330 express or Amberjack

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  1. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Now I'm thinking. All the pics I c of a 97 have the cockpit seat that folds up and stows in wall. The one I'm looking at has the l shape cockpit seat starts along the rear wall and runs up the starboard side. Was this an opption or an install and can it b stowed like the smaller seat that I have seen

    Btw great posts with a lot of info. Thank you
     
  2. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Active Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    From what I've seen both models come with the fold in bench seat along the transom. For those wanting more seating and comfort, and optional L Shaped Bench was available and it just sits on the back floor with two stainless hold downs (pull the pin and release type). The bench seat top is hinged to reveal lots of storage underneath. It is about 7' long and is not the kind of thing to toss back in and out of the boat on a whim everytime you want to go fishing, but it is removable.
     
  3. Jls3546

    Jls3546 New Member

    4
    Sep 21, 2012
    Miami, FL
    1997 330EC (Amberjack)
    Twin 2005 8.1S Mercruisers, ZF63A straight drives
    We looked at a 340AJ that had the optional L-shaped bench in the cockpit, and at first we thought it would be an absolute necessity. The EC we eventually bought does not have it, and after running the boat for a couple of months I'm glad it doesn't. If you're using the boat for anything like scuba or fishing, the bench eats up a considerable amount of floor space in the cockpit; instead, we just use the transom bench and a couple of deck chairs for seating, and then fold the bench up out of the way when we need the space to move around. The L-bench and a cockpit table might be nice for entertaining, but that mission is better suited to the Sundancer anyway...
     
  4. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Again very nice feedback thank you very much. I love to dIve and occasionally fish but in my area diving is out of the question (for me atleast) so the l shape bench isperfect don't need anything but entertainment. Sorry for the high jack of the thread but thanks for starting it got a lot of info for my hopefully futurepurchase
     
  5. D-Sill-D

    D-Sill-D New Member

    290
    Aug 9, 2010
    Seattle
    2007 215 Weekender
    1988 Seville BR
    2002 7.2 F-350
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha
    1988 100 HP Sea Ray OB (Mercury)
    good thread........
     
  6. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    I don't feel like you high jacked it at all. We both seem to be looking at the same boats so any question you ask will help me with mine. Thanks again for all of the information and advice. Nothing back yet from the broker.
     
  7. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    It's funny you say that because my cousin has 31 Tiara and love his but said he wanted a 330ec when he was shopping because it was 2 feet longer one foot wider and a heck of a lot less expensive. The Admiral won in his case as well so they now have a 31 Tiara. LOL
     
  8. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    If all goes well I will be able to give firsthand information to anyone interested in a 330 EC. I put the offer in with the broker and verbally all is good just need a signed contract and we are off to the races. Survey etc... to follow. Wish me luck.
     
  9. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    I am interested in how much a 8.1 repower cost you? The boat I am interested in had some bad oil analysis. So might be an option to keep the deal together. Any info on it would be helpful.

    Thanks
     
  10. mj_duell

    mj_duell New Member

    175
    Aug 30, 2012
    Connecticut
    2000 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin (380hp) 7.4 Horizon w/ Straight Drives
    Just picked mine up over this last weekend in Plymouth MA. Solid boat, love how stable it is. It's a 2000 330EC, twin 7.4's and only 430 or so hours at the time I docked her in Glastonbury, CT. A very nice mix of fishing functionality and luxury. It's too bad I have to pull her our for the winter.

    --Mike
     
  11. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    Congrates! I knew it would work out for you in the end. Also looks like you got a better boat than the first one anyway. I really like the 330 EC/AJ I am still in the process of my deal due to some maybe off oil numbers. We shall see. Repower might be on the table. Good thing is we don't have to put them up for the winter down here so once I get home I should be able to take her for a spin if all goes well.

    John
     
  12. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Very nice ver jelouse I shoulda had my 97 330 ec but didn't sell mine yet so I decided to just keep it.. best of luck
     
  13. mj_duell

    mj_duell New Member

    175
    Aug 30, 2012
    Connecticut
    2000 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin (380hp) 7.4 Horizon w/ Straight Drives
    Thanks,
    I am happy and it seems karma was on my side. It will be a long hard winter waiting to get her back in the water. It was an interesting trip back and a lot of fun too.
     
  14. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    We made the deal work and I will be the proud owner of a 99 Sea Ray 330EC on the 31st.
     
  15. BOXERDOGTY

    BOXERDOGTY Member

    75
    Oct 26, 2011
    St Pete, FL
    '89 300 WE
    '04 5.7L Mercruiser MPI inboards
    Awesome! Congrats.
     
  16. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    :smt038 im jelouse... just curiouse did they agree to repower??
     
  17. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Active Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    Congrat's - I'm sure you'll love it!
     
  18. semperfido

    semperfido New Member

    54
    Sep 5, 2012
    Sneads Ferry NC
    1999 Sea Ray 330 Express (Knot on Duty)
    1998 Sea Pro 180CC
    1998 Yamaha 1100 Wave Venture x2
    T 7.4l Merc (310)
    Evinrude 90 SPL
    Sorry it took so long to post the pics but I haven't even seen her yet personally. Still on this tin can. Now it's time to start with the upgrades. The Admiral (my financial adviser) is gonna blow a gasket!
    330 EC 13.jpg 330 EC.jpg
     

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  19. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    Nice!!! Congrats Jarhead!! :grin:
     
  20. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Very nice. Stop rubbing it in:smt043
     

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