Southern Boating

Boston Whaler 420

Boston-Whaler-420

The new Boston Whaler 420 Outrage (42’6″ LOA, 13′ beam) is the largest Whaler model to date, with thoughtful social zones throughout the boat and amenities for a wide range of activities. For example, a clever backrest configuration in the expansive bow area provides 360-degree seating around the large, removable bow table. An available sunshade easily deploys over the area providing welcome protection from the sun. The helm area of the 420 accommodates up to six passengers while underway, all facing forward, standing or sitting. An actuated captain’s seat and dual forward- or backward-facing companion seating is accompanied by an entire second row—a conversion bench flips to face forward or aft for when the main action is in the rear cockpit. Powered by quad 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting, the boat runs to a top speed of 53.6 mph. Back it down to 35.3 mph at 4500 rpm for a cruising range of 365 miles. The center console design affords easy 360-degree walkaround ability, and an optional upper station provides a superior vantage point for tracking game fish. The cabin features seven feet of headroom, skylights, eye-level porthole windows, galley, and head. The V-berth dining table converts easily to a bed, with an additional sleeping space to port. (800) 942-5379; bostonwhaler.com

By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine, July 2015