Edgewater, Fla. (October 3, 2011)
Boston Whaler expands its classic Montauk selection with the release of the rugged new 210 Montauk. Entering the lineup as Whaler's largest Montauk yet, the 210 carries on the line's legacy of incredible functionality and durability while making the most of its increased size to expand on these qualities.
"With the popularity of our smaller Montauks and the value they provide, the 210 Montauk delivers upon that mission from a larger scale," said Ron Berman, Boston Whaler's vice president of product development and engineering. "You get more room, more storage, an enclosed head compartment below the center console, and it's a Montauk that will go more places because of its size and larger fuel capacity. It's a hassle-free, hose-and-go boating experience with Whaler quality and Whaler safety in all materials and construction."
The 210 Montauk's size allows for an expansive forward deck area, which includes a standard large fish box and anchor locker, with an option to add a sun lounge with tilt-up backrests. A convertible cooler seat with backrest in the bow offers 94 quarts of storage, while six easily accessible rod holders are affixed to the console behind the cooler seat. The console also features easy-to-read instrumentation, two cup holders, space for factory-installed Raymarine electronics, and an acrylic windscreen with stainless steel grab rail. Owners can also opt for an audio system with USB and MP3 inputs so they can play the tunes on their iPod or smartphone.
The utility gains extend to the 210 Montauk's aft cockpit. The reversible pilot seat includes storage below, while dual aft platforms offer even more storage beneath molded fiberglass lids. Owners can add an optional livewell with a molded fiberglass base and lid, placed conveniently between the aft platforms. Compatible with the livewell configuration, optional aft jump seats convert the rear platforms into port and starboard seats with snap-on cushions and comfortable backrests. Or, customers can swap the livewell for a full aft bench seat for maximum seating capacity and even more under-seat storage. An optional cockpit table increases the usefulness of the aft bench setup. The wide aft gunwale features four rod holders, and a molded swim platform provides a telescoping ladder for easy and safe water entry. More key options, such as a T-top, ski tow arch and split bow rails, give customers the opportunity to custom-rig their Montauk to suit their specific boating needs.
"The variety of options available make it a very flexible platform," Berman said. "Customers can configure their boat for a great day of fishing, a great day of cruising, or a great day of watersports. We've got a variety of seating, sunbathing and fishing options so they can tailor their boat to their specific usage."
The 210 Montauk comes in a standard boat-motor-trailer package that includes a fuel-efficient 150-hp Mercury FourStroke capable of producing wide-open throttle speeds of 42 mph--or owners can opt for a 200-hp Mercury FourStroke for even more power. The boat's length helps accentuate the Montauk's trademark Whaler reverse chine, allowing for a smooth, dry ride. Yet the Montauk's efficient, no-frills design makes it an ideal towing platform, as well; with the standard tandem axle trailer with dual axle brakes, the 210 trailers with ease from home to boat launch and back.
The 210 Montauk offers customers the purposeful functionality and robust durability they've come to expect of the line in a high-value package that will allow them to cruise farther and customize their Montauk experience like never before.
"The Montauk is the direct link to the original center console," Berman said. "The 210 is everything you'd expect from a Montauk, with a few surprises, and characteristic Whaler quality and craftsmanship. You can now do even more onboard. It's the classic Whaler."