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The all-new 280 Dauntless completes the full evolution of our iconic, multifunctional center-console bay boat series. True to its family name, our newest model empowers you to take on adventures fearlessly and explore uncharted territory with confidence. With a wide range of packages available, boaters tailor the 280 Dauntless to fit their needs perfectly.

Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons

Fuel Capacity

3,736 lb

Maximum Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs

Swamped Capacity

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18 gallons

Water Capacity

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Dimensions

27'9"

L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location)

9'

Beam

6' 7"

Bridge Clearance (no top)

8' 4"

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

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18"

Draft

9'

Livewell Volume (19.5 gallons optional 73.81 L)

19.5 Gal

Livewell Volume

37'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine up)

30" for single engine 25" for dual engines

Transom Height

35'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

11' 5"

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

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Engines

600 HP

Maximum Horsepower

1,400 lbs

Maximum Engine Weight

400 HP

Minimum HP

Weight

5,495 lbs

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs

Weight (with engine, fuel and water)

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DETAILS

The all-new 280 Dauntless completes the full evolution of our iconic, multifunctional center-console bay boat series. True to its family name, our newest model empowers you to take on adventures fearlessly and explore uncharted territory with confidence. With a wide range of packages available, boaters tailor the 280 Dauntless to fit their needs perfectly.

SPECS
Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons

Fuel Capacity

3,736 lb

Maximum Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs

Swamped Capacity

SHOW MORE

18 gallons

Water Capacity

SHOW LESS
Dimensions

27'9"

L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location)

9'

Beam

6' 7"

Bridge Clearance (no top)

8' 4"

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

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18"

Draft

9'

Livewell Volume (19.5 gallons optional 73.81 L)

19.5 Gal

Livewell Volume

37'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine up)

30" for single engine 25" for dual engines

Transom Height

35'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

11' 5"

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

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Engines

600 HP

Maximum Horsepower

1,400 lbs

Maximum Engine Weight

400 HP

Minimum HP

Weight

5,495 lbs

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs

Weight (with engine, fuel and water)

Capacity

12

Persons Capacity

160 gallons

Fuel Capacity

3,736 lb

Maximum Weight Capacity

5,000 lbs

Swamped Capacity

18 gallons

Water Capacity

Dimensions

27'9"

L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location)

9'

Beam

6' 7"

Bridge Clearance (no top)

8' 4"

Bridge Clearance (with hardtop)

18"

Draft

9'

Livewell Volume (19.5 gallons optional 73.81 L)

19.5 Gal

Livewell Volume

37'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine up)

30" for single engine 25" for dual engines

Transom Height

35'

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer/engine down)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / engine up)

11' 5"

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

Package Boat Specs (on trailer / w/hardtop)

Engines

600 HP

Maximum Horsepower

1,400 lbs

Maximum Engine Weight

400 HP

Minimum HP

Weight

5,495 lbs

Weight (dry, no engine)

7,410 lbs

Weight (with engine, fuel and water)

Total MSRP* (Model Year 2024)

Optional equipment may be shown or pre-selected. Some configurations, options, accessories, and/or colors may not be shown. Some images may depict optional equipment. Options and features are subject to change without notice. Confirm availability of all accessories, options and equipment with an authorized Boston Whaler dealer prior to purchase. *Dealer alone sets the final purchase price. All prices reflect suggested retail price in US dollars including freight and apply to the US only. International freight is not included. International customers must contact their local dealer to obtain accurate pricing and tariff charges. Pricing does not include dealer preparation fees, taxes or registration fees. Dealer installed options may require additional freight and installation charges.

280 Dauntless

1. Choose Your Colors

Gelcoat Hull Side Colors

(with white hull bottom)

Glacier Green

$2,083

Classic Desert Tan

$2,083

Light Blue

$2,083

Platinum

$2,083

Gelcoat Full Hull Colors

White

$0

Graphic Colors

Red Graphics

$0

Black Graphics

$0

White Graphics

$0

Silver Graphics

$0

Blue Graphics

$0

Chrome Graphics

$0

Frame Color

  1. Frame White

    $0

    Colored Frame (Must select Color) Frame White
  2. Frame Black

    $0

    Colored Frame (Must select Color) Frame Black

2. Choose An Option

Tops & Towers

  1. Hardtop Storage Box

    $939

    Hardtop Storage Box (Not compatible with hardtop delete) Hardtop Storage Box

Hardtop Underside Color

Hardtop underside color matches hull color

White

$0

Platinum

$860

Glacier Green

$860

Classic Desert Tan

$860

Light Blue

$860

3. Choose Your Engine(s)

Single Engine

  1. 400 V10 DTS Black Mercury Verado Engine

    $0

    with hydraulic steering and fuel/water separator 400 V10 DTS Black Mercury Verado Engine
  2. 400 V10 DTS White Mercury Verado Engine

