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Boston Whaler's New Family Story: Meet the Extended Dauntless Family



Edgewater, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2013) - The all-new Dauntless Family has arrived. Boston Whaler is proud to introduce an exciting new Dauntless lineup for 2014, packed with cutting-edge features and design details that take this popular multitasking series to the next level. Exhibit A: the brand-new 210 Dauntless and 240 Dauntless, perfectly designed for the way today's active families spend their time. Across the lineup, from the nimble 170 to the flagship 270, every multicapable Dauntless equips boaters with everything needed to take on serious fishing, action-packed watersports, and comfortable cruising in true Whaler style.

"The new Dauntless family is the embodiment of a clever transformation," said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler's vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "The Dauntless lineup has long been appreciated for its ability to multitask. It's now better equipped than ever to do it all---to inspire your own family's next chapter."

Consider the leader of this new clan, the flagship 270 Dauntless. Spacious and stylish, it's an attention-grabber right from the dock. Climb aboard and step into rugged luxury. Every passenger will find a comfortable spot to call their own, starting with the roomy bow, which features innovative flip-up backrests---pioneered by Boston Whaler, this design is already drawing rave reviews. Under the bow seats, convenient storage keeps even bulky items safely stowed.

The 270 Dauntless also features a plush forward lounge seat, complete with fold-down armrests, and houses a lockable storage compartment. This cavernous, easily accessible space has room for fishing rods, two 5-gallon buckets, and every inch of gear the active family needs---even dive tanks! For dedicated anglers, the cockpit's optional deluxe leaning post with a 30-gallon livewell, sink, rod holders and raw water washdown raises the game. In the aft section, Boston Whaler's clever flip-up stern seat with backrest transforms easily to form an elevated, non-skid platform, well appointed for fishing or spreading out with a good book.

But the 270 is only the beginning for this new family story. The all-new 210 Dauntless and 240 Dauntless are sizable newcomers with space and amenities for a variety of adventures. The popular All-Activity Tower option elevates watersports action with a ski pylon and racks. Meanwhile, the generous swim platform makes it easy for swimmers to enter and exit, and its larger size enforces keeping a safer distance from the prop while in the water.

On models from the 170 Dauntless up to the 240, anglers can choose a reversible pilot seat with livewell or additional storage to ramp up fishability, and all Dauntless models offer available Raymarine navigation packages to meet your high-tech fish-finding, global-positioning needs. Everyone's storage needs are taken care of, with state-of-the-art solutions throughout each boat that keep your gear safe and dry. The 210 also features a bow sun lounge option with backrest that turns the area into a comfortable place to relax and soak up the sun, upright or reclined. Stylish upholstery subtly broadcasts a confident sophistication.

Rounding out this multicapable family, the 170 Dauntless and 180 Dauntless each pack a ton of utility into a nimble, stylish package. From serious angling to watersports, cruising, and beyond, these boats will have your family talking long after you end your day on the water. For anglers, the optional reversible pilot seat with large livewell or slide-out cooler mean a prime vantage-point for hauling in trophy catches. Whatever your activity of choice, the 20 inches of interior freeboard will have every passenger feeling secure and at ease. Like the rest of their Dauntless brethren, the 170 and 180 Dauntless feature robust aft seating that transforms in seconds into a full-width casting platform.

With strong, efficient Mercury Verado power options, performance is never in question. And backed by Boston Whaler's impressive three-year bow-to-stern warranty, ten-year structural hull warranty and patented Unibond construction, the Dauntless family offers unbeatable safety and reliability to bring peace of mind.

"The new Dauntless family was designed with active families in mind," Vaughn said. "We know that our customers are passionate about a wide range of activities, and they expect a boat to deliver not just functionality, but also enjoyment. The new Dauntless models accomplish that by offering more versatility, more amenities and greater ease of use than ever. We are excited to see what stories these boats inspire."

For more information, please contact Traci Davis at (386) 409-6419 or by email at tdavis@whaler.com.

About Boston Whaler: For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console 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.

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