Edgewater, Fla. (October 31, 2013) - Introducing the inspiring new boat to launch your next chapter: the Boston Whaler 345 Conquest. Rugged, professional-grade design meets purposeful amenities in a layout geared for the way you use onboard space. With the new 345, deep offshore fishing trips don't have to mean sacrificing ease or comfort, and gathering around the helm is an inviting proposition.
"The new 345 Conquest is tailor-made for experienced boaters who know exactly what they want in a boat: reliable performance, tremendous fishing capability, ergonomic comfort, and the right complement of features, without hassles or headaches," said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler's vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "While the technology of this boat is cutting-edge, it has the intuitiveness that is a hallmark of the Conquest family, taken to a whole new level."
The genius of the 345 Conquest starts with the reimagined helm companion area, where family members and friends will want to join the captain in climate-controlled comfort inside the integrated open windshield/hard-top enclosure. Designed to foster better conversations with a clear view of the horizon, the zone features a portside seat that converts via an optional filler cushion into a full lounge. Whether your copilot is a son or daughter home from college or a lifelong fishing buddy, the starboard cockpit wet bar---complete with refrigerator/freezer, sink, storage and cutting board---means they don't have to duck into the cabin just to grab a snack or wash up after a catch.
Opposite the prep station, Whaler's trademark reversible companion seating provides a great spot to relax and engage in helmside conversation. When the main action is in the cockpit, this large seat converts easily to face aft. A footrest below the seat pulls out for additional ergonomic comfort.
Like the helm area, the cockpit is also designed for incredible utility. A convenient work surface or large grill slide out easily, and tuck away securely when your prep work is done or the burgers have all been served. Large drawers provide additional storage underneath, contributing convenience to an area that's optimally suited for entertaining. Further aft, the cockpit features a roomy, comfortable bench that folds out of the way effortlessly when you're ready to fish, transforming the area into a huge platform.
"The Conquest family of boats has always been a source of rugged luxury and incredible offshore and fishing performance," said Vaughn. "In the new 345 Conquest, we've taken that foundation and expanded the possibilities for onboard functionality, creating spaces that are even more inviting, even more useful, while retaining the timeless no-frills aesthetic that contributes to Conquest's appeal."
After a long day on the water, the ability to congregate below deck provides a welcome change of pace. The cabin of the 345 Conquest offers a perfect place to gather, with a large dining table that seats six adults comfortably and a full galley. When night falls, the table converts electronically into a plush queen-sized berth. A large settee starboard sleeps one adult or two children comfortably, and during the day provides a great place to spread out with a book or a snack. Amenities including a graceful head, ample storage and an entertainment center complete the picture. Because rugged capability doesn't mean comfort has to fall by the wayside.
Offshore or close to home, performance is truly unbeatable. Triple Mercury Verado FourStroke engines with state-of-the-art SmartCraft VesselView display deliver a smooth, quiet ride and incredible efficiency. Available Raymarine packages---including the advanced gS Series---and available high-definition digital radar provide industry-leading navigational aid. With the optional upper station, enjoy a stellar view of the water, the fish and the distant horizon.
"The 345 Conquest draws from a wealth of feedback our team has gathered over the years," said Vaughn. "The opinions of longtime boaters fundamentally inform its design, from the way their use of onboard space has evolved, to the amenities that make a range of activities not just possible, but enjoyable. We're excited to be expanding the notion of 'capability' to inspire our boaters' next chapter."
For more information, please contact Traci Davis at (386) 409-6419 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
About Brunswick: Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner 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; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, and Uttern boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and table tennis. For more information, visit www.brunswick.com.