Few boat manufacturers can accurately say they’re “legendary,” but Boston Whaler can certainly make the claim.
Ever since they sawed one of their 13-footers in half and proved the bow and stern would still float when separated, Boston Whaler has been known for building a line of “un-sinkable” boats. But just sawing one in half wasn’t enough: they’ve also blasted them with machine guns, parked dump trucks on their overturned hulls, and driven them up whitewater rapids. Yes, they keep on floating.
What’s the secret to becoming a legend? Boston Whaler pours closed-cell foam between an inner and outer layer of fiberglass, until all the voids are filled. When the foam hardens it bonds the fiberglass pieces to each other, creating a one-piece hull structure that’s far tougher than the average pleasure boat. Net result? You can pull the drain plugs, load on weight, cut one in half, whatever you’d like—these boats just won’t quit floating.
The Boston Whaler 16 Ventura combines room, versatility, and rugged seaworthiness in a compact, easy-to-trailer package. This boat has yacht-quality components and trawler toughness. This dual console seems a lot bigger when aboard - it seats six in comfort. The pilot and companion seats are adjustable. A walk-through windshield leads to two seats and storage in the bow, and there are a pair of quarter seats in the stern. The 16 Ventura has tough stainless steel grab rails, a bilge pump, and the ability to go anywhere in style. A fishing package includes under-gunnel rod racks, a trolling motor panel, a removable bow light, fishing seat, and a quarter seat livewell. Skiing options include a pylon and under-gunnel ski racks.
7 ft 1 in
Max Seating Capacity
16 ft 3 in
Deadrise at Transom
Boston Whaler 16 Ventura Specifications - Standard Equipment Deck - Cockpit - Self-bailing cockpit - Molded-in non-skid pattern - 19-inch interior freeboard - Bow and stern lifting eyes - Welded 316 stainless steel handrails - 6-inch cleats (2 bow, 2 stern) - Heavy duty rub-rail - Integral swim platforms with ladder on starboard side - Bilge pump with float switch - Starboard drain plug - Bow trolling motor flat - Red striping and graphics Mechanical - 45-gallon polyethylene fuel tank - Teleflex tilt no-feedback steering system - Sport style steering wheel - Electrical switch panel with circuit protection - Navigation lights - Anodized aluminum-framed windshield with walk-thru center section - Mercury pre-rig Storage - Bow anchor locker with overboard drain - Console glove box - Battery and oil tank storage under stern deck - Storage under bow seats (port and starboard) - Drink holders (4) Seating - Sliding helm and companion pedestal seats with cushions - Port and starboard aft quarter seats with cushions - Port and starboard forward seats with cushions Boston Whaler 16 Ventura Optional Equipment - Sun-top with boot (red, blue or green) - Compass - Ski pylon - Windshield sun-top connector (red, blue or green) - Weather curtain set (red, blue or green) - Forward cockpit cover (red, blue or green) - Aft cockpit cover (red, blue or green) - Walk-thru fill-in (red, blue or green) - Under-gunnel rod racks (4 rods) - Under-gunnel ski racks - Quarter seat livewell - 316 stainless steel bow rail - Mercury pre-rig (OptiMax) - Bow cushion - 25-quart cooler - Striping and graphics (blue or green) Fishing Package - Under-gunnel rod racks (4 rods) - Trolling motor panel - Removable bow light - Fishing seat (1) - Quarter seat livewell