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278SSC
Uncompromising Performance and Elegant Style
Step aboard the Monterey 278SSC and head toward a life of beautiful sunsets.
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Uncompromising Performance and Elegant Style.

Cruise comfortably or relax and enjoy the incredible sun island feature aboard the 278SSC.  An integral swim platform comes standard for ease of access in and out of the water, as well as a stainless steel ski tow and telescoping & recessed swim ladder to help you enjoy all your water activities.  A forward V-berth completes the package for your days or evenings out on the water, offering additional seating and storage options, as well as a large bed that comfortably accommodates two. Add in the optional wet-bar, cockpit refrigerator, portable platform grill and canvas enclosure, and you’ll be able to turn any day-trip into an unforgettable weekend adventure.

LOA W/Standard Swim Platform
26'8" (8.1 m)
Beam
8'6" (2.6 m)
Fuel Capacity
80 gal (302.8 l)
Maximum Horse Power
430 HP (320.7 KW)
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Specs
Specifications
Standards & Options
Performance
Spec US Unit Metric Unit Description
LOA W/Swim Platform 26'8" 8.1 m Length Overall, including add-on swim platform, not including bow rail or anchor roller
Beam 8'6" 2.6 m Width of hull at widest section including rubrail
Deadrise 20° 20° Angle of keel measured at transom
Draft - Stern Drive Up 25" 63.5 cm Depth of hull to lowest point, stern drive trimmed up
Draft - Stern Drive Down 40" 101.6 cm Depth of hull to bottom of stern drive, trimmed down
Bridge Clearanance W/Tower 8'2" 2.5 m Height from water to highest point on tower, normal load
Fuel Capacity 80 gal 302.8 l Capacity of fuel tank in gallons/liters
Water Capacity 15 gal 56.8 l Capacity of water tank in gallons/liters
Waste Capacity 11 gal 41.6 l Capacity of waste tanks in gallons/liters
Dry Weight 5600 lbs 2540 kg Mass of boat with engine(s) and batteries, no fuel, water, waste, or gear
Max Power 430 HP 320.7 KW Maximum horsepower for safe operation
Engine Option Standards and Options

Cabin

CO Detector SStandard

Cabin

Flooring, Synthetic Wood SStandard

Cabin

Lighting 12V SStandard

Cabin

V-Berth, Convertible w/Storage Compartments SStandard

Canvas

Bimini Top w/Embroidered Boot SStandard

Cockpit

Carry-On Cooler (25Qt.) 2 SStandard

Cockpit

Courtesy Lighting, Blue/White, LED 12V SStandard

Cockpit

Door, Companionway w/Molded-In Steps, To Foredeck SStandard

Cockpit

Drink Holders, Stainless Steel (10) SStandard

Cockpit

Fiberglass Cockpit Liner w/Non-Skid and Drainage SStandard

Cockpit

Grab Handles, Black Urethane w/Stainless Steel Inserts SStandard

Cockpit

Outlet, 12V SStandard

Cockpit

Stereo, Fusion Satellite Ready AM/FM w/Built-in iPod Dock & (4) Speakers & Dash Remote SStandard

