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skategoat posted 02-11-2005 10:38 AM ET (US)   Profile for skategoat   Send Email to skategoat  
Can anyone explain the product positioning for BW's Nantucket? How does it fit in vis a vis the Outrage and Dauntless? Who is the Nantucket targeted to?
Moe posted 02-11-2005 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
There was considerable discussion about this on the forum back when the 190 came out. A search might pull up some of it for you.

The Nantucket and Eastport were primarily responses to a significant number Euro-transom hate posts (not only on this forum) from guys who want to be able to fish right over the transom instead of 4-5 feet forward of it due to the Dauntless's family sofa at the stern.

It has 2" more freeboard than the 180 and 220 Dauntless series, and costs a bit less than the smaller Dauntless, forgoing many of their family amenities, as well as their shorter console the Admiral can see over when at the helm (the 190 uses the same tall console as the 210 Outrage).

It has 2" less freeboard than the 210 Outrage, which requires much more horsepower due to the greater deadrise and 700 additional pounds of weight, and costs roughly 50% more (as does the 220 Dauntless).

I think of the 190 as a 180 without the couch, and a little better suited for rough water.


Sal A posted 02-11-2005 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I own a 2004 Nantucket that I recently repowered. It's lines are a bit more "classic" than the Outrage line, which starts now at 21 feet (the 190 Nantucket is 18 feet 10 inches). It is SLIGHTLY better suited to fishing than the 180 Dauntless (whose main difference from the Nantucket is its 18 feet 6 inch legnth, shorter console and helm seating, and a nice rear bench seat). It is also packaged with a trailer and priced somehwat more value-like than the 180 Dauntless.

The targeting was right on for me. I am a light-fisherman and family boater, new to the hobby, and long time lover of the classic lines. Yet my life doesnt permit me the luxury of seeking out the classic beauties and restoring them. Certainly I am not as mechanically inclined as most on this site. I am just thrilled to be into boating in a well made, safe, and good looking product with little if any hassle. The 19 foot size is perfect for my style of boating, and I don't regret my decision for a moment.

Hope this helps?

sportroyalwulf posted 02-11-2005 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for sportroyalwulf  Send Email to sportroyalwulf     
I have always thought that the nantucket would fit in quite well in my driveway.
LHG posted 02-11-2005 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
I've always thought the Nantucket is meant to be an updated version of the hugely popular 18 Outrage. It is very much like the the last manifestation of that hull, the 19' Outrage II, 1992-1995.
kamie posted 02-11-2005 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
The Nantucket, 170 Montauk and the new Eastport are meant to be intro boats to Whalers other lines. The 110 Tender and the sport series are meant to round out the line of smaller boats.

The Nantucket is the intro boat to the Outrage line, Montauk to the Dauntless line and the new Eastport to the Conquest. There is no Legend Series that is an intro to the Ventura. Not sure if they plan to build one but that would be a place to add a new boat.

Perry posted 02-11-2005 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
I got tired of looking for an 18 Outrage in good condition locally and considered buying on the mainland but shipping to Hawaii is about $5000. Instead, I ordered a 2005 Nantucket and will take delivery in early summer.

I have ridden in both the Dauntless 180 and Nantucket. The Nantucket's deeper V hull handles the rough water much better than the 180, that is one reason why I sold my Dautless, the other being that it makes for a better fishing platform.

I think the Nantucket offers a nice value to someone who wants a good all around boat that can handle rough water, take the family out for an afternoon in the sun and provide good fishibility too.

Yiddil posted 02-12-2005 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
After all the discussions last year on this site, and I might add terriffic info from owners of Nantuckets and Dautless's, I bought a 2004 Nantucket. I have to say it was the best move I have ever made...for all the already mentioned reasons. Not that the Dautless isnt a nice boat, but I saved like $14,000 in the difference, included a trailer, got all my electronics, and canvas, and cusions, and still have quite a great boat!

I have never been sorry one day for the choice!I would love to see sales statistics on both and see which ones sold more...

Moe, I have the Bow Cusion and Forward Dodger, thats my coutch!!! Best thing I ever got on her!!!

Now for that Verado:))))in time:)

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