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Nushlie posted 06-20-2009 10:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for Nushlie   Send Email to Nushlie  
Gentlemen & Ladies: Has anybody compared the Edgewater 188 to the 190 Montauk 190 or even the 190 Outrage? It has been a while since I've heard anything about Edgewater and I'm interested in how they are doing [with product] quality.

I know at one time Jim H was quite knowledgeable about their products.


WhalerHoney posted 09-07-2009 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerHoney  Send Email to WhalerHoney     
As anyone who knows anything about boats is aware, EdgeWater builds a far superior product. Whaler has a valuable trademark -- nothing more.
Nushlie posted 09-07-2009 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     
Gentlemen & Ladies:

Looked at and sea trialed both boats, we bought the Whaler.


Bella con23 posted 09-07-2009 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Montauk or Outrage?
Nushlie posted 09-07-2009 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     

We bought a 190 Outrage with a 150 Verado.


Bella con23 posted 09-07-2009 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Nush - Congratulations and best of luck. Post some pixs when you get some.
Yiddil posted 09-08-2009 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Ya did good N...

Alright Bella, when we going boating together:)) Henry

Hi to all:)

SC Joe posted 09-08-2009 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for SC Joe  Send Email to SC Joe     
I would agree the Edgewater is a better boat.
frontier posted 09-09-2009 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Edgewater is a good boat.
Boston Whaler is a great boat.

Resale value:
Most everybody knows (even non-boaters) what a Boston Whaler is and the excellent quality.
Translation - High value.

Most people would guess it's a motel chain.

Feejer posted 09-09-2009 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I looked at and sea trailed the Edgewater 188 early last spring. The boat is built like a tank. I ended up buying a Dauntless 180, for a few reasons. One price, the Edgewater dealer would not move at all, second the Dauntless in my opinion has more creature comforts and is more family friendly than the Edgewater. The Dauntless has more storage and I really wanted a Verado which Edgewater did not offer. With that said, if my family was not into wake boarding and I fished a lot than I currently do I would have gone with the Edgewater.
Nushlie posted 09-10-2009 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     
Gentlemen & Ladies:

Edgewater boats are well made but so are Boston Whalers. Whaler has been around for over 50 years, certainly no accident.

I think many people would be surprised at the present number of Edgewater employees. Edgewater is a very small company.


JoeyP posted 09-10-2009 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Gentleman and Ladies:

Edgewater a hotel chain.....that's great. Your probably right about which boat is beter well known to the average boater bear ---the whaler of course.

Nushlie posted 09-11-2009 06:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     
Joey P:

What is your opinion on the 190 Outrage?


BlueMax posted 09-12-2009 08:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
Nush - can you share with us some of the advantages/disadvantages you found when comparing - Just interested in your own answers to model comparison (ride/pride/workmanship/sea trial etc etc)- what made you opt for the Whaler over the Edgewater in the final decision?


boatdryver posted 09-12-2009 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
Like feejer, I looked at the Edgewater 188 along with Whaler Dauntless models.

I wound up with a 2007 200 Dauntless, mainly because we are fortunate in the San Francisco Bay Area to have a very outstanding Master Dealer for Boston Whaler in the Outboard Motor Shop in Oakland. The Edgewater source was a small outfit 400 miles away.

I very much prefer the more traditional styling of the Edgewater to the more contemporary styling of the larger whalers, including mine, but the low freeboard and "drooped" bow of the new Dauntless design has proven perfect for our use which involves fishing and family boating in the local Bays and small kids hopping off on beaches.

While the Edgewater came with well proven 4 stroke Yamaha power, I was a little concerned about the relatively short track record of the Verados with Whaler. I needn't have worried; after the well-known fuel float problem got fixed quickly by the dealer under warranty, the 175 Verado has been a joy for two seasons now.

I very much agree with others that brand recognition on resale with Whaler is vastly superior to Edgewater West of the East Coast. As to actual "quality", I thought either choice would have served us well.


Nushlie posted 09-12-2009 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     

One reason we bought the Outrage is because we have owned Whalers for approximately 25 years, always appreciated their boats.

We felt the 190 Outrage was a better looking boat than the Edgewater 188. Also, the Whaler had superior console seating as well as much more room between the console and bow area. Overall we feel the Whaler has a better design / layout.

The fit and finish of the boats was similar. The Edgewater had a better anchor storage area and much larger console. Actually in our opinion the console was too large.

Edgewater is a very small company and that caused us some concern. We heard that their current employment in Edgewater, Florida is under 15 people.

In summary, we believe Boston Whaler, for the most part makes an excellent product and the 190 Outrage is a great boat. We have yet to see an Edgewater on the water and Whaler has a pretty strong presence in the Great Lakes region. I also think Boston Whaler resale is significantly stronger that the average boat.


BlueMax posted 09-13-2009 05:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for BlueMax  Send Email to BlueMax     
It's kind of ironic that we buy our Whalers "for life" - with an eye toward resale value. I bought my 2007 170 Montauk because of known quality, with the thought toward keeping it forever, but also knowing I would likely get an excellent return price should I need or decide to sell it 10-15-20 years down the road.

Nushlie - appreciate the thoughts on design/layout comparison between the Edgewater 188 and Montauk 190. Very useful considerations.


Whalerdog posted 09-19-2009 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Edgewater boats look great. I have a 19 Montauk 07 with 115. Having raced offshore boats for years I can tell you the Whalers are built solid. They have upright flotation which is great. I have used my boat as an adventure toy, Sure it don't run 145 mph like an Skater I raced so my fun is found in big water for a rush.

I take the boat into Jones Inlet when there are 6-7 foot waves and sit having a soda and chips. I run the boat through the inlet when the waves are curling and breaking at 6-7'. I have had the bow just make it through the waves by 2-3 inches in big water. The boat can handle some huge water head on and I still feel safe. Attacking at an angle you Not normal but I do it for fun and relaxation. I don't do it when the water is cold I do have some sense, not much.

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