2024 Montara Surf Boss 2.0

The Surf Boss 2.0 is both a performer and an entertainer.

Montara’s Surf Boss 2.0 blows the old saying about every boat being a compromise right out of the water. It delivers first-class wakes and waves for surfing and wakeboarding. And it ­delivers the space, seating and mega-­sociability provided by a pontoon boat. 

Pro riders have lauded its capabilities. Plus, you can see for yourself in the companion video we produced.

Montara Surf Boss 2.0 cruising
The aluminum hull is lightweight and low maintenance. Courtesy Montara Boats
Montara Surf Boss 2.0 helm
A 12-inch touchscreen provides control of the 4,200 pounds of ballast, rider profiles and more. Courtesy Montara Boats

Its aluminum hull is refined by craftspeople with decades of experience building watersports boats. Topside, we noted a 12-inch touchscreen providing control of the 4,200 pounds of ballast, rider profiles and more. The Polk ­Audio head unit is also located here, with its four-zone control. The helm is raised, aiding ­visibility. In all, this helm will prove familiar to wake captains.

Grip the side-mount Livorsi throttle and take control of the PCM inboard, of which three versions are available. Our tester featured the 465 hp 6.2L DPI, which shot us to 30 mph in 8 seconds and hit 37 mph at wide-open throttle. It proved smooth and steady during our wave and wake sessions.

Montara Surf Boss 2.0 cockpit
The tower looks killer and ­offers great functionality. Courtesy Montara Boats

The base power tower folds easily for garage stowage. We’d opt for the Cast Power Tower, with its sheathing and white powder coat. It looks killer and ­offers great functionality.

Another old saying states that storage is at a premium on boats. Montara is down with that, offering the “Basement.” This huge compartment under the bow cockpit is large enough to step down into and swallow all of your gear. It also provides fantastic access to the batteries and electrical system.

Montara Surf Boss 2.0 seating
The upholsteryis comfortable, well-sewn and attractive. Courtesy Montara Boats

Note that the Surf Boss 2.0 comes in a 23-foot length as well as the 25-footer we tested. Both offer two layouts. The CW plan comes with a single helm seat and a longer lounge along the port side aft. The CWDH plan comes with port and starboard captain’s chairs for the pilot and mate. We found the upholstery comfortable, well-sewn and attractive. Either way, this boat offers a 16-person seating capacity, and the 23-footer seats 14. 

Are you seeking a boat that’s a wake performer and an entertainer? Check out Montara’s Surf Boss 2.0.

Montara Surf Boss 2.0 aft platform
Ease of boarding is unrivaled for a watersports boat. Courtesy Montara Boats

High Points

  • Wakes and waves impress the pros.
  • Basement with in-deck storage. 
  • Comfort, amenities, and ease of boarding unrivaled for a watersports boat.
  • Lightweight, low-maintenance aluminum hull.
Montara Surf Boss 2.0 performance data
Montara Surf Boss 2.0 Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: 465 hp PCM 6.2L DPI
  • Drive/Prop: V-drive/151/2″ x 15″ 4-blade nibral
  • Gear Ratio: 1.70:1 Fuel Load: 60 gal. Crew Weight: 800 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$159,999 (starting)
Draft (max):2’10”
Dry Weight (approx.):6,939 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:16/2,520 lb.
Fuel Capacity:104 gal.

Montara Boats – Loudon, Tennessee; montaraboats.com