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?
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.
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
Single Volvo Penta KAMD43P
230hp @ 3,800rpm
6-cylinder, 3.6lt turbo diesel
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
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
Nord West Yachts AB, Vindon S-473 91 Henan, Sweden. Tel: +46 0304 34960. Fax: +46 0304 39614.
Boat Sales International, Hamble Point Marina, Southampton, Hants. SO31 4NB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1703 457966. Fax: +44 (0)1703 457977.
Sound levels dB(A) Saloon Cockpit
Cruising @ 18.5 knots 81 87
Maximum @ 21.0 knots 82 88