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Montauk 150: Price, Performance
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posted 08-28-2006 11:20 PM ET (US)
[A MONTAUK 150 may] be my first [Boston Whaler], so I have some basic questions. In fact, this will be the first boat that I buy new. Could any current owners please answer:
1. How much should I expect to pay for a Montauk 150, base model? It's easy to buy a car because anyone can get invoice prices. Not so with boats.
2. How do you like your boat? Any complaints?
3. How does it handle chop? I'm assuming a rough/wet ride.
Thanks in advance.
posted 08-29-2006 11:47 AM ET (US)
My dealer wouldn't discount the MSRP when I bought mine. The boat was equipped with the bow rail, cooler seat and bimini top for $21,208, this included freight to Seattle and dealer prep tax and licensing additional.
I love the package. The engine is quiet and smooth, the trailer is first class, and the boat runs smooth and dry.
posted 08-30-2006 05:19 AM ET (US)
I paid $18,995 for a brand new 2006 with the fishing package, (live well, rod holders, tackle drawer)it has the cooler seat, no bow rail, two tanks, swim ladder, 60hp 4stroke, trailer, (I believe these last two are standard).
It is a great boat! Perfect for one or two anglers, or a couple and a couple of kids. It has outstanding fuel economy.
The baitwell is excellent. It is large, oval and can serve as a place to sit for a couple just along for a scenic ride. Or, it can hold a ton of bait and circulate water to keep them alive for the long haul. The oval shape prolongs life for any swimming bait.
Boston Whaler finally came up with a proper conduit pipe and had the good manners to include a pull through line for the future installation of any fishfinder transducer cable. I stalled a Garmin 160Color FF and it was a snap. Same would hold true for a transom mounted depth finder transducer, speedometer, or seawater thermometer.
The center console is also excellent. It provides ample space for the installation of electronics, has an excellent grab rail, and positions you perfectly for a level ride while choosing a sit down or leaning post helm position. I much perfer to operate any boat whilst standing or leaning as my aging back hates the sit down transfer of any pounding. Standing with knees flexed is much more comfortable for me. There is good storage room under the console, and I could easly add additional batteries if and when I want to upgrade, or add a trolling motor.
I have had a lot of boats over the years, (lucky guy) and this is my 4th Whaler. I could not be happier with the boat. How does it handle chop? I believe as good or better than my previous 17' Scout, 17' Mako, and way better than my buddies bone crushing 22 Cape Horn Bayboat. The degree of pounding and spray has a lot to do with the Captain and how they handle the boat. The 150 Montauk handles the chop better than a Classic 16'7" Montauk, IMHO.
In 1994 I paid $13,291 for a 15' Boston Whaler Dauntless 15' with a 60hp Merc 2 stroke and a trailer. It was also one of my favorite boats, and, like a jerk, I sold it to a buddy that still has it today. I have tried to buy it back many times. I have never thought I have over paid for a Whaler and based on the price then vs. the price now, I think they are a deal. Enjoy.
posted 09-05-2006 08:36 PM ET (US)
My out the door with bow rails, livewell, fishing package (cooler seat, rod holders, tackle drawers, compass), suntop, mills mooring cover, swim lader, spae wheel/tire, bow cushion, PA sales tax (6%), registration for boat and trailer, dealer prep, coast guard pkg = 22,665. I absolutely love the boat! It handles chop very well and fairly dry. I have had it out both in Florida and in NJ, where the seas where a bit more active (2-4 swells) without any issues. It is a great boat.
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