The unsinkable legend Boston Whaler has been around the motorboat industry since 1958, bringing true high-tech and durable boats to the well-versed customer. Their promise is creating easy to own, exciting and safe motorboats, something they’re truly good at. Today we’re going to review one of its emblematic models: the Boston Whaler 270 Vantage, a diverse boat that needs no compromising. This center-console boat that allows different activities, such as wakeboarding, skiing, cruising and of course fishing.
Starting with the spacious and comfortable Bow, it’s easy to understand why so many ocean lovers have chosen the Whaler 270 Vantage. This area is clearly perfect for a leisure day, benefiting from the sunlight and having a memorable time with your crew or family. It includes a bolster, cushions with backrests and flip-up armrests to make sure you’re completely comfortable. Also, six drink holders and a 12-V receptacle to plug in any gadgets or devices. Its fiberglass lids with latches allow you to easily and safely come on and off board. As many of the Boston Whaler models, it also includes storage space in its cup holder compartment (or recessed storage space).
Moving to the high-tech Helm Station, the first thing that stands out is the instrumentation and electrical switch panel with circuit breaker protection and illuminated text Mercury® DTS dual binnacle control, to make your cruising simple and safe. Of course, it also includes a cast stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip, a durable and unbreakable material. The Mercury® DTS dual binnacle control will help you cruise this boat as a true sailor, without all the problems that usually come with controlling a motorboat.
Next to the pilot area, you’ll find a convertible port lounge seat with storage, and the door that will take you to the comfortable Head of this boat.
The head features a decorative floor inlay and an interior light to make it easier for you to move about. Its lockable entry door assures you’ll have the privacy you need when in there. The sink features a faucet and a Corian countertop Skylight.
It also features a molded fiberglass console liner Portable head with pump-out, a stainless steel grab rail and two stainless steel storage hooks and lockers. There’s no doubt Boston Whaler wanted to make sure you felt comfortable while using this Head.
The Cockpit features a 28” interior freeboard with 8’’ stainless steel cleats, two sterns with stainless steel hawse pipes and two pop-up spring lines. As in regular boats, the anchor storage is in this area, as well as the stern eyes and the motor well drains. A Boston Whaler signature, this model has combing bolsters and the courtesy lights (blue/white) on this area.
To make sure it’s still possible to use as an entertainment space, it includes eight drink holders. It also features an extended integral swim platform with recessed tele- scoping dive ladder and grab rail and a transom door with stainless steel latch.
Something that makes this center-console motorboat unique is its Cockpit Utility Center. This amazing space features a 54qt Cooler, a cutting board, a sink with pull-out sprayer and a stainless steel grab rail. It can only be compared to the bait centers in other Boston Whaler models.
Again, of the best features of this brand is the way they use space and create huge storage possibilities in just a few square meters. In terms of storage, this Whaler 270 Vantage includes bow anchor locker with drain and anchor storage rack, a Captain’s pocket storage below the dash, the cockpit storage center (in the Cockpit Utility Center), some console storage with stainless steel latch with storage system for life jackets, dock lines and fenders, a head storage compartment and an lockable in-floor ski / rod storage locker.
It also has some small-insulated bow storage lockers in the port and starboard drains and under gunnel storage shelves.
Its hull material is pure fiberglass, which withstands harsh marine environments with ease, with a Deep Vee hull design, which makes it perfect for salt-water fishing because it’s resistant to corrosion and rot.
This Boston Whaler 270 Vantage it’s powered by two 150 CXL L4 DTS dual Mercury® Verado FourStroke engines with power steering!
It has a L.O.A. with platforms of 28’ 3” (8.61 m), a beam of 9’ 0” (2.74 m) and a draft of 20” (0.51 m). Its weight (dry and with no engines) is 5,200 lbs (2,359 kg). It can host up to 12 people, and keep its maximum horsepower of 1600 hp (448 kW), (300 hp is the minimum). Its water capacity is 20 gallons, and its fuel capacity is 175 gallons (622 L). Its transom height is 30” (0.76 m).
Why the Boston Whaler 270 Vantage?
- It’s compact and versatile, which allows different activities, such as wakeboarding, skiing, cruising and of course sport fishing in the same boat. This makes this motorboat perfect for both, your crew, and your family.
- It has enough storage space to keep all your fishing/sports equipment safe and easy to access.
- The Cockpit utility center works as a perfect Bait center to prepare it prior fishing. It also works as a cooking space for offshore dinners.
- This is a really elegant, compact and easy to handle center-console motorboat, perfect for serious fishing trips or for short vacations with your family. The versatility that Boston Whaler accomplished with this model is incredible, and the amount of notable options and accessories is impressive: from premium audio packages to watersport towers to a complete fishing package: you can basically craft this boat to meet your needs!
See it yourself! Explore our virtual tour and feel what it feels to conquer the seas with a 2015 Boston Whaler 270 Vantage!