A high-quality cruiser at a competitive price

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%
Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Capable, comfortable and easy on the eye, with a good price and spec

Cons:

  • No sterndrive option avalable

Product:

Monterey Boats 415 SY

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£307,200.00

Monterey has been producing nicely turned out 30ft-plus sportscruisers for the last two decades, but now it has pushed through the 40ft barrier with this IPS-powered 415 Sport Yacht.

It’s worth mentioning that when you hit 40ft territory the competition cranks up a notch, with pretty much every European boatbuilder of note offering an array of exciting open and hardtop models.

From the outset Monterey‘s choice of propulsion for the 415 SY was an interesting one. At this size sterndrives can still deliver all the power you need, and given the company’s reputation for keeping prices keen, the additional cost of IPS makes this installation a risky decision – especially when it’s the only option.

However, with so many other builders offering IPS at this size, perhaps Monterey felt it needed to run with the pack.

All in all the 415 is a smart-looking and well-behaved 40-footer, but has Monterey managed to deliver on price given our initial scepticism over the cost of IPS?

As usual, the yard has come up trumps and brought the 415 Sport Yacht in at a keener-than-average price (although much of the competition sport proper hardtops), and better still a very comprehensive spec means there aren’t any nasty surprises.

Details

Beam:12ft 6in (3.8m)
Length Overall:41ft 0in (12.5m)
Engines:Twin Volvo 370hp IPS-500s