BOS­TON WHALER 380 OUT­RAGE

Sport Fishing - - SF BOATS - BY CHRIS WOOD­WARD

AT THIS YEAR’S Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show in Fe­bru­ary, Bos­ton Whaler in­tro­duced its ninth cen­ter con­sole Out­rage model — the 380 — to a lineup that ranges from the 190 to the 420.

This 38-footer comes with fish­ing ameni­ties that in­clude a 60-gal­lon tran­som livewell, an op­tional tack­le­cen­ter livewell, in-sole fish boxes, a fully equipped leaning post and am­ple rod hold­ers. An in­te­grated hard­top pro­tects the crew, and the air-con­di­tioned helm deck keeps ev­ery­one com­fort­able. An up­per sta­tion is of­fered as an op­tion.

Whaler also pro­vides loads of crea­ture com­forts, from the roomy, notched bow, with its ex­pan­sive seat­ing and stor­age, in­clud­ing a cav­ernous garage be­neath the bow lounge, to the cock­pit’s new aft-facing couch with re­mov­able ta­ble.

The 380 in­cor­po­rates some new op­tional elec­tron­ics tech­nolo­gies, such as re­mote con­nec­tiv­ity through Whaler Watch, a boat-mon­i­tor­ing and se­cu­rity sys­tem, and Sea­keeper’s small-boat gy­rosta­bi­lizer.

The cen­ter con­sole can han­dle triple Mer­cury Ver­a­dos, up to a max­i­mum of 1,050 hp, with op­tional joy­stick pi­lot­ing. In fac­tory test­ing with triple 350s, the 380 topped out at 51 mph, turn­ing 6,400 rpm and achiev­ing 0.56 mpg.

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