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jimh posted 09-22-2003 08:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
In case you have not heard nor seen, read about the newest Boston Whaler boat, the giant 305 CONQUEST.

What a monster! I am sure it has a price to match it impressive specificatons, weights, and tankage.

This is quite a boat. I count eleven above-waterline through hull fittings just in the starboard side of the boat! Not exactly your 13-SPORT.


dhlaw posted 09-22-2003 11:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for dhlaw  Send Email to dhlaw     
Same amount of through hulls on my 28 Conquest. 2 in back are rear bilge, center top are fuel vents, center bottom is bait prep sink dump, 3 bottom right are shower dump - A/C dump and center bilge. I will be interested to see how it looks complared to my boat. I am gonna take the spec sheet out tonight and measure mine and compare. I know the beam is the same, I am just wondering whether they include the bow pulpit to get the 32 foot LOA.
hauptjm posted 09-22-2003 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
What is this monster going to cost?
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 09-22-2003 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Probably $125 to $160 tricked out.

captbone posted 09-22-2003 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I would think 150k to 180k easy, but thats just a guess.
tully_mars posted 09-23-2003 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     

I 2nd that, Killinger Marine has a tricked out Conquest 275 for $120k. I'll have to wait a while till the used ones are a bit cheaper. LOL


lhg posted 09-23-2003 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I see that the 28 Outrage and 28 Conquest are now gone. This boat must be the replacement.
captbone posted 09-23-2003 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I would love to see that with the new 250 Mercury four strokes, 250 Optimaxes or even the 250 EFI's. Anything less than that is going to hurt me when I see those 225 Optimaxs or 225 current mercury (yamaha) four strokes screaming to get it up. I am also afraid that BW will pull the old lower the max hp limit to get it out the door with twin 225 optimaxes as max power as they did with the 130 sport and maybe the 170 and 190. That would be a shame. The reason I think of it being so much is because I find that BW and GW run neck and neck with the price. I know that the GW 330 is something like 220k out the door. So this thing much be in the upper 160k at least the way it should be. Also, I hear the GW has a new Cuddy 36 O/b coming out next year. I think it is going to be Beautiful BUT that is alot of boat for o/bs. Their 330 is alot of boat for o/b and I think that the new 36 ft one will be triple motor only. I hope for the sake of the motors! Sun Seeker just came out with a triple ob 36ft fishing boat. 250k + easy. WIth the new 300hp+ ob, I think the new monster size ob stratocruisers are the way the market is trying to go. I for one think that 33ft+ is alot of boat for o/b and alot of money. I would rather have a twin diesel over a triple o/b any day. Just my thoughts.
ryanwhaler posted 09-23-2003 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
My price guess for a base model is $275,000

Looks like we'll have to wait untill spring to find out what it will cost. Now we all have a new boat to dream about!

andygere posted 09-24-2003 01:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
The 31 of the late 80's and early 90's went for around $190k, but that was with diesels not outboards. I can't imagine this boat would be any cheaper today.
David Pendleton posted 09-24-2003 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Thanks, Jim.

I had not seen, nor heard. Just when I was thinking of downsizing my 23 CQ to a 21 CQ...

Who am I kidding...? The 28 CQ was usually around 120-130K, so I'm guessing this one will be 140K+.


David Pendleton posted 09-24-2003 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
That's without power, by the way...


BW23 posted 10-09-2003 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
I found this review and thought it could be informative.

dhlaw posted 10-09-2003 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for dhlaw  Send Email to dhlaw     
The diesel generator is something I would really like in my 28. The Kohler has been a pain since I bought it!!
pstroh posted 10-17-2003 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for pstroh  Send Email to pstroh     
175 K in offshore magazine.
Peter posted 12-30-2003 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I saw the Conquest 305 at the NY Boat Show. Price with a pair of 225 Optimax was an eye popping $186,000. It's a nice boat but for that kind of money you can step into an absolutely beautiful brand new Pursuit 3100 that has far more cockpit space and a nicely laid out cabin.
bricknj posted 12-30-2003 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for bricknj    
I was playing on that boat at the boat show. the dealer I talked to hinted at 175k fyi. I don't know much about Pursuits, maybe they are not unsinkable? We know that all small boats are required to have level floatation, but my guess is not many manufacturers extend that to their larger boats.

From stepping on some other boats as well, I could see where the potential buyer looking at tthe 305 conquest might also be looking at the smaller Luhrs, and find the conquest price competitive. Out of my range, nonetheless:)

dogface posted 01-06-2004 07:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
Looks like my 28 conquest.
hooter posted 01-06-2004 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Real "nice seating".
kamie posted 01-06-2004 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
doesn't this qualify as a house? Do we have pictures yet? If they have one at the show in Baltimore I'll take some..
JoeyP posted 01-10-2004 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
I also took a good look at the 305 Conquest at the NYC show. It's definetly a stretched out 28-29 Conquest with a slightly deeper V hull. I was disappointed in the cabin and the entrance head room. It seems they devoted this design to a serious fishing boat with outboard motors and increased space on the deck. The price tag I saw displayed was like $184,900. I still prefer my 275 Conquest. I have to agree with bricknj, at that level the direction would be twin inboards. Maybe their trying to entice those Big Boats with outboards type people.... "Grady Fans".

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