The 330 has a strong sense of identity: it's not going to be confused with other boats, even those related by their aft-cockpit, non-flybridge layout. So what can it offer?

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Nord West 330

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The 330 has a strong sense of identity: it’s not going to be confused with other boats, even those related by their aft-cockpit, non-flybridge layout. So what can it offer?

For a start, it has a great saloon, with a well-planned galley, dinette, helm, and lobby combined in a light and airy space. There’s no sense of anything being shoe-horned into place, which is quite impressive when you consider the space available.

A few changes would improve life onboard, such as redesigning the awkward drawers, changing the uncomfortable backrests, and repositioning the engine instruments. But in general, the details have been well thought out, and the mahogany woodwork is finished to a high standard.

On the engineering front, there were plenty of plus points. I doubt that many of us enjoy servicing and checking, so the remote siting of much of the equipment in the accessible lazarette is really sensible. And the propeller gets useful protection from the small keel.

However, there is still a question mark over the stRange whirring sound coming from the lazarette. And prospective buyers should check that the

heel to port at Speed ­ although slight ­ is just a curious anomaly restricted to this particular test boat.

DIMENSIONS

LOA 33ft 6in 10.21m

Hull Length 30ft 2in 9.20m

Beam 10ft 10in 3.30m

Draught 2ft 7in 0.80m

Air draught 13ft 0in 3.96m

Displacement 6.4 tonnes (light) 7.0 tonnes (loaded)

Fuel capacity 110 imp gal 500lt

Water capacity 44 imp gal 200lt

Engines

Single Volvo Penta KAMD43P

230hp @ 3,800rpm

6-cylinder, 3.6lt turbo diesel

4-bladed propellers

21in diameter by 23in pitch

(535mm by 585mm)

RPM Speed Trim GPH MPG Range

1,500 7.0 0.5° 1.00 7.00 617

2,000 9.0 2.0° 2.38 3.79 333

2,500 10.6 4.0° 4.84 2.19 193

3,000 15.6 4.5° 7.09 2.20 194

3,300 18.5 4.5° 8.78 2.11 185

3,600 21.0 4.5° 11.6 1.81 160

Range allows for 20% reserve 70% fuel, 100% water, 2 crew Sea state: flat calm. Wind strength: Force 1

Performance

Maximum Speed 21.0 knots

Maximum Range 160 miles @ 3,600rpm

Cruising Speed 18.5 knots/7.0 knots

Cruising Range 185 miles @ 3,300rpm/617 miles @ 1,500

Price from Price as tested

£74,000 ex tax £91,401 ex tax

Designer

Benny Martinsson

Builder

Nord West Yachts AB, Vindon S-473 91 Henan, Sweden. Tel: +46 0304 34960. Fax: +46 0304 39614.

Supplier

Boat Sales International, Hamble Point Marina, Southampton, Hants. SO31 4NB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1703 457966. Fax: +44 (0)1703 457977.

Email: enquiries@boatsales.co.uk

Sound levels dB(A) Saloon Cockpit

Cruising @ 18.5 knots 81 87

Maximum @ 21.0 knots 82 88