Boston Whaler unveils new 150 Montauk and 170 Montauk during 60th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration
Classic heritage meets cutting-edge capability to brilliant effect in the new 170 Montauk and 150 Montauk. Timed for release with the 60th anniversary of the Unsinkable Legend™, these are modern-day editions of Boston Whaler’s most iconic model.
“The Montauk has always been about effortless utility and purposeful design,” said Jeff Vaughn, Whaler vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “We worked to maintain that clean simplicity and ultimate reliability, while also leveraging customer feedback to implement strategic upgrades. The new 150 and 170 combine everything our customers love about the Montauk with improvements in versatility and design that bring them squarely into the future.”
First unveiled in Sarasota during Whaler’s weeklong anniversary celebration kickoff, the new 150 and 170 Montauk each feature a precision-engineered hull to deliver a remarkably soft, safe, dry ride. Rugged “hose-and-go” utility and effortless operation make these the perfect craft for fishing, exploring and pleasure boating with family members of all ages; the Montauks are also well-suited to yacht tendering duties. Captains from novice to expert will appreciate the intuitive helm console with stainless steel accents, and can count on the Mercury® FourStroke engine for reliable, efficient performance.
Anglers can choose from numerous options to customize the 150 or 170 Montauk precisely to their needs. The optional Fishing Package adds a compass, a 36- quart (150 MT) or 72-quart (170 MT) cooler seat with cushion and backrest, console-mounted rod holders and tackle drawers. State-of-the-art Raymarine electronics packages — including RealVision 3D technology — are also available to enhance fish-finding and navigation capabilities.
The 170 Montauk also newly features an integrated 25-gallon fuel tank and an integrated forward fish box with overboard drainage — two additions that customers will certainly appreciate.
Adding a stylish new option befitting Whaler’s anniversary year, the 150 and 170 Montauk are available with a Teak Package that includes teak boarding steps and swim ladder flooring, lending stylish “vintage” flair that coordinates beautifully with the boats’ clean, timeless aesthetic. For model year 2018, these boats will also feature a custom 60th Anniversary badge.
And because ease and empowerment have always been an underlying theme of the Montauk family, the new 150 and 170 each include a standard galvanized trailer with swing tongue, disc breaks and LED lights for safe, seamless transport. Stowing the 150 or 170 Montauk in a compact garage or driveway is eminently practical.
“Boston Whaler has always been committed to getting boaters out on the water quickly and easily. We design every Whaler to maximize capability and comfort while eliminating barriers to success,” said Whaler President Nick Stickler. “The new 150 and 170 Montauk celebrate that spirit of functionality and ease. We’re proud to debut them as a cornerstone of our 60th anniversary celebration.”