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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 285 Conquest Pilothouse

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Boat Description

The 285 Conquest Pilothouse is a bona fide crowd pleaser---a versatile luxury boat that's one part angler, 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 sport fisherman 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 freshwater or saltwater fishing excursions. With improved performance, power, handling and refined style, nothing looks or feels better cruising across the open ocean.




Boat Details
Beam 9 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 1 ft 8 in
Dry Weight 7300 lbMax Seating Capacity 12
Hull Material FiberglassHull Shape Deep Vee
Fuel Capacity 200 galDeadrise at Transom 20°
Number of Heads 1Holding Tank Size 6.50 gal
Water Capacity 30 gal   
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Detailed Specs
Max Bridge Clearance 8 ft 10 inNumber of Berths 2

Standard Features

  • All hardware 316-L stainless steel
  • All rails welded 316-L stainless steel

Deck / Cockpit

  • 12-V receptacle
  • 28" interior freeboard
  • 8" stainless steel cleats - bow (2), spring line (2), stern with hawse pipes (2), anchor (1)
  • Acrylic transom door
  • Bow and stern lifting eyes
  • Cockpit coaming bolsters
  • Cockpit shower
  • Covered telescoping stainless steel swim ladder with stainless steel grab rail
  • Drink holders (8)
  • Gunnel mounted stainless steel rod holders (4)
  • Heavy-duty rub rail
  • 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
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • 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

Console

  • 12-V receptacle
  • Captain's storage compartment
  • Compass
  • Dual level molded-in footrests
  • Instrumentation and electrical switch panels with circuit breaker protection
  • Mercury® DTS dual binnacle control
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with knob

Galley

  • 110-V outlet
  • 12-V / 120-V refrigerator
  • Corian solid surface countertop
  • Galley sink with faucet and cutting board
  • Microwave
  • Skylight over galley
  • Trash receptacle (under c-way step)
  • Wood grain galley cabinetry

Seating

  • Fold-away stern bench seat
  • Helm seat with cushions and adjustable slider
  • Port Lounge Seating:
    - Cooler storage
    - Forward and aft facing seat with backrests
    - Lounge filler

Storage

  • Battery storage
  • Bow anchor locker with drain
  • Bow storage lockers under V-berth
  • Cabin interior rod racks (4)
  • Galley storage
  • In-deck fishboxes with drain and pump-out (2)
  • Port tackle / storage at port lounge seat (3 drawers with pullout footrest)
  • Starboard storage at bait prep station (open storage - filler cushion storage and 5 gal bucket)
  • Under gunnel rod racks (4)

Head

  • 500 GPH shower sump-pump
  • Hanging storage
  • Lighting
  • Mirror
  • 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

Cabin Interior

  • 12-V receptacles (cabin and mid berth)
  • Cabin lights (5)
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Dinette table with gas-assisted base
  • Drink holders (3) (forward berth)
  • Easy clean interior materials
  • Forward berth cushions with backrest
  • Lockable sliding acrylic cabin door
  • Mid double berth
  • Opening hatch with screen
  • Opening portholes with screens - galley (1), mid berth (1)
  • Stereo - Fusion® AM/FM with CD player, iPod controls, waterproof speakers (2 in cabin, 2 in cockpit), remote control, and MP3/USB inputs
  • V-berth filler cushions

Mechanical

  • 200 gal fuel tank
  • 225 CXL L6 DTS Dual Mercury® Verado FourStroke engines with SmartCraft Deluxe Gauge Package and power steering
  • Anchor windlass – low profile with rode and anchor (FR 1000W)
  • Automatic bilge pumps (1,100 GPH forward, 2,000 GPH aft)
  • Battery trays with switches (3)
  • Cockpit lighting (blue/white LED)
  • Electric horn
  • Electric trim tabs with indicator
  • High water bilge pump with alarm
  • Insulated livewell with light, raw water fill, blue interior, and flow control
  • Navigation lights
  • Pressurized freshwater system
  • Raw water washdown with coil hose storage
  • Shore power with battery charger and galvanic isolator (ELCI system)
  • Stainless steel propellers
  • Stainless steel thru hulls
  • Tilt steering
  • Transducer mount area