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

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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 31' 3'' w/ swim platform
    Beam 10' 0''
    Dry Weight 11,000 lbs. (diesel)
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 36''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom 6' 3''
    Bridge Clearance 9' 9''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 125 gal.
    Water Capacity 30 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    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)

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    610 3.2 2.7 1.3 2.4 2.1 273 237 68
    1000 5.1 4.4 2.2 2.3 2.0 258 225 68
    1500 6.9 6.0 3.3 2.1 1.8 234 203 72
    2000 8.5 7.4 5.6 1.5 1.3 171 148 76
    2500 9.6 8.3 8.9 1.1 0.9 121 106 75
    3000 10.7 9.3 13.8 0.8 0.7 87 76 79
    3500 16.1 14.0 18.9 0.9 0.7 96 83 87
    4000 28.4 24.7 20.3 1.4 1.2 157 137 89
    4500 34.4 29.9 24.8 1.4 1.2 156 136 90
    5000 39.7 34.5 36.2 1.1 1.0 123 107 90
    610 237 439 5.10 4.92 1.03 68
    1000 225 415 8.20 8.33 0.98 68
    1500 203 377 11.10 12.49 0.88 72
    2000 148 275 13.70 21.20 0.65 76
    2500 106 195 15.40 33.69 0.46 75
    3000 76 140 17.20 52.24 0.33 79
    3500 83 154 25.90 71.54 0.36 87
    4000 137 253 45.70 76.84 0.60 89
    4500 136 251 55.40 93.88 0.59 90
    5000 107 198 63.90 137.03 0.47 90

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 8.3 sec.
    0 to 30 15.2 sec.
    Ratio 1.79:1
    Props 14.5 x 17 4-Blade
    Load Load: 3 persons, Fuel: 1/2 full, Water: none, Gear: full
    Climate Temp: 70 deg., Humid: 87%, Wind: 5 knots, Seas: flat

    Cruisers Yachts 300 CXi (2007- ) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

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

    Cruisers Entry into the 30-foot Express ClassBy Capt. John WenzThe 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 FeaturesStarting 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 HelmThe 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 SeatingThe 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 BelowDown 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 CabinBack 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!SpecificationsThe 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.PerformanceOur 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.

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard
    GPS/Chart Standard
    VHF Radio Standard


    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


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Standard
    Camper Back Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional


    Hull Warranty

    Deck Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    Engine Warranty
    Engine warranties vary by manufacturer
    Gelcoat Warranty

    Blistering Warranty
    3-Year Yes
    Accessories Warranty
    1-Year other parts and components Yes
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