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 Boston Whaler 17 Outrage supplies versatility, durability and performance. Its Accutrack deep-V hull design is amenable to either bay boating or offshore operation. The pilot seat back locks in place to function as a bench seat and - with the seat back locked forward - a leaning post and aft-facing lounge. The seat bottom lifts for easy cooler access. The rear quarter seats provide additional storage and the portside seat can be plumbed for an optional livewell. In 1996, Boston Whaler introduced the Accutrack hull. This system combines the smooth ride of a deep-V design with the dry ride provided by strategically placed chines. A Boston Whaler has a distinct style. The distinctive Whaler 'smirk' - a reverse chine and forward spray rail - catches spray and redirects it beneath the hull. In a following sea, it pushes the bow up for better steerage and improved safety. Thoughtful layouts put amenities such as prep stations and controls within easy reach. Seats can handle hundreds of pounds in static loads. Coaming pads are scaled to catch people above the knees. Helms have unobstructed views. And fishing areas provide optimum freedom of movement. Boston Whaler's Unibond construction starts with steel-reinforced hull molds to ensure consistency. Gel coat is sprayed into the mold to create what will be the hull's exterior, a skin coat of fiberglass is applied, varying biaxial and biaxial fiberglass sheets are coated with resin and hand-rolled into place. The deck mold is lowered into the hull mold and the two are latched together to form a closed mold system. Liquid structural foam fills the cavity between the hull and deck. The access plate is secured, and the foam bonds permanently to the resin and fiberglass. No screws, rivets or adhesives are necessary since the hull and deck form a single unit. Boston Whaler offers a 10-year limited transferable hull warranty. Boston Whaler's lifting eyes extend completely through the Unibond hull, they are reinforced for maximum towing and lifting strength. On all Whalers, cleats are generously sized. Hinges are solid stainless steel, not stamped and rolled. Fittings are recessed wherever possible to spare toes and to promote long life. Boston Whaler uses noncorrosive, welded, 316 stainless steel for its bow rails, to prevent water penetration, bleeding, rusting and staining. Fasteners are chrome-plated over the stainless for extra insurance against corrosion in the saltwater environment. Boston Whaler has a custom synthetic material made to back their fittings. This 'Whale board' is impervious to moisture, as strong as aluminum and has twice the holding power of mahogany All seats and seat bases on Boston Whalers are made of rot-proof, maintenance-free composite materials. Boston Whaler makes its own custom wiring harnesses specially designed to prevent corrosion. The company uses shrink-tube electrical connectors and tinned copper wiring, waterproof switches and circuit breakers. Boston Whaler cockpits are all finished fiberglass, pretty much anywhere you might set your feet a molded-in nonskid surface offers good traction. Interior surfaces, including the bilge, are clean, smooth, finished gel coat, there's no raw fiberglass to trap stagnant water and debris. To perform a swamped capacity test, Boston Whaler pumps hundreds of gallons of water into the boat while a crew of employees climbs aboard. The swamped capacity is reached when water overflows the gunnel. With a swamped capacity of 2,000-pounds, a 16-foot, seven-inch Montauk can easily hold 10 people while swamped. Whether the classic twin sponson hull design or an Accutrack System hull, which combines a deep-V hull entry and a reverse chine with Unibond construction, you'll find a stable hull configuration and spray redirected under the hull.
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Boston Whaler 17 Outrage Specifications - Standard Equipment General - Bow lifting eye - Stern lifting eyes - Welded 316 stainless steel motorwell rail - Welded 316 stainless steel bow rail - Stainless steel cleats (2 bow, 2 stern, 2 spring lines) - Gunnel-mounted rod holders (2) - Under-gunnel rod racks - Heavy-duty rub-rail - Port and starboard deck drains - Self-bailing cockpit with molded-in non-skid deck - Motorwell drains - Aft quarter seat drains - Red striping and graphics - Bow anchor locker with fiberglass cover and hasp; in-deck storage locker with fiberglass cover and gas-assist spring lift - Aft quarter seat storage - Console storage with locking side door Console - Electronics box with locking door - Windshield - Stainless steel handrail - Electrical switch panel - Forward mounted rod holders with drains - Drink holders Seating - Reversible pilot seat with cushions - Aft quarter seats with removable cushions and backrests Mechanical - Navigation lights - Battery storage box in console - Teleflex no-feedback steering - Stainless steel steering wheel - Bilge pump in storage locker Boston Whaler 17 Outrage Optional Equipment - Rear quarter seat with livewell - Fiberglass leaning post with 25-gallon livewell and washdown - Fiberglass leaning post with storage - Removable fishing station with rod holders - Console mounted tackle drawer - Blue or green striping and graphics - Cooler with seat cushion and mounting cleats - Hydraulic tilt steering - Coaming bolsters - aft - Compass - Removable stainless steel ski pylon - Mercury or OMC pre-rig - Gunnel mounted rod holders (2 additional) - Folding cockpit table - Bow locker cushion - Swim platform with folding ladder and grab-rail - Hydraulic tilt steering - Fresh water shower with 11-gallon tank - Cockpit side rails - Outrigger support brackets Comfort Package - Bow cushion - Cooler seat - Swim platform Fishing Package #1 - Compass - Fishing station - Tackle drawer - Extra rod holders (2) Fishing Package #2 - Compass - Fishing station - Tackle drawer - Extra rod holders (2) - Super leaning post with livewell Canvas - Sun-top with boot (red, blue or green)