Monterey 268SS

Monterey's 268SS is a refined bowrider with unique style.

Monterey 268SS

LOA: 26'7"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft (max): 2'1" (sterndrive up), 3'4" (sterndrive down)
Displacement (approx.): 5,820 lb.

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

Monterey 268SS

We Say: Monterey put ergonomics at a premium aboard this deluxe bowrider. The bow is deep and contoured for maximum plushness and features fold-down armrests. The convertible aft lounge goes from social to sunbathing with an intuitive hinge system requiring minimal effort. The fiberglass cockpit sole makes cleanup a breeze. A walkway leads to the swim platform so there's no need to climb over seats.The swim platform is high, enhancing convenience boarding from shore.

The 268SS is fully equipped with a spacious head, a Jensen audio system, an available anchor windlass, an easily accessible battery switch and a curved-leg table mounted to the lounge base so there’s no danger of toe-stubbing, and there are no holes drilled in the sole. Plentiful grab rails keep crew secure.

The 268SS’s helm is handsome and intuitive with rocker switches and analog gauges that anyone can hop in and use. Everything you need is within reach; the helm maintains a low profile for maximum visibility, and a vinyl-wrapped brow shades the automotive-inspired gauges. Grabbing the throttle, we found the Monterey 268SS quick and thrifty, planing with little bow rise in 5.7 seconds. At wide-open throttle the 268SS hit 45 mph.

Who'd Want One: Boaters seeking a refined bowrider with unique style.

Another Choice: The Sea Ray 260 Sundeck ($92,264 powered by a 300 hp MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI ECT DTS Bravo Three sterndrive).

Bottom Line: $92,590 (with test power); montereyboats.com