Wellcraft, a 60 year old American boat manufacturer that remains a vanguard in boating innovation and performance, has announced an all-new 36 foot performance and adventure boat. The company boasts their versatile new vessel is ready to push the limits of what is possible on the water, enabling owners to conquer new territories and embark on new adventures in all types of weather.

Wellcraft 355 Commuter Boat

Above: A 2023 Wellcraft 355 "commuter-style" boat cuts through the water like a knife with a sleek planing hull and a protected wheelhouse, ideal for adventuring and exploring the coast. Photo by Wellcraft.

Vessel Overview

The Wellcraft 355 is a fast, seaworthy vessel built with seakeeping ability in mind along with protection from the elements while still providing an open day boat lifestyle. A new generation of performance cruiser for the brand, her appearance is sharp and aggressive, reminiscent of other newer European brands that have been building commuter-style vessels with patrol boat aesthetics such as the Finnish boat builder Axopar and the Swedish boat builder Nimbus. However, Wellcraft has utilized its rich heritage of offshore experience to push into this new market with bold American flare and shameless enthusiasm. The result is a new breed of sleek and capable family adventure cruisers.

Overall Design And Performance

Wellcraft 355

Above: A 2023 Wellcraft 355 out running on the water. Photo by Wellcraft.

Wellcraft teamed up with famed American naval architect, Michael Peters and talented yacht designers Pawel Denert and Camillo Garronni. The team created the 355's outstanding design to offer a fast and sea-worthy American outboard commuter for those looking to push their limits further and faster in virtually any sea conditions. With triple Mercury or Yamaha engines, providing up to 1,050HP the Wellcraft 355 reaches top speeds of over 60 MPH and delivers a smooth, stable ride.

Protected Wheelhouse

Wellcraft 355

Above: The interior of the wheelhouse onboard a 2023 Wellcraft 355 boat. Photo by Wellcraft.

The spacious, protected wheelhouse encompasses a fully equipped galley provides that provides luxurious comfort for five while cruising the coast and island hopping. A sliding side door at the helm station grants convenient access to the starboard side passage and front cockpit. Three large sunbathers, with a spacious bench in the bow, create a luxurious place for relaxing. On the either side of the aft cockpit, two large side gates enable easy boarding access. Perhaps one of the most extraordinary features of the Wellcraft 355 is the connection between the wheelhouse and the aft cockpit: simply open the top-hinged window and entrance door and feel the outside getting inside.


Find the real luxury feeling of the Wellcraft 355 stepping down in the spacious front cabin with a full-size bed and ensuite bathroom with separate shower. Overall, the vessel can sleep up to four people onboard and utilizes space very well for a boat of her size. The Wellcraft 355 will make its first appearance during private events in Florida in the coming weeks and she will be presented to the public during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in October.

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Written by: Ryan McVinney
C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, producer, writer, actor, boat captain, outdoor enthusiast and conservationist. He's currently the host and director of Boat Trader's Stomping Grounds TV show that explores boating culture across America. McVinney produces the Cult Classics video series for YachtWorld and the Factory Fridays show for boats.com and is a regular contributor to leading marine industry publications.