2016 Monterey 278ss


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In Stock
Coty Marine
Primary Color
Trim Color
Stock #
Length Overall
27' 0"


Dealer Insights

Extremely clean 2016 Monterey 278ss!
Mercruuiser 6.2L with Bravo III Drive

Options Include:
SeaDek Inlay throughout cockpit & swim platform
Transom shower
Transom outdrive switch
Battery Charger
Fusion / Wetsounds Stereo System
Rayymarine GPS Plotter
Bow & Cockpit Covers

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Setting a New Standard

Sophistication, performance & endless possibilities. Taking your friends and family out for the weekend on the 278SS will quickly become a habit once you've experience all the amenities packing into this model.

The 278SS is a streamlined beauty that performs like a bullet on the water. This beauty will turn heads around the dock, and feels like that favorite, comfortable chair that you adore. An optional sport arch can hold your wake-board and water-ski gear in style, while adding to the sleek look of the 278SS. Ample storage and seating help set this bowrider apart from the competition.

  • Cruise with Quality Features: Our Super Sport Series is loaded with comfort and class. Enormous sun islands, plentiful seating, exceptional storage, Bow seating, and loaded with features and amenities. We promise you'll enjoy every minute of our Supersport Series.
  • Creating the Ultimate Experience: The stylish helm of the 278SS features a premium steering wheel, instrumentation with fog resistant digital gauges & low glare night lighting, tilt & power assisted steering, depth-sounder with shallow water alarm, compass and lighted weatherproof switches.
  • Beam: 8 ft. 6 in. (2.5 m)
  • Bridge Clearanance W/Tower: 8 ft. 2 in. (2.5 m)
  • Deadrise: 20 deg.
  • Draft - Stern Drive Down: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Draft - Stern Drive Up: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Dry Weight: 5500 lb. (2495 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 gal. (302.8 L)
  • LOA W/Swim Platform: 26 ft. 8 in. (8.1 m)
  • Max Power: 430 hp (320.7 kW)
  • Waste Capacity: 11 gal. (41.6l)
  • Water Capacity: 15 gal. (56.8l)
  • Bimini Top w/Embroidered Boot
  • Mooring Cover: Optional
  • Bow & Cockpit Cover: Optional
  • Carry-on Cooler (25QT) 2
  • Courtesy Lighting, Blue/White, LED 12V
  • Drink Holders, Stainless Steel (10)
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner w/Non-Skid and Drainage
  • Grab Handles, Black Urethane w/Stainless Steel Inserts
  • Outlet, 12V
  • Stereo, Fusion Satellite Ready AM/FM w/Built-in iPod Dock & (4) Speakers & Dash Remote
  • Storage, In-Floor Ski w/Gas Assisted Hatch Cover, & Dry Deck
  • Storage, Side Panels
  • Arch/Hardtop Cone Speakers, Wet Sounds, w/2-Channel Amp (Requires Stereo Upgrade Package): Optional
  • Cockpit Carpet - Snap In: Optional
  • Cockpit Inlay (SeaDek): Optional
  • Cockpit Table w/Pedestal & Vertical Side Mount Bases, Fwd. & Aft: Optional
  • Refrigerator-DC (Wetbar Option Required): Optional
  • Stereo Upgrade Package, Includes (4) Wet Sounds Speakers, Subwoofer, 4-Channel Amplifier & LED Speaker Lights (Requires Dual Battery Switch: Optional
  • Stereo Remote, Stern: Optional
  • Transom Shower W/Pressurized Water (Cold Only): Optional
  • Wet Bar w/Solid Surface Insert, Sink, Faucet, Trash Receptacle, & Storage: Optional
  • Woven Flooring, Cockpit: Optional
Electrical System
  • Battery Switch, Single On/Off
  • Battery Tray
  • Weatherproof Electrical System w/Individual Circuit Protection
  • Transom Tilt Switch
Engine Compartment
  • Bilge Blower
  • Fire Port
  • Forced Air Ventilation w/Concealed Vents
  • Gelcoated Bilge & Engine Compartment
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Battery Charger w/Deck Plug (Domestic Only): Optional
  • Battery Switch, (Dual) w/Additional Battery Tray: Optional
  • Corsa Quick & Quiet Exhaust System (Mercury Only) NA in California or countries requiring CE certification: Optional
  • Fire Extinguishing System (Domestic Only): Optional
Fuel System
  • Double Clamped Fuel Lines
  • Counter Top w/Solid Surface Inlay
