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Boston Whaler

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.

Boston Whaler 170 Dauntless

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Boat Description

The 170 Dauntless gives boaters looking for versatility in an agile, 17-foot package the unprecedented opportunity to experience the popular Dauntless line. Dauntless is the sporty, smooth-riding solution for families who like to switch up from fishing to watersports on a whim. Plush seating abounds, with well-placed under-seat storage so your crew need not compromise on space. Classic Whaler touches---sleek lines, understated style, yacht-quality stainless steel grab rails and steering wheel, a center console windshield---ensure an incomparable experience, whether relaxing at anchor or feeling the rush at the helm.

Boat Details
Beam 6 ft 10 inMax Draft 11 in
Dry Weight 1680 lbMax Seating Capacity 7
Hull Material FiberglassHull Shape Deep Vee
Fuel Capacity 35 galDeadrise at Transom 14°
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Detailed Specs
Max Bridge Clearance 4 ft 7 in   

Standard Equipment

•  All hardware 316-L stainless steel

•  All rails welded 316-L stainless steel



•  8" cleats - bow (3), stern (2)

•  20" interior freeboard

•  Aft side rails

•  Bow and stern lifting eyes

•  Bow trolling motor flat

•  Drink holders forward (2)

•  Garboard drain plug

•  Heavy-duty rub rail

•  Self-bailing cockpit sole

•  Stainless steel bow rail

•  Stern deck mounted stainless steel rod holders (4 at transom)

•  Swim platform with telescoping ladder



•  Acrylic windshield

•  Analog instrumentation and electrical switch panel with circuit breaker protection

•  Compass

•  Console access door with stainless steel latch

•  Console mounted rod holders (2)

•  Drink holders (2)

•  Electronics mounting surface

•  Fire extinguisher pocket

•  Stainless steel grab rail (wraps windshield)

•  Stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip



•  Cooler (54 qt) with cushion seat and backrest

•  Port and starboard aft quarter seats with removable cushions

•  Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and storage



•  Bow anchor locker with overboard drain

•  Lockable console storage

•  Storage in reversible pilot seat base

•  Storage under aft seating



•  35 gal fuel tank

•  90 ELPT EFI FourStroke Mercury engine

•  Automatic bilge pump

•  Battery box

•  Electric horn

•  Navigation lights

•  No-feedback steering

•  Stainless steel propeller



•  LED lights

•  Tie-downs

•  Torsion axle

•  Trailer jack

•  Winch with nylon strap