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2020 Monaco MC 235 SB

Our 2020 Monaco MC 235 SB was delivered on 5/22/20. What a nice looking boat and we get a lot of compliments, but...

Do any other owners have concerns with Godfrey's quality and attention to detail? Three of the bench seats fall through the seat frames, black over-spray paint all over the railings (when sold I was told the railings were anodized so why is paint needed?), seat back has over-spray, helm, side entry door not aligned, speaker LED's pop breaker, stereo stops playing in Bluetooth mode when the speaker lights do work and when you turn them on the sound quits, master power switch sometimes doesn't turn everything off and the stereo has come back on after powering off with the master power switch then came back on with the switch off. We have the 27" pontoons with full lifting strakes and the boat has major cavitation when trying to trim and can rarely get on-plane. Must have 1/4 tank of gas or less, two people at most on a calm day and then if all the stars align it will eventually get up on the lifting strakes. Motor is mounted over an inch high on the transom so it can be lowered, but I have not heard anything back from Godfrey or the dealer if lowering would help.

I thought we were purchasing a top quality boat with Godfrey being in the business for over 60 years, but what a disappointment! If we wanted a boat like this we would have purchased a Misty Harbor for 15K-20K less! 

Do we have a lemon or are other Monaco owners having the same or other concerns?

Thanks, Dave


  • dgperazadgperaza Ray HubbardMember Posts: 7
    Sorry to hear that. I don’t really have any fit or finish issues on my 2020 Sweetwater. Just a couple of minor things, though I have several annoying ones caused by the dealer. Lesson learned: never purchase a boat without inspecting it at the dealer before delivery. They robbed so many parts from my boat to make ready others that sold before mine. Still waiting on replacements 2 months later. No issue with Godfrey though. They’ve been responsive.
  • dbushdbush Member Posts: 3
    We got our Monaco about a month ago.  There is an issue with the bimini top.  On the drivers (starboard?) the mount on the rail is crooked and putting the front leg of the bimini in it when opening the top, is impossible.  Im not so sure the dealer didnt cause that, as there were other scrapes and scratches all over the bimini when we bought it.  Its supposed to be replaced after the season.  Other than that, no complaints at all about this boat.  We have a 200 Mercury, and the boat get on plane instantly.
    We did have a terrible noise in the speakers originally when the outside and inside led lights were on. But i downloaded the fusion app, and turns out the gain on the amp had to be adjusted.  Something else i kind of blame the dealer for.  Overall very happy with the boat.  Hope you can get some answers on yours, doesn't sound like the normal experience.  
  • 220McLeod220McLeod Member Posts: 3
    Godfrey boats seem to have issues from what I am hearing, I posted my issues on my 2014 220. the construction side they missed a lot of things, if I were you I would look at the rails and see if they peeled both sides of the two sided tape off, mine is missing in lots of places and the tin is coming off the rails and dents when pressure washed. POOR QUALITY BOATS!
    Gauges are failing, different colored materials, helm has poor molding and is fading out, two sided tape not properly applied, have a bent C-channel / cross member underneath that we never noticed before but seem this year while swimming under the boat that has to be from factory otherwise how would it get bent? Check your boat over thoroughly!!
  • moulin6801moulin6801 Member Posts: 4
    The lack of customer service here is amazing !!
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