Monte Carlo Offshorer 300. After selling the RIVA yard, Carlo Riva was part of the creation of the "Monte Carlo Offshorer" brand.
The goal was to develop runabouts that would have the same strengths as the Super Aquarama in terms of build quality, power and livability on board while handling better at sea.
Developed together with Bob Hobbs and Cal Connell, the Monte Carlo Superfast Offshorer 27 (1970s), 30 (1980s) and 32 (early 1990s) was built out of fibre glass and was the first production runabout with a "stepped" hull to improve ride and stability. These engines were centreline 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 55 knots in standard configuration. The boats were built by RAM – the maintenance part of the former Riva company, still owned by the Riva family.