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Monte Carlo Offshorer 27, 30 and 32

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by pierre_l, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. slipper

    slipper New Member

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    Hi All... I'm new, here... I found this forum, looking around for more informations about MC27Offshorer superfast, as I own it and I'm a real enthousiast of its performances and concept. I've to say that Chain Drives has no make, but Monaco Power, the same company that "rebuilded" and tuned the original G.M. Engines up to 310 Hp. Anyway, the 27 was not built at RAM, as someone state above, but by the company "Mare e Sole" in Bevera di Ventimiglia, a small village near the Italian border to Franch... Hope to help those of you looking for the thruth about this swimming dream ... Pleased to join here!!

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  2. PetterMartens

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    Amazingly cool boat style and concept, also really like the transmission layout combined with the stepps.
    Does anyone have any reliable weight/power/speed data for these boats?
  3. Liam

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    It is hard stretch and I am tied at the moment, but I had a catalogue for the 30 with some performance numbers.

    Also Cantieri di Sarnico who had a lot of Riva and Monte Carlo workers in there book should be able to give some information, since they also produced the 32 Montecarlo for some time. Another evolution of the 27/30 model
  4. MBJ

    MBJ New Member

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    Hi Heresjohn and others,
    I am in the process of restoring a Monte Carlo Offshorer 30.
    This one seems to be a little different in that it has been fitted with trim tabs, and has Lip Ship performance written on the stern and on the deck.
    I tried emailing Lip Ship in Miami form some history, but my email went ignored.
    I am trying to determine if they fitted the trim tabs as an aftermarket item, and if anything tuning was done on the engines (Crusader 454's), since the previous owner claims 70 mph.
    Does anyone here know if Lip Ship imported these boats back in the days?
    Any information is welcome. Feel free to PM me.
  5. MC27#7

    MC27#7 New Member

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    I spent some time with Cal Connell before he passed away over the last decade. The chain drives were industrial-based and assembled for use with the Crusader Monaco Power 310 horse Corvette based engines. My gear boxes are Velvet Drive and the V Drives are I believe Crusader though they might be BPM. My boat is in a slow restoration process. I have a lot of info from Monaco Boat Service if anyone is interested. Also looking for partners to share production cost of new CalCorp special thermostat housings at Wolverine Brass in Detroit.
  6. pierre_l

    pierre_l New Member

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    MC27, I am also in process of rebuilding a monte carlo 30, happy to share info.
    first motor went in last week
  7. pierre_l

    pierre_l New Member

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    in case anyone wants to see it at its best time: a monte carlo 30 appears in james bond goldeneye



    2.23 minutes and 3.32
  8. michaelvt

    michaelvt New Member

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    hello all
    happy that i finally found a place where people talk about this iconic boat.
    Iam lucky enough to own a 30' model from 1985, which has spent some time as a tender on a superyacht in the us then shipped back to France, baddly stored, so did an overhaul of the electrics etc.....
    the boat was fitted with twin 350's when it was in the US, poor things with twin barrels cannot push the boat as i excpect, so they will have to go.
    Iam lucky to live on the riviera, with quite a few examples around, I have gathered some info also, since we have FRANCE HELICES nearby Cannes who's owner participated in the drivetrain development, down to the props, they still make most parts for it.......
    Time goes by and i have decided to redo it properly having totally fallen in love with it.
    There will be a few modern touches involved.
    Will post pictures soon.

    Mika
  9. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    I had a look at a nice one here in Sweden a couple of weeks ago, it had BPM engines...

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  10. michaelvt

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    wow this example is in pretty good condition
  11. michaelvt

    michaelvt New Member

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    This is my 30

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  12. bernd1972

    bernd1972 Senior Member

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    A friend of mine keep stelling about the Monte Carlo Offshore 30 he had years ago, with twin Yanmar diesels and two-stage gearboxes. From what he tells these boats must be brutal beasts but with fine handling characteristics. He kept it on the Flensburg Fjord, but decided that that Piece of water was too small for it since he made the run through the Fjord within a few minutes and one side to another was a mater of 40 seconds. Even a trip to Sonderburg in Denmark (26nm from Flensburg) was disapointingly short.
    I believe these boats are best with a really huge piece of protected water at your front door...
  13. michaelvt

    michaelvt New Member

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    Actually they were designed to get decent levels of comfort on the choppy med sea for the wealthy who were disapointed by the flat bottom of the wooden riva's...... So no need for protected waters!
  14. bernd1972

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    I´m Aware that these boats can handle a bit of chop very well, but going that fast (up to 50 kts with some versions) with so me real waves seems scary to me... :D
  15. michaelvt

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    Ive never done 50kt with mine but 30 in choppy seas was like a motorway cruise, no other boat could crz in such comfort at this speed, even old seamen who were riding along were astonished by how well the hull was cutting through the waves and the steps cushioning the rebounds!
    Orth mentioning also that the boat is quite well built.... It weighs a lot and it helps compared to modern plastic day boats
  16. Larsdj

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    Long time since someone has posted here. Been rebuilding my MC30 for almost 2 years now and 90% done. Hull number 296. Kept fully original and replaced pretty much everything that could be found with original parts. Have lots of info if people are interested!
    I seem to see more and more of these getting restored
  17. michaelvt

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    Well done
    These boats deserve it and i would be surprised if priczs do not pickup....
    Just got a 32 to complement my 30, you will enjoy every minute on the water with it.
    Pictures ?
  18. Kevin Freij

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    Can anyone tell me what the "Special" means?
    Restoring a MC Offshorer 30 Special -85 now and I can't find the true reason to what Special meant in the models.
  19. michaelvt

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    I believe the special was fitted with bigger engines 502....but don't know much more
  20. Fletchmc30

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    Hi, can anyone tell me where i can find the original Hull number?
    Also looking for new plexi glass dashboard covers?