Boston Whaler has debuted a new version of its flagship model: the 420 Outrage Anniversary Edition. The new Anniversary Edition retains everything boaters love about the original 420 Outrage — incredible ease of use, expansive seating and gathering spaces, a well-appointed cabin, purposeful amenities, great fishability and flawless performance — and builds on these aspects with the latest technology, updated styling, and an array of exciting new options.
“Building on the proud legacy of the Outrage name, the 420 Outrage Anniversary Edition combines superior comfort and capability with enhanced style and unsurpassed performance,” said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler in a company press release. “It’s a powerful next-generation offshore cruiser that represents the future of the Whaler brand. We’re eager for boaters to experience it.”
The boat features triple 600-horsepower V12 Mercury FourStroke Verados with Joystick Piloting. With a fuel capacity of 700 gallons, the 420 Outrage empowers boaters to travel significantly longer distances without having to stop and refuel. A Skyhook/autopilot keypad and functionality allow for effortless station-keeping, while a Seakeeper Gyro Stabilization system virtually eliminates boat roll (and with it, seasickness).
A black hardtop frame package gives the boat a sophisticated appearance that pairs with the upholstery’s new contrast stitching and Sea Gray color scheme. Inside the cabin, darker colors and updated finishes including metallic accents make the space feel larger and more inviting. Teak accents on the helm deck, seating, footrests and bow cupholders lend an elegant touch. Boaters can also choose from several painted hull side colors and four under-hardtop gelcoat colors.
Below deck, the Anniversary Edition’s cabin offers a place to get out of the sun, watch a movie on the 28” flatscreen HDTV, or prep a meal in the well-equipped galley with microwave, refrigerator/freezer, sink and storage. Large side windows with opening port lights and shades let in plenty of natural light. When overnighting is on the agenda, the convertible double berth and convertible pull-out settee provide space for four people to sleep comfortably.
To celebrate 50 years of the Outrage series and round out the full Whaler experience, the 420 Outrage Anniversary Edition comes with several exclusive gifts for new owners, including a custom helm pad, unreleased artwork, a letter of authenticity, and a coffee table book detailing the history of the Outrage.
Boston Whaler has planned a series of events to kick off the new model. The “Homecoming Tour” will feature stops at locations all along the East Coast, beginning with an August launch event in New York City and including a special homecoming reunion in Quincy, Massachusetts, where the original 50-year-old Outrage model is still in use by the Marine Biological Laboratory. The 420’s tour will conclude in October at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.