Boston Whaler’s Conquest line of boats always exudes rugged beauty. Its 325 Conquest adds to those attributes a new level of luxury and sophistication.
On what the company calls its “SUV of the Sea,” one can connect with the outdoors up top, or enjoy elegant luxury below, on a boat that is deftly ambidextrous.
The cruiser-style cabin has a private midship double berth and a convertible V-berth sleeping/dining area, a full-height hanging locker, and deckhouse windows welcoming plenty of natural light.
Galley standards are a refrigerator, Corian countertop, microwave and sink with a faucet, all beneath a skylight. Fusion stereo drives six speakers, boat-wide. A 26” flat-screen TV is optional. The head compartment has a toilet, sink and shower, plus a mirror and screened porthole.
Outside, atop the cabin, a spacious sun lounge (cushions optional) is surrounded by sturdy, polished stainless-steel safety rails. You can add bow and cockpit sunshades.
At the helm a full single-piece glass windshield provides superb visibility, while the panel has plenty of room for a pair of widescreen multifunction displays. Full side glass can be added.
The captain, on a manual fore/aft slide and rotate seat, oversees a pair of 300 hp Mercury Verado engines (options up to 400 hp each), with optional joystick piloting to direct that power into port with precision.
Across from the helm is a wide rear bench and a second seat unit, between them a gas-assist, high-low wood-topped table. With a few quick moves, the table drops, and the rear-facing front seat reverses to face forward. The front seat can also recline, the half-height table accepting cushions to create an inviting lounge.
Aft of the captain is a prep station with sink and storage. An optional Summer Kitchen package adds a refrigerator, Corian countertop and pullout grill with a cutting board.
Other options include an open-array radar, a heater, underwater LED lighting, air conditioning and a bow thruster. One could even select a Cabin Comfort package of fitted sheets, comforters and pillowcases for the forward and midcabin berths. The Cruising package includes dockside water hookup, an electric single-burner stove and water heater.
The cockpit stands ready for entertaining or fishing. If the latter, grab a rod from the holders on the roof supports, and tend them in seven gunnel and transom rod holders. Hardtop rod racks are an option.
An insulated aft port livewell keeps bait fresh and frisky. The starboard dive door, besides welcoming folks after a dip or dive, makes hauling big catches aboard to slide them into the fish boxes a breeze.
An optional cockpit table stashes cleverly within the bilge hatch—still leaving roomy access to the systems below. Flip-down seats accommodate several passengers and are optional.
The outboards provide plenty of range on 300 gallons of fuel, and 46 gallons of fresh water add convenience on long passages for fishing, cruising or a bit of both.
The 325 also comes in a Pilothouse version, with an aft bulkhead and doors, and a slide-down section of bulkhead glass that opens on nice days.
Boston Whaler 325 Conquest Specifications:
Draft (hull only): 26”
Dry Weight (no engines): 10,500 lb.
Weight (with engines, fuel, water): 14,290 lb.
Persons Capacity: 14
Maximum Power: 800 hp
Bridge Clearance: 9’3” with hardtop, 10’7” with hardtop, radar and spotlight