Sealine S330 put through its paces by Motor Boat & Yachting in northern Germany

Not even a leaden blanket of grey clouds could dampen our excitement over getting on board the Sealine S330.

Who cares if the sun shows up or not if you have a Bill Dixon hull mated to a pair of Volvo Penta D3 220s and sterndrives all in a 33ft 10in sportscruiser?

Our test boat just so happened to have the largest possible engine option and meant we just ticked past 30 knots with the throttles pinned to the helm.

You don’t need a huge amount of speed to have fun with the new baby of the Sealine range. It has tenacious grip on the water, wonderfully light and responsive steering and a soft character that means you can turn as hard as you like as fast as you like and it will never bite you back.

We were running through the wake of our Sealine F380 photo boat at some ridiculous angles and the S330 never punished those on board. Great fun.

As much fun as this twin engine arrangement was I’d like to give the single D6 400hp version a go. I’ve tested a few boats with this set up and there’s something about the smooth Volvo 6-cylinder unit and a sterndrive that just works. Not to mention that fact that it halves your servicing bill.

Away from the helm it’s hard to fault what Sealine has managed to do with the limited space available. The cabins feel a bit pinched but the cockpit has very few compromises and you even get such practical treasures as an engine hatch that lifts at the touch of a button on a hydraulic ram.

We will be running an in depth test in an upcoming issue of MBY but, if you’re keen to see more of the Sealine S330, take a look at our video from the Southampton Boat Show below: