Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- )
(w/ 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi Gas sterndrive)

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This express has plenty of standard features and several “big boat” options. Choose gas or diesel sterndrives, and add a generator--the choice is yours!

Key Features

  • Large cockpit with double helm seat, lounger & aft seats
  • Cockpit carpeting
  • Radar arch with arch lights
  • 2 tables & sun lounge cushion
  • Wet bar
  • Transom shower
  • Color GPS
  • Full galley

Specifications

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Specifications
Length Overall 31' 3'' w/ swim platform Dry Weight 11,000 lbs. (diesel)
Beam 10' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 36'' Fuel Cap 125 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 30 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 3'' Bridge Clearance 9' 9''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 Gxi
Tested Power 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi Gas sterndrive
Opt. Power 2 x 160-hp Volvo Penta D3
2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 Gxi
2 x 270-hp Volvo 5.0 GXi DP (gas)

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Line Drawing

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Photo Gallery

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Bow Features

At the bow there is a remote spotlight and a windlass with roller. The foot switches are up on the foredeck for the windlass, instead of just at the helm.

Compact Helm

The standard electronics and navigation equipment includes a magnetic compass, a digital depth finder, a VHF radio, and a color GPS.

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Cockpit Seating

The balance of the deck seating consists of a face-to-face lounge back aft, opposite a port side wet-bar with a cooler nested snugly beneath it.

Fully Equipped Galley

Standard equipment in the galley includes a microwave oven, an electric, one-burner stove, and a built-in, dual- voltage refrigerator freezer.

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Down Below

There’s a full-size offset berth with a privacy curtain for when your family spends the night aboard.

Transom Features

The large integral swim platform features an aggressive non-skid surface, a hidden telescoping boarding ladder, a cockpit shower and this large deck locker for your lines and fenders.

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Captain's Report

Learn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...



Cruisers Entry into the 30-foot Express Class

By Capt. John Wenz

The thirty-foot express class is loaded with competition. Builders face a challenge within this grouping. The popularity of this general design is so popular, that builders can’t stray too far from the general characteristics they all share. Yet they need to include some design features and other goodies that distinguish their boat from the rest of the group. With the 300 CXi, Cruisers Yachts has been successful in accomplishing this goal. They’ve loaded the boat with standard equipment, and there’s a little difference in the cabin layout that makes a lot of sense.

Bow Features

Starting up on deck, the bow is pretty straight forward. There’s a remote spotlight and a windlass with roller, all standard. I like the fact that they’ve put foot switches up on the foredeck for the windlass, instead of just at the helm. This is something that is not always included on boats in this size range, and it allows anchor work to be accomplished from up on the bow, where you can see the direction of the anchor rode.

One of the features you’ll see on all of the express yachts in the Cruisers line-up is the walk-thru windshield. This one feels good and sturdy, is easy to handle and the steps make quick work of getting up to the bow to handle lines or your ground tackle.

At the Helm

The helm console consists of a full complement of engine instrumentation laid out in two symmetrical clusters around the wheel. In terms of extra goodies, a VHF radio and a color GPS plotter are included as standard, along with a digital depth finder and magnetic compass. The skipper sits in a double-wide seat, which is upholstered in house, like all the models in the Cruisers Yachts line-up. On the port side, opposite the helm is a long lounge. It’s inviting, and I wanted to stretch-out, but work was calling…

Deck Seating

The balance of the deck seating consists of a face-to-face lounge back aft, opposite a port side wet-bar with a cooler nested snugly beneath it. By the way, another little extra; the cockpit comes fitted with standard weather-resistant carpeting.

The full width, integrated swim platform has a molded-in, non-slip surface. A hidden ladder is concealed beneath a tilt-up panel and can be deployed from the water. A large locker is provided for storage of dock lines, fender, and other deck gear. At the walkthrough is a convenient cockpit shower with mixing valve.

Stepping Below

Down below you’ll find the fit and finish to be worthy of Cruisers Yachts’ reputation. The master berth is forward, elevated and off-center. There’s a large storage locker beneath the mattress, drawers, and a clothing locker. A deck hatch and two opening portholes are provided for fresh air and light and a privacy curtain allows you to close things off. A hinged LCD TV can be viewed from the berth or from the salon, and is on the starboard side. To port is the galley which is well equipped and a pretty conventional layout. A molded countertop houses a stainless sink and a glass, one-burner cooktop. Below the counter is a dual voltage refrigerator/freezer, and several cabinets provide storage space for provisions and gear.

Aft of the galley is the head. This is a fairly typical arrangement for a boat this size. A lift-up faucet and sump pump allow you to take a shower and an electric toilet and holding tank take care of your sanitation needs.

Across from the head is an attractive, crescent shaped table. Above it are some built-in storage nooks; handy for things that you keep below but need to get your hands on without delay.

Mid Cabin

Back in the aft sleeping area, they call it a mid cabin, is what makes the 300 CXi stand out. You’ll find a table, surrounded on three sides by seating. Now, of course this converts to a large berth with its own privacy curtain. But when I looked at this space I thought that this is exactly the kind of thing that kids love. My boys would immediately claim this as “their” room. Either underway or alongside, they’d be playing games, drawing, reading, or watching movies on the optional DVD equipped TV. A great feature for a family with young ones!

Specifications

The Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi measures 31’ long, 10’ abeam, draws 36” with the drives down, 24” up. She holds 125 gallons of fuel and 30 of water, weighs about 10,300 pounds with gas engines, and about 11,000 with diesels. Standard engines are Volvo T-4.3GXi SX 225-hp gas, raw water cooled. They are available with fresh water cooling, and a Volvo T-D3 Diesel option adds 35 hp per side. All three are sterndrives, and I personally have come to be very impressed by what I’ve been seeing lately from Volvo Penta. In addition, both 4 and 5KW generator packages are available in both gas and diesel configurations.

Performance

Our test boat was equipped with the standard gas motors, which put us on plane in 8.3 seconds. We reached thirty on the radar gun in 15.2 seconds and a top speed of 39.7 miles per hour. After running the whole speed range, our calculations indicated that our optimal cruising performance would be 28.4 miles per hour at 4000 rpm yielding a cruising range of 157 statute miles. The visibility from the helm left a little to be desired during acceleration, but overall she handled easily and comfortably through the entire speed range. The ride was smooth and comfortable, and close quarters handling was typical for a twin sterndrive boat of this size.

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) is 39.7 mph (63.9 kph), burning 36.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 137.02 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) is 28.4 mph (45.7 kph), and the boat gets 1.40 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.6 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 157 miles (252.67 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi Gas sterndrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Fishfinder Standard
GPS/Chart Standard
VHF Radio Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Warranty

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Engine Warranty
Years Engine warranties vary by manufacturer
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 3-Year
Transferable Yes
Blistering Warranty
Years 3-Year
Transferable Yes
Accessories Warranty
Years 1-Year other parts and components
Transferable Yes

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Price

Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Price
Pricing Range $139,370.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


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