|Length Overall||33' 10'' / 10.31 m|
Currently no test numbers
24 twin MerCruiser engine options from 500-hp to 700-hp
8 twin Volvo Penta engine options from 600-hp to 700-hp
Contents of Report
- Features Inspection
- Swim Platform
- Mid Stateroom
- Forward Berth
- Engine Choices
As we step aboard the 335 SY via the swim platform, we notice the entire platform has a standard nonskid deck. To both port and starboard corners are 8” (20.32 cm) cleats. These cleats are well placed but are a possible hazard for feet and toes. We would rather see pop-up style cleats in this position. In the center of the swim platform is a hatch that nicely covers the standard boarding ladder.
To give the swim platform style and comfort, Monterey offers SeaDek matting ($946) as an option. We must credit Monterey for making the hot/cold transom shower a standard feature. In the center of the swim platform, we find a comfortable aft facing bench seat. Below that is a large storage compartment, perfect for stowing items that are not needed routinely.
Surrounding the aft seat is a stainless steel handle, which is perfect for lifting the large hatch or assisting in boarding from the water. A simple lift and push moves the aft seatback forward, creating an aft facing lounge for enjoying the sun. Lift and push forward one more time and the aft lounge lays flat, creating a huge sun pad. Of course, we highly recommend that this aft facing seat/lounge not be used while the 335 SY is underway.
The shore power connections are neatly tucked away on the starboard side. To port of the aft facing seat is the entrance to the main cockpit area. There are pull-up cleats at both the port and starboard aft bulwarks, giving additional locations to secure the 335 SY. Optional underwater LED lights ($792) will create the mood when needed.
Entering into the cockpit on the port side, the deck is level with no step-up to trip over. A swinging door with a latch separates the swim platform from the main cockpit area.
As we walk forward from the swim platform into the cockpit, we notice the entire cockpit has a fiberglass liner with non-skid and drainage. On the port side there is a wet bar with solid surface counter, sink, faucet, ice bucket, trash receptacle, storage, and a 110-volt outlet.
To keep refreshments cold and close by, an optional AC/DC refrigerator ($1,269) is a great idea. If ice is needed, the optional ice maker ($1,538) is available, but not with the optional refrigerator. To assist with tuning in the correct sound without having to traverse to the helm, an optional stern mounted stereo remote ($292) can be added.
To starboard, along the transom, we find a plush couch that is covering the engine compartment. The electrically actuated engine hatch is standard on the 335 SY. Inside the engine compartment there are automatic bilge pumps with high water alarm, lighting, an automatic fire extinguisher system, bilge blowers, and the entire bilge and engine compartment gel coated, all standard. With all the necessary items installed in the engine compartment at no extra cost, this will make affording the 335 SY a little easier.
Forward of the aft couch, on the starboard side, is a large wrap around couch that invites conversation. Add in the standard dinette, and a comfortable outside dining area is created. Plenty of storage is located under the couch. For grilling outside add the optional portable platform grill ($792).
Moving forward along the port side there is a big relaxed passenger seat. The seat has a flip-up bolster allowing the occupant to either sit in comfort or stand. For added comfort there is a flip down armrest. In front of the seat is a locking glove box to store valuables.
Non-skid decking is standard flooring on the 335 SY. If comfort for the feet is key, the optional SeaDek matting ($1,538) will sooth those sore feet. Or, the interior runners lay-down and woven cockpit flooring ($1,492) will add style.
Smooth and sophisticated is how we see the helm of the Monterey 335 SY. The large double stitched brow highlight the gel coated titanium dash below. Forward and centered to the operator is the standard compass. The optional 12” (30.48 cm) multi-function GPS/chartplotter ($6,923) display sits in the center of the helm station. Add in the optional 4-kilowatt high-definition radar ($3,385) to help navigate in low visibility conditions.
To both sides of the multi-function display are the color/digital engine displays at no added cost. To either side of the standard leather wrapped steering wheel are the stainless steel push button switches that are backlit. Two of the four standard stainless steel cup holders are located to port of the steering wheel. The engine and trim tab controls are well placed for the operator to make any adjustments while up and running.
The stereo control is well-placed, but we wish the two ignition keys were placed higher out of the knee strike zone. We find a standard MP3 adapter and two 12-volt outlets in the helm station. The helm seat is a mirror to the passenger seat, so luxury is found in every seat in the cockpit.
To get out of the hot sun, a fiberglass hardtop with red and white lights, grab rails, and a full enclosure come standard. The optional arch with hardtop, cone speakers, with a 2-channel amp ($1,654) and 22” (55.88 cm) flat screen LED TV/DVD ($2,423) will bring style and prestige to the 335 SY. If the cool ocean breeze is not cooling it down, the optional 16,000 BTU cockpit air ($5,846) will.
To keep the interior clean and plush the optional cockpit cover ($2,015) will do the job. To light up the evening atmosphere, Monterey adds blue and white LED courtesy lights at no additional cost. For mooring up in secluded locations, Monterey offers a 6.5 kilowatt gas generator ($18,077) to power up those electronics.
Just up a few steps next to the helm and through the windshield walkthrough is the foredeck. The foredeck is large with plenty of space for guests to enjoy the view. In the center is a big sun pad that converts into a lounge with a hinged backrest and two cup holders.
