An outboardpowered dual console with a spacious layout that’s redefining the dayboat concept.
SSometimes I feel guilty about the way we test powerboats. We warm them up, firewall the throttles, spin the helm for some hard-over turns, and once we’ve made a few, we steer back over the doubled-up wakes to see if the boat can handle the rollers without rattling the screws and fasteners. It’s not so much “rode hard and put away wet” as it is put away panting.
But the 385SE barely noticed our abusive handling, and when we finished, it was like a horse still too frisky to walk to the paddock.
It’s cause to pause when a boat like this can jump up on plane (in about 4.5 seconds) and hit a top speed of over 57 mph, but that’s what the three Yamaha F300 outboards did to this sleek day cruiser.