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Monterey Boats 254 FSX - Bowrider Boat

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2008 Monterey Boats 254 FSX Description

Ramp the 254FS up a notch with the performance packed 254FSX. The FSX package offers you all the standard amenities of the FS model, but with a few exciting additions. Features include a custom graphics package, upgraded steering wheel with tilt, a transom shower with pressurized cold water, cockpit table, custom upholstery and a premium Kenwood satellite-ready AM/FM/CD player complete with two amps, two tweeters, four speakers and subwoofer, plus both dash and stern remotes.
2008 Monterey Boats 254 FSX Specifications
  • Length Over All: 26 Feet and 7 inches.
  • Draft: 3 Feet and 5 inches.
  • Beam: 8 Feet and 6 inches.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 80
  • Water Tank Capacity: 15
  • Dry Weight: 5200

2008 Monterey Boats 254 FSX Standard Features

Air Assist ChineAME Vinylester ResinBoarding Ladder, Telescoping and Recessed,
BowBow and Stern Eyes, Stainless SteelBow Hand Rails, Stainless SteelBow Plate, Stainless Steel Cleats, Stainless Steel (6)Colored Hull SidesCooler Molded In, BowCustom Hull Side GraphicsDoor, Walk-Thru at HelmDoor, Walk-Thru at TransomDrain Plug, Brass GarboardHorn, Electric Flush MountLifetime Limited Hull WarrantyLights, NavigationNMMA CertifiedRub Rail, Heavy Duty w/Stainless Steel
InsertSki Tow, Stainless SteelStorage, Anchor w/Fiberglass Hatch (Drains
Overboard)Storage, Transom Wakeboard w/Gas
Assisted Hatch and Dry DeckSwim Ladder, Telescoping and Recessed,
Stern w/Fiberglass HatchSwim Platform, Integral Thru Hulls, Stainless Steel Above WaterlineTranshield CoverWindshield, Curved Tempered w/Walk-
Cleats, Pull-Up, Stainless Steel (6)Custom Graphics PackageWindshield, Curved Tempered w/Stainless
Steel Top Trim, Aluminum Bottom Trim,
Stainless Steel Stanchions and Walk-

Carry-on Cooler (25QT.)Courtesy Lighting, LED 12 VDrink Holders, Stainless Steel (10)Fiberglass Cockpit Liner w/Non-Skid and
DrainageGrab RailsOutlet, 12 VStereo, Kenwood Satellite Ready AM/FM,
... more
Monterey 254 FSX
December 2007

Show and Go. Room to fill, power to thrill.



It’s only 25', yet this bowrider makes promises it can keep. Not only is there seating for a crowd, there’s stowage for their gear as well. Not only is the boat fast, but its mass and waterline length let you use all that power in a chop. Not only is it designed for a day on the water, but its large fuel capacity, enclosed head, and complete wetbar make day-long jaunts a pleasure. The boat? Monterey’s 254 FSX. Part of Monterey’s FS series, the 254 FSX includes such goodies as pull-up cleats, a stainless-steel trimmed windshield, hull graphics, dual batteries, and a thumping audio system.

The 254 FSX I tested housed a 375-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG MPI DTS Bravo Three stern drive beneath its hatch, which gave it enough oomph to prove that this new Monterey qualifies as a sportboat. Power through 40-mph turns. Hop the wake and pass that sluggish motoryacht. Jam the throttle and the 254 FSX goes. Top speed on test day kissed 54 mph, with two crew, three-quarters fuel, and a full complement of gear.

To accommodate the gear that most folks bring aboard, there’s seat stowage, console stowage, a ski locker in the sole, and a huge locker under the aft lounge that’s accessed through a strut-assisted hatch on the transom. This space will eat skis, wakeboards, fishing poles, whatever. Like the other stowage lockers, it’s padded with Dri-Deck, and because it’s on the transom, you won’t have to move crew around when you want to pull out a toy.

Cool features include vertically mounted table pedestals. Instead of deck-mounted pedestals, the J-shaped ones mount on the seat bases. This arrangement provides more foot room with the table in place and gives the self-bailing fiberglass cockpit a cleaner look.

Other amenities are equally elegant. The head vanity, wetbar, and neat “end table” serving the aft lounge all have solid-surface faux stone. The head’s hatch is finished on both sides. The transom seating converts from sunpad to bench to recliner. Also, check out the smart way that Monterey installed a big-block engine in an 8'6"-wide boat while retaining excellent serviceability. Wow.



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