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LiquidDan posted 12-28-2005 10:39 AM ET (US)   Profile for LiquidDan   Send Email to LiquidDan  
Hello, Whalers!

I'm looking for specs on a Boston Whaler 30' Defiance--in particular, the width, height, and weight of the vessel. Of all Whaler models, I've found this one is the hardest to find. I do know that it is a 1991 Commercial Division unit. The boat is currently owned by the Harbor Police in the District of Columbia. They've bought some newer equipment and are putting this one up for auction.

Been searching the net, including the Whaler website and many boating sites without any luck finding information on the dimensions of the vessel. Anyone know of any database that might contain such information?



Tom W Clark posted 12-28-2005 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

You don't sat whether you are talking about the outboard or inboard version of the aluminum hulled Defiance but from page 22 of the 1991 Boston Whaler Commercial Boats catalog I see:

LOA, inboard ----- 30'-0"
LOA, outboard ---- 31'-3"
beam, inboard ---- 11'-3"
weight, inboard --- 12,500 pounds (includes motors)
weight, outboard -- 8,000 pounds (no motors)

Weights are approximate. Obviously the choice of engines will affect total displacement and you need to add the weights or fuel, equipment and gear.

LiquidDan posted 12-28-2005 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for LiquidDan  Send Email to LiquidDan     

Thank you very much for your quick reply! I can see that the following for these boats is quite strong.
I am talking about the inboard dual diesel engine (plus a diesel generator).

Does anyone know anything about total height of the boat?

bsmotril posted 12-28-2005 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
When I needed height info for shipping a boat last year, I called Whaler Tech support. They supplied the info in 5 minutes. Their telephone number is on their website.
Dick posted 12-28-2005 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a friend that has a reational 34 defieance with the twin diesels. I think it is a great boat but he does nothing but complain about it and has spent thousands doing improvements. I would have been happy with the boat as it cane out of the factory but he is a bit on the wierd side.
bostonwhalerfan posted 01-18-2006 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for bostonwhalerfan  Send Email to bostonwhalerfan     
These boats do not appear to have ANY floatation. Additionally, when left in the water while attached to shore power, the Aluminum skins on the boats become pitted and start to leak after 10 - 15 years. If they fill with water, the boat will sink like a rock. It is quite costly to have the boat reskined. Bandage fixes such as fiberglass and epoxy coatings are not very effective over the long haul. Because the cabin sits high out of the water for visibility, the boat with mast has a 15' bridge clearance. Not sure of the overall height out of water.

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