As I’ve begun to consider my boating needs, and the many alternatives, I’ve realized there is quite a bit to evaluate. I’ve begun with the 170 Montauk. I am impressed with what the 170 MONTAUK has to offer, yet I quickly realized it won’t be enough when our family of five is aboard.
I’m looking for input on the 2020 190 Montauk. My boating needs include the following:
- Manageable size
- simple to own and maintain
- inshore family use on the Barnegat Bay NJ for cruising to sand bars
- water sports and some fishing.
I have no aspirations of taking a watercraft of this size beyond the bay. The boat will be kept at our family home and primarily used for enjoyment on nice days, with good conditions.
The more one evaluates, the more input one receives about the 2020 190 MONTAUK and other brand options.
Boston Whaler boats have a reputation for being a bit hard riding, especially in chop.
Is the post-2018 190 MONTAUK hull design better riding [than the prior hull design of the 190 MONTAUK]?
Some have suggested the new 2020 190 Montauk is more like 180 Outrage in terms of ride quality.
Others contend it will be hard riding and wet.
Additionally, there are no shortage of boat owners who steer you toward other brands as being a better value.
I would appreciate any insight and opinions from those familiar with the newer hull design 2020 190 MONTAUK boat, and familiar with Barnegat Bay or similar boating conditions.
Thanks in advance