Boat DeckContinuing the tour to the working space, the cockpit floor is reinforced so you can add a fighting chair for the serious angler. The cockpit has about 80 square feet of working space with 29” high gunwales and cockpit bolsters to protect your legs when giving the fish your best efforts. The gunwales have flush mounted rod holders and under gunwale rod racks. At the floor level are toe rails for safety when leaning over the sides. In the port corner is a handy drop box and in the wall below it is the battery switches and fuel cut-off valves. The center box is a 270-qt monster fish box with optional Cruisair chill plates. In front of the fish box is a super handy, patented bench seat that takes seconds to set up or put away. Behind and under it are access panels to the 4kw Panda diesel generator and dedicated tank along with remote handles for the through hull shut offs. The walkthrough on the starboard side shows how serious they are with super duty handle and hinges. Off the stern was a three step telescoping swim ladder so you can get back on board after taking a cooling dip.The MeasureThis model measures 35’10” with the pulpit, 33’6” centerline length. She carries a beam width of 11’7”, 10’6” at the stern where you can hang up to 700 horses of outboard power. Hull depth is about 25” and bridge clearance is about 9’10”. This model tips the scales at 10,840 lbs without the engines. I tested it with twin Yamaha 350-hp V-8 Four Strokes. She has a capacity of 350 gallons of gas and 13 gallons of diesel.The Test ResultsIt was bitterly cold when I tested, but the seas were pretty calm. The true test of how well she works will have to be another day when you can crash through some off-shore pounding waves, but I did find she is responsive and nimble for her size. Her hull was designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the firm that popularized the Deep-V hull. She has a very fine entry forward and a warped hull to a semi-deep-V aft. She is up on plane in 4.22 seconds and passing through 30 mph in 6.6 seconds. Her best cruise was around 3500 rpm for 25.5 mph and a range of 383 miles on a full tank. At top end, she was smooth, quiet and dry riding at 50.75 mph and 6000 rpms.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Grady-White Express 330 is 50.8 mph (81.8 kph), burning 71.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 270.63 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Grady-White Express 330 is 31.3 mph (50.4 kph), and the boat gets 1.22 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.52 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 384 miles (617.99 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 350-hp Yamaha Four-Strokes.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
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