The company has become a big player in recent years - partly with a very capable RIB range that runs from five to 16 metres in both the recreational and commercial markets; and partly with its expanding fleet of powerboats, which has become renowned for combing high-quality construction with remarkably affordable pricing. Until now, that fleet of hard boats ran from six to eight metres in a variety of configurations – but with the advent of the Monaco 110, Parker has a new flagship to lead the charge.
The 33-foot Parker Monaco 110 is the first in a new series of high-performance outboard boats, conceived in collaboration with Tony Castro Design. And while it aims to offer the spacious layout of a regular cruiser, its use of outboard propulsion enables a lower price point, greater inboard space, lighter weight and simplified maintenance schedules. Better still, to help make the most of the otherwise redundant space above those outboard engines, Parker has also created a bespoke sunbed, which not only maximises versatility at the back end but also reduces the level of noise that reaches the cockpit passengers. It simply slides aft to increase the cockpit area or forward when you need to tilt the engines up.
The interior layout, meanwhile, comes with two genuine cabins, plus a bathroom with a separate full-size shower. Up on the main deck, there’s a large seating area and a galley within easy reach of the cockpit – and to help manage the light, the Monaco 110 is also equipped with both a sliding glass pilothouse roof and an additional canvas skylight over the cockpit. In fact, with its Skipper’s starboard door and its disembarkation gate amidships, it has both the look and the feel of a significantly larger boat.
As for power, the options are extremely broad. While a twin rig of 150s is likely to be the most common choice, those keen on their sport will be able to double that with a twin 300hp set-up. The list of additional equipment is equally comprehensive and while the aesthetics look very high-end, the price will reportedly be set at a bracket that elicits “surprise and delight”. If that sounds good to you, you can either attend its debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival or visit Parker.