Cruisers Yachts Introduces 2008 330 Express, Roomiest Model in Category
OCONTO, Wis. (March 8, 2007)—An award winning leader in the express cruiser category, Cruiser Yachts is taking dramatic steps with its new 2008 330 Express. This model showcases more interior space than other yachts in its size category. More space allows for an unprecedented queen-size island berth, overly large head and shower along with a spacious galley and salon. The sporty exterior styling also draws attention and is complemented by a fresh cockpit design featuring a practical seating arrangement and functional walk-thru windshield to provide easy, safe foredeck access. The 330 Express has a full range of twin V-drive inboard or stern drives in gas or diesel.
The cockpit layout takes a new approach at seating arrangements for this category of yacht and Cruisers Yachts updates the upholstery for 2008 with new color-coordinating accents. The helm features a comfortable standard double adjustable captain’s seat with a portside companion lounge. The standard U-shape aft seating includes convenient tables and can also easily be converted to a sun lounge. In addition, an unusually functional wet bar and handy concealed refuse container is located aft. This same entertainment area of the cockpit can be customized by adding an available ice maker or cockpit refrigerator.
The 330 Express has a user-friendly helm with a sports-car-like steering wheel and all the basic instrumentation. Also available are two optional electronics packages. The basic electronics package features a VHF radio, digital depth finder, GPS and C80 eight-inch color chart plotter. The premium package includes everything in the basic version except that the depth finder is switched to a DSM300 with temperature gauge and a 2KW 18-inch Radome radar is added.
The cockpit includes a stylish new “wavy” carpet design for 2008 that is removable, or customers can select care-free synthetic teak decking throughout the cockpit as well as on the swim platform as an option. The 330 Express comes equipped with a striking radar arch and full enclosure. Customers are provided with numerous options for the interior scheme and exterior gel colors for further personalization of the boat.
Interior Salon, Galley and Stateroom
Starting with the forward stateroom, this area is comparable to those often found on larger yachts. A queen-size island berth grants convenient access for those on either side of the bed and an attractive cushioned headboard creates a warm, homey environment. The cabin area also provides a large hang locker with a second shelved locker. Ventilation in the forward stateroom is provided by an opening overhead hatch and portholes on either side. The area is sectioned off from the galley and salon by a uniquely “tucked away” privacy curtain. Or, for additional privacy, a full bulkhead and door is available. Furthermore, a screened cabin door provides protection from pesky insects.
The galley and salon are placed mid-section of the 330 Express and the area is flooded with natural light from six large angular ports. Additional opening screened portholes are provided for ventilation. For exceptionally hot or chilly days, the interior is heated or cooled with the standard air conditioner and reverse cycle heat.
The galley and salon also takes advantage of the spaciousness of this model. The galley features a new marbled, khaki-colored granite-like solid surface countertop for 2008 that is wider and more spacious than some found in home kitchens. The appliance line-up includes a microwave oven, refrigerator/freezer combination unit, two-burner electrical stove and optional hidden coffee maker.
Starboard of the galley sits a generous sofa dinette with removable table that can comfortably accommodate four adults. Also included is a flat panel 15-inch LCD TV DVD that can be viewed from either the salon or forward stateroom and 120-watt Sirius-ready stereo with CD-player and helm remote. Several optional sound-system upgrades are available including a six-disc CD-changer and an additional pair of speakers with amplifier.
The roominess of the head compartment with its shower and sink is beyond comparison for the boat’s size range. For 2008, Cruisers Yachts introduces a new Venetian-style tiled countertop splashguard that is a tasteful and stately addition to the head area. And, the U-shaped lounge amidships with removable table is generous with exceptional headroom and easy entry. This seating area also serves as a second sleeping location and converts to a double-sized berth.
Headquartered in Oconto, Wis., Cruisers Yachts is a division of KCS International Inc., which includes sister company Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts. Cruisers Yachts is known as one of the world’s premier designers and manufacturers of pleasure yachts and produces 15 models from 28 to 56 feet in its Oconto facility as well as their boatbuilding operation in Wilmington, N.C. For additional information about Cruisers Yachts, visit http://www.cruisersyachts.com.
330 Express Specifications
L.O.A with Extended Swim Platform
35’6” / 10.8 m
11’8” / 3.6 m
Bridge Clearance with Arch
10’3” / 3.1 m
6’5” / 2.0 m
Draft - Stern Drive Up
29” / 74 cm
Draft - Stern Drive Down
44” / 112 cm
232 gal. / 878 L
Waste Holding Capacity
30 gal. / 114 L
Water System Capacity
40 gal. / 151 L
Approx. Weight, Diesel Engines
17,500 lbs. / 7,938 kg.
Approx. Weight, Gas Engines
16,500 lbs. / 7,484 kg.
Full-range of V-drive inboard or stern drive in both gas and diesel