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230 Vantage, 270 Vantage and 270 Dauntless
|Author||Topic: 230 Vantage, 270 Vantage and 270 Dauntless|
posted 01-06-2013 09:27 PM ET (US)
Boston Whaler displayed hull #1 for each of these new 2013 models at the New York Boat Show. My buddy took some pics, not great but fun to look thru nonentheless.
Sorry but these pics do not come close to doing these hulls justice, all three were beautifully laid out designs with immaculate fit and finish. I poked around these three hulls for two hours, one pic has me lounging on the forward console seat, I was in my comfort zone :-)
posted 01-07-2013 08:48 AM ET (US)
Nice pictures, thanks for posting. I can't wait to see the 230 Vantage in person, I think it is a very versatile boat and will be a good seller for BW. I am anxious to see the re-design of the 235 Conquest, I noticed the BW website no longer has the old model listed...this usually means a new model is coming (my assumption only). Thanks again for the pictures, as well as the price tag, it's nice to know the "street price".
posted 01-07-2013 08:25 PM ET (US)
Per the Boston Whaler reps at the NY Boat Show, there are no plans on the table for introducing a new 235 Conquest. He stated that the small cabin boat market is shrinking, that strong trends persist towards the dual consoles. Then again, we were told a few years ago that BW would be focusing on "fishing" boats and thus the discontinuance of the Ventura line :-)
The Vantages were competitively priced with the other dual consoles at the show, and there were lots of "wows" and excitement around the Vantage models. The sales reps were pumped up too, lots of exitement as they displayed the features of the Vantage models. As of Saturday morning, they sold three 230s and two 270s.
By the way, the coriander top of the 270's kitchen is very tasteful, it blends beautifully with the hull and upholstry.
posted 01-07-2013 10:10 PM ET (US)
Good video on the new 230 VANTAGE.
posted 01-09-2013 12:12 PM ET (US)
Here's the latest video from Boat Test
Nice boat ......
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