Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider
(w/ 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI)

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Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider
Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider
The 248LS Montura is a versatile bowrider that will satisfy everyone’s needs in the family. She’s an attractive sportboat with seating for up to ten.

Key Features

    The 248LS is perfect as a day cruiser and can accommodate up to ten passengers along for the ride. For those extended hours on the water a porti-potti comes standard, which we’re sure your family or guests will highly appreciate. When you and your crew get thirsty there’s a handy wet bar in the cockpit which also comes standard. There’s an integral swim platform with a ladder for the water lovers and a ski rope locker to store watersports equipment.

Specifications

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Specifications
Length Overall 24' 6'' Dry Weight 4950 lbs
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft Up-21'', Down-37'' Fuel Cap 82 gal
Deadrise/Transom 20 Water Cap 17 gal
Max Headroom ~ Bridge Clearance 5' 1''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Engine options
Std. Power 1x240-hp MerCruiser 5.0L EFI Alpha
Tested Power 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI
Opt. Power 1x320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI gas sterndrive

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Line Drawing

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Photo Gallery

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Freedom Rider

This sporty bowrider will seat up to 10 passengers and will top out at almost 49-mph with a single MerCruiser 320 HP V-8.

Comfortable Cruising

A plush L-shaped aft bench offers comfortable seating and plenty of dry stowage down below.

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Fore’n’Aft

The Montura’s flip-open center windshield allows easy passage from the bow seating to the aft transom gate.

Sporty Helm

The ergonomic helm station features a tilt wheel and places all critical controls, accessory switches and analog information within easy reach.

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Duty Calls

An enclosed head extends your time away from the dock on those long summer days out on the water.

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Captain's Report




The 25-foot bowrider class is filled with many high quality boats that provide many features and options but only one has an exceptionally high freeboard and greater interior depth than the rest. That boat is the Monterey 248LS Montura.

The 248LS Montura's hull features a 20-degree deadrise and exceptionally high freeboard giving it a solid, stable, and dry ride. This also translates into more interior room and depth which means more family, friends, and gear aboard! It also exudes a stronger sense of safety which is always welcomed whether you have junior boaters or land lubbers aboard.

At the bow there's a boarding ladder for easy beach access and the comfortable, well padded and deep bow seating has a cooler under the front seat and storage under the lounge seats to add convenience to any day out on the water. The front lounge seats are actually contoured in an ergonomic fashion that greatly increases comfort whether sunning or just relaxing. There’s good storage in the floor for long items like skis or fishing rods and the walk-through windshield and windscreen protect you from the elements while underway. There’s even a neatly recessed door that closes off the bow for those chilly days out on the water.

At the Helm

The helm is well designed and sporty with all instrumentation and controls within easy view and operation. The helm and passenger bucket seats swivel and have thigh bolsters and the steering wheel tilts for exact comfort while navigating. Just forward of the passenger seat is an enclosed head that will extend your hours away from the dock. Just aft of that seat is a large carry on cooler for beverages and there’s a second smaller cooler in the starboard side further aft, a great idea for separating drinks and food!

Storage is abundant under the aft lounge seats and perfect for safety gear or additional lines and fenders. The floor locker also widens in the cockpit for bulkier items like a full cover or life jackets. Note that the floor locker extends the entire length of the boat so that extra long items can be stowed with ease. There’s also a wet bar behind the helm seat with a double sink and storage beneath.

The transom door makes it an easy transition to the swim platform that is wide and close to the water. Boarding from the water is quick using the built in and concealed dive ladder and you’ll have plenty of room for lines and fenders in the transom storage bin.

Performance

With a length of 24’6”, beam of 8’6”, and deep-V hull, the 248LS cuts across the water with unmatched assurance.

On the test track we throttled the 248 to a top speed of 48.8 mph at 5000rpm with the MerCruiser 6.2 liter engine. Best cruise was calculated to be 38.5 mph burning only 16.8 gallons per hour. With the 82 gallons of fuel onboard, you can run this boat nearly 170 miles between gas stops. The 248 is agile too with a quick time to plane of only 5.8 seconds!

Handling

The 248LS is a pleasure to run and feels very safe and dry due to the freeboard and hull design. This boat is an excellent choice for boaters who desire some added confidence and dryness whether it be out playing on their favorite lake, cruising the ICW, or even near shore adventures. There’s even a wide choice of color options and combinations that make this boat not only a good running vessel, but a very attractive one as well.

For more information call your local dealer or visit www.montereyboats.com.



Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider is 48.8 mph (78.5 kph), burning 25.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 94.62 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider is 34.4 mph (55.4 kph), and the boat gets 2.68 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.14 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 198 miles (318.65 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Optional Sony
Head: Portable Optional
Power Steering Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Transom Shower Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Warranty

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Price

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Price
Pricing Range $43,160.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


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