Miami, Fla. (Aug 23, 2015) - When Boston Whaler introduced the Vantage® series less than three years ago, it changed the game for dual-console capability, offering a new view on the possible. The 270 and 230 Vantage were met with raves from customers and acclaim from the industry for their innovative design and remarkable versatility. This Thursday, February 12, the next evolution makes its debut at the Miami International Boat Show: the all-new 320 Vantage.
We re thrilled to introduce this larger and even more sophisticated Vantage model, said Boston Whaler President Huw Bower. In the same way that its predecessors offered customers true no-compromises boating, the 320 Vantage balances comfort and ease with rugged, multifaceted performance. And it builds on that winning formula with advances in design and technology that thoroughly empower active families.
Cutting-edge features and amenities are the hallmarks of this multicapable model. For instance, the next-generation portside companion seating is more versatile than ever: Two spacious benches convert seamlessly to form multiple configurations facing forward or aft, combined to form a huge sun lounge, with bolsters up, with or without the aft ottoman engaged the list goes on. In fact, innovative seating can be found throughout the boat.
The Vantages convertible aft bench seat, with its elevated backrest, offers a comfortable place to stretch out, and folds neatly away to maximize cockpit space. The roomy open bow is another inviting place to relax, thanks to amenities including a large integrated cooler, port and starboard lounges with back- and armrests, and optional JL Audio® speakers.
For entertaining, the cockpit utility center with electric grill, fridge and sink can feed a crowdand can be optioned as a complete fish prep station. A new cockpit sunshade deploys electronically from the 320s hardtop to extend protection all the way to the aft bench. The boat also features a starboard dive/boarding door with a removable stainless-steel ladder for easy access to and from the water.
The utility of this boat is incredible, and never at the expense of its comfort, said Jeff Vaughn, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. We have listened to the customer and factored in everything we know about how our boaters actually use their boats. The result is a sense of ease that makes the 320 Vantage a perfect platform for just about any on-water activity.
Dual console compartments provided added comfort for every member of the crew. The generous starboard head console is equipped with all the conveniences, while the portside console features a convertible berth and fold-up table, making it a prime place to sneak in a nap or take a break from the midday sun.
And thanks to Whalers exclusive Unibond® construction and superior dual-console design, the 320 Vantage provides a remarkably soft, safe, dry ride, and smooth, predictable handlingkey selling points for families with children and hardcore anglers alike. At the helm, a state-of-the-art VesselView display and available Raymarine® navigation electronics offer seamlessly integrated control. And strong, reliable and quiet Mercury Verado® outboards efficiently power all-day watersports, leisurely cruises and serious fishing runs.
The Miami Boat Show attracts a huge audience of discerning customers from around the world, making it the perfect venue in which to debut a model as spectacular as the 320 Vantage, said Bower. With Vantage, we offered a new view on the possible. With the 320, were pleased to expand that view even further.
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