Boston Whaler 270 Vantage | Boating Magazine

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

This big, bold do-all boat serves a variety of nautical needs, and is built for blue water.

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

Single-purpose boats are falling from favor. Boston Whaler’s new 270 Vantage, a dual-console model, succeeds at a variety of missions, with little compromise we could detect.

The boat does fish: Four rod holders are standard and you can order a livewell, fish box, 3 transom rod holders and hardtop with rocket launchers. Stash the bow cushions and create a casting deck. Stow the custom-built transom seat with a sloped backrest, separate from the coaming bolsters — and you have a spacious fish-fighting cockpit.

One of the big treats is the companion console seat. It’s double-wide, and the backrest boasts custom stainless-steel hardware that allows the seat to configure in five positions. These include back-to-back ski observation to a leaning post to a flat sun lounge to a reclining lounge that faces fore
or aft. It’s an easy system to manipulate.

The optional hardtop includes a tow point for water sports, and if you’d rather forgo the shade, a water-sports tower is offered. An optional bimini allows sunning or shade.

If you want to cruise and overnight, it seems to have everything needed, including a spacious private head. Plus you can add a summer kitchen complete with inverter, charging system and shore power.

It’s a multiskilled operative, but with more specialties than a general practitioner.

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