    $2,333

    with hydraulic steering and fuel/water separator 400 V10 DTS White Mercury Verado Engine

Dual Engines

  1. 200 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes

    $9,613

      200 V6 (DTS) Dual Black Mercury FourStroke with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 200 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes
  2. 200 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes

    $13,948

    200 V6 (DTS) Dual White Mercury FourStroke with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 200 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes
  3. 225 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes

    $15,348

    225 V6 (DTS) Dual Black Mercury FourStroke with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 225 V6 DTS Black Dual Mercury FourStrokes
  4. 225 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes

    $19,682

    225 V6 (DTS) Dual White Mercury FourStroke with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 225 V6 DTS White Dual Mercury FourStrokes
  5. 250 V8 DTS Black Mercury Verados

    $29,955

    250 V8 (DTS) Dual Black Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 250 V8 DTS Black Mercury Verados
  6. 250 V8 DTS White Mercury Verados

    $34,290

    250 V8 (DTS) Dual White Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 250 V8 DTS White Mercury Verados
  7. 300 V8 DTS Black Dual Mercury Verados

    $35,981

    300 V8 (DTS) Dual Black Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 300 V8 DTS Black Dual Mercury Verados
  8. 300 V8 DTS White Dual Mercury Verados

    $40,315

    300 V8 (DTS) Dual White Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering and fuel/water separators 300 V8 DTS White Dual Mercury Verados
  9. 250 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

    $60,916

    250 CXL V8 Dual black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with JOYSTICK PILOTING. Outboard docking system with joystick, electronic steering, Skyhook/autopilot keypad functionality. (Simrad or other standalone optional autopilot not permitted with Joystick Piloting) (includes fuel/water separators) 250 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting
  10. 250 CXL V8 Dual White Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

    $65,251

    250 CXL V8 Dual white Mercury Verado Four Stroke with JOYSTICK PILOTING. Outboard docking system with joystick, electronic steering, Skyhook/autopilot keypad functionality. (Simrad or other standalone optional autopilot not permitted with Joystick Piloting) (includes fuel/water separators) 250 CXL V8 Dual White Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting
  11. 300 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

    $66,942

    300 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with JOYSTICK PILOTING. Outboard docking system with joystick, electronic steering, Skyhook/autopilot keypad functionality. (Simrad or other standalone optional autopilot not permitted with Joystick Piloting) (includes fuel/water separators) 300 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting
  12. 300 CXL V8 Dual White Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

    $71,276

    300 CXL V8 Dual Black Mercury Verado Four Stroke with JOYSTICK PILOTING. Outboard docking system with joystick, electronic steering, Skyhook/autopilot keypad functionality. (Simrad or other standalone optional autopilot not permitted with Joystick Piloting) (includes fuel/water separators) 300 CXL V8 Dual White Mercury Verado Four Stroke with Joystick Piloting

4. Choose Seating Options

Helm Seating

  1. Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell

    $1,513

    Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell - Bench seat with backrest and flip-up thigh rise, Fold down armrests, Cup holders (2)Rod holders (2)Grab rails - stainless steel, Livewell 30 gallon Insulated with blue interior, light, and flush mounted clear acrylic lid, Sink with freshwater faucet and Starboard side storage drawers (3) (deleted with cockpit refrigerator option) Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell
  2. Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage

    $1,839

    Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage - Bench seat with backrest and flip-up thigh rise, Fold down armrests, Cup holders (2) Rod holders (2) Solid surface counter top, Storage bin with hinged lid, Grab rails - stainless steel, Sink with freshwater faucet, Starboard side storage drawers (3) (deleted with cockpit refrigerator option) and Port side storage drawers (3) Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage
  3. Deluxe Leaning Post with Gyro

    $810

    Deluxe Leaning Post with Gyro - Bench seat with backrest and flip-up thigh rise, Fold down armrests, Cup holders (2)Rod holders (2)Solid surface counter top, Storage bin with hinged lid, Grab rails - stainless steel, Sink with freshwater faucet, Port side storage drawers (3) and Starboard side storage pocket Deluxe Leaning Post with Gyro
  4. Fiberglass leaning post with convertible deluxe helm seating

    $0

5. Choose Your Options

  1. Anchor package

    $5,276

    (includes: anchor windlass with through hull anchoring system and stainless-steel anchor) Anchor package Anchor package
  2. Bow package

