300 CXi; 300-310 Express
Length w/ Pulpit:
Although the market for midsize express boats with stern drive power isn't what it once was, at one time every major manufacturer offered their version of the perfect 30-foot family cruiser. Introduced in 2007, this popular model (called 300 CXi in 200708; 300 Express in 200911; 310 Express in 201213) delivers all the essentials buyers expected in a boat this size without breaking the bank. While no one would call her plain, Cruisers no-frills approach to this boat preserved the builders reputation for quality while still keeping the price below most competitive models. Built on a traditional modified-V hull with a 10-foot beam, her open-plan interiorwith its wraparound rear seating, full-service galley, and crescent-shaped dinetteis a model of space-efficient design. The mid-settee in the salon easily converts into a double berth for guests, and theres sufficient galley storage for an extended weekend cruise. Topside, the user-friendly cockpit includes a double helm seat, companion lounge, facing rear seats, cockpit tables, removable cooler, wet bar and sun loungevery complete accommodations for a boat this size. Cruise at 25 knots with twin 225hp Volvo V-6 I/Os (low 30s top).