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Boston Whaler 170 Montauk First Glance

New customer-requested features on a classic skiff design.

April 16, 2018
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Boston Whaler 170 Montauk First Glance
LOA: 17 ft. 4 in. | Beam: 7 ft. 3 in. | Dry Weight: 1,700 lb. (w/o engine) | Draft: 1 ft. | Transom Deadrise: 16 deg. | MSRP: $30,701 (base w/ Mercury 90 FourStroke, trailer) Courtesy Boston Whaler

Most anglers instantly recognize Boston Whaler’s iconic Montauk skiffs. In celebration of the company’s 60-year heritage, Whaler has reintroduced its updated 170 Montauk. The new skiff bears the model’s classic utility and purposeful design but with extras based on customer feedback.

Anglers can choose the optional Fishing Package, which adds a compass, a 36- or 72-quart cooler seat with cushion and backrest, console-mounted rod holders, and tackle drawers. Whaler also offers Raymarine electronics packages, including new RealVision 3D technology, and an optional 12-gallon livewell.

New features include an integrated 25-gallon fuel tank and a forward fish box with overboard drainage. The 170 and its sister, the 150, are available with a teak package that includes boarding-step and swim-ladder flooring; during 2018, these boats will sport a custom 60th-anniversary badge.

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The 170’s maximum-horsepower rating is 115. It comes standard with hydraulic steering, bow-and-stern lifting eyes, and a galvanized trailer with a swing tongue and disc brakes.

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