Boston Whaler Boats | 2012 Boston Whaler 170 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 170 Dauntless
Build This Boston Whaler 170 Dauntless

170 Dauntless

The new 170 Dauntless gives boaters looking for versatility in an agile, 17-foot package the unprecedented opportunity to experience the popular Dauntless line. Dauntless is the sporty, smooth-riding solution for families who like to switch up from fishing to watersports on a whim. Plush seating abounds, with well-placed under-seat storage so your crew need not compromise on space. Classic Whaler touches---sleek lines, understated style, yacht-quality stainless steel grab rails and steering wheel, a center console windshield---ensure an incomparable experience, whether relaxing at anchor or feeling the rush at the helm.




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Boston Whaler 170 Dauntless Deckplan

Specified measurements are approximations and are subject to variance.

  • LOA: 17' 0" (5.18 m)
  • Beam: 6' 10" (2.08 m)
  • Draft: 11" (0.28 m)
  • Weight (dry, no engine): 1,680 lbs (762 kg)
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 1,500 lbs (680 kg)
  • Swamped Capacity: 2, 700 lbs (1224 kg)
  • Persons Capacity: 7
  • Maximum Horsepower: 100 HP (75 kW)
  • Minimum Horsepower: 90 HP (68 kW)
  • Deadrise at Transom: 14
  • Fuel Capacity: 35 gal (132.49 L)
  • Maximum Engine Weight: 410 lbs (185.97 kg)
  • Transom Height: 20" (0.51 m)
  • Bridge Clearance with Sun-Top: 6' 5" (1.96 m)
  • Bridge Clearance without Sun-top: 4' 7" (1.4 m)


Deck / Cockpit


Galvanized Trailer with Swing Tongue





  • Acrylic windshield
  • Analog instrumentation and electrical switch panel with circuit breaker protection
  • Compass
  • Console access door with stainless steel latch
  • Console mounted rod holders (2)
  • Drink holders (2)
  • Electronics mounting surface
  • Fire extinguisher pocket
  • Stainless steel grab rail (wraps windshield)
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip
  • 20" interior freeboard
  • 8" cleats - bow (3), stern (2)
  • Aft side rails
  • Bow and stern lifting eyes
  • Bow trolling motor flat
  • Drink holders forward (2)
  • Garboard drain plug
  • Heavy-duty rub rail
  • Self-bailing cockpit sole
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Stern deck mounted stainless steel rod holders (4 at transom)
  • Swim platform with telescoping ladder
  • 90 ELPT EFI FourStroke Mercury® engine
  • LED lights
  • Tie-downs
  • Torsion axle
  • Trailer jack
  • Winch with nylon strap
  • 35 gal fuel tank
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Battery box
  • Electric horn
  • Navigation lights
  • No-feedback steering
  • Stainless steel propeller
  • Cooler (54 qt) with cushion seat and backrest
  • Port and starboard aft quarter seats with removable cushions
  • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and storage
  • All hardware 316-L stainless steel
  • All rails welded 316-L stainless steel
  • Bow anchor locker with overboard drain
  • Lockable console storage
  • Storage in reversible pilot seat base
  • Storage under aft seating


Colored Hulls



Notable Options / Accessories


Item Name View Item
Console cover (black or blue)
Reversible pilot seat cover (black or blue)
Sun-top with boot (black or blue) and stainless steel fittings
Item Name View Item
Glacier Green hull side gelcoat accent color (black graphics)
Item Name View Item
7" Raymarine® Electronics / Navigation Package
- Preloaded with ready-to-navigate Navionics charts (must select appropriate geographical chart)
- Raymarine E7D, 7" screen (GPS, chart plotter, fishfinder)
VHF Radio
- Raymarine Ray49 VHF
Item Name View Item
Trolling Motor Panel
Not compatible with anchor roller or split bow rail options
Deletes standard bow rail

- Battery box for trolling motor
- Forward grab rails
- Removable bow light
- Trolling motor panel
Item Name View Item
Anchor roller (not compatible with trolling motor panel)
Bow cushion
Cockpit table
Delete trailer
Forward grab rails (deletes standard bow rail)
Hydraulic steering
Pedestal fishing seat (1 at bow) (not compatible with sun lounge)
Raw water washdown
Red, blue or black graphics, striping and logos
Ski pylon
Split bow rail (deletes standard bow rail)
Stereo - Clarion® AM/FM digital with waterproof speakers (2) and MP3/USB input
Sun lounge (bow sun lounge and sun lounge backrest cushions) (deletes standard cooler seat and console mounted rod holders)
Tackle storage
Transom rod holders (additional to 4 standard transom rod holders)
Item Name View Item
Reversible Pilot Seat with Livewell
- Fiberglass base
- Livewell (19.5 gal) with blue interior
Reversible Pilot Seat with Pull-Out Cooler
- Fiberglass base
- Slide-out carry-on cooler (54 qt)