Captain's ReportLearn about the back story of Cruisers Yachts here...Cruisers 320 ExpressCruisers Yachts 320 is designed for the boater with a thirst for performance, impeccable taste, and the desire to get away. With large fuel, water and waste capacities, she is the perfect vessel for multi-day or extended cruising.The transom features a bolted-on three-foot long swim platform. A four-rung stainless steel swim ladder is neatly encased in an easily accessible hatch and provides extra leverage for those slippery ascents from the water.The transom locker is very innovative with molded-in ports for electrical shore dock connections. There is plenty of room inside the all-weather protected locker for hangars for your fenders and docklines. There are phone and cable TV hookups inside and the shore tide connections are right where you need them. Located just starboard of the locker is molded-in storage for your fenders. A nice touch as you can keep them outside of the boat even as you are cruising. In the cockpit, there is traditional fore and aft seating for six. Plenty of room is available for the cockpit dining tables that can be easily stowed under the aft bench seat. Make sure you stow them away before lifting the engine hatch located directly underneath.Surprisingly, there is no electric engine hatch. Instead, there is a manual lift with two large struts to hold it open. Once inside, we found the 320 to have super clean installation. Everything is neatly labeled and bolted to the wall assuring that nothing shakes, rattles or rolls.From the cockpit, it’s one step up to a landing area. From there you can either go down into the cabin or up two molded steps to the raised bridge deck. The bridge deck is raised as high as it can be on a cruiser and boasts a double-wide helm bench seat. There is very good reach to the controls as well as a tilt wheel and bolster seat. The dash is cleverly angled back and there is a lot of space to mount a chartplotter. Cruisers paid attention to every detail when making the 320. The helm seating is colored in beige, which helps to reduce glare. It’s not only a gorgeous hue but also a big help to the captain.Cruisers has done an outstanding job with access to the foredeck. A one step molded-in staircase and stainless steel grab rails makes it safe and easy to go forward. The anchor locker is integral with the boat. It is very functional and nothing sticks out off the boat making it aesthetically pleasing as well. It’s three steps down into the cabin with a good amount of storage available in a dry locker under the second step. The mid-cabin lies below the bridge deck and is quite spacious. There is a full-size hanging locker with mirror, plenty of room for a convertible sofa, and a curtain when privacy is needed. The floor plan is wide-open with minimal bulkheads. Over to port is the head and shower console and all the way forward is a full-size double berth. To starboard is a c-shaped dinette with seating for four and a good amount of storage underneath the removable cushions. Just fore is an extensive galley fully loaded with everything you’d expect from Cruisers. The in-line galley is traditional with an under-counter fridge, microwave, single burner cooktop, stainless steel sink, Corian counters and big storage lockers throughout. There are plenty of outlets for the rest of your appliances. Across from the galley is a television/VCR combo on a swivel stand so you can watch TV from the cabin or from the berth all the way forward.All the way forward is a double wide, double berth with one convenient step leading you to comfort. There is excellent storage on either side and an above skylight provides plenty of natural light. Adjacent to the double berth on the port side is a spacious head/shower combo. It is a traditional layout with great stand-up headroom. The 320 has an overall length of 35’ 9’’ with a large 11’ 3’’ beam. She weighs a heavy 12,000 lbs. but still records decent speeds on the water. A fuel capacity of 200 gallons helps to give the 320 long-range cruising. The 320 is very comfortable but it will also get you where you are going quickly with a top speed of 43.9 mph and a best cruise of 27.4 mph at 3500 rpm. Driving her at 4000 rpm gives you a bit more speed at 33.2 mph and loses very little of its solid gas mileage.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Cruisers Yachts 320 Express (Not in Production) is 43.9 mph (70.7 kph), burning 48.80 gallons per hour (gph) or 184.71 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Cruisers Yachts 320 Express (Not in Production) is 27.4 mph (44.1 kph), and the boat gets 1.30 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 235 miles (378.2 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 320-hp Volvo Penta 5.7GXi.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
||Engine warranties vary by manufacturer|
|1-Year other parts and components Yes|
|ISO Certification NMMA Certification||Yes|
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