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.
There's nothing like a classic. The 170 Montauk embodies the timeless look of Boston Whaler's past, with simple lines, low-maintenance construction and pristine finish, while embracing new and modern craftsmanship like quiet-running, fuel-efficient standard 90-hp Mercury FourStroke outboard power and an optional recirculating livewell. Sport fishermen and pleasure cruisers alike will enjoy the 170 Montauk's modified-V hull, which ensures quick planing and a smooth, dry ride. A 9-inch draft makes shallow-water navigation a cinch, and the wide beam provides ample fishing space. Subtle touches like stainless steel grab rails, a heavy-duty rub rail, and molded-in boarding steps enhance the boat's functionality without compromising its all-business attitude. Step onboard a true legend with the 170 Montauk.