  • Flooring, Synthetic Wood
  • Toilet (Port-Potti)
  • Vanity w/Sink & Pull Out Sprayer
  • Toilet, Pump-Out Deck Fitting: Optional
  • Toilet, Electric w/Holding Tank, Indicator & Pump-out Deck Fitting: Optional
  • Compass
  • Depthsounder w/Shallow Water Alarm
  • Instrumentation w/Fog Resistant Gauges & Low Glare Night Lighting
  • MP3 Adapter
  • Outlet, 12V
  • Steering Wheel, Black w/Silver Insert
  • Steering, Power Assisted
  • Steering, Tilt
  • Switches, Lighted Weatherproof
  • GPS/Chartplotter (Non US Customers Add $154.00 For Maps): Optional
Hull & Deck
  • Air Assist Chine
  • Barrier Coat, Vinylester
  • Boarding Ladder, Telescoping & Recessed, Bow
  • Bow & Stern Eyes, Stainless Steel, w/SS Backing Plate
  • Bow Hand Rails, Stainless Steel
  • Bow Plate, Stainless Steel
  • Cleats, Stainless Steel Pull Up
  • Colored Hull & Deck Stripe
  • Cooler Molded In, Bow
  • Custom Hull Side Graphics
  • Door, Walk-Thru at Helm
  • Door, Walk-Thru at Transom
  • Drain Plug, Brass Garboard
  • Horn, Electric Flush Mount
  • Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
  • Lights, Navigation
  • NMMA Ceritified
  • Rub Rail, Heavy Duty w/Stainless Steel Insert
  • Ski Tow, Stainless Steel
  • Storage, Anchor w/Fiberglass Hatch (Drains Overboard)
  • Storage, Transom Wakeboard W/Gas Assisted Hatch & Dry Deck
  • Swim Ladder, Telescoping & Recessed, Stern w/Fiberglass Hatch
  • Swim Platform, Integral
  • Thru Hulls, Stainless Steel Above Waterline
  • Transhield Cover
  • Windshield, Aluminum w/Stainless Header, Curved Tempered w/Walk-Thru
  • Anchor Windlass Pre-Wire: Optional
  • Anchor Windlass w/Anchor Rope & Chain (Requires Dual Battery): Optional
  • Colored Hull Bottom (Other Than Arctic Ice): Optional
  • Extreme Graphics: Optional
  • Docking Lights: Optional
  • Platform Grill, Portable (Propane): Optional
  • Portlight, Stainless Steel w/Screen: Optional
  • Ski Tow Pylon, Removable: Optional
  • Black Radar Arch, FRP Electric Folding, Fiberglass: Optional
  • White Radar Arch, FRP Electric Folding, Fiberglass: Optional
  • Swim Platform Inlay (SeaDek): Optional
  • Underwater Lights, LED: Optional
  • Red "X" Package: Onyx Deck Gel Accent, Onyx Hull Bottom, Rio Red Hull Accent Stripe, Red "X" Package Hull Graphics, Rio Red Deck Pinstripe, Onyx Hullside: Optional
  • Red "X" Package: Onyx Deck Gel Accent, Onyx Hull Bottom, Rio Red Hull Accent Stripe, Red "X" Package Hull Graphics, Rio Red Deck Pinstripe, Arctic Ice Hullside: Optional
  • Action Orange "X" Package: Onyx Deck Gel Accent, Onyx Hull Bottom, Action Orange Gel Hull Accent Stripe, Action Orange "X" Package Hull Graphics, Action Orange Deck Pinstripe, Onyx Hullside: Optional
  • Action Orange "X" Package: Onyx Deck Gel Accent, Onyx Hull Bottom, Action Orange Gel Hull Accent Stripe, Action Orange "X" Package Hull Graphics, Action Orange Deck Pinstripe, Arctic Ice Hullside: Optional
  • Aft Facing Seat, Starboard
  • Aft L-Lounge w/Fiberglass Bases, Sun Island Feature, Stainless Steel Stern Rail
  • Bow Bolsters
  • Bucket Seat, Swivel w/Slider & Flip-Up Bolster, Port & Starboard
  • Seat Cushions w/Storage Compartments, Bow
  • Bow Filler Cushions: Optional
  • Portside Forward/Aft Facing Lounger: Optional
Underwater Gear
  • Trim Tabs w/Indicators & Auto Retract: Optional
Waste Systems
  • Grey Water System for Porta Potti: Optional
  • Macerator w/Overboard Discharge (requires Electric Toilet Option-Not Available w/Grey Water Option): Optional
  • Grey Water System for Electric Head: Optional
Lifetime MVP Warranty: We stand behind every boat we build with the best warranty in the industry - Monterey's MVP - the Most Valuable Protection plan. MVP is a shield that protects the most important elements of your boat. MVP begins with a Lifetime Limited Warranty on your hull and deck, transferable for up to 10 years. No one else can offer protection this strong!



Max HP
430 hp (320.7 kW)


Length Overall
26 ft. 8 in. (8.1 m)
8 ft. 6 in. (2.5 m)
Stern Drive Down: 40 in. (101.6 cm); Stern Drive Up: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Dry Weight
5500 lb. (2495 kg)
Fuel Capacity
80 gal. (302.8 L)