Boat Review: Pro-Line 3310

With the addition of the 3310 Tournament Sportfish, Pro-Line hopes to break out of its small-boat niche by providing a top-notch fishing machine to satisfy even the most experienced captain and crew.

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Pro-Line built its reputation and loyal customer base by building high-quality center-consoles and cuddy cabins for the small-boat fisherman and cruiser. With the addition of the 3310 Tournament Sportfish, Pro-Line hopes to break out of its small-boat niche by providing a top-notch fishing machine to satisfy even the most experienced captain and crew.

We know you've heard it before, but with its express-style layout, the 3310 gives anglers the impression of stepping aboard a much larger vessel. A 63-square-foot cockpit adds to the big-boat feeling and is plenty large enough to accommodate a fighting chair as well as two or three crew members.

A large helm station provides plenty of room to flush-mount electronics, even for the most gadget-happy captain. The entire helm station swings out on hinges, allowing easy access to all electronic components -- a feature that we'd like to see on more boats. A covered map station to port helps store and keep charts dry while still allowing you to navigate. Getting from the helm to the cockpit shouldn't pose a problem either: Elevated bench-style seating and a wide alley between the helm seats allow the captain to join the fray without running into any obstacles.

One outstanding feature found on the 3310 is an interior cabin with a full 6'6" of headroom. With all this room you don't feel the need to stoop once you've gone below. There's plenty of room for four adults to overnight using the raised V-berth and settee that converts to a pair of over/under bunks.
Several features normally found on a larger hull include a spacious head with separate shower stall and a large, molded lavatory and sink. There's also a deep, cedar-lined hanging locker in case you want to dress up for a dockside party. Pro-Line adds a refrigerator/ freezer, two-burner electric stove, stainless-steel sink and a microwave to help you feel right at home.

The 3310 offers several power packages ranging from gas 454s to CAT 300s to Yanmar 350s and 420s. With a pair of 350 Yanmars, the 3310 cruises at 30 mph and burns 21 gph, giving the boat a 200-mile range. She'll reach upward of 43 mph with the same package.

Fishing amenities galore come standard on the 3310. Two tackle lockers with three drawers each hold a ton of gear, and a 35-gallon livewell keeps bait frisky all day. And since you won't be releasing all those wahoo and dolphin you'll be catching, Pro-Line places not one but two fish boxes in the cockpit -- one self-draining box in the transom and a huge lift-out box in the cockpit floor.

The 3310 features super-strong construction with a molded inner liner bonded to the hull, resulting in a smooth, quiet ride with no creaking or pounding. The hull is so strong, in fact, that Pro-Line offers a 10-year transferable structural warranty.

For more information, contact Pro-Line Boats, PO Box 1348, Crystal River, FL 34423; 352-795-4111.