Monaro Marine Ltd.
ALL WEATHER LUXURY POWER BOATS SINCE 1976!
MONARO 235 SPORT
235 overall profile

To keep up with the trends in the small boat market, the Monaro 235 Sport has been created as an adaptation from our current models. We find today's boaters are looking for a low maintenance fuel efficient boat with the comfort and seaworthiness for open water use. This model has been created mainly for day use fishing or commuting, but will have the amenities for limited extended use. Standard power is a Yamaha 250, with the option for other horsepower and brands. Because of the fuel efficient Monaro hull design only a single engine is required. This provides savings on fuel consumption, motor maintenance, overall weight and upfront cost to power the boat.

The hull shape is based on the Monaro 24 hull, a proven performer. Why change something that works so well? The hull has been shortened by 1-1/2" and stern area cut down to form the swim grid. The keel aft has also been modified. Topside, the deck and cabin have been completely updated and reshaped, however, the boat is still recognizable as a Monaro.

The motor mounts directly on the transom, unlike our other models where the motor is mounted to a pod. This makes the overall length close to our 21' outboard model but with performance more similar to the 24' model.

Above deck level, considerable changes have been made. Firstly, the windshield base has been raised 3" and pushed forward 2". With this change we maximize space in the cockpit but still leaving 6'3" length in the berth. Secondly, our all new swim grid is now integrated into the deck and comes with transom door as standard for easy access to the swim grid. Finally, the walkaround deck has been maintained from other models and the bow rail has been extended further aft for added safety.

On the interior, you will now find it almost exclusively finished in gelcoated fibreglass. This increases longetivity of surfaces and reduces maintenance. The floor has been raised to provide the self-bailing feature. For the convenience of reaching the driver and navigator seats the main floor has been extended as far forward as possible. Fibreglass boarding steps are now integrated into the cabinetry for accessing the side decks and double as a footrest. Cabinets are also now fibreglass and integrated into the floor mold. These cabinets have been designed to add an optional sink and 12V fridge. Under the floor aft is a very sizable fish hold. For better balance the large gas tank is located forward of the fish hold with overboard pumpout. In addition, a second fish hold/storage is located under the starboard seating that drains overboard.

The new hard top has also been noticeably reshaped for improved looks and better weather resistance. It is now wider and much longer than its predessesor. The headliner is a molded fibreglass panel with drip edge all around the perimeter to help keep the water out. For those interested in adding radar a pad has been incorporated into the design with a raceway for cables. As a result of the raised floor and to increase headroom, the windshield has also been raised. The access door to the vberth has been raised 9" and headroom in the berth area has also been increased.

We are quite excited about this new model and anticipate a great response from the boating market. Hull #1 will be on display at the Vancouver International Boatshow in January 2018 and sea trials will follow shortly after. Photos will be posted once the boat is complete but in the meantime here are some rendered images. Also, find link to our You Tube channel to see the full creation of this boat from design to construction completion. If you are not familiar with how a fibreglass boat is built then these videos will be very informative.

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Line Drawings

 

235 plan and profile

 

Specifications

Hull Length 23'1" 7.04 m
Overall Length 23'6" 7.16 m
Beam 8'0" 2.44 m
Draft to Keel 16" 0.41 m
Draft: Drive Down 30" 0.76 m
Deadrise Aft 20 deg. 20 deg.
Approx. Dry Weight w/ Power 3600 lbs. 1,636 kg
Std. Fuel Tank 65 imp. gal. 295 l
Fresh Water Tank (optional) 8 imp. gal. 36.4 l
Holding Tank (optional) 7 imp. gal. 31.8 l
Std. Engine Yamaha 250 hp 187 kW
Average headroom in Cockpit 6'3" 1.83 m
Max. Headroom in Cockpit 6'4" 1.93 m
V-berth Length 6'2" 1.88 m

Standard Equipment and Features

    Structural / Design

    • 5 year structural waranty on hull.
    • Vinylester resin skin coat in the hull layup to guard against water permeation.
    • All hand laid fibreglass in hull, deck and all other fibreglass parts.
    • Foam floatation in cavity under floor.
    • Self-bailing cockpit.
    • Large chain and rope locker forward.
    • Flexible deck area to mount downrigger bases directly on deck.
    • Wide side decks with hand rails on hard top for safe access to forward deck.
    • Hard top sealed to windshield to keep rain and spray out.

    Mechanical / Electrical

    • Single 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motor with DEC control and Command Link gauges.
    • Seastar hydraulic steering.
    • Compass.
    • Bennett electric trim tabs.
    • Automatic and switched bilge pumps.
    • VHF installed in dash.
    • Electric horn.
    • Prewired for stereo.
    • Dash panel set up to receive flush mounted electronic gps / multifunction display up to 10" screen.
    • Dual windshield wipers motors with pantographic arms.
    • Marine head.
    • Interior lighting - single LED dome light in berth and two under hard top

    Interior

    • Fibreglass cabinets on port and stbd with storage.
    • Generous storage below berth.
    • Spacious shelves in cuddy for extra rods.
    • Built-in steps to access side deck.
    • Very high visibility from helm seating.
    • Forward berth with cushions.
    • Lockable cuddy berth door.
    • Two eliptical portlights and overhead hatch in berth.
    • Two helm seats mounted on pedestals.
    • Seat cushion mounted on cabinet behind driver.
    • Storage pocket next to passenger seat.

    Hardware

    • Stainless steel dive ladder flush mounted on swim grid.
    • Anchor package c/w 200' line, 50' chain, 6 kg anchor.
    • Chain locker deck hatch.
    • Anchor roller.
    • Transom door.
    • Tackle drawer.
    • Large fish hold under cockpit floor with overboard pumpout.
    • Welded bow rail extended back along side deck, thru bolted.
    • Custom fit drop curtain canvas in choice of color.

Optional Equipment

Every model has an extensive list of optional equipment available but we can only make it so long. Just because you don't see it on the list doesn't mean you can't have it. Just ask. To view the option list and get a quotation to build a 235 click on the link below.

Monaro 235 Options

 

 

Power

  • Choice of main engine brand from single 225 hp to 300 hp
  • Auxiliary motor with steering by tiller, linkage to main motor or stand alone hyraulic steering with wireless remote.

Mechanical

  • Windshield washer
  • Raw water washdown system
  • Holding tank.
  • Diesel hot water furnace with heater and windshield defogger

Electrical / Electronics

  • Stereo
  • All-in-one radar/gps/fishfinder
  • GPS/fishfinder
  • Cockpit courtesy lighting
  • 12V accessory outlet on dash
  • Shore power with battery charger
  • 2nd battery
  • Anchor windlass
  • Motorized spotlight at bow
  • Cockpit floodlight
  • Underwater lights

Hardware

  • Stainless steel stern rail
  • Fiberglass swim grid extension
  • Alaska bulkhead

Fishing Equipment

  • Two Scotty electric downriggers installed
  • Rocket launchers on hard top
  • Fishing rod storage
  • Bait tank system
  • Fish cleaning system
  • Net holder
  • Built-in tackle box

Interior

  • Fill-in panel over steps in cockpit floor
  • Bunk filler cushion
  • Galley package
  • Drop down bench seat at stern

Exterior

  • Slope back canvas
  • Camper canvas
  • Antifoulant bottom paint and epoxy sealer
  • Safety package
  • Trailer

Note: Specifications, standard equipment and options are subject to change.