Spacious, bright and can be powered easily with Twin Mercury 350 HP’s.
By Thomas Dillon
Boat Test #1668
Parker has a new and innovative entry in their lineup. The open and spacious Monaco comes in at 37 feet long, carrying up to 10 passengers and is equally well set-up for day-trips or overnights. One of the most noticeable design features of the Monaco 110 is the incredible visibility and light throughout the whole boat. The enclosed portion of the main deck is entirely glassed in, with a large skylight in the roof of the house. The cabins below deck have also large windows which let plenty of light in, giving a nice open feel throughout.
The layout is roomy, as is fitting for the bright and open feel of the boat. In fact, Parker says that the Monaco is the most spacious 37-foot boat available on the market. Access is through a side gate in the rail, located aft on the starboard side, allowing access from the dock directly on to the large aft deck. Once onboard, access to the interior is just forward, inside the house you have a small but well-equipped galley to starboard, and a table with wrap-around seating to port. Forward of the galley comes the Captain’s chair and console on the starboard side, complete with a sliding door to allow access directly on deck from the helm, a great feature for tie-up when running with a small or inexperienced crew. On a nice sunny day it’s also a great way just to get a good breeze inside. Further forward on the foredeck you have another large lounger for sun-tanning or just relaxing at anchor.
Access to down below is just forward of the helm, along the centreline. There is a large stateroom forward, with an ensuite head and shower. Sitting amidships is the second cabin onboard, with a double bunk. There are options available for different layouts depending on how you intend on using the boat.
The Monaco is propelled by twin outboard engines, and at 37 feet long, the Monaco is at the larger end of the scale of running with outboards. This innovation brings some significant benefits though. First and foremost, there is no need to devote any space to an engine compartment, allowing for more volume dedicated to storage space. Maintenance on outboard engines is also a lot easier and more affordable. Lastly, the ability to trim up allows the lower units to be stored fully trimmed up and clear of the water, reducing fouling and growth. Able to sling up to 350 HP per side, for a total of 700, there is no worry about lack of power with this engine choice.
The outboards engines are covered over top by a sun-lounger, which manages to maximize deck space while also reducing the noise level onboard. The lounger slides forward for when you need to tilt up the engines, or if you need to access them for any reason. Either side of the engines there are swim platforms with steps up to the main deck, and there is a ladder on the starboard side.
Parker ensures superior craftsmanship throughout their products, having been making boats since the 1970s. There are options available to different materials in some areas. The supplied hardware and equipment is all high-end.
The bright and open Monaco from Parker is an innovative design that comes from a proven designer. Whether you are looking for a day boat or a weekender, for two or ten, this is one worth a look.
Specifications LOA: 37’ / 11.3 M Beam: 12’ / 3.63 M Draft (without engines): 1’ 8” / 0.5 M Weight:13000 lbs. / 5900 kg Max capacity: 10 Power: Mercury 350 HP (x2) MSRP: approx. $498,000 USD For more information: www.parkerpoland.com, www.bcimarine.com