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erik selis posted 05-24-2004 10:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for erik selis   Send Email to erik selis  
In February we first heard and read about the new 180 Impact model here on the forum. I hadn't seen it advertised on Whaler's website before. It seems they have now added this model. Has anybody else noticed this before?


BOB KEMMLER JR posted 05-24-2004 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
wonder why they made another rubber blunder?This thing must be about 50 grand if that 12 footer was 18.
Sal A posted 05-24-2004 06:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Although I can see the Impact when I click on your link Erik, I can't find the boat when I go on to my own bookmarked sight. I also suspect, from the language underneath the image of the boat that directs you to click on links for specifications and technical information, that this is an offering in Europe and not in the United States.

Could be wrong.....

Jamber posted 05-24-2004 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jamber  Send Email to Jamber     
I saw a local Fire and Rescue boat this past weekend, I'm pretty sure it was a 12 Impact. I have seen a U.S. Coast Guard large inflatable (Avon brand) boat. I guess there is a market for commercial/government use.


Yiddil posted 05-24-2004 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
IMHO, what a ugly boat! weird....whats the point???? this is an inflatable???? why????? WHAts the hull look like???
erik selis posted 05-25-2004 03:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Sal, I believe you are right because I couldn't find it myself when I was browsing I found the link on boating website.

There are many inflatable boats sold in Europe. I think Whaler just wanted to jump on the train here. A bit late if you ask me and I'm sure the price will be somewhat higher than the competitors.

For me it's interesting because it's a Boston Whaler and for us Whaler freaks, who like to collect all data, pictures and drawings of anything Whaler related, the data-sheet is welcome in the collection.

Personally, I have seen nicer Whalers. :)


Sal A posted 05-25-2004 05:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
From my browsing of motorboating type magazines, with the exception of Hinckley, Europe appears to be the knock down leader in large yacht building (Azimut for one). The RIBS in general appear to be just easier to launch and retrieve from a yacht than a semi deep-v glass boat; I think it is just that market BW is going for Erik?

Anyway when you and I meet one day off the coast of Spain in our 140 foot yachts, maybe we can influence the locals by showing off our Whaler Dauntless Tenders.

Sal A posted 05-25-2004 05:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Well I don't think Hinckley builds large yachts... shouldn't have even mentioned them.
erik selis posted 05-25-2004 06:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Now that's a great idea Sal!
A Yacht rendezvous on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Man, if I could afford a 140-foot yacht I could probably persuade Larry to sell me "WHALE LURE" to use as a tender. I bet that would impress the locals. :-)


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