Go belowdecks. The companionway's sliding screen allows passengers to keep cool without air conditioning or a fly swatter.
The cabin sleeps five: two in the V-berth, two in the aft cabin and old uncle bernie on the convertible salon settee by simply pulling out the filler. The V-berth is ringed with cabinets instead of shelves. a changing seat is incorporated into the aft cabin entry. The galley features a backsplash recess for stowing bulky items like chips and paper towels. A residential-size trash can, one of three aboard, fits below. Full overlay cabinet doors provide a clean, frameless look. Plenty of light, ventilation and blond-laminate woodwork accented by brushed-nickel hardware invoke a fresh feel.
The head is a fiberglass module for ease of maintenance. The deep vanity, a vent port and ample throne room provide function. A faux-granite console inset plus the upholstered mirror frame lend style. Express cruiser design rightly prioritizes accommodation space over ride quality and performance. a full bow, lots of windage and a wide beam do not a sea boat make. That said, the 310 express cruiser attained plane smoother than most. It climbed imperceptibly over its bow wave and didn't abruptly drop into its running attitude. In Lake Erie chop, I deemed a 26 mph head-sea speed truly comfortable. At higher speeds, the boat didn't groan, though a green crew in rougher conditions might have. The boat, in essence, can take more abuse than its crew.