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Mako 236 CC (2020-)

w/ 1 x 300-hp Mercury Verado

Brief Summary

New for 2020, MAKO is building a 23’4” (7.10 m) center console on a deep-V hull suited to offshore play and fitted out for fishing with amenities suited to a family day boat. MAKO sells the boat with a Mercury 300-hp outboard package.

Key Features

  • Deep-V hull
  • 11 person capacity
  • Port-a-Pottie enclosed head w/electric toilet option
  • Mercury 300-hp outboard
  • T-Top with hardtop option

Test Results

600 3.3 2.8 0.6 5.4 4.7 663 576.5 63
1000 4.6 4 1.1 4.1 3.6 506 440.3 63
1500 6.6 5.7 1.9 3.5 3 425 369.7 63
2000 8.1 7 3 2.7 2.3 330 287.4 73
2500 8.9 7.7 4.4 2 1.7 246 214.1 75
3000 9.1 7.9 5.9 1.5 1.3 189 164.7 79
3500 10.5 9.1 8.2 1.3 1.1 156 135.6 80
4000 17.9 15.5 10.4 1.7 1.5 210 182.7 83
4500 26.9 23.3 11.4 2.4 2 288 250.7 83
5000 34.8 30.3 15.3 2.3 2 279 242.9 78
5500 38.2 33.2 20 1.9 1.7 233 203 79
6000 44 38.2 22.6 1.9 1.7 238 207 85


Length Overall 23' 4''
7.11 m
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Dry Weight 5,010 lbs.
2,272 kg
Draft 18''
.46 m
Deadrise/Transom 21-deg.
Person Capacity 11
Fuel Capacity 136 gal.
515 L


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Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 3.8 sec.
0 to 30 19.1 sec.
Props 17p Mirage plus
Load 3 persons, 3/5 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 85 deg., 72 humid; wind: 10-15 mph; seas: light

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 300-hp Mercury Verado
Opt. Power 2 x 150-hp Mercury FourStroke XL
1 x 250-hp Mercury Verado XXL
1 x 250-hp Mercury Verado XXL Warm Fusion engines
1 x 300-hp Mercury Verado XXL
1 x 300-hp Mercury Verado XXL Warm Fusion engines
1 x 350-hp Mercury Verado XXL
1 x 350-hp Mercury Verado XXL Warm Fusion engines

Captain's Report

by Capt. Peter d’Anjou


The MAKO 236 CC has a LOA of 23'4" (7.10 m), a beam of 8'6" (2.59 m), and a draft of 1'6" (.45 m).

new version

MAKO has revived the 236 CC, but this time, the 2020 version is powered by outboard(s).


White River Marine Group produces the MAKO brand. MAKOs are distributed through Bass Pro Shops and a large dealer network.

The all-new MAKO 236 CC is intended as a powerful and versatile mid-sized offshore boat with a fine balance of creature comforts and hardcore fishability. Cushioned forward seating plus a center transom jump seat keeps the family comfortable—and dual aft livewells plus two 135-quart fishboxes in the roomy aft deck make fishing smooth and effective. With the legendary MAKO deep-V hull, it’s ready for any offshore adventure.

Major Features

  • Twin transom baitwells
  • Dual insulated fishboxes aft
  • Fish/dive door


ring deck

The ring deck design that caps the perimeter of the MAKO 236 CC is intended to create more usable interior space.


In this photo of the 236 CC’s bottom, the lifting strakes and reverse chines are prominent.

MAKO manufactures 11 offshore center console models between 18’4” (5.58 m) and 41' (12.49 m). All of the offshore boats use a variation of MAKO’s ‘dry-riding’ deep-V hull with lifting strakes. In the case of the 236 CC, the hull has a 21-degree deadrise at the transom with aggressive reverse chines and recesses for the boat’s electric trim tabs.


Note the hull recess in both the transom and bottom for the optional trim tabs.

MAKO uses CAD and 3D printers to create scale models that allow designers to confirm that everything fits together before moving forward to the tooling stage.



MAKOs are built in the company’s Miami, Oklahoma factory to ABYC standards and are NMMA certified.

grid system

The one-piece stringer grid system is inserted and chemically bonded into the hull to provide strength and rigidity.

