Bénéteau's baby open puts the emphasis on sport

What they say
“The Monte Carlo 27 is arriving to complete the Monte Carlo range. Available only in the Open version, this fast, sporty express cruiser will be the range’s only single-engine Monte Carlo.”

What we say
The 27 is the smaller and slightly squatter-looking little sister to the well-regarded 37 Open and Hard Top, and 32 Open and Hard Top.

The red hull and smart round port holes transfer nicely from the 27’s bigger sister to create a very pretty boat.

There are space-saving tactics aplenty to make the most of that 27ft: a galley
is built in to the cockpit in order to optimise room down below, and there are four berths, including a separate aft cabin with a door. Bénéteau suggest the 320hp Volvo petrol or 260hp D4 diesel.

The boat is fitted with Bénéteau’s unique Air-Step hull. For close-quarters situations the standard bow thruster will be handy.

Contact: Dickies International
Tel: 01489 550850
Web: www.beneteau.com 

At a glance
Length: 28ft 0in (8.54m)
Beam: 9ft 0in (2.75m)
Engine: Single 320hp Volvo petrol or 260hp Volvo D4
Top speed: 35 knots (MBYest)
Price : £58,739 ex UK VAT