Contents of Report
- Mission Statement
- Features Inspection
- The Cockpit
- The Optional Tower
- The Bow
- RamCap Construction
- Options to Consider
The mission of the Everglades’ 335CC is to provide every fishing amenity practical in a boat that can safely handle offshore conditions when things get sloppy. A secondary mission is to provide a comfortable environment for family and friends when on a picnic or cruising outing.
The Helm. At the 335CC’s main helm station, Everglades uses triple Pompanette Platinum Series seats with foldup bolsters and hinged armrests outboard on each end. Angled footrests are covered in anti-fatigue foam as is the deck. Hatches in the seat base open a tilt-out storage tray and access to the circuit breakers.
The Lower Helm. In the dash panel, the compass is lined up with the tilt steering wheel and twin 16” (40.64 cm) Garmin GPSMap XSV screens flank the centrally positioned 7” (17.78 cm) Yamaha Helm Master display. Accessory switches are in a single row across the bottom of the panel and they illuminate when activated.
To starboard, there’s a glovebox with charging outlets and below is additional storage in a drawer. All Everglades boats are equipped with Yamaha XTO Offshores and come with the engine manufacturer’s Helm Master joystick. Alongside are the trim tab buttons with LED indicators just ahead of the digital engine controls. Our test boat had the optional autopilot and we like the convenient positioning of the battery switches.
The Windshield and Hardtop. Everglades has a pending patent on its hydraulic power windshield that raises and lowers with the push of a button at the dash. It also has a wiper and washdown system. The windshield is built into a custom-built aluminum frame that integrates cleanly into the console and supports the standard fiberglass hardtop. The top has LED lights on all sides, four spreader lights, seven rod holders and two kingfish rod holders.
The Work Station. The aft side of the helm seat console has what Everglades calls the Work Station. On top, it has a hatch that lifts on twin gas struts, a centrally positioned sink, and cutting boards with storage under both sides. For storage, there are slots for Plano tackleboxes outboard on each side. On the back, a tilt-out center compartment can be removed for access to the batteries.
The Working Cockpit. We measured it at 9’ wide by 4 ½’ fore to aft (40.5 sq. ft. / 2.7 m x 1.4 m). There are coaming pads on the gunwales and on the bottoms of the seats that fold into the stern, but the livewell isn’t padded. The starboard and center seats fold into the cockpit on heavy-duty stainless-steel hinges and to port is the 37-gallon (140 L) livewell.
In the aft starboard quarter is a 30-amp power port up high and down low are two oversized cockpit drains. Raw and freshwater washdowns come standard. Toerails let anglers secure themselves during a fight with big game. After starting at 10” (25.4 cm) wide in the bow, the caprail narrows to 8 ½” (21.59cm) wide amidships and goes back to 10” (25.4 cm) wide in the cockpit.
The 82-gallon (310 L) aft fishbox opens on twin gas struts and inside are removable plastic dividers. On the portside, the 27” (68.58 cm) utility door opens on heavy-duty hinges and stays secured with a magnetized inboard latch. It makes it easy to board from a floating dock or climb up the removable dive ladder.
Systems Access. A large hatch in the center of the cockpit deck opens to provide access to mechanical gear including transducers, bilge pumps, and the controls for the Yamaha Helm Master. Outboard to port is a manifold that feeds raw-water systems and just ahead are the fuel-water separators for the outboard motors. All hoses are double-clamped, electrical terminals are torqued to spec and Everglades follows ABYC standards.
The Optional Tower
Steps on each side of the cockpit prep station make it easy to climb up to and through the hatch that leads to the 335CC’s half tower on our test boat. Raising the helm and height of the captain’s eye to about 14’6” (4.42 m) above the water more than doubles the square miles he can see from 32 at the lower station, to 69 miles at the upper helm.
The result of this additional height is that birds, weed lines, even fish can be seen far more quickly. The functional helm has a tilt steering wheel, a Yamaha 7” (17.78 cm) Helm master screen and compass just ahead. The digital controls are on the centerline with the Lectrotab trim tab automatic leveling system just ahead.
The Garmin 8” (20.32 cm) multifunction display is forward as is the Yamaha joystick. To starboard is a locking glovebox and the seats have individual bolsters so the captain and a companion can choose their riding positions. The tower and hardtop are built on an aluminum frame that has been blasted and powder-coated and the structure can be lowered for towing or storing in a rack.
Moving forward, in the 335CC’s bow, we found a raised casting deck finished in nonskid. Powder-coated rails on each side are below deck level, and as we saw throughout the boat, the 10” (25.4 cm) cleats are pull-up style. When it’s time to put away the rods, the boat comes standard with bow cushions including drop-in backrests.
