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Sal A posted 12-31-2005 02:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sal A   Send Email to Sal A  
My two boys and I came back from the NY Boat show a little deflated; the show is a shadow of what it once was just even a few years back.

On the bright side we spent some time looking at Whalers. My boys loved the 130 Sport and the 150 Montauk. I loved the 320 Outrage Cuddy and the 235 Conquest.

I snapped some pictures, am horrible at using my ISP's web publishing software, and hence I am posting the pictures without an embedded narration and details in the link. Anyhow we snapped a picture of a 190 Outrage (spartanly outfitted for over $40,000), two pictures of a 235 Conquest priced at $90,000, four of a 320 Outrage Cuddy priced at a hair over $200,000, the helm of a 285 Conquest detailing a nice electronics layout, and two pictures of a 150 Montauk priced at $20,000. The quality of the hard top on the 235 Conquest and the 320 Outrage Cuddy is incredible. Kudos to Boston Whaler. The layout of the 320 Outrage Cuddy is amazing; it has great room to stand and fish at the stern, a great console stand-up head, a great forward lounging area, and a spacious cuddy to get out of the elements. It comes at a price tradeoff though!

I could not find most of the boats I was hoping to get a good look at due to lack of representation THIS year, but I did manage to see a few C-Dory cruisers, a 16 footer and 22 footer, that I found appealing in their spartan way.

Well anyway it would appear I need to improve my skills at photography and web publishing, in addition to fishing. Hope thr pictures and pricing help members here.


WT posted 12-31-2005 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Thanks for the pictures.

I lust for a new 235 Conquest and wished the Boston Whaler website would include more pictures of all their models.

Happy New Year,


Perry posted 12-31-2005 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
Sal, what motor was on the transom of the 190 Outrage. At $40,000 it must have been a 150 Verado.
Sal A posted 12-31-2005 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Perry, it was the 150 Verado. Slick.

By the way the 205 Conquest was nice also. But at $51,500 with a 150 Verado it seemed pricey and underpowered.

tombro posted 01-01-2006 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Thanks, Sal. I hope to get there next Saturday. Just kicking the tires, like you, though. Looking forward to the 1st full season with our new rig!
Tom W Clark posted 01-01-2006 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I am very gratified to see that the closest thing to my own Revenge 25 that Whaler makes today, the Conquest 235, costs $90,000 without a trailer!

Honestly, even if these two boats cost the same I would prefer what I have. The fact that I paid less than 1/3 of that price makes me feel very warm inside :-)

aubv posted 01-01-2006 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Sal A,

Have been to the AC Boat show recently? I actually like it better than NYC.

Thanks for posting the pictures.

revsrobson posted 01-01-2006 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for revsrobson  Send Email to revsrobson     
Thanks for the photos - especially the one showing the pricing on the 285 Conquest. My wife and I are headed for the Seattle Boat Show next weekend. After knowing about the new 285 since early Spring last year I am dying to finally see it and decide if it is the right boat for my family. I agree with the other poster who wished that Whaler would have more photos on their website.
Dick posted 01-02-2006 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Thanks for the pics and information. I am lusting after that 235 CQ but have to win the lotto first.
I'll hit the Seattle show next week and drool.


Sal A posted 01-02-2006 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Dick, I hope you win the lottery as well; the 235 is impressive.

Brian I will try to hit the AC boat show in February; everyone I have spoken with has echoed your sentiments.

I was back at the NY show today with my brother-in-law and dad. Most who go to the Javitz show do so for entertainment I think, as we did. We went on pretty boats, yachts, yacht-wannabe's, the Grady Whites and the Whalers.

The 320 Outrage Cuddy is the most versatile boat in the lineup in my opinion. It is aiming to satisfy many competing family needs in one boat. It has great offshore fishability, a wonderfully roomy helm with premium helm seats and a great hardtop, a great lounge area up front, a roomy in-console head, a real neat cuddy for those who wish to nap, and/or get out of the sun and watch a DVD (small kids always love a cuddy), and onboard sinks and refrigerators. With the twin 275 Verados this boat could fish tournaments with beefy men onboard, clean up quick, and then cruise the Florida ICW with music and cocktails. Geez, I sound like an ad.

I'll repeat my wish that Whaler made a pilothouse in their lineup, as it appears that each model they have undertaken recently is very well thought out (Nantucket/190 Outrage, 150 Montauk, 235 Conquest, 320 Outrage Cuddy); a Whaler pilothouse would surely be also.

VRC posted 01-02-2006 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for VRC  Send Email to VRC     

I have to respectfully disagree with your opinion of the 320 Outrage Cuddy. I was disappointed with the boat. The fishability aspect of the boat is hindered by not being a true center console with walkaround capability. There is no access to the bow from the port side. Also, that entire padded seating area in front of the console seems to be a waste. I wouldn't think of sitting up there when returning from the Mud Hole or the Barnegat Ridge in a 4' to 5' sea. And the price, $204,000, ouch !

The one boat that I was really impressed which addresses your pilot house wish was the Dougherty Everglades 29 Pilot. I have to say that the Everglades 29 looked like a better quality boat from the construction of the pilot house right down to the bow rails. And the price was about $40,000 less than the Whaler 320 Cuddy (about $160,000).

After seeing all these new boats and especially the price tags that go along with them, I'm very happy in my 1988 Whaler 27' Center Console Cuddy.


Sal A posted 01-02-2006 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Vic I respectfully take note of your comments; you have been doing it a lot longer than I have. Maybe it is a boat that is trying to please too many parties, and in doing so, ignores its major purpose: fishing boat. I can see that. It sure was pretty, though. ;)

jimh posted 01-06-2006 12:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Sal--Please accept my thanks and I am sure the thanks of many others for taking those excellent pictures and posting them for us to see. It is much appreciated. Our boat show season is a month or more away. It was fun to get a sneak preview.
tombro posted 01-09-2006 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Sal, was there Saturday. As you said, the hardtop on the Conquest 235 was just awesome! I wish they had a 255 Con there for comparison; maybe in the AC show.

Non-Whaler Queen of the Fleet--Topaz 40, hands down! For a mere 400K...

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