It’s always heartening to hear that when customers speak, builders listen. So is the story with Wellcraft and their many 290 Coastal owners. They wanted a boat to which they could upgrade without leaving the brand. The response was to task the design team at Wellcraft to create the 340 Coastal. It is a great mix of fishing and family features with the legs to get out and back. We caught a glimpse of her at the New York show and had Capt. Steve give us a tour.
Full equipped hardtop
Heavy duty dive ladder
Heavy duty rub rail with stainless steel insert
Swim platform - integrated
Windlass with 300' rope/chain combo
50 gallon Kodiak system baitwell
Helm seat - double wide with flip up bolster
Pressurized fresh and raw water washdowns
Wellcraft 340 Coastal (2009-2010) Specifications
13, 500 lbs.
10' 10'' with hardtop
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.
Wellcraft 340 Coastal (2009-2010)Engine options
This model has not been tested
Various Evinrude, Mercury, and Yamaha up to 350-hp
The 340 Coastal is Wellcraft’s answer to the owners of 20-something boats who want to step up.
The cockpit has seating all around that folds up under the gunwales, leaving you room to fish up against the padded bolsters. The twin Yamaha 350’s were still below the max of the allowable horse power of 750 for this boat, and given her 13,500 lb (6,123.5 kg) weight, that should move her along just about right. The usual fishboxes were present under the deck, and in the forward section of the cockpit, there was a sink, plumbed for fresh and salt water, nestled between a livewell, and a galley up electric grill.
The cockpit is roomy and well appointed with sink, bait prep, and grill. The helm deck had a fridge and wine rack.
At the inside of the transom, a flip open panel reveals a pump room with access to all filters, pumps, through hulls, and sea cocks.
Moving up a step to the helm deck, there is ample seating for gathering around the captain. A sink lies to starboard with a refrigerator underneath, and tucked neatly next-door, a pull out wine rack. Under the helm seat is an icemaker.
Check out the sink, fridge, and pull out wine rack. Clearly not your everyday fishing boat. Note the grab rails around the counter and courtesy lights at deck level.
The helm is comfortable with a double wide helm seat. All controls are within easy reach and visibility is only slightly blocked from the side by the hardtop supports. There is a built-in footrest for when sitting on the seat with the bolster down. With the bolster up, your feet are in a recessed area under the footrest. And a feature that is now common on Wellcraft boats, the steering knob.
Steps lead up to the bow via a walkthrough windshield. The helm seat is double wide. A refrigerator and icemaker are conveniently located.
Up overhead at the helm is an E-Plex touchpad controller for all the ships electrical. A very neat feature that is repeated in the cabin. (Note: this E-Plex system was featured in another article and you can read about it here.).
The cabin is both roomy and nicely laid out. Immediately to port, as you come down the companionway, is the galley. Basic features only, such as a single burner stove and small dual voltage refrigerator. The countertop is Corian.
Forward is the V-seating that naturally converts to a berth by lowering the table and adding filler cushions. Slightly higher, however, are Pullman berths. A great feature on any boat, and a welcome addition here. A 12,000 BTU air conditioner is standard.
By simply lifting the seat backs and securing them to hooks in the overhead, Pullman berths are a perfect addition to any bow quarters.
Coming around the starboard side, the head is not too large but large enough to satisfy its purpose. A Sealand vacu-flush toilet is standard.
Continuing aft is a mid berth also with a table that lowers to form a double. A privacy curtain closes off the berth to the main cabin.
The mid cabin is roomy enough, and the curtain provides privacy. Kids will love it.
Power and Specifications
The Wellcraft 340 Coastal has a LOA of 34’1” (10.39 m), a beam of 11’9” (3.58 m), and a draft of 32" (80 cm). Her dry weight is 13,500 lbs. (6,123.5 kg), she holds 382 gallons (1,486 L) of fuel and 56 gallons (212 L) of water.
Outboard engine choices are straightforward and split between three manufacturers.
- TW YAMAHA F250 4-STROKE
- TW YAMAHA F350 4-STROKE
- TRIPLE YAMAHA F250 4-STROKE
- TW MERCURY 250 VERADO 4-STROKE
- TW MERCURY 275 VERADO 4-STROKE
- TW MERCURY 300 VERADO 4-STROKE
- TRIPLE MERCURY 225 VERADO 4-STROKE
- TRIPLE MERCURY 250 VERADO 4-STROKE
- TW EVINRUDE 250 E-TEC
- TRIPLE EVINRUDE 225 E-TEC
- TRIPLE EVINRUDE 250 E-TEC
Given that the days of multi-tasking boats are here to stay, Wellcraft has struck a good balance of supporting the jobs that this boat was meant to handle. That of fishing hard, and playing fair.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Wellcraft 340 Coastal (2009-2010) Standard and Optional Equipment
Washdown: Fresh Water
Washdown: Raw Water
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc
Boats More Than 30 Feet
= Standard = Optional
Wellcraft 340 Coastal (2009-2010) Warranty
Wellcraft 340 Coastal (2009-2010) Warranty Information
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