August 20, 2014
By David Conway
Florida Sportsman Classics: Edgewater's 335EX Express Cabin Boat
The Edgewater 335EX running with the Ponce Inlet lighthouse in the background.
We fished on the Edgewater 335EX out of Ponce Inlet for the “Power Drifting” episode of Florida Sportsman TV
, targeting red snapper and grouper.
Aboard were Roger Taylor, of Edgewater, three of his friends, Capt. Mark Rogers, myself and FS cameraman Matt Weinhaus. The seven of us had plenty of room on deck, in the helm station, and in the cabin, though we spent most of our time catching fish, and the deck wasn't even crowded with seven of us.
I only wished we hadn't turned back after limiting out on red snapper and bagging a few good grouper and instead had kept going to The Bahamas where we might have really put the boat's cabin to use on an overnight tuna trip.
The Edgewater 335EX has high grade craftsmanship and built-in features like tackle drawers and cabin furniture from top-grade Florida makers. The 335EX features three cockpit baitwells that total 123 gallons; a transom fish box and a 125-gallon box under the cockpit floor. The cabin offers a well-appointed galley, dinette and air-conditioned berths that sleep up to six people. Deadrise is 20 degrees. Draft without engines is 27 inches. Maximum horsepower is 700, with a fuel capacity of 300 gallons. Standard bow thrusters simplify docking. Overall length is 34½ feet, beam just over 11 feet.
Length: 34' 6”
Beam: 11' 2”
Draft: 27 inches
Dry Weight: 11,500 lbs. (approximate)
Capacity: 12 adults
Fuel Capacity: 300 gallons
Maximum Power: 1,050 hp
Cockpit Depth: 29 inches
Cockpit Square Footage: 130 sq. ft.
Cabin Headroom: 6' 6”
Freshwater Capacity: 40 gallons
The Edgewater 335EX up close coming in to snug up to a beach.
The helm is laid out with the electronics and all instrument panels directly in front with a comfortable seat for those long rides.
Forty-five gallon livewell and cutting board.
All of the switches for features like lights and wells on the helm panel are also on the instrument panel in the cockpit right above the livewell, for quick access.
Fish box: big enough for anything you get out there. The box goes way back, as Roger demos.
Convenient and strong tackle storage.
Additional 28-gallon livewell at stern so that you can keep different baits separate.
Fold-out transom seat for comfort while running.
Additional 66-gallon fish box. Of course there is also a freshwater shower hose handy in the cockpit to wash off the salt.
Cockpit refrigerator, real nice to have close by.
The amenities of the cabin, for momma and kids. The table includes an extension for even bigger gatherings.
Engineers made sure that there was plenty headroom in the cabin, and Marine Concepts made sure everything fit perfectly.