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2004 305 CONQUEST
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posted 09-22-2003 08:34 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-22-2003 11:19 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-22-2003 11:39 AM ET (US)
What is this monster going to cost?
posted 09-22-2003 06:24 PM ET (US)
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
Probably $125 to $160 tricked out.
posted 09-22-2003 08:30 PM ET (US)
I would think 150k to 180k easy, but thats just a guess.
posted 09-23-2003 03:34 PM ET (US)
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
posted 09-23-2003 09:04 PM ET (US)
I see that the 28 Outrage and 28 Conquest are now gone. This boat must be the replacement.
posted 09-23-2003 09:47 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-23-2003 10:57 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 09-24-2003 01:57 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-24-2003 10:41 PM ET (US)
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+.
posted 09-24-2003 10:42 PM ET (US)
That's without power, by the way...
posted 10-09-2003 04:32 PM ET (US)
I found this review and thought it could be informative.
posted 10-09-2003 06:03 PM ET (US)
The diesel generator is something I would really like in my 28. The Kohler has been a pain since I bought it!!
posted 10-17-2003 03:08 PM ET (US)
175 K in offshore magazine.
posted 12-30-2003 10:32 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 12-30-2003 10:39 AM ET (US)
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:)
posted 01-06-2004 07:42 AM ET (US)
Looks like my 28 conquest.
posted 01-06-2004 11:51 AM ET (US)
Real "nice seating".
posted 01-06-2004 12:59 PM ET (US)
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..
posted 01-10-2004 10:32 AM ET (US)
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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