    $4,030

    (includes: forward casting platform with dedicated storage (must select bow table), and bow cushion (filler) (requires forward casting platform) Bow package Bow package Bow package

Railings and Rub Rails

  1. Black rub-rail with stainless steel insert

    $2,948

  2. Split Bow Rail

    $1,147

    Split Bow Rail Includes high aft rails, deletes low profile bow rail. (High aft rails not compatible with swim Patio. When selected together boat will retain low starboard aft rail and no port aft rail in patio location) (not compatible with Trolling Motor Panel or Trolling Motor with Charger)
  3. White rub-rail with stainless steel insert

    $1,857

Entertaining Features

  1. Cockpit table

    $1,766

    Cockpit table with dedicated storage under aft bench seat

Fishing Features

  1. Trolling Motor 36V with Charger

    $8,209

    Trolling Motor 36V with Charger (not compatible with dive tank holders, Gyroscopic Stabilizer, Bow shade, or split bow rail options) Battery trays for trolling motor batteries (3) Motorguide XI-5 trolling motor with GPS, Trolling motor panel with wiring, Battery charger and HDPE Battery enclosure with storage shelf.
  2. Power Pole 10' White

    $4,797

    Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor 10' White
  3. Power Pole 10' Black

    $4,797

    Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor 10' Black
  4. Trolling motor panel

    $1,696

    Trolling motor panel (not compatible with dive tank holders, GYROSCOPIC STABILIZER, Bow shade, or split bow rail options) Battery trays for trolling motor batteries (3) Trolling motor panel with wiring and HDPE Battery enclosure with storage shelf
  5. Radial Outriggers

    $4,014

    Radial Outriggers (hardtop mounted) (not compatible with Electric Cockpit sunshade, or Hardtop delete)
  6. Raw Water Washdown

    $848

Notable Options & Accessories

  1. Cockpit refrigerator

    $2,992

    Cockpit refrigerator (must select Deluxe Leaning Post with Storage or Deluxe Leaning Post with Livewell)
  2. Glovebox

    $472

    Glovebox (Not compatible with Deluxe Helm Electronics Package 16 display) Glovebox
  3. Full height side glass and windshield with vent

    $6,606

    Full Height Sideglass and Windshield with Vent Full height side glass and windshield with vent
  4. Battery Package - Single Engine

    $1,003

    Factory Installed Battery Package for Single Engine
  5. Battery Package - Dual Engine

    $1,947

    Factory Installed Battery Package for Dual Engines
  6. Vacu-Flush toilet

    $3,177

    Vacu-Flush toilet with holding tank, overboard discharge, and dockside pump-out 6.5 gallon capacity
  7. Bow Tow eye

    $2,816

  8. Aluminum trailer

    $19,801

    Aluminum Trailer with Disc Brakes, Dual torsion axle, Guide on stanchions, LED lights, Radial tires and Spare tire
  9. Seakeeper 1 Gyroscopic Stabilizer

    $43,672

    Gyroscopic stabilizer (seaKeeper) (not compatible with dive tank holders, TROLLING MOTOR 36V WITH CHARGER, TROLLING MOTOR PANEL or single engine selections, must select dual engines) (Must select leaning post with gyro)1000 n-m-s gyro, Factory installed GR31 AGM batteries, Battery charging system, Charges from shore power or engine power, HDPE Battery enclosure with storage shelf and HDPE Battery enclosure with storage shelf. Seakeeper 1 Gyroscopic Stabilizer
  10. Underwater Lighting

    $3,793

    Underwater LED lights (2) Underwater Lighting
  11. Battery Charging System

    $1,086

  12. Beach Boarding Ladder

    $939

    Beach Boarding Ladder (Concealed) Beach Boarding Ladder
  13. Swim Patio

    $24,235

    Swim Patio - Port Side Fold Down Hull Side with Attachable dive ladder Swim Patio
  14. Transduce 1kw thru hull

    $3,089

    1000W thru hull transducer (SS175 med) and SonarHub" module Transduce 1kw thru hull

6. Choose Your Electronics

  1. Nav Package, Simrad 12" NSX Additional Display

    $5,110

    12 Simrad NSX Additional Display Electronics Package - Simrad NSX 12 MFD (GPS, Chart plotter, Fishfinder) Nav Package, Simrad 12" NSX Additional Display Nav Package, Simrad 12" NSX Additional Display
  2. NAV PKG, SIMRAD 16" NSO

