heater-capable options and various power packages. Irwin Yacht Sales, which sells about 100 brokerage boats per year, is also the West Coast representative for Outer Reef Yachts, builder of semi-custom motor yachts.