Cockpit

Storage, In Floor Ski w/Gas Assisted Hatch Cover & Dry Deck SStandard

Cockpit

Storage, Side Panels SStandard

Electrical Systems

Battery Switch, Dual w/Additional Battery Tray SStandard

Electrical Systems

Weatherproof Electrical System w/Individual Circuit Protection SStandard

Electrical Systems

Transom Tilt Switch SStandard

Engine Compartment

Automatic Bilge Pump SStandard

Engine Compartment

Bilge Blower SStandard

Engine Compartment

Fire Port SStandard

Engine Compartment

Forced Air Ventilation w/Concealed Vents SStandard

Engine Compartment

Gelcoated Bilge & Engine Compartment SStandard

Fuel Systems

Double Clamped Fuel Lines SStandard

Head

Counter Top w/Solid Surface Inlay SStandard

Head

Flooring, Synthetic Wood SStandard

Head

Toilet (Porti-Potti) SStandard

Head

Vanity w/Sink & Pull Out Sprayer SStandard

Helm

Compass SStandard

Helm

Depthsounder w/Shallow Water Alarm SStandard

Helm

Digital GPS Speedometer SStandard

Helm

Instrumentation w/Fog Resistant Gauges & Low Glare Night Lighting SStandard

Helm

MP3 Adapter SStandard

Helm

Outlet, 12V SStandard

Helm

Steering Wheel, Black w/Silver Insert SStandard

Helm

Steering, Power Assisted SStandard

Helm

Steering, Tilt SStandard

Helm

Switches, Lighted Weatherproof SStandard

Hull & Deck

Air Assist Chine SStandard

Hull & Deck

Barrier Coat, Vinylester SStandard

Hull & Deck

Boarding Ladder, Telescoping & Recessed, Bow SStandard

Hull & Deck

Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel w/SS Backing Plate SStandard

Hull & Deck

Bow Hand Rails, Stainless Steel SStandard

Hull & Deck

Bow Plate, Stainless Steel SStandard

Hull & Deck

Cleats, Pull-Up, Stainless Steel SStandard

Hull & Deck

Colored Hull and Deck Stripe SStandard

Hull & Deck

Custom Hull Side Graphics SStandard

Hull & Deck

Door, Walk Thru at Transom SStandard

Hull & Deck

Drain Plug, Brass Garboard SStandard

Hull & Deck

Hatch, Fore Deck w/Screen SStandard

Hull & Deck

Horn, Electric Flush Mount SStandard

Hull & Deck

Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty SStandard

Hull & Deck

Lights, Docking, Stainless Steel SStandard

Hull & Deck

Lights, Navigation SStandard

Hull & Deck

NMMA Certified SStandard

Hull & Deck

Non-Skid Deck SStandard

Hull & Deck

Rub Rail, Heavy Duty w/Stainless Steel Insert SStandard

Hull & Deck

Ski Tow, Stainless Steel SStandard

Hull & Deck

Storage, Anchor w/Fiberglass Hatch (Drains Overboard) SStandard

Hull & Deck

Storage, Transom Wakeboard w/Gas Assisted Hatch & Dry Deck SStandard

Hull & Deck

Swim Ladder, Telescoping & Recessed, Stern w/Fiberglass Hatch SStandard

Hull & Deck

Swim Platform, Integral SStandard

Hull & Deck

Thru Hulls, Stainless Steel Above Waterline SStandard

Hull & Deck

Transhield Cover SStandard

Hull & Deck

Windshield, Aluminum w/Stainless Header, Curved Tempered w/Walk-Thru SStandard

Seating

Aft Facing Seat, Starboard SStandard

Seating

Aft L-Lounge w/Fiberglass Bases, Sun Island Feature SStandard

Seating

Stainless Steel Stern Rail SStandard

Seating

Bucket Seat, Swivel w/Slider & Flip Up Bolster, Port & Stbd. SStandard

Canvas

Mooring Cover OOptional

Canvas

Aft Curtain/Front Curtains/Side Curtains & Canvas Storage Bag OOptional

Canvas

Cockpit Cover OOptional

Cockpit

Arch/Hardtop Cone Speakers, Wetsounds, w/2 Channel Amp (Requires Stereo Upgrade Package and Arch/Wakeboard Tower) OOptional

Cockpit

Cockpit Inlay (SeaDek) OOptional

Cockpit

Cockpit Table w/Pedestal & Vertical Side Mount Bases, Fwd. & Aft OOptional

Cockpit

Refrigerator, DC Only (Requires Dual Battery Switch & Wetbar Option) OOptional

Cockpit

Stereo Upgrade package: Includes 4 Upgraded Speakers, LED Lights, Subwoofer & 4 Channel Amplifier OOptional

Cockpit

Stereo Remote, Stern OOptional

Cockpit

Transom Shower OOptional

Cockpit

Wet Bar w/Solid Surface Insert, Sink, Faucet, Trash Receptacle & Storage OOptional

