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SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: Mercury Verado 350, 350 horse
power inline 6-cylinder, 2.6 litre,
supercharged, sequential multi-port
electronic fuel injection, stainless-steel
propeller.
RPM
1,000
1,500
2,500
3,000
3,500
4,000
4,500
5,000
5,500
6,000
6,300

MPH
4.5
6.7
8.3
9.5
21.9
29.6
35.0
40.2
45.4
49.9
53.0 max

Length:
23' 2"/7.06 m
Length O.A. (with platforms):
24' 7 1⁄2"/7.51 m
Beam:
8' 6"/2.59 m
Weight (dry, no engine):
3,900 lbs/1,769 kg
Price starting at:
$149,000 CDN
This shows companion seat in one of its many configurations as a
forward-facing sun lounge.

Boat and price supplied by Gordon Bay
Marine, gordonbay.com,
bostonwhaler.com

It's hard to believe that such a comfortable seat can fold right out-of-the-way
into the transom.

room. There's also great outward vision
through the curved glass windshield.
FiShing FeatureS
Padded inwales all around are very nice
and provide comfort when fishing as you
lean against the hull side. The Boston
Whaler 230 Vantage has good freeboard,
so you stand well down in the boat for a
secure feeling. We noticed thoughtfully

located stainless-steel hand rails in
several places for passenger security.
There are four rod holders on the
gunwales and four rocket launchers on
the hardtop frame although the roll out
shade may block two of them. There
was a combination drink holder and
deck hawse leading to inboard cleats to
keep your lines neat.

PerForMance
The 350 horse power Mercury Verado
was equipped with power steering and
it is a pleasure to drive. The Mercury
Verado 350 has tons of power, planning
the boat off in about 5 seconds even
with 80 liters of fuel and three people
aboard. The feel is super solid and the
230 Vantage delivers a great ride. Turn
it in hard, even at top speed and the
boat hangs on very well. Lenco trim tabs
with LED lights assist in planning off or
balancing the load in side winds and the
tabs could be very useful in serious seas
but overall, the boat behaves very well
without any attention to the tabs.
You can certainly use this for family
tubing and other activities but it has
the power and the hull design to handle rough water. It seemed pretty
stable at rest as well, a good attribute
for fishermen.
Overall, the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage is handsomely styled, ruggedly built
and so thoughtfully designed that we
feel confident it will be highly valued by
its lucky owners. *

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Canadian Yachting February 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2020

Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
Power Review: NC 895 Sport
Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
The Port Hole: February 2020
Book Review: Ready to Come About
Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - 3
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: NC 895 Sport
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - The Port Hole: February 2020
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Book Review: Ready to Come About
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
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