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Boston Whaler Debuts the Innovative New Dual-Console Vantage Series



Edgewater, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2012) - With a cutting-edge dual-console design, the exciting new Boston Whaler Vantage combines performance, comfort, function and style.

The Vantage series debuts with two sizes---23' and 27'. Fully equipped for everything from leisurely cruising to family watersports to serious fishing, each Vantage suits a wide variety of boaters' needs and desires, opening up a whole new view on the possible.

"This is a true no-compromise boat," said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler's vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "Vantage strikes the perfect balance between comfort, ease and inclusiveness on one hand, and capable, rugged, multifaceted performance on the other."

One of the most notable new features on the Vantage is its revolutionary convertible portside lounge seat, which folds into a variety of positions so that passengers can ride facing fore or aft, partially or fully reclined, or even use it as a leaning post for offshore fishing. Throughout the boat, well-cushioned, spacious seating invites comfortable cruising, while a deep freeboard and the dual consoles offer greater protection from the elements.

"The convertible seating in this boat is the latest in a series of innovative seating designs from Boston Whaler," Vaughn said. "The next-generation rear bench is much more comfortable than your typical foldaway bench. It sits higher off the floor and has a higher backrest. It's leading the charge in terms of what boat seating can be, and points to the continuing evolution of Boston Whaler cockpit design."

Vantage also offers a host of amenities for the serious angler, including a livewell with light, transom-mounted rod holders and raw-water washdown station. Watersports enthusiasts will appreciate the sports tower and tow arch options, and the optional beach boarding ladder invites easy boarding all around. Ample storage space will keep every ounce of gear, clothing, toys and accessories out from underfoot. And for entertaining a crowd, notable options include premium audio and a summer kitchen with refrigerator and grill (available on the 270).

In terms of performance, Vantage really delivers. Propulsion comes courtesy of standard Mercury Verado FourStroke engines (single on the 230; dual on the 270), and handling is first-rate. "The dual-console design offers incredibly smooth handling and a strong sense of control and predictability at the helm," Vaughn said. "And with high freeboard and thick coaming bolsters, you really feel secure when underway."

Vantage features another amenity that all-day boaters will appreciate: a spacious head. Whereas many console-based heads feel tight and cramped, the head on both Vantage models benefit from an offset walk-through to the bow, meaning the portside console with the head is both broader and benefits from greater headroom on the centerline.

Vantage also offers multiple canvas options to protect passengers from the sun, including a bimini top for the watersports tower; a sun top with boot; port lounge and cockpit covers; and even a weather curtain set with side curtains. User comfort and satisfaction are paramount.

"We couldn't be more excited to introduce the Vantage family of boats," Vaughn said. "Boaters will really enjoy and appreciate Vantage's combination of ruggedness and refinement. You can take this boat fishing all day and then take it straight to dinner---it's suited for just about everything you could dream of using it for."

About Boston Whaler: For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable sportfishing, pleasure and yacht tender boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 37 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com. Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

About Brunswick Corporation: Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Marine outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, please visit www.brunswick.com.

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