Boston Whaler keeps surprising us after more than 50 years in the motorboat industry. Keeping their unsinkable promise, they’ve earned great criticism and love from the most well-versed boat owners out there. Today we’re going to guide you through their Boston Whaler 285 Conquest Pilothouse model, definitely a crowd pleaser.
Starting at the closed Helm Station, we understand what makes this model an acclaimed motorboat, it features a Mercury® DTS dual binnacle control, with dual level molded-in footrests, instrumentation and electrical switch panels with circuit breaker protection and a stainless steel steering wheel with knob. It also has a 12-V receptacle to plug in any device or gadget and a Captain’s storage compartment.
Next to the Helm Station we find the Main Salon, after a Lockable sliding acrylic cabin door, with a mid double berth, forward berth cushions with backrest and V-berth filler cushions to provide great comfort. It also features an opening hatch with screen and opening portholes with screens to the galley and the mid berth. It terms of dining it has a Dinette table with gas-assisted base and three drink holders. Is crafted in easy to clean interior materials.
To keep you safe, it features a carbon monoxide detector.
Then we have the Galley, with a Corian solid surface countertop, a galley sink with faucet and cutting board, a microwave, and a skylight. This space is both luxurious and comfortable to prepare meals for your crew or your family. Next to the Galley is the Head, with a 500 GPH shower sump pump and a VacuFlushTM head, holding tank, dockside pump-out and overboard discharge it makes everything really simple and comfortable. It also features a shelf with stainless steel retainer rails and a stainless steel sink with a pressurized water system and pull out shower.
Boston Whaler has a big trajectory of creating comfortable spaces for the crew in their boats. This center-console motorboat includes a helm seat with cushions and adjustable slider, a foldaway stern bench seat and a port lounge seating with cooler storage.
In terms of storage, this Boston Whaler 285 Conquest Pilothouse includes a bow anchor locker with overboard drain, three insulated bow storage lockers or fish boxes with overboard drains and stainless steel gas shocks, a lockable console front storage – holds 5 rods, 2 5-gallon buckets (the buckets are also included), miscellaneous gear and optional dive tank racks, a lockable console storage, storage spaces in leaning post, under the aft seat and storage for safety gear including: eight life jackets, flares, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher.
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 is powered by two 225 CXL L6 DTS Dual Mercury® Verado FourStroke engines with SmartCraft Deluxe Gauge Package and power steering.
It has a 200 gallons fuel tank, an automatic bilge pump and three battery trays with switch and wiring. It also features an electric horn, an electric trim tab with indicators and a freshwater shower (18 gallons tank).
It has a L.O.A. of 27’ 10” (8.51 m), a beam of 9’ 6” (2.90 m) and a draft of 20” (0.50 m). Its weight (dry and with no engines) is 7,400 lbs (3,357 kg). It can host up to 12 people, and keep its maximum horsepower of 500 hp (372 kW) (450 HP is the minimum). Its water capacity is 30 gallons, and its fuel capacity is 200 gal (757 L). Its transom height is 25” (0.63 m).
Why the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage?
- This model has been a crowd pleaser since it’s first appearance in the motorboat industry.
- Its compact space allows for easy cruising while still enjoying enough sitting and storage space.
- The Helm Station is a closed space, to protect you and your crew from harsh weather.
- It features a comfortable Main Salon, with a galley and enough space for you and your crew to enjoy a nice ocean dinner.
This crowd pleaser model is perfect for any fisherman who’s serious about spending time at the ocean and finding the best fishing spots. It’s comfortable and compact, it makes cruising simple and it's Helm Station is completely high-tech to make your job as a Capitan easier. It also features enough space for your entire crew to be comfortable (up to 12 people).
Now’s the time for you to take a closer look at it, so we invite you to take our virtual tour and explore each of the areas, and decide if it’s definitely the right choice for you!