Deep Impact 330 LS
Deep Impact Boats unveiled its newest, the 330 LS (33-foot) powerboat during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Breaking from past Deep Impact designs, the boat has a large portside console that allows passage from bow to stern on the starboard side. The larger helm provides three-across seating for the driver and two passengers in supportive race-style bolsters. Additionally, the dash has more than enough space for the latest extra-large screens in navigation electronics.
Inside the console is a spacious head compartment with 6 feet of headroom and enough space for a shower and vanity. You won’t find that in a typical center console. The T-top is available in two designs, a full-size arch with a fiberglass top or a smaller Euro-top that covers the driver and passenger.
Following the Deep Impact pedigree, the boat rides on a stepped hull with a 23-degree deadrise at the transom. The design recently showed its mettle establishing a short-lived New York to Bermuda record. The 330 LS is available with triple outboards but was designed around twins with a preferred top speed of around 60 to 65 mph. Twin engines provide better range and help keep prices down.
Luxurious accommodations include wraparound seating in the bow with an integrated tilting backrest. In the stern, another L-shaped lounge provides more seating for passengers. Deep Impact took advantage of the boat’s 10-foot beam providing seating wherever possible.
Deep Impact has marketed its boats to a broader audience participating in poker runs all over the country, including the Desert Storm event in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Over the next year, Deep Impact plans to unveil two more new models, including the 420 (42-foot), whose sheer size will allow for amenities typically only found in larger yachts.