33' 6"/10.21 m
35' 10"/10.92 m
11' 7"/3.53 m
14,577 lb. /6612 kg
350 gal./1325 L
44 gal./ 166 L
10 gal./ 37. 91 L
Test boat provided by Grady-White Boats
Price quoted by Capstan Marine
Yamaha 350 V8s. Those were simply fabulous: smooth, quiet and powerful yet
economical too. They are still a great
choice, but the twin Yamaha 300 hp V6s
hit 44. 6 mph, cruised at a brisk yet economical 29. 9 mph revving 4200 while
getting 1.25 US mpg according to Grady-White. The standard 350 US gal (1325
liter) fuel tank offers plenty of offshore
range at cruising speeds.
Remember this is a relatively large
cruiser with a very social bridge area, a
spacious cockpit, and a cozy but accommodating cabin with standup head, well-equipped galley and even a mid-cabin to
expand the sleeping accommodations.
The rig weighs in around 14,500 lbs. with
fuel, gear and passengers.
Last year, we were impressed by the
lusty performance the twin Yamaha
F350s delivered but the new V6s felt
almost as quick in the hardtop version.
The F300A V6s are a totally new design
from Yamaha with big 4.2 liter displacement and Yamaha’s next-generation
engine block featuring plasma-fused
sleeveless cylinder walls for the lightest
weight in their class.
As we noted last year, compared to
inboard or sterndrive power, the Yamaha
F300A, 300 hp outboards offer worthwhile benefits. Instead of the complexity
of inboard mounted engines, the outboards are much lighter, fully self-con-
Grady-White put the emphasis on the cockpit and exterior areas for family fishing action
but the full fiberglass inner liner and well-proportioned spaces make this an effective and
comfortable cabin. The teak and holly flooring adds a nautical feel.
tained units that can be tilted to minimize corrosion and fouling problems.
All the mechanical complexity is outside of the boat leaving much more interior space. When running, engine
vibration, exhaust and noise are left
behind although the hardtop does reflect
a little more noise than the original
Express version did.
The new F300A Yamaha V6s have
fully electronic controls with a single key
for the two engines and a “Start All” button. Press that and both engines instantly spring to life. They idle silently, the
gear change is quiet but positive and
dockside handling is fairly easy with the
This transom fish box is huge and features
a gasketed lid and gas struts to keep it
open as you slam in a trophy-sized game
fish. That’s what the Grady-White people
had in mind when they designed this fast
express cruiser but the boat is very adaptable to many other uses, especially with the
new enclosed hardtop.
twin engines plus our test boat had an
optional bow thruster to make things
Out on the open water, the Grady
White hull design delivers remarkable
turning ability and its seaworthiness in
big water is well-proven. We ran through
a little ocean chop around Biscayne Bay
in Miami and we barely noticed it.
All the important interior features