The Express 330 is perhaps the most opulent, yet fishable, express fisher we’ve tested this year and, we think, one of the best riding thanks to Grady’s carefully developed hull layup schedule and proven running surface. This introduction lacks nothing for loading up the refrigerated fish and provides everything needed for weekend or weeklong comfort cruising. With nearly 50 years of boatbuilding experience, it’s no wonder Grady-White has gotten so good at this.
The cockpit provides a broad playing field for bringing big fish aboard. The sole is beautifully diamond-plated with fiberglass nonskid. Under-gunwale rod holders boast downrigger cannonball holders and integrated toe rails that speak to superior planning in styling and design for function and beauty. Grady-White’s livewells are unsurpassed in proper aeration, thanks to a plenum that supplies water flow evenly from bottom to top in the 330’s livewell located in the starboard mezzanine. A portside mezzanine rigging station provides a freshwater sink and three drawers for gear.
Luxury starts in the command deck. With the helm at the center, Grady reconfigured the seating to allow easier passage to port and starboard, still keeping the social nature of boating at the helm, the heart of any cruise. Refined seating detail adds more comfort and style. In a blend of luxury wow and secure practicality, the electronics panel pops up electrically, giving generous space for dual chart plotters and VHF radio. In port, you can run it down keeping the gear secure from prying eyes — and hands.
Luxury below deck is almost astonishingly elegant in simplicity. An ample portside galley sink is set in a cast-granite-like surface and surrounded with a fiddle rail to keep kitchenware from sliding off. Lighting is plentiful but soft, and a mother-of-pearl backsplash is a 24-karat touch. The V-berth is easily accessed via a wraparound couch. Below it is a compartment ideally sized for three stowage containers. All the comforts of home complement the extreme fishability of Grady-White’s new Express 330.
*Aft berth is spacious for two, completing sleeping for five adults.
*Starboard side of the dinette wraparound couch converts to a midship berth.
*Easy access to the circuit-breaker panel to port of steps to the cabin sole.
*Helm deck seating is spacious, accommodating up to eight persons.
*Fold-out transom seat functions smoothly and easily.
*A sunroof or glass hardtop enclosure is optionally available.
How We Tested
Engines: Twin Yamaha F350
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Saltwater Series XL SDS 16¼” x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.73:1
Fuel Load: 75 gal.
Crew Weight: 330 lb.
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Grady-White Greenville, North Carolina; 252-752-2111; gradywhite.com