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Brief Summary

We love deckboats. Few designs have the functionality that can compare because they are really more of a “watersports platform” than are conventional bow riders which evolved from the cuddy runabouts of the 1960s. The deck boat design just screams “family fun” while still being a competent sportboat and tow boat. There is just one deckboat in the Monterey line up, and it is the 220 EX seen above. Every boat is a tradeoff of pros and cons and the Monterey 20 EX is no exception. We asked our resident fault finder to see what he could find this time. While Capt. Steve liked this boat, there are always a few things he’d change, as expected.