The composite hulls are made in female (open) molds sprayed with gelcoat followed by a chop-gun fiberglass layer. Additional layers are hand-laid and resin-infused.


The transom has a high-strength Coosa core that is bonded to the hull and encapsulated.

A one-piece molded fiberglass stringer grid with integrated transom knee supports is inserted into the hull followed by the ring deck. The deck is chemically and mechanically bonded to the hull with screws every 6" (15.24 cm).

stringer grid

After the stringer grid is installed, closed-cell foam is injected to satisfy USCG flotation requirements and to act as a sound and vibration damper.

Hatch covers and small components are made in a closed-cavity molding process that leaves the exposed surface with diamond-pattern non-skid gelcoat and the undersides with a smooth-finished surface. Stainless steel hardware is installed with aluminum backing plates for cleats and chocks. The hull, plumbing, and fittings are factory leak-tested.

Every MAKO boat is backed by a Limited Lifetime Structural Hull Warranty, a 5-Year Stem-to-Stern Warranty, a 3-Year Gelcoat Warranty, and Provisions for Transfer to Second Owner.

Boat Inspection


plow anchor

The through-the-stem plow anchor has a breastplate to keep the hull from being damaged.


The 236 CC’s electric windlass, breastplate, roller, and rode are a $2,900 option package. The boat is prewired for the windlass option. Eight-inch pop up cleats are in the caprail to both sides of the anchor locker.

A padded bolster runs all the way around the boat’s gunwale. Two-tone high-density marine-grade vinyl upholstery with stain-resistant coating caps seating over molded bases with storage below. The forward seat’s 247-quart (234 L) insulated storage has gravity-fed overboard drainage. The center seat directly behind the anchor locker has a 278-quart (263 L) in-deck storage compartment. 

seat backs

Bow seating includes optional removable seatbacks for turning the seats into loungers. Note the low-profile powder-coated aluminum bow rails.

filler board

The optional filler board creates the support for a forward sun pad. The board can also act as a table base. The dual-purpose drink and rod holders in the caprail are optional.

console seat

The console seat has flip down armrests. Note the charging port by the removable lounge seat back (left) and the rod storage on the bulwarks.
console seat

Below the console seat cushion is a 52-quart (49 L) insulated cooler with drain.


Bow and cockpit canopies are options as is the hardtop.

mood lighting

Mood lighting is standard.


helm dash

The 236 CC’s dash has a large area for adding optional MFDs -- the boat comes standard with a Garmin® GPSMAP® 8610 chartplotter MFD with Mercury® SmartCraft® digital gauges.

The center console has a wheel offset to the left with the binnacle in the center. A Fusion stereo with four lighted speakers are standard.

steering wheel

The anodized aluminum steering wheel with speed knob connects to dual-cylinder hydraulic steering.

deck mat

The anti-fatigue deck mat with MAKO® logo is a $150 option.

The console has drink holders to starboard with charging ports just ahead. There’s an integrated full-width fiberglass footrest with non-skid surface and a tempered-safety glass windshield with an aluminum frame.

t top

A T-top is standard, but a $4,000 credit is given toward an optional color-coordinated hardtop with e-box. The hardtop can be fitted with outriggers, spreader lights, and all kinds of optional goodies.

The boat comes standard with a Porta-Pottie inside the console. The inside of the console has a gelcoat finish thanks to a resin-transfer molding technique MAKO uses to build the console. An electric toilet option with or without overboard discharge is available.

battery switches

Battery switches and electrical panel are located in the head. The door to the head is on the right side of the center console.


leaning post

The leaning post comes standard with rocket launchers on the seatback and normally comes with an 84 quart cooler below the seat. In this view we see an optional baitwell – a $2,900 option.

The MAKO 236 CC's cockpit is self-draining and has a depth of 32” (81.28 cm). There’s a dive door in the port quarter and rod storage along the bulwarks to both sides of the boat. In-floor storage includes insulated 135-quart (128 L) fishboxes in each quarter.

fish box

All of the hatches, including this fishbox, are finished on the underside, have integral gaskets, and gas-assist shocks.

rod holders

There are 4 transom-mounted rod holders flanked by two 22-gallon (84 L) rounded livewells with angled fills and friction-hinged acrylic lids. Note the tool rack under the starboard gunwale.

transom jump seats

The center of the transom jump seat folds out for additional seating.


