Boston Whaler 370 Outrage updated with new boats for 2014
Who doesn’t remember the Boston Whaler ad with one of its 13-foot center-consoles cut in half and still cruising around a marina? The company built its reputation more than 50 years ago creating “unsinkable” boats, and that tradition continues with its new 370 Outrage, the largest in this series that starts at 19 feet length overall. To ensure toughness, the 370 sports a hand-laid fiberglass hull, and closed-cell urethane foam gives the boat her flotation factor. (She has a 5,200-pound swamp capacity.) In addition to her granitelike construction, she’s quick. The builder reports that, with triple 250-horsepower Mercury Verado four-strokes, the 370 easily makes 28 knots at 4,000 rpm. At wide-open throttle (6,325 rpm), she is said to hit 43.3 knots, so untying from your bigger boat for some quick island-hopping and a picnic on the beach is a breeze. Her shallow draft helps explore those cool off-the-beaten-path spots too.
TOP YACHT TENDERS …..
What’s the best boat to own? Tough question, we know. Well, many yachtsmen have multiple on-the-water interests, and sometimes more than one boat is the answer. (We really like those people too.) For those boaters who own larger cruising-oriented craft but also like to fish, sometimes towing or stacking a smaller tender or keeping a second boat in an angling hot spot is the answer. Whether you like to chase bonefish on the flats or billfish in blue water, there’s a boat to suit hard-core anglers and gentleman fishermen alike. Yachting has put together a well-rounded compilation of the latest crop of small and midsize, largely fishing-oriented vessels that can address virtually all of your angling pursuits. From your 16-foot shallow-water permit chaser to the 42-foot tuna tamer, chances are you’ll find the one (or two) you’re looking for within these pages. Happy hunting.
The boats in this flotilla work well as both stand-alone fishing platforms or tenders for a larger yacht.