The Cruisers 3470 Express is a 35-foot express cruiser yacht that was produced by iconic Wisconsin-based boat-building firm Cruisers Yachts between 2000 and 2003. Bearing the distinctive sharp and sleek looks that are a Cruisers signature, and featuring an open-air, split-level cockpit that emphasizes comfort and style, it is no surprise that this remains a popular choice on the used and charter markets to this day. A modified V-hull in fiberglass, a range of powerful engine options, and a hand-crafted build-quality ensures that this yacht is a reliable and impressive performer out at sea more than two decades after the first hull was launched.
A curved double sunpad out on the lengthy foredeck allows for blissful sunbathing in supreme comfort, with this portion of the boat accessed either via side-decks with high-guardrails or via the walk-through cockpit windscreen. To stern you will discover a full-beam, integral bathing platform with a swim ladder, a set of sports lockers and a transom door leading into the cockpit. This versatile space features a U-shaped Ultraleather sofa to starboard surrounding a pop-up cocktail and dining table, while to port there is a chunky wet-bar station with a prep counter, an outdoor grill, a fridge, a sink and an optional ice-chipper. A couple of steps up and you will encounter a sedate chaise-longue and a comfortable twin-seat facing a helm station with Garmin GPS, VHF radio, a compass, a tilting steering wheel and trim-tab controls. Presented as an open-air cockpit, this space can also be covered by a Bimini roof in a matter of minutes for additional shelter.
A companionway door leads down to a spacious lower-deck salon lined in cherrywood with beige upholstery, mood lighting, and oval portholes. To starboard there is a dining booth with a large table, while to port an open galley impresses with Corian work surfaces, a two-zone Princess hob, chilled storage, a microwave oven, a stainless-steel sink and masses of cabinetry. The master stateroom down here can be separated from the salon via a bulkhead or, for a breezier feel, a privacy curtain, while the room itself features a double bed, a skylight, a full-height locker and plush carpeting. To aft there is another seating area that can be exchanged for a second stateroom for up to two guests, separated from the lounge by a curtain. A main head on this level boasts a molded sink, a mirrored medicine cabinet, a VacuFlush toilet and a shower cubicle with a bench seat.
Expect a rip-roaring 32 knot top speed and cruising speeds settling in at 25 knots thanks to a set of Mercury 7.4L MPI gasoline engines that come as standard. Other engine options include inboard or sterndrive, gas or diesel twinsets from Mercury, Crusader Yanmar or Volvo, with varying top speeds depending on how much horsepower you are looking for.