In-deck mechanical space holds batteries and pumps. Note the cockpit drain (lower right) and the pull-out shower head (lower left).

The cockpit includes a freshwater washdown bib fed from a pressurized 6-gallon (23 L) freshwater tank and freshwater pump that also services a pull-out shower head.

Swim Platform

swim steps

The MAKO 236 CC has molded-in swim steps and grab handles to both sides.

trim tab

The black item to the left of the trim tab is a recessed, pull-out, telescoping three-step boarding ladder.



BoatTEST had not tested the MAKO 236 CC at the time of this report.

The MAKO 236 CC has an overall length of 23’4” (7.10 m), a beam of 8’6” (2.59 m), and a draft of 1’6” (.45 m). The 236 CC comes standard with a single Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboard. Fuel capacity is 136 gallons (515 L) and dry weight is 5,010 lbs. (2,272 kg). Overhead clearance height with hardtop is 12’ (3.65 m) and storage length on the trailer is 32’10” (10.00 m).


$112,000 with Mercury 300 XXL Verado outboard and bone-white gelcoat hull standard (excludes trailer).

Equipment Discussion

Engine options are packaged with the boat – the freight and prep are additional. Maximum horsepower for the 236 CC is 350-hp and a stainless steel prop is included.

  • Mercury XXl 250 Verado ($109,995)
  • Mercury XXL 250 Verado warm fusion white ($111,355)
  • Mercury XXL 300 Verado warm fusion white ($113,350)
  • Mercury XXL 350 Verado ($114,350)
  • Mercury XXL 350 Verado warm fusion white ($115,795)
  • Twin Mercury 150 XL Fourstroke ($115,995)

Optional Equipment to Consider

Color options for the MAKO 236 CC are two-tone hulls in Gulfstream Blue, Onyx Black, Pompano Silver, Seafoam Green, Trigger Gray or Wahoo Blue ($675).

  • Bow canopy  ($1,925)
  • Cockpit canopy  ($850)
  • Bow and cockpit canopy  ($2,775)
  • Remove standard canvas T-top (credit given) (-$4,000)
  • Deluxe hardtop ($6,750)
  • Deluxe hardtop w/Kingfish rod holders ($7,000)
  • Deluxe hardtop, matched to custom hull color option ($7,050)
  • Deluxe hardtop with Kingfish rod holders, matched to custom hull color option ($7,300)
  • Aluminum dual-axle EZ-Loader trailer with brakes ($6,395)
  • SharkTooth remote monitoring app for iOS  and Android ($1,095)
  • 12-amp output onboard battery charger ($225)
  • Electric head with out overboard discharge ($1,100)
  • Electric head with overboard discharge ($1,375)
  • Fiberglass leaning post with baitwell ($2,900)
  • Active trim w/single motor ($650)
  • Active trim w/twin motors ($750)
  • Electric windlass w/breastplate ($2,345)
  • Electric windlass w/breastplate, anchor roller and rode ($2,900)
  • Anti-fatigue deck mat w/MAKO® logo ($150)
  • Trim tabs ($1,095)
  • CE certification ($275)
  • LED spreader lights ($595)
  • 3 Shadow-Caster® SCM-10 Bimini Blue underwater transom lights ($1,950)
  • Removable cushioned bow filler that doubles as a raised table ($375)
  • Bench backrest for flush-folding, cushioned center transom jump seat ($800)
  • Outriggers ($1,950)
  • 4 dual-purpose rod/drink holders for port & starboard forward seats ($550)


single engine

The 2020 MAKO 236 CC is shown with a white Mercury Verado single engine.

It makes sense that MAKO would revive this mid-sized center console with outboard(s) rather than the old inboard since it makes the usable interior space a little larger.

The MAKO 236 CC is built with trusted and reliable construction techniques and a proven hull design. Outfitted with basic fishing accessories and options to add more and with seating for friends and family, the boat fulfills its versatile mission. We are curious to test the boat, check its range, and see if single or dual outboards would be the way to go on the new MAKO 236 CC.

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