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Grady-White Express 330

The Grady-White Express 330 mixes a high level of comfort with maximum fishability.

April 19, 2017
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Grady-White Express 330
LOA: 35’10” | Beam: 11’7″ | Draft: 2’1″ (motors up) | Displacement (approx.): 10,840 lb. (plus engines) | Transom Deadrise: 19 degrees | Bridge Clearance: 9’10” | Max Cabin Headroom: 6’2.5″ | Fuel Capacity: 331 gal. | Water Capacity: 44 gal. | Max Horsepower: 700 | Available Power: Yamaha outboards to 750 hp | More Information: gradywhite.com Bill Doster

This twin-outboard-powered express offers a high level of comfort and fishability. Bridge-deck seating includes a central swiveling captain’s chair. On the starboard-side are aft- and forward-facing seats joined with a flip-up platform to become a single lounge. The port seat also can be extended into a lounger. A motorized, retractable panel accommodates electronics. A covered 45-gallon livewell resides abaft the starboard seating module. You can also order a covered electric grill (in lieu of a cockpit sink) with a refrigerator below, next to the livewell. There’s a flip-up bench-style seat across the transom. An optional second flip-up bench creates cockpit seating on the port side.

The 330 offers plenty cold storage, including a fridge in the cabin, a chiller under the port helm seat, and an optional chiller in the 254-quart transom fish box. One of the most notable options for the 330 is the AV2 hardtop with an integrated tempered-glass windshield. It offers a remarkably expansive view of the ocean ahead.

You can also opt for an all-weather hardtop with an integrated full-height windshield and top-to-bottom tempered-glass windows on each side, in addition to the standard hardtop.

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With the AV2, sweeping side windows reach about three-quarters of the way to the top, where each intersects with the windshield at the forward powder-coated aluminum hardtop supports. Available Clear2Sea acrylic panels fully enclose the sides.

Grady-White Express 330
Grady-White Express 330 Bill Doster

An optional 12,000 Btu HVAC handles the bridge deck, while a second 12,000 Btu system heats or cools the cabin. A 4 kW diesel generator powers the air conditioning and other systems. A bi-fold companionway door and overhead hatch open on the port side of the bridge deck to reveal a spacious and generously appointed cabin with more than 6 feet of headroom. A comfortable master V-berth sleeps two, and a cozy, easy-to-access midcabin berth sleeps two more. The 330’s cabin also includes a dinette that converts to a single berth. The portside galley features a fiddled Corian countertop and sink with hot and cold water, cherry-veneer cabinetry with self-closing hinges and magnetic latches, an electric range top, a microwave and a fridge. A roomy fiberglass head compartment on the starboard-side offers a shower, vanity and sink, and china toilet.

Two integral swim platforms across the transom let you quickly traverse from one platform to the other. A telescoping, fold-up stainless-steel boarding ladder on the starboard-side lets you easily climb back aboard, and the outward-opening transom door in the starboard quarter offers access to and from the cockpit.

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Powered by twin Yamaha F350 outboards, the Grady-White SeaV2 variable-deadrise running surface offered a smooth ride and great handling, carving sharp turns at speed with delightful predictability.

Grady-White Express 330
Grady-White Express 330 Bill Doster

High Points
* Starboard-side of the dinette wraparound couch converts into a midcabin berth.
* There’s easy access to the circuit breaker control panel to port of the steps that lead into the cabin.
* Helm deck seating accommodates up to eight passengers.
* Fold-out transom seat functions smoothly and easily for maximum versatility and comfortable seating while on a cruise.

Low Points
* Some of the seacocks were accessible only via the aft berth belowdecks.
* Grady-White doesn’t factory-install navigation equipment, leaving that to the buyer and dealer.

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Available Power: Outboard

How We Tested
Engine: Twin Yamaha F350S
Drive/Prop: SWS XL SDS 161/4″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless
Gear Ratio: 1.73:1
Fuel Load: 75 gal.
Crew Weight: 330 lb.

Grady-White
Greenville, North Carolina; 252-752-2111; gradywhite.com

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