Grady-White refreshes the Express 330

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Grady-White Boats has updated its Express 330 with a new cabin, helm and hardtop enclosure. “Reconfigured seating allows easier movement around the helm — the social center of the boat — and highlights our ‘surround seating’ helm concept,” says Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White vice president of marketing. “The emphasis really is on enhancing the people aspects.”

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Grady has improved the footrests and added a contoured helm seating option. “We’ve tweaked every nook and cranny of the helm area,” adds Tubaugh.

A new Airview2 hardtop enclosure comes with an electronically sliding sunroof or a sliding hatch, plus a storage net, color LED spreader lights, eight recessed LED lights, outrigger plates and Clear2Sea side curtains. A SureShade retractable cockpit cover with Sunbrella canvas is available with all hardtops.

In the cabin you’ll find new galley cabinetry and counters with high-end appliances. Interior fabrics that give the cabin a more elegant look have been added, says Tubaugh. A cockpit grill and refrigerator are now available.

The 330 Express rides a C. Raymond Hunt Associates variable SeaV2 bottom and can be powered with twin Yamaha F250s, F300s or F350s. Top speeds are 43 mph, 45 mph and 50 mph, respectively. With each engine option, the boat gets about 1.2 mpg at roughly 30 mph.

Standard equipment includes cabin air conditioning, an enclosed head, a hardtop, a teak and holly sole in the cabin, a 4-kW diesel genset, trim tabs and a windlass. Helm air conditioning, a bow thruster, a Yamaha Helm Master with joystick steering and the AV2 hardtop enclosure are options. The price is $404,450 with twin F300s. Grady-White Boats, Greenville, North Carolina, (252) 752-2111. www.gradywhite.com

May 2015 issue