Cockpit

Woven Flooring, Cockpit OOptional

Engine Compartment

Battery Charger w/Deck Plug OOptional

Engine Compartment

Fire Extinguishing System (Domestic Only) OOptional

Head

Toilet, Pump-out Deck Fitting OOptional

Head

Electric Head System w/Holding Tank OOptional

Helm

Active Trim (Mercury Only) OOptional

Helm

Digital Helm Display, Medallion (Includes Compass, Depthsounder and GPS Functions) OOptional

Helm

GPS/Chartplotter/Sonar, W/Transducer (Required with Volvo Forward Drive Option) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Anchor Windlass Pre-Wire OOptional

Hull & Deck

Anchor Windlass w/Anchor Rope & Chain (Requires Dual Battery Switch) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Bow Rail, Stainless Steel OOptional

Hull & Deck

Colored Hull Bottom (Other Than Arctic Ice) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Gelcoat Accent Line OOptional

Hull & Deck

Phender Pro Holders (4) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Platform Grill, Portable (Propane) (Domestic Only) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Electric Radar Arch White or Black Fiberglass with Ski Tow W/Full Enclosure OOptional

Hull & Deck

Electric Radar Arch White or Black Fiberglass with Ski Tow W/Aft Bimini OOptional

Hull & Deck

Ski Tow Pylon, Removable OOptional

Hull & Deck

Swim Platform Inlay (SeaDek) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Underwater Lights (LED) OOptional

Hull & Deck

Wakeboard Tower Black or White (Includes Wakeboard Bimini) OOptional

Seating

Portside Forward/Aft Facing Lounger OOptional

Under Water Gear

Trim Tabs W/Indicators OOptional

Waste Systems

Grey Water System for Porta Potti (NA With Macerator, Includes Pump Out Deck Fittings) OOptional

Waste Systems

Grey Water System for Electric Head (NA With Macerator) OOptional

Waste Systems

Macerator w/Overboard Discharge (Requires Electric Toilet Option-Not Available w/Grey Water Option) OOptional
Engine Total HP Ratio Drive Prop Max MPH Range GPH @ Cruise MPH
*6.2L 300 300HP 2.20 BR III B3-22.5-SS 43-47 9.8@31 E
*6.2L 300 DTS 300HP 2.20 BR III B3-22.5-SS 43-47 9.8@31 E
*6.2L 350 350HP 2.20 BR III B3-24-SS 47-51 12.1@30
*6.2L 350 DTS 350HP 2.20 BR III B3-24-SS 47-51 12.1@30
6.2L 300 CAT 300HP 2.20 BR III B3-22.5-SS 43-47 9.8@31 E
6.2L 300 CAT DTS 300HP 2.20 BR III B3-22.5-SS 43-47 9.8@31 E
6.2L 350 CAT 350HP 2.20 BR III B3-24-SS 47-51 12.1@30
6.2L 350 CAT DTS 350HP 2.20 BR III B3-24-SS 47-51 12.1@30
V8-300 C-G 300HP 2.32 Volvo DP DP-FH5-SS 42-46 9.6@30 E
V8-300 CAT EVC 300HP 2.32 Volvo DP DP-FH5-SS 42-46 9.6@30 E
V8-300 C-G 300HP Volvo DP Fwd Drive TBD TBD
V8-300 CAT EVC 300HP Volvo DP Fwd Drive TBD TBD
V8-350 CAT 350HP 2.32 Volvo DP DP-FH6-SS 41-45 11@35 E
V8-350 CAT EVC 350HP 2.32 Volvo DP DP-FH6-SS 41-45 11@35 E
V8-350 CAT 350HP 2.32 Volvo DP Fwd Drive DP-K4-SS 37-41 11.3@34
V8-350 CAT EVC 350HP 2.32 Volvo DP Fwd Drive DP-K4-SS 37-41 11.3@34
*Consult your local dealer for catalyst engine requirements for your region.
278SSC
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