Three’s the Charm for Boston Whaler 320 Vantage.
For the third year in a row, a Boston Whaler model wins a National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show. The exceptionally versatile Boston Whaler 320 Vantage won the award in the deck boat category.
“We’re Honored to have received the Innovation Award for our newest Vantage,” said Boston Whaler president Huw Bower. “The 320 Vantage represents the next generation of design ingenuity and capability for Boston Whaler, so we a thrilled to have the award crowning its introduction to the market.”
The NMMA Innovation award is judged by Boat Writers International (BWI) and recognizes innovative products that clearly differentiate from other products in a category currently being manufactured and benefit consumers or the marine industry.
“Once again Boston Whaler has capitalized on innovative seating options with eleven different seating positions in one,” said Southern Boating’s Editorial Director, Liz Pasch, one of the BWI judges that chose the 320 Vantage.
The 320 Vantage the third and largest model in the Boston Whaler Vantage series and it offers copious and flexible seating. Along with the helm seat, foldaway transom bench seating and forward cockpit seating, there is a portside helm companion double bench seating with bolsters that converts to face forward or aft. It combines with the mid-ship fore and aft facing double benches to create eleven separate port side seating positions including a spacious sun-pad.
Other features include; starboard side dive door with a removable stainless steel ladder making water access a breeze. Forward of the dive door is a complete utility center with sink and 18-gallon livewell/cooler that can be optioned with an electric grill and refrigerator or a complete bait prep station for those who are more serious about fishing.
At the helm a state-of-the-art Mercury Vessel View offers seamless integrated control of the twin 250 horsepower Mercury Verado® FourStroke outboards. Add the optional Raymarine® electronics for easy navigation to virtually any destination. Under the helm console is a well-equipped head and the port console sports a cabin with a convertible berth.
The 285-gallon fuel capacity and efficient variable running surface hull allows for all-day fun. The fresh water system with bow and stern sprayers has a 30-gallon capacity that nicely rinses salty bodies as well as fish bloodied decks.
“Every year Boston Whaler comes up with new innovative seating that is exceptionally well thought out,the e and well executed,” explained Lenny Rudow, Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media and another BWI judge. “Actually, the whole boat is well executed. The hardware is substantial and purpose built and Boston Whaler always seems to innovate with the goal to make boating easier and more enjoyable.”