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After selling the Riva yard, Carlo Riva was part of the creation of the Monteecarlo Offshorer brand. The goal was to develop runabouts that would have the same strengths as the Aquarama Special in terms of build quality, power and livability on board while handling better at sea. Developed together with Bob Hobbs and Cal Connel the Montecarlo Superfast 27 (1970s), 30 (1980s) and 32 (early 1990s) was built out of fiberglass and was the first production runabout with a "stepped" hull to improve ride and stability. These engines were centre line mounted with heavy duty chain drives transmitting torque to port or starboard mounted marine gearboxes. The V drives, mounted well forward, powered shallow angle propeller shafts using Radice props. This drive system kept the centre of gravity of the boat much lower than conventional side by side mounted engines, and this contributed to its handling efficiency. Cal Connell was responsible for the engineering of this system, and Bob Hobbs developed the hull form with assistance from Connell. The engines and fittings were mostly by Crusader, the same as those used on Rivas at the time. Most of the Monte Carlo 30 Offshorer used 2 Crusader 454s bringing them up to 50 knots in standard configuration. About 400 hulls of the Monte Carlo 30 were built. A Monte Carlo 30 Offshorer driven by James Bond appears in the movie GoldenEye.
This 1976 26ft Superfast is number 19 built of 36. All original a true survivor. Great running boat with roughly 20 hours of run time motor rebuild. Powered by a pair of 310hp V-8’s Crusader. Excellent condition, ready to sail. Further info on request.