Blackfin Boats just celebrated their 50th anniversary with the release of their biggest hull yet: The Blackfin 400CC.

The flagship announcement and unveiling came at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show back in February; so while we don’t have the official list of standards/options just yet, we do have plenty of sweeet content to break down on this behemoth.

Let’s jump in!


A Brief History on Blackfin Boats

Before we jump to the 400CC content, we wanted to take a brief look at how Blackfin came to be 50 years ago! 

Black Fin Yachts was established in 1973 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL  with one vision in mind: Build top-of-the-line fishing boats that hold their value. And throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, their vision was well past fruition as Black Fin’s sales and reputation only grew.

The company then fell on hard times in the late 90s and was eventually sold to Detroit Diesel in 1997. Prior to their down period, Black Fin produced an impressive fleet; offering 25, 28, 32, 33, and even 39 ft hulls. We were able to find a couple vintage Black Fin ads from around that time – check them out below!

After Detroit Diesel’s acquisition, the the assets were sold to an investor by the name of Alvin Wright. Wright first attempted to subcontract the construction of the boats, but around 2001 turned over the rights to Gustavo Cardona – a Cuba-born, American boatbuilder. Cardona then partnered with Jose Suarez down in South Florida. The two – along with various contractors – built around a 12 hulls a year, keeping their sales pretty local to So. FL and the Blackfin name pretty quiet.

That was until 2013 – when Blackfin Boats announced their official relaunch at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show.

In the 10 years since that announcement, Blackfin has succeeded in re-establishing their brand; now offering 10 hull sizes that can stand toe-to-toe with the competition.

Now that we’ve covered Blackfin’s history, let’s get back to their new release!

Blackfin’s Announcement (Video)

Here’s Blackfin’s Official video release on the 400CC:

“The 400CC delivers in line with our tradition, ‘designed by fishermen, built for life.’ This new boat expands on our Innovation Award winning 332 Center Console, answering our customers’ requests for more space and more features.”

-Charles Marshall, Blackfin Co-Chairman (source)

Blackfin 400CC Specs

  • LOA (w/ Swim Platform): 39’10”
  • LOA (w/ Engine): 42’8″
  • Beam: 12’0″
  • Deadrise: 23°
  • Draft – Engine Up: TBD
  • Draft – Engine Down: TBD
  • Bridge Clearance w/Tower: TBD
  • Fuel Capacity: 475GAL
  • Freshwater Capacity: 100 gal
  • Dry Weight without Engines: TBD
  • Max Power: 1800HP
  • Waste Capacity: 22GAL

We mentioned at the beginning of this article that while we don’t have the official standards/options, we do have content to show you!

Now that we’ve covered the specs from Blackfin, we’re going to break down the first look at the 400CC, a video released by Center Consoles Only:

Blackfin 400CC 1st Tour – with CCO (video)

Cool things we saw in the Center Consoles Only video:

  • Brand New Mercury V-1o Verado Outboards
    • with Electric Steering and pump integration (also released at MIBS)
  • 6 Rod Holders (Aft)
  • 70 gallon Livewell
  • Tackle Storage
  • Short-power Reel
  • Massive Fish boxes
    • With lighting for easier cleaning
  • Easy bilge/livewell pump access
    • Enough space for bean bag storage or other larger items
  • Steps/Storage under mezzanine seating
    • Features 2, 45-qt. Yetis
    • Lock-in-place steps for mezzanine seating access or optional tower access
  • Freshwater sink with optional grill OR fresh and raw water sinks
  • Components are run off a Lithium Ion Battery Bank
    • No generator
    • Engines will keep up without draining the battery bank
    • Infinite run time for air conditioner, grill, charging ports, etc.
    • Lithium Bank is good for 10-15 years and requires less maintenance
  • Dual Row Seating
    • Stadium-style – 2nd row is higher than 1st for optimal viewing
    • Custom designed, heated seats
    • UltraFabric Ultra-Leather Material
    • Storage and Trash under seating
  • Backlit JL Audio
    • Two 10s next to overhead storage – angled for perfect sound quality
  • Cove LED Wireless Chargers by Scanstrut (check our stock here)
  • Dual-port USB-C Chargers by Scanstrut (get yours here)
  • Huge Helm area
  • Garmin MFDs
  • Element-protecting Enclosure
  • Rocker Switches next to MFDs
  • Drop-down step for Captain
  • Zoned JL Audio throughout
  • TONS of storage
  • Drum Windlass
    • Controlled from console
    • Won’t tangle
  • More Rod storage in cabin
  • Rainfall shower
  • Couch that folds into bed – Comfortably fits 2
  • Standard air conditioning
  • All-breaker boat – No Fuses

Blackfin 400CC Photo Gallery

Head over to Blackfin’s website for more on the Blackfin 400CC

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