Boston Whaler unveils 380 Realm, new Montauk additions

Boston Whaler introduced the new 190 Montauk and 210 Montauk this week at the Miami International Boat Show. The 190 and 210 join the 150 and 170 Montauks, unveiled in August, to complete a redesign of the entire Montauk family.

“We’re pleased to introduce the new 190 and 210 Montauks, bringing cutting-edge capability to these beloved classics,” said Jeff Vaughn, Whaler Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, during a press event held on Thursday. “In reinventing the Montauks, we strived to preserve the clean simplicity, effortless utility and total reliability that have always been defining traits of the series. At the same time, the new 190 and 210 — like the 150 and 170 — have been redesigned from the keel up to ensure maximum versatility, optimal use of space, and the right mix of features and options for today’s boaters.”

The new 190 and 210 Montauks feature increased storage space throughout, including an integrated forward fishbox/storage compartment and a bow locker with fiberglass cover, both with overboard drainage.

Seating has been enhanced as well; cushioned aft quarter seats are now standard on the 210 and optional on the 190, and both models feature a reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and storage below.

Underway, boaters are treated to a remarkably soft, safe, dry ride, courtesy of a precision-engineered hull and Whaler’s Unibond construction.

Rugged “hose-and-go” utility and effortless operation make these the perfect craft for fishing, exploring and pleasure boating with family members of all ages; the Montauks are also well-suited to yacht tendering duties.

Captains from novice to expert will appreciate the intuitive helm console with stainless steel accents. Reliable, efficient Mercury power options are available up to a 150-hp XL EFI Mercury FourStroke engine on the 190, and a 200-hp XL L6 DTS Mercury Verado on the 210, both available with hydraulic steering.

Each Montauk is readily customizable through a purposeful array of options. For anglers, the optional Fishing Package adds a 72-quart (190 MT) or 94-quart (210 MT) cooler seat with cushion and backrest, tackle drawers, and added console-mounted rod holders. Several Raymarine electronics packages are available to enhance navigation and fish-finding capabilities.

The redesign of all four Montauks was timed to coincide with the company’s 60th anniversary, and as such all are available with a Teak Package that lends extra “vintage” style. On the 210, this includes teak flooring on the swim ladder and helm footrests.

As a standard feature, each model includes a galvanized trailer with swing tongue, disc brakes and LED lights for safe, seamless transport and easy storage.

“The new Montauks deliver true turnkey operation, helping boaters get out on the water quickly and easily, and helping to ensure they enjoy the experience,” said Whaler President Nick Stickler. “The 190 and 210 Montauk, like the 150 and 170 they are joining, demonstrate the ease and functionality that Montauk has always been about. And now they reflect the latest in design, engineering and technology, demonstrating what the Whaler name has meant and will always mean, for the past 60 years, the next 60 years and beyond.”

However, the additions to the Montauk family weren’t the only unveilings for Boston Whaler at the Miami show.

Making its world premiere at the show, the 380 Realm joins the 350 Realm as the first models in a new family of boats.

“The 380 Realm is designed to make any on-water goal possible,” Vaughn said. “It’s geared for impressive capability and total comfort, expanding the definition of ‘all-day boat’ into something that encompasses cruising, fishing, entertaining, overnighting, long-distance travel and more. It is a clear reflection of the 60 years of innovation and excellence that go into every Boston Whaler.”

The 380 Realm’s spacious center console layout includes ample seating and effortless transitions from one area to the next.

Starboard-side boarding steps make entering the boat easy, as well.

A new windshield design features a glass door that can be secured in the open position, even while underway, providing easy bow access and unobstructed views. The windshield, combined with the Realm’s large integrated hardtop, lends superior protection from the elements.

In the bow, a wide lounge seat forward of the console seats three across and features fold-down armrests with cup holders. The bow also holds additional forward deck seating, opposite the lounge, and a standard insulated cooler. Options including a drop-in bow table, filler cushions, and an extendable sun shade add versatility to this inviting social zone.

Heading aft, the design of the cockpit makes full use of the boat’s wide beam. Two rows of seating include a row of helm seating, with armrests and flip-up bolsters to ensure ergonomic positioning for captain and passengers. This row and the mezzanine row both include air-conditioning vents, and both convert to face aft, forming a natural cockpit gathering space. Additional seating includes a convertible aft seat that folds out from the transom and tucks neatly away when not in use, and a swiveling portside companion seat.

As with the 350 Realm, one of the 380 Realm’s most notable features is the massive under-seat cooler in the mezzanine row. Available with a refrigeration system, this compartment with organizer rack can hold days worth of drinks and food, and can be accessed either by lifting up the seat, or through an access door in the front.

Additionally, the cockpit includes a portside prep center with grill and fridge, however for serious anglers, the prep center’s grill and fridge can be replaced with an optional livewell. An integrated hardtop spans the mid-ship cockpit seating area and includes an extendable Sureshade sunshade, which stretches over the cockpit as needed to provide extra protection from midday rays. The hardtop also offers an electric sunroof and skylight option, allowing natural light to flow freely.

Quad 350-hp Mercury Verado FourStroke engines paired with a 450-gallon fuel tank provide impressive range.

Advanced Seakeeper gyro-stabilization technology is available, providing a marked reduction in boat roll and virtually eliminating seasickness.

A large, well-designed helm station accommodates three display screens, and several state-of-the-art Raymarine electronics/navigation packages are available to ensure confident command.

The cabin of the 380 Realm adds another dimension to the boat’s capabilities. A convertible V-berth features a dining table that converts seamlessly into a double bed. The boat also features a fully enclosed, stand-up wet head with vanity sink and shower. Other amenities in the cabin include a forward entertainment area with flatscreen TV, and an efficient galley with a microwave, fridge and sink.

“This is what Boston Whaler’s six-decade legacy is all about: constantly challenging ourselves to push the limits and provide new ways for boaters to experience the water,” Stickler said. “We’re proud to expand our lineup with such a highly capable, beautifully designed addition to the Realm series.”

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