Edgewater, Florida-based Boston Whaler is celebrating its 60th anniversary year with a number of new models set to “take boaters beyond familiar territory and into an exciting future.”
Leading the new model fleet is an all-new 350 Realm. Combining the open cockpit of a center console with the convenience of a cabin boat, the 350 Realm is designed to “empower boaters seeking to share new experiences with family and friends.”
Boston Whaler president Nick Stickler said “we are thrilled to introduce the 350 Realm, the first in an exciting new model family. Our goal was to redefine the current express cruiser market to better meet the evolving needs of the customer, and with the Realm we have achieved a perfect balance of capability and comfort, spaciousness and convenience. By enabling a variety of activities — entertaining, offshore fishing, diving, long-distance cruising, and beyond — the 350 Realm turns the possibility of ‘adventure’ into an achievable reality.”
The Realm’s large open bow features a portside walk-through for easy access, with a wide lounge seat forward of the console and forward deck seating opposite. An optional bow table and filler cushion add versatility, while an optional bow shade provides sun protection for the entire zone. Below deck, the V-berth offers a perfect place to duck out of the sun or tuck the kids in for a nap, and converts into a double berth to accommodate overnight stays.
Other amenities include a 28-inch flatscreen TV, microwave, and ample cabinet storage.
The 350 Realm’s precision-crafted V-hull includes Variable Running Surface for a soft ride. The helm features dual Raymarine widescreen displays, while power comes from triple Mercury Verado outboards.
Boston Whaler also showed updated versions of its classic 170 Montauk and 150 Montauk models. The new boats each offer an optional Fishing Package adds a compass, 36-quart or 72-quart cooler seat with cushion and backrest, console-mounted rod holders and tackle drawers. For the company’s anniversary year, both Montauk models are available with a Teak Package that includes teak boarding steps and swim ladder flooring, along with a custom 60th Anniversary badge.