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 versatile 180 Dauntless is loaded with standard fishing features such as eight rod holders and casting space for multiple anglers, including a full-width aft casting deck that converts to a bench seat. Options like the livewell in the front console, reversible pilot seat with livewell and the fishing package with a trolling motor panel make it exceptionally well-appointed for fishing.For water sports, the standard 150XL DTS, along with the optional ski pylon, can pull a skier with ease. For added convenience for both fishing and water sports, our optional, patented All-Activity Tower includes features like rod holders, a tow bit and ski and wakeboard stowage,