What Are the Specs of the Boston Whaler?


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Boston Whalers come in many different sizes, most commonly between 11 to 42 feet. Depending on the model, they come with a skiff, center console or cuddy cabin layout. Boston Whalers come in both recreational and commercial models, and each runs on a Mercury engine. All models manufactured by the company also come with the guarantee that the boat is unsinkable.

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Boston Whaler claims that its boats are virtually unsinkable, thanks to positive floatation technology. The manufacturer uses closed cell foam and nonpermeable materials in order to ensure that even a boat that is swamped with water is still able to float. While the United States requires boats under 20 feet to have such technology, Boston Whaler states that it exceeds the law's requirements. These claims have been tested with demonstrations in which the Guardian, one of the company's commercial models, was repeatedly shot with a machine gun and, despite being riddled with holes and having a nonfunctioning engine, it did not sink.

Boston Whalers are most popularly used as recreational vehicles for those looking to fish or enjoy time on a luxury yacht. Recreational models include the Sport, Tender, Super Sport, Montauk and Dauntless, as well as the Outrage and Conquest. Commercial Whalers are popular with the Coast Guard and international naval fleets. These models are the Guardian, Justice, Challenger and Vigilant.

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