The Bluewater 355 (35’9″ LOA, 10′ beam) is designed with the offshore angler in mind. The focus on space allocation for fishing features and storage is on par with the needs of the most demanding owner. Bluewater’s proven hull design offers a generous beam and an underwater shape that calms the sea and provides a dry, smooth ride. The engineering behind the ride begins with a one-piece molded stringer grid incorporating the fish boxes, fuel tank areas and storage boxes.
The grid provides incredible strength and rigidity. Once the stringer grid is bonded into the hull it is filled with foam to provide insulation and sound reduction. Forward, the large, macerated and insulated fish box will hold your big tuna catch, and a 90-gallon in-floor livewell and 60-gallon transom well (which easily converts to two 30-gallon wells) provide all the bait. The 355 includes built-in tackle storage for 12 Plano trays and a choice of four leaning post/tackle stations. The aft cockpit is among the largest in this class of boats, and the three-piece construction offers plenty of toe space and gunwale height for safety. Equipped with twin 350-hp outboard engines, the 355 cruises at 38 mph with a range of 400 miles.
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By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016