The twin 430 hp MerCruiser sterndrives proved as responsive to the smooth, short stroke of the throttles as a light switch. When they’re on, they’re on. At high speed, the 330 CBR rides smooth, as would be expected for a boat of its length and weight, but what is not expected is its nimble grace in hard-over turns and its ability to hold speed in them when many boats its size would slow. Joystick controls made the 330 CBR easy to dock in tight spaces, but for the seasoned boater, it was equally responsive to a light hand on the dual digital shifters and separate dual throttles. On the left throttle, under the thumb, is a dual-drive trim switch. Individual trim switches and trim tab controls are within fingertip reach of the throttles at speed. Joystick operation, available with either MerCruiser or Volvo Penta drives, also gives the station-keeping benefit, an ability to hold position even in current and wind while you wait for a lock or bridge or take a phone call. MerCruiser calls it Skyhook.