The entire foredeck is surrounded by a welded stainless steel rail, adding an important safety feature. The rail will also help to give stability to someone while anchoring or tying off the bow. The 335 SY comes standard with a stainless steel anchor chafe plate, stainless steel roller, anchor windlass with rope/chain and anchor, a foot control switch, and anchor washdown. Upgrade to the optional all chain rode ($654) and/or the stainless steel anchor ($715). Docking and maneuvering in low light can be tough, and the optional remote spot light ($915) will ease the mind.
In the center of the forward cockpit is the entry door to the cabin. The door itself has molded in steps for ease of access to the foredeck.
As we enter the cabin through the lockable door the galley is on the port side. We find a large solid surface counter with a two-burner stove and stainless steel sink. Both upper and lower sapele wood cabinets, a microwave, refrigerator, trash container, and even a one-cup Keurig coffeemaker completes the galley.
As we move forward and to starboard, we find an aft facing couch in the salon. Staying in the salon area, along the starboard side is another couch where the standard dinette is placed to create intimate dining for two. This couch also converts into a sleeper, two adults will fit comfortably. A 28” (71.12 cm) LED flatscreen TV with a home theater sound system is standard in the salon. The 335 SY stereo is also located in the salon and comes standard with Sirius Satellite radio. An optional stereo upgrade package including two additional speakers, wet sounds subwoofer, a 4-channel amplifier, and LED speaker lights ($1,577) will keep the atmosphere going.
Moving aft is the mid stateroom. Here there is an L-shaped sofa that converts into another berth with the standard filler cushion. A hanging locker and privacy curtain are standard items with the 335 SY. To give the guests their own entertainment, a 26” (66.04 cm) TV/DVD with home theater sound ($1,746) can be added.
All of the seating in the salon and mid stateroom are multi-density foam and ultra-plush leather. The flooring throughout the cabin is synthetic wood. Monterey only offers a few options for the entire cabin because most everything needed is standard equipment. Even the vacuum cleaner and silverware are no additional cost.
Moving forward along the port side, next to the steps is the roomy head. It includes everything needed as standard equipment. The entire head compartment is molded fiberglass and has an electric toilet with holding tank and indicator, sink with faucet and shower wand, solid surface countertop, mirrored vanity storage, and 12-volt lighting all as standard equipment. The only thing to add is the optional grey water system ($462) if it is needed. A well-placed port light will give added natural light and ventilation.
As we pass the galley moving forward, we find a forward berth. Here two adults will be able to rest easily with plenty of room to stretch. For excursions, where a choice of outfits is needed, the 335 SY has plenty of storage for that. Under the berth we find storage below and there is a hanging closet to place the essentials in. Two pillows and a privacy curtain is all that is required for a great rest on the 335 SY.
If entertainment helps rest a weary sole, then the optional 19” (48.26 cm) flatscreen TV ($708) will do the job. Don’t be concerned about the three TVs drowning each other out. Monterey has set all of the TV speakers on separate zones so the sound will not disturb others in the cabin area.
We would like to think that Monterey includes both heat and air conditioning in the cabin, but it is not listed on their options list.
Monterey offers a wide range of engine choices for the 335 SY. Choose from either Volvo Penta or MerCruiser from 500-hp on up to 700-hp.
The standard engines are twin MerCruiser 4.5L 500-hp with the Bravo III drive included in the base price of $254,808.
Another MerCruiser engine option to consider is the twin 6.2 L 600-hp with the Bravo III drive ($271,786) or the twin 6.2L 700-hp with the Bravo III drive ($282,970) for a little more performance.
The optional active trim system ($769) will help keep the 335 SY riding smooth and comfortable. There is no need to struggle with shifting those worn out cable controls with the upgrade to the DTS Axius joystick ($17,769) Digital Throttle and Shift controls. The DTS system gives effortless throttle and shift control. If operating the Monterey 335 SY in saltwater, we recommend that the MerCruiser should be protected. The optional SeaCore system ($6,154) will give peace of mind knowing it is protected.
Volvo Penta Adds Plenty of Options Also. Monterey offers all three Volvo Penta options with the EVC (Electronic Vessel Control) at no cost. EVC will give the operator ease of control of the 335 SY. Volvo engine options are the twin DP 600-hp with EVC ($278,556), twin DP 700-hp with EVC ($290,634) or twin DP 640-hp with EVC and joystick ($302,442), which are all great options.
If joystick control entices the owner, then it can be added to both the 600-hp and 700-hp ($11,790). Protecting the drive is important. The Volvo Ocean-X Drive ($5,615) includes added corrosion protection for the lower unit.
We haven’t tested the Monterey 335 SY as of yet but when we do our attention will be focused on the comforts throughout her spacious interior.
The base price of the Monterey 335 SY is $254,808. That’s not a bad price to pay for the many standard options Monterey gives. Fully loaded she tips the scales at $369,171, and that is with her filled to the top with options.
There’s a lot to like with the Monterey 335 SY, even in its stock mode. Adding options certainly allows for tuning up the class of an already prestigious boat. Although plenty of options are available, the Monterey 335 SY in her stock mode is a solid sport yacht. Additional creature comforts make the ownership experience even better.