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

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Brief Summary

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.


Length Overall 24' 6''
Beam 8' 6''
Dry Weight 4950 lbs
Tested Weight N/A
Draft Up-21'', Down-37''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 20
Max Headroom ~
Bridge Clearance 5' 1''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 82 gal
Water Capacity 17 gal
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

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.

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1000 5.5 4.7 2.0 2.7 2.4 201 175 71
1500 6.6 5.7 3.3 2.0 1.7 148 128 74
2000 8.7 7.5 5.4 1.6 1.4 118 103 75
2500 11.4 9.9 8.0 1.4 1.2 105 91 81
3000 26.2 22.8 10.2 2.6 2.2 190 165 83
3500 34.4 29.9 12.8 2.7 2.3 198 172 86
4000 38.5 33.5 16.8 2.3 2.0 169 147 92
4500 43.7 38.0 20.8 2.1 1.8 155 135 93
5000 48.8 42.4 25.0 2.0 1.7 144 125 95
1000 175 323 8.90 7.57 1.16 71
1500 128 238 10.60 12.49 0.85 74
2000 103 190 14.00 20.44 0.68 75
2500 91 169 18.30 30.28 0.61 81
3000 165 306 42.20 38.61 1.09 83
3500 172 319 55.40 48.45 1.14 86
4000 147 272 62.00 63.59 0.97 92
4500 135 249 70.30 78.74 0.89 93
5000 125 232 78.50 94.64 0.83 95

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 5.8 seconds
0 to 30 11.3 seconds
Ratio 1.65:1
Props 21 inch pitch
Load 2 pers, 1/2 fuel, full water, min. gear
Climate 85 deg., 80% humid., wind: calm; seas: flat

Monterey 248 LS Montura Bowrider Line Drawing


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 HelmThe 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.PerformanceWith 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!HandlingThe 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

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.

Standard and Optional Features


CD Stereo Optional Sony
Head: Portable Optional
Power Steering Standard

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Transom Shower Standard


Bimini Top Standard
Camper Back Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional


Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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