Monk 36 Review

Recently a couple chartered a Monk 36′ for three days to complete their Basic Powerboat Standard.

It was my first time teaching on a Monk 36′ and I was impressed by the construction and handling of the vessel. This is a single engine trawler equipped with a bow thruster.

The vessel has an island queen berth in the aft cabin with its own head and separate shower stall. The port side boasts 9′ of hanging locker space with drawers and lockers to starboard. A washer/dryer unit is in a locker in the aft cabin.

The main cabin includes a galley, dinette and lower helm station. I liked being able to see around the vessel while seated at the dinette. Having the galley and dinette on the same level keeps the cook in the conversation circle as well as ensuring good lighting. The galley features a three burner propane stove with oven, double sinks, and a full size fridge/freezer.

The forward cabin has its own head, good sized hanging locker, drawers and lockers under the v-berth.

The boat was very comfortable for the students and myself. It is available for charter in the area. Please contact me for further details.

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2 Responses to Monk 36 Review

  1. Don Kerr says:

    We are contemplating purchasing one of these trawlers. What are any flaws that you can think of? The boat in question is early 2000’s so is the fibreglass model. Are they good value for money? I would appreciate your input.

  2. Bruce says:

    The only negative I remember was there was no way to secure the cushions if you used the dinette berth. This could be fixed.

    I would prefer the aluminum framed windows over the wood framed, just to reduce maintenance. The later models had the aluminum frames, however I don’t know when they changed over.

    As with any vessel, a marine survey is strongly recommended and will likely be required by your insurer.

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