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#539375 - 10/12/12 11:27 AM Boston Whaler 230 Vantage  
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All new from the bottom up for 2013. One of two all new dual console boats from Whaler . This is the 230 Vantage.


http://www.bostonwhaler.com/Page.aspx/pageId/152074/Vantage.aspx

The 230 Vantage with a single 225-hp Verado 4-stroke is $92,357. There will also be a 270 Vantage.


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#539376 - 10/12/12 11:56 AM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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They definitely aren't afraid to charge big $$$. Understand they are very well built & for that price they should be.


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#539377 - 10/12/12 02:15 PM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Dual console? Can ya 'splain dat?


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#539378 - 10/12/12 02:25 PM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Nice boat, but the price... well, is why I buy used stuff...
eek

Definition for dual console boat:
Web definitions:
A type of boat with twin dashboards separated by a centerline walk-through deck leading to the bow..

(I had to look it up myself!)

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#539380 - 10/12/12 02:43 PM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Dual console otherwise known as your traditional open bow. For $92k they have to dress it up with a fancier name hence dual console.


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#539381 - 10/12/12 05:43 PM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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seems a bargain. only 46k per console.


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#539389 - 10/12/12 09:51 PM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Lower profile than we usually see for saltwater boats. Should be a fun buggy for zipping around behind the breakwater.

Kelly

#539393 - 10/13/12 02:36 AM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Kelly's right. There isn't any height to the bow and no flare. That's gonna be a wet ride if you get it into much of a wave or chop.


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#539793 - 10/26/12 11:20 AM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Looks like a bit of bow height and some flare to me in this short video clip. idn



And another short video.


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#539794 - 10/26/12 11:40 AM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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Trim, and bow height, seems to depend on speed. As I would expect.

#539828 - 10/27/12 10:59 AM Re: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage [Re: Capn Morgan]  
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OK, I like it more after watching that video and seeing the bow design. That's the same size as the Four Winns 23' Cuddy and it has a LOT more room inside. Part of that comes from the outboard vs the I/O, but the bowrider offers a lot more space and more seating options.

I wouldn't pay $92K for it, but as a 6-7 year old used boat that would be worth about $45-$50K or less, now it becomes more of a bargain.


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