We Say: This big dual console proves to be a capable fishing machine and a fully appointed day-cruiser. The motorized portside ensemble lets you create an inviting dinette (table is optional), lounge or seating for six. A summer galley to starboard includes a sink, 18-gallon cooler and prep surface. The hardtop melds with the full windshield to provide shade. Soak up the sun on the twin bow loungers. Under the seating you’ll find stowage aplenty. In the forepeak is the rode locker that features an in-stem anchor chute/roller and windlass.
Astern is a foldout transom bench-style seat for three and a passageway in the starboard quarter leading to the swim platform. A starboard dive door makes embarking easy. Use the space within the port console to slip into your bathing suit. In the starboard console you’ll find a porcelain VacuFlush marine toilet, sink and pullout shower nozzle.
The optional Fishing Package for the 320 Vantage includes five rod holders across the hardtop and three gunwale rod holders in addition to the standard four across the transom. An optional prep center gives you tackle drawers and an additional 40-gallon livewell.
Offering a smooth ride, the 320 Vantage is capable of speeds in the upper 40 mph range with twin Mercury 350 Verados.
Who’d Want One: Families who love to day-cruise and fish on big waters.
Another Choice: Pursuit’s DC 325 ($283,350 with twin Yamaha F300s).
Bottom Line: $276,527 (with twin Merc 250 Verados); bostonwhaler.com
Boston Whaler – Edgewater, Florida; 877-294-5645; bostonwhaler.com