Monterey’s new D4-powered 375, is a boat looking to make a name for itself with a small price tag that claims to include, well, everything...
US sportscruiser specialist Monterey is on something of a roll with some incredibly sophisticated and capable boats coming out of its factory of late. They are solidly built, with clean, intricate mouldings and have exactly the right kind of edgy performance-honed style.
With its T-top sitting high above the helm and cockpit, the Monterey 375 catches the eye instantly and the design makes a great canopy frame too. The cockpit is packed with detail and shape with some particularly cool sculpted upholstery to accommodate your guests. On the practical side, stowage is also well catered for, from the transom boot to numerous lockers.
On deck it has a decent wet-bar space and a raised area of L-shape seating opposite a single helm seat with access to both port and starboard side decks.
Downstairs there’s a traditional layout of a double forward, a twin amidships and a single shower room. The saloon and well-appointed galley run opposite each other, creating a real sense of space. In the guest cabin there’s ample headroom and plenty of space between each berth.
The Monterey 375 package starts with D4-300s for only £170,000. It could also finish there if your wish list doesn’t exceed the T-top, a chartplotter, radar, fishfinder, VHF, a 26in TV and plenty more besides that comes as part of the package. The only holes left to fill would be a generator, heating or air conditioning and teak decking for the cockpit – none of which would take the price much past £180,000.
If ever there was ever a boat for these financially stricken times the Monterey could be it. It still packs a real punch for a smaller price than its rivals and offers a saving of £30,000 over its nearest rival, the Fairline Targa 38. It will tempt many a buyer and worry the hell out of a few 35ft sportscruiser builders.