Monaro Marine Ltd.

To keep up with the trends in the small boat market, the Monaro 235 Sport has been created as an adaptation from our current models. We find today's boaters are looking for a low maintenance fuel efficient boat with the comfort and seaworthiness for open water use. This model has been created mainly for day use fishing or commuting, but will have the amenities for limited extended use. Power will be with a single outboard which is the only configuration available at this time, but will not rule out stern drive power if demand arises. Because of the fuel efficient Monaro hull design only a single engine is required. This provides savings on fuel consumption, motor maintenance, overall weight and upfront cost to power the boat.

The hull shape is based on the Monaro 24 hull, a proven performer. Why change something that works so well? The hull has been shortened by 1-1/2" and stern area cut down to form the swim grid. The keel aft has also been modified. Topside, the deck and cabin have been completely updated and reshaped, however the boat is still recognizable as a Monaro.

The feature probably most noticeable for a Monaro is the lack of a motor bracket which is required on all of our other models. For this boat the motor mounts directly on the transom. This makes the overall length approximately the same as our 21' model but with performance more similar to the 24' model. With the stern bottom modifications the engine can still be elevated as it was on a bracket.

Above deck level, considerable changes have been made. Firstly, the windshield base has been raised 3" and pushed forward 3". As you can see we have placed more importance on space in the cockpit but there is still 6'2" length in the berth. Secondly, our all new swim grid is now integrated into the deck and comes with transom door as standard. Finally, the walkaround deck has been maintained and also the bow rail has been extended further aft for added safety.

On the interior you will now find it almost exclusively finished in gelcoated fibreglass. This increases longetivity of surfaces and reduces maintenance. The floor has been raised to provide the self-bailing feature. For the convenience of reaching the driver and navigator seats the main floor has been extended as far forward as possible. Fibreglass boarding steps are now included for accessing the side decks. Cabinets are also now fibreglass and integrated into the floor mold. These cabinets have been designed to add an optional sink, stove, and fridge/icebox. Under the floor aft is a rather large and deep fish hold. For better balance the large gas tank is located forward of the fish hold. In addition a second fish hold/storage is located under the starboard seating.

The new hard top has also been noticeably reshaped for improved looks and better weather resistance. It is now wider and much longer than its predessesor. The fabric headliner will now change to a gelcoated finish. For those interested in adding radar a pad has been incorporated into the design with a raceway for cables. As a result of the raised floor and to increase headroom, the windshield has also been raised. Headroom in the berth area has also been increased.

We are quite excited about this new model and anticipate a great response from the boating market.

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Line Drawings


235 Sport



Hull Length 23'1" 7.04 m
Overall Length 23'6" 7.16 m
Beam 8'0" 2.44 m
Draft to Keel 16" 0.41 m
Draft: Drive Down 30" 0.76 m
Deadrise Aft 20 deg. 20 deg.
Approx. Dry Weight w/ Power 3600 lbs. 1,636 kg
Std. Fuel Tank 65 imp. gal. 295 l
Std. Water Tank 8 imp. gal. 36.4 l
Holding Tank 7 imp. gal. 31.8 l
Std. Engine Yamaha 250 hp 187 kW
Average headroom in Cockpit 6'3" 1.83 m
Max. Headroom in Cockpit 6'4" 1.93 m
V-berth Length 6'2" 1.88 m

Standard Equipment and Features

    Structural / Design

    • 5 year structural waranty on hull.
    • Vinylester resin skin coat in the hull layup to guard against water permeation.
    • All hand laid fibreglass in hull, deck and all other fibreglass parts.
    • Foam floatation in cavity under floor.
    • Self-bailing cockpit.
    • Large chain and rope locker forward.
    • Flexible deck area to mount downrigger bases directly on deck.
    • Wide side decks with hand rails on hard top for safe access to forward deck.
    • Hard top sealed to windshield to keep rain and spray out.

    Mechanical / Electrical

    • Single 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motor with DEC control and Command Link gauges.
    • Hydraulic steering.
    • Compass.
    • Electric trim tabs.
    • Automatic and manual bilge pump.
    • VHF installed in dash.
    • Electric horn.
    • Prewired for stereo.
    • Dash panel set up to receive flush mounted electronics.
    • Pre-rigged for two electric downriggers with 30 amp breakers.
    • Dual windshield wipers motors with pantographic arms.
    • Marine head.
    • Interior lighting - single LED dome light in berth and two under hard top


    • Fibreglass cabinets on port and stbd with storage.
    • Generous storage below berth.
    • Spacious shelves in cuddy for extra rods.
    • Built-in steps to access side deck.
    • Very high visibility from helm seating.
    • Forward berth with cushions.
    • Lockable cuddy berth door.
    • Two eliptical portlights and overhead hatch in berth.
    • Two helm seats mounted on pedestals.
    • Seat cushions mounted on aft end of port and stbd cabinets.
    • Storage pocket next to passenger seat.


    • Stainless steel dive ladder flush mounted on swim grid.
    • Anchor package c/w 250' line, 25' chain, 6 kg anchor.
    • Chain locker deck hatch.
    • Anchor roller.
    • Transom door.
    • Large fish hold under cockpit floor with overboard pumpout.
    • Bait rigging area with cutting board and drink holders.
    • Welded bow rail extended to aft end of hard top thru bolted.
    • Custom fit drop curtain canvas in choice of color.

Option List


    • Choice of main engine brand from single 200 hp to 300 hp
    • Auxiliary motor


    • Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
    • Windshield washer
    • Raw water washdown system
    • Holding tank
    • Bow thruster
    • Diesel hot water furnace with heater and windshield defogger

    Electrical / Electronics

    • Stereo
    • All-in-one radar/gps/fishfinder
    • GPS/fishfinder
    • Cockpit courtesy lighting
    • 12V accessory outlet on dash
    • Shore power with battery charger
    • 2nd battery
    • Anchor windlass
    • Motorized spotlight at bow
    • Cockpit floodlight
    • Underwater lights


    • Stainless steel stern rail
    • Fiberglass swim grid extension
    • Alaska bulkhead

    Fishing Equipment

    • Two Scotty electric downriggers installed
    • Rocket launchers on hard top
    • Fishing rod storage
    • Bait tank system
    • Fish cleaning system
    • Net holder
    • Built-in tackle box


    • Fill-in panel over steps in cockpit floor
    • Bunk filler cushion
    • Galley package
    • Drop down bench seat at stern


    • Slope back canvas
    • Camper canvas
    • Antifoulant bottom paint and epoxy sealer
    • Safety package
    • Trailer

Note: Specifications, standard equipment and options are subject to change.