The side lounges are 6’4” (1.93 cm) long and average width of the bow area is 3’5” (1.04 cm). The aft facing bow seats measure 2’2” (.66 m) fore to aft. Our test boat had a power table in the bow that raises on a substantial base. Two more people can sit on the lounge on the front of the console. It has raised cushions outboard on each side, where there are also integrated grab handles.
Bow Storage. There’s storage beneath all three hatches that open on gas struts, close on rubber gaskets, and secure with positive twisting latches. In the deck just ahead of the console seat is a 129-gallon (488 L) fishbox and there are tilt-in lockers in the gunwales for gear and mooring lines.
Ground Tackle. Forward, beneath the hatch in the foredeck is the anchor locker where there is a Lewmar windlass, a cleat to secure the rode, access to the chain locker, a raw water washdown, and the remote control for the windlass. The anchor, swivel, chain, and 300’ (91.44 m) of line come standard.
The Head. Moving aft from the bow, in the port side of the console, a hatch provides entry to the private head. Inside, the console has 6’ (1.83 m) of standing headroom with 4’6” (1.37 m) of seated space on the china bowl commode that has a hinged teak cover over it. The sink has a pull-up shower with storage in the cabinet. The boarding ladder stores in this area and a mirrored hatch opens to provide access to the helm rigging that looks clean and is easy to follow.
The Numbers. Everglades lists the 335CC’s empty weight at 9,500 lbs. (4,309 kg). With two people, 140 gallons (530 L) of fuel and test gear on board, we had an estimated test weight of 12,836 lbs. (5,822 kg).
With the twin 425-hp outboards spinning 16 3/4” x 19” (42.55 cm x 48.3 cm) stainless-steel propellers, we hit a top speed of 54.7 mph, or 47.6 knots, at 6100 rpm.
Best cruise came at 3500 rpm, where the boat ran 28.8 mph, 25 knots, and burned 22.5 gph. That works out to a range of 352 statute miles, or 306 nautical miles. At 600 rpm, the boat ran 3.9 mph and at 1000 rpm, we recorded 6.0 mph, or 5.2 knots. All ranges are given with a 10% fuel reserve. The 335 CC’s fuel capacity is 306 gallons (1,158 L).
In acceleration tests, the 335CC planed in 3.7 seconds and ran through 20 mph in 5.3 seconds and through 30 mph in 7.4 seconds even.
The 335CC rides on a deep-V design that has a sharp bow entry, an average deadrise of 41-degrees and 25-degrees at the transom. The design worked, cutting through the wind-blown foot of bay chop and crossing our photo boat’s wakes with ease. Around the docks, the Yamaha joystick system made slow-speed maneuvering easy.
Everglades’ RamCap construction process molds large pieces of 6-lb. ( 2.72 kg) density foam into a prepared hull and covers them top and bottom with resin and glass. Then they’re covered with the cockpit liner and deck, and then bonded together under a vacuum. Because of this unitized process, the hull and deck are virtually one unit, not several large parts.
“Level Floatation.” The amount of high density foam and its positioning allows the boat to float level if swamped, according to the builder. All but a couple of other builders have what is known as “Basic Flotation,’ which simply means if swamped, some part of the bat will protrude above the water. In our estimation, this is the single most important aspect of the boat setting her aboard from most others on the market. It is expensive and that is why most builders don’t do it.
• Lifetime Hull warranty
• 5-year component warranty
Options to Consider
• 18’ (5.49 m) or 20’ (6.10 m) Lee Outrigger Packages
• Full upper station with a suntop, four drinkholders, folding helm boslters, stainless steel grabrail, glove box, and space for electronics and gas-assisted raising and lowering ability.
• Yamaha Helm Master controls
• Optimus 360 electric power steering
A boat in this size range could be the perfect match for a pair of the 425-hp Yamaha XTO offshore outboards. They offer plenty of power and a better power-to-weight ratio than hanging three 300-hp motors on the transom. Being able to stick with two motors facilitates rigging and makes for a cleaner stern.
But given the price difference, we think that most owners would go with twin Yamaha F350s. According to Everglades’ test numbers (which are apples-to-apples), the twin 425-hp engines push the 335CC to a top speed of 55 mph compared to 50.5 with twin F350s – so, the 350s are 4.5 mph slower.
Comparing the efficiency at 3500 rpm, the 425s give the boat a range of 335 statute miles while the F350s can go seven miles farther to 342 miles – not a significant difference in fuel consumption at best cruise.
Then there’s the price, $44,250 for a single XTO Offshore with a 25” shaft compared to $31,770 for an F350 of the same length. That translates to a difference of just under $25,000 for two motors, or $5,546.67 per mph for the extra 4.5 mph gained with the larger engines.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Everglades 335CC (2019-) is 54.7 mph (88 kph), burning 75.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 286.52 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Everglades 335CC (2019-) is 28.8 mph (46.3 kph), and the boat gets 1.3 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 352 miles (566.49 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 425-hp Yamaha V8.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Standard|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard|
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