A boat is so much more than just a product. It’s a key that unlocks a world of possibilities — which is why so many people aspire to have a boat of their own. Aspirational products are generally more expensive than utilitarian ones, because you get a whole lot more for your hard-earned dollar.
Here, we’ll break down the total cost of boat ownership, so you have a clear understanding of what’s involved. We hope you’ll agree, the fun to be had far outweighs the price!
Dealers provide support as your boat ages, so you’re protected for the long haul. As a larger company, Whaler is able to offer more factory support, with our in-house Customer Concierge team, as well as our friendly and accessible Sales & Marketing team. And thanks to our award-winning global dealer network, you’re never far from industry-leading service and support.
If you want a boat you can feel proud to own, now and long into the future, you’ll want to consider more than just the size and shape.
Why? Because the less time you spend worrying about quality or repairing things that go wrong, the more time you have for what’s important: enjoying the water with family and friends.
Look for brands that put their boats through rigorous testing, both on the water and with each individual component, to ensure impeccable performance. Many companies outsource this part of the process, but it’s an important factor to consider.
We employ a team of in-house naval architects and structural engineers. This allows for in-depth stability analysis to occur and, more importantly, allows for close back-and-forth communication between the design and engineering groups. Our teams also work hand-in-hand with Mercury for seamless engine integration and propulsion performance. Tolerances become more precise, efficiencies increase, and the boats reflect the true power of teamwork.
Our boats may cost more than others but that’s because we use only the best components. Every Whaler is “over-engineered” and “over-built”, using premium materials to ensure better reliability and durability that stand the test of time.
At the heart of every Whaler is the exclusive Unibond™ construction process. Whaler uses a proprietary closed-cell, environmentally friendly foam, injected between the hull’s inner and outer liners — not just below the waterline but up the sides, as well — to create a single, unbreakable unit. This not only results in the boats’ unsinkable safety, but also contributes greatly to ride quality.
Below are the most common costs associated with boat ownership and use. Not all costs apply to all boaters, of course; your experience is up to you!
Remember, a boat is so much more than a vessel for cruising around — it’s a vessel for new memories! You’ll always remember your child’s first fishing trip, a romantic date night on the water, an unforgettable offshore adventure with friends, or simply watching the sun set over the horizon. Moments like these are, quite simply, priceless.
AND Whalers really hold their value compared with other brands! And more people want used Whalers too. So when the time comes for that upgrade, know that you’ll be in the best position possible.