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Tsuriki BW posted 02-17-2001 04:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tsuriki BW   Send Email to Tsuriki BW  
I have a 1999 Dauntless 14, which is my first Whaler and I love it. But it is no longer in the Whaler product line. The closest is the 16' Dauntless or the 15' commercial (which has a different stern design)

Does my Dauntless 14 now qualify as a "classic" Whaler?


Tsuriki

KCarlsen posted 02-17-2001 11:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
I don't know about being "classic", but it is now a rare boat, that is loved by its owner, unsinkable and built with whaler quality. I would hold on to it and enjoy it. After all, it is a whaler :)
awares posted 02-18-2001 10:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for awares  Send Email to awares     
How many years was this boat available?

Does this boat have a center console?

Was this boat also avialable with built in live wells in the rear?

Tsuriki BW posted 02-19-2001 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Don't know how long it was available.

It has a center console.

Live well insert is avaialble to put into the box under the CC seat. Expensive.

Tsuriki

dscew posted 02-19-2001 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
The 14 Dauntless was introduced in 1999 and discontinued for 2001, so a 2 year run, I believe. Was a very nice, well built, and nice riding boat, but was outclassed by the 16 Dauntless, which had stern seating and wasn't so cramped. For one or two people, though, the 14 was a honey. If I didn't have 2 Whalers already, I would have tried to add one to my stable, but then I would have had to build a dog house next to it (for me to sleep in).
B Bear posted 02-24-2001 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
I am not quite positive.
I went to Classic Whaler and looked at the defination. Classic are the Hulls that have decended from the orginal sea sled design in 1958 to the present. This would mean that the 13 Sport and the 17 Montauk is the only contemporary classic left at present.
There is another Boston Whaler I just heard of produced in the 80's tht did not make the list of Classics "the Mischief", a ski boat design.
This makes me wonder if the Outrage line (I believe started in the early 80's) with their Deep Vee would qualify to be a "Classic". If the Outrages are Classics then it is possible that the Dauntless line which followed in the Outrage Deep Vee hull design development may also be a contemporary classic.
food for thought.
Bear
B Bear posted 02-24-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
My mistake the Mischeif is in the Classic Whaler line up. I had seen one fully restored on boattrader.com in red.
I would say a call to Boston Whaler would be in order to find your answer. The question being " Is the accutrack hull a completely new hull design or did it evolve from Whalers Deep Vee hulls?".

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