Monterey 328SS Anniversary
32 feet 2 inches by 9 feet 8 inches, 9,700 pounds
$237,325 with twin 320 hp Volvo Penta Ocean Series joystick sterndrives
It won’t multitask like the others, but we couldn’t resist. Monterey’s 328SS makes its mark in the new breed of gigabowriders. During our test in rough seas, it confidently smoothed the way. That means you can go boating even when the flags are snapping.
Within the portside console there’s a berth for two with a reclining mattress, microwave, faux-wood flooring and optional flat-screen TV. In the starboard console is a Vacu-Flush head. A hot and cold shower is on the transom.
Topside, the fiberglass cockpit liner makes cleaning up a spilled drink or mud from a beachcombing expedition a snap. Seating is deep and plentiful, ensuring crew comfort whether anchored, nosing into a sandbar or zooming along at more than 50 mph. The wet bar is complete, and its electrically operated sun pad is best in class.