    $5,495

    16 SIMRAD NSO EVO3S ELECTRONICS/NAVIGATION PACKAGE (Replaces standard 12 Simrad NSX display)Simrad NSO evo3S 16 screen (GPS, Chart Plotter, Fishfinder) Integrated Mercury VesselView Link (Replaces Mercury SmartCraft Connect) NAV PKG, SIMRAD 16" NSO
  3. NAV PKG, DELUXE ELECTRONICS SIMRAD SINGLE

    $13,555

    DELUXE ELECTRONICS SIMRAD PACKAGE 16 DISPLAY (Combines electronics options with acrylic dash and switch panels for integrated look and functionality) Simrad NSO evo3S 16 MFD (GPS, Chart plotter, Fishfinder) (Replaces standard 12 display) Custom black acrylic dash areas, Integrated Mercury VesselView Link (Replaces Mercury SmartCraft Connect) Stereo system with Premium Audio and Glovebox NAV PKG, DELUXE ELECTRONICS SIMRAD SINGLE

Electronics

  1. CMAP Chart Card - Asia

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Chart Card - Asia
  2. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Asia

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Asia
  3. RADAR, SIMRAD DOME HALO24

    $4,504

    Simrad HALO24 4kW 24 High Definition Digital Dome RADAR, SIMRAD DOME HALO24
  4. SATELLITE WEATHER AND RADIO

    $899

    Satellite radio Siriusâ satellite receiver with antenna Simrad Sirius? marine weather receiver SATELLITE WEATHER AND RADIO
  5. VHF RADIO (SIMRAD)

    $1,198

    Simrad RS20S VHF Radio VHF RADIO (SIMRAD)
  6. JL Audio Stereo with Integration into Simrad Navigation Package

    $5,564

    Stereo (JL Audio integration into Simrad Navigation Package) JL Audio MM105-HR stereo with Dash mounted remote volume/mute knob, AM/FM/HD Radio, USB audio, and Sirius XMTM ready, Iphone/Android compatible via integrated Bluetooth 5.0 and JL waterproof speakers (6) and 600W Amplifier JL Audio Stereo with Integration into Simrad Navigation Package
  7. First Mate Safety & Security System Single Engine

    $1,344

    First Mate Safety & Security Sys Single Engine (Includes Captain FOB and 3 passenger FOBs) (Not compatible with Dual Engine option) (Included with Theft Deterrent System Option) First Mate Safety & Security System  Single Engine
  8. First Mate Safety & Security System Dual Engine

    $1,359

    First Mate Safety & Security Sys Dual Engine (Includes Captain FOB and 3 passenger FOBs) (Not compatible with Single Engine option) (Included with Theft Deterrent System Option) First Mate Safety & Security System Dual Engine
  9. First Mate Safety & Security FOB Kit

    $671

    First Mate Safety & Security FOB Kit Includes additional Man Overboard (MOB) FOBs for additional passengers (Qty 4) First Mate Safety & Security FOB Kit
  10. Satellite Radio

    $360

    Satellite Radio (Sirius satellite receiver with antenna) (must order stereo option) Satellite Radio
  11. Premium Audio Package

    $1,993

    Premium Audio Package - JL Audio 8 Subwoofer (2) with 400W amplifier Premium Audio Package
  12. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - South America/Caribbean

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - South America/Caribbean
  13. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Central/West Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Central/West Europe
  14. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - North/Central Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - North/Central Europe
  15. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Southern Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Southern Europe
  16. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea
  17. CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSO Displays) CMAP Discovery Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand
  18. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - South America/Caribbean

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - South America/Caribbean
  19. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Central/West Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Central/West Europe
  20. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - North/Central Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - North/Central Europe
  21. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Southern Europe

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Southern Europe
  22. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Arica/Arabic Sea
  23. CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand

    $336

    (Only compatible with NSX Displays) CMAP Discovery X Chart Card - Australia/New Zealand

7. Choose Your Canvas

  1. Sunshade at cockpit

    $4,140

    Electric Cockpit Sunshade (deletes hardtop frame rod holders) (not compatible with radial outriggers, or Hardtop delete) Sunshade at cockpit
  2. Sunshade at bow

    $2,121

    Sunshade at Bow (Not compatible with Hardtop Delete, Trolling Motor 36V with Charger, or Trolling Motor Panel) Sunshade at bow
  1. Combination helm seat / console cover

    $962

    Combination helm seat / console cover
  2. Console Lounge Seat Cover

    $1,104

    Console Lounge Seat with backrest cover (black or blue)
  3. Black

    $0

    Canvas Color Selection
  4. Blue Graphics

    $0

    Canvas Color Selection

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