For sale is a 2008 Wellcraft 360 Coastal with twin Volvo Diesel D6-370 with 700hrs. A Kohler 8kw generator provides all your power needs away from the dock. This boat has had an easy life and it shows. She is in excellent condition and is ready to fish, dive, or cruise today. Upon boarding you will be greeted by her spacious cockpit with 13'8ft of beam. A large, collapsible , bench seat on the transom makes this a great spot for getting ready to dive or for your guests to relax. Large in deck fish boxes are great for storage or your big catch of the day. A large live well, bait freezer, aft facing bench seat, sink, and tackle storage drawers complete the cockpit.
Moving forward you find a large seating area with helm to the starboard side. Big bench seating under the hardtop is a great place to get out of the sun and relax. At the helm you can stay cool with the helm AC. The helm is equipped with a Garmin 7215, digital engine unit displays, spotlight, windlass controls, and a clarion head unit with speakers
Walking down into the huge cabin you are greeted by beautiful wood flooring. To the port side is the "wet" head and galley equipped with microwave, fridge, twin burner stove, sink, and storage drawers. To starboard you will find a large dinette with a flat screen tv with DVD player. Forward you have a large birth with twin hanging closets and privacy curtain. The dinette converts to another twin size bead with a the backrest flipping up to form a single bunk. Access to the breaker panel is on the aft bulkhead.
- Standard windlass
- Helm air conditioning vent
- VOLVO Electronic controls
- Bait prep station
- 37 gallon Baitwell
- 72 quart freezer at bait station
- 2 fish boxes w
- Wet head with toilet
- Hardtop with spreader lights, and rod holders
- Bow pulpit with integrated roller and deck pipe
- Fully equipped galley with Corian countertops and cherry wood finishes
- Rod storage cabinet with door & accent lighting
- Sleeps accommodations for 5
Boat test had this to say:
A Serious Offshore Fishing Boat with a Family-Friendly Cabin
By Capt. Bob Smith
Wellcraft continues to place a great deal of emphasis on its customer demands and suggestions and that execution is shown in the new 360 Coastal. The 360 was a late entry into the Miami Boat Show last January and the original engineering hull has gone through a lot of trials to shake out the bugs and find some added means to improve the model. This one is built right here in the good ole US of A, and not shipped across the pond like some of her sisters. Testing day was a rough one in fact, it was too rough and windy for the helicopter to fly, but it did provide a good day to test a boat designed to run off shore.
At the Bow
The bow area of this coastal fishing boat is expansive. Getting up front was easy with pathways up the sides and handholds that didn't feel as though I was walking the high wire over the lion's den. Stainless rails protect the bow. The pulpit contains the anchor roller and skid plate that lead to the deck mounted foot controls for the windlass. A very deep line locker is just to the starboard side. Looking back, the windshield is plenty high to protect the cockpit and has twin wipers with washers so we could clearly see the way even in the rough spray caused by a late season storm. The hard top had all the antennas and the radar mounted in it as well as the remotely controlled spot light and deck light.
Plenty of Space
One of the things I kept repeating as I worked my way through the boat was how much room there was to move about. In the cockpit, you didn't have to worry about hip-checking someone when you moved from the comfortable lounge on the port side to get to the wet bar and lounge behind the helm. The helm itself was large and well laid out. The helm bench was double-wide and on slides so you could set your own comfortable position or push it completely out to brace yourself for handling rough seas. Instrumentation was logically laid out and since our test boat was equipped with diesels, we also had DIGITAL ENGINE monitors which made my life easier as the test captain as well as making it simple to keep an eye on how they performed. The electronic controls give you the ability to finesse the throttles making changes with a light stroke of a finger rather than a shove of both hands.
A big step down from the raised cockpit is a huge fishing deck. This wide open space gives you all the room you could want to work lines and bring on the fish or when you are just out cruising with family and friends, you have a large area for the kids to play while you relax and watch from above. Three hatches are in the deck of this area. A center hatch gives you access to the bilges and cut-offs as well as some room to maybe stow the fenders. On each side are large fish lockers for your catch. The hatches are all gasketed to reduce sounds. The bait center is on the port side just behind the raised deck of the cockpit. It has a cover that flips up to reveal a sink with hot and cold water, a deep vertical freezer, a hook and tackle organizer and a couple drawers for tools and other tackle. Over on the starboard side is a 37 gallon Kodiak Pro Flow baitwell. No excuses for not being prepared other than you forgot to load the bait and tackle on board!
Easy way to check the engines through a day hatch next to the helm. This is a good size hatch with a ladder down to the compartment generator and the rest of the mechanicals. Two folding legs flip down as an emergency prop. The rams are holding up at lot of weight, so please use the props when you go into this space!
A swim shower is mounted in the side wall of the stern gate. Switches for the baitwell and engine hatch are located below the gunwale in the starboard corner so everyone is clear of moving parts when using them. The swim platform is typical of fishing boats. It is not as wide as a cruising yacht, but it is ample for just playing around or need a cool dip after winning the battle with a sailfish. The telescoping swim ladder is tucked under the port side of the swim platform and a long grab handle is mounted on the stern for easily pulling yourself back on board.
The cabin is nothing short of huge. The company reps tell me the guys all love the Spartan looks and simple comfort and the ladies want something to dress it up a bit. I saw it as simple beauty. Lighting is good with just the hatches, but because this boat is designed to be out in all kinds of weather, day or night, they have provided for great lighting inside. These are not your typical spots with gimbals and a paddle switch, they have dimmers!
An island bed is front and center in the bow. Lockers on either side provide for hanging space and two drawers under the bed add storage. The front of the bed lifts up to reveal further storage, but I was not impressed with it as it was beside and behind the box for the drawers. I guess the space was there and I am sure you can find things to hide away in there.
The salon lounge is an L-shaped lounger with a table that drops down to convert this into another berth. The seat back actually has hinges and Lee Sheet straps to make another berth overhead! The last time I saw this arrangement was on a sailboat. Smart use of space folks! Across from the lounge is the galley. This is a basic galley with coffee maker, microwave, two burner cooktop, refrigerator/freezer and storage. Aft of the galley is a full sized "wet head" featuring a vanity with sink, shower and head. A drop-down seat (not the toilet seat) provides a comfortable place to relax while you shower and shave.
The open spaces of the cabin invite you to relax. Once again, you are not going to be trading paint with each other as you move around down below. It is a simple life inside, but it is relaxing. I can imagine being on a long fishing trip on this boat without being cramped and uncomfortable.
This boat measures 40'4" length overall with the pulpit and swim platform. She is 13'8" in the beam and weighs approximately 20,000 lbs. She carries up to 400 gallons of fuel and has a water capacity of 52 gallons. Bridge clearance is 10' and cabin overhead is at least 6'.