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.
Customer feedback inspired the 285 Conquest Pilothouse -- a versatile luxury boat that's one part fishing machine, one part cruising masterpiece. When out on offshore runs, an enclosed windshield with aft bulkhead and door offers unobstructed visibility and weather protection. Optional cockpit diesel heating adds to the comfort. The power angler and spirited pleasure boater alike will appreciate the port lounge seat, which has been raised for improved forward visibility. The cabin offers all the features of the incomparable open 285 Conquest. Above deck a large multipurpose prep station adds ease and utility for hardcore fishing excursions. With improved performance, power, handling and refined style, nothing looks or feels better cruising across the open ocean.
Pilothouse and Hard-top System Includes: - Cockpit floodlight, dome light, and rod holders (4) - Helm deck table - Integrated windshield, hard-top, and pilothouse bulkhead - Locking door with opening window - Sink with Corian countertop - Speakers (2) - Stainless steel grab rails along sides for moving forward - Tempered glass full enclosure windshield system with electric vent - Tempered glass windows in aft bulkhead - Windshield wash system - Windshield wipers (port and starboard)
Raw water washdown with coil hose storage
Stainless steel anchor roller assembly with safety lanyard
Stainless steel cockpit toe rails
Stainless steel grab rails
Stern stainless steel hawse pipes with drink holders
Transom mounted stainless steel rod holders (3)
Welded stainless steel bow rail
225 CXL L6 DTS Dual Mercury® Verado FourStroke engines with SmartCraft Deluxe Gauge Package and power steering
12-V / 120-V refrigerator
Corian solid surface countertop
Galley sink with faucet and cutting board
Skylight over galley
Trash receptacle (under c-way step)
Wood grain galley cabinetry
500 GPH shower sump-pump
Opening porthole with screen
Shelf with stainless steel retainer rail
Stainless steel sink with pressurized water system and pullout shower
Storage area (aft bulkhead and under countertop)
VacuFlush™ head, holding tank, dockside pump-out and overboard discharge
186 gal fuel tank
Anchor windlass - low profile with rode and anchor (FR 1000W)