Features designed to catch the eye at boat shows often prove less important on the water. Snoop aboard Rinker's 330 EC. Teak or real tile flooring isn't standard, but the faux-granite galley counter, head vanity, and cockpit wetbar all incorporate fiddled edges to contain spills and keep stuff from falling to the sole. Plus, there's a wastebasket in the head, a feature I've not seen on boats smaller than 40'. Its swim ladder protrudes a few inches aft of the platform when folded and stowed-not as clean an installation as the "invisible" ladders found on some cruisers. But the 330 EC's ladder has four steps, so it deploys deep enough to preclude the need for high-stepping your way aboard after a swim and to comply with ABYC recommendations. Its salon table may not be hewn from rare wood and inset with a compass rose, but there's a place to stow it when it's not needed. Its clear canvas windshield connector may not be EZ2CY, or some other optically perfect plastic, but it can be installed and removed without having to climb out onto the bow. Yes, the 330 EC is priced lower than many other cruisers this size. But it isn't cheap. Rinker just spent the money where you need it, rather than where it might best impress a non-boating guest.