Boston Whaler has introduced the 230 Outrage, the newest addition to its Outrage lineup including the new 330, 280 and 250 Outrages.
By pushing the combing around the bow further outboard, Boston Whaler’s engineers were able to maximize floor space, legroom and seating width throughout. This design also contributes to the sense of stability and security for passengers in the bow, the company said.
“The customer’s experience was a primary concern in designing the new 230 Outrage,” said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “We listened closely to our boaters’ feedback on how, where and why they use their boats. These insights helped to shape the next generation of Outrage. They also fuel our commitment to providing Core Confidence, through boats that are purposeful, intuitive, and perform seamlessly.”
The 230 Outrage is designed to work as a fishing platform, yet also facilitate “fun-filled days on the water.” It features an ergonomically designed layout with a full 360 degrees of walkaround. Amenities include a standard head in the console.
The bow area includes wraparound forward seating with readily accessible cup holders, as well as a two-person forward-facing seat directly in front of the console that lifts to reveal a large storage compartment. Another storage compartment can be found under a hatch in the floor. The optional bow table lends itself to social gatherings, and stores in the console when not in use. Additionally, an optional JL Audio stereo package offers four premium speakers.
The 230 Outrage’s has many fishing features, including the integrated fiberglass hardtop option. Rod holders are placed strategically throughout the cockpit, and the transom features a portside livewell.
The 230 features a Converting Leaning Post. It starts as a standard bench helm seat, but its backrest conceals a flip-down workstation for prepping lines, tackle or snacks. For even more seating, the backrest can be rotated down a full 90 degrees to form an aft-facing seat. A 54-gallon cooler slides below. Anglers can select the optional Fishing Leaning Post to gain a 30-gallon livewell in this area of the boat.
The helm features a darker console face to reduce glare, and a control panel with optional Raymarine E95 touchscreens. Power includes a choice of Mercury Verado outboard engines.