The new Boston Whaler 380 Outrage is more than an upgrade of an earlier model. With transom deadrise increased to 23 degrees, and a narrower, wave-slicing entry, this spacious, unsinkable center-console sets its own course with an exceptional offshore ride.
It’s an even better way, then, to get to where the fishing is.
“Spacious” seems to be a salient adjective in describing the 380 Outrage, whether describing walkways forward, seating space, cockpit fishing room or in-console comfort. Even interior freeboard is a generous 29 inches.
The big double-seat sun deck has three drop-down armrests, a center with drink holders and a stash bin with electronics connections. A storage compartment beneath it is more practical now, with horizontal rod storage moved to within the cabin.
Remove cushions from an optional, electrically deployed teak table, and you’re ready for lunch. Remove the seat cushions too, and it all becomes a spacious—there’s that word again—nonskid casting or cast-netting platform.
(Forego the table, and you get a third in-floor fish box with macerator.)
The redesigned helm station is positioned starboard, the offset wheel on the hull’s centerline. Console entry is just port of the helm, which many prefer to side or front entry.
Within the skylighted cabin is a microwave, sink and seating that becomes a berth; rubber-backed cushions reverse to hold storage tubs without slippage. Rod racks line the walls. The enclosed head has a toilet, teak seat, shower wand, and flip-down hooks on which drying foul-weather gear is a breeze, thanks in part to heat/AC vents.
Helm seating accommodates three, with air conditioning and molded-in footrests. The captain’s seat is electrically adjustable, while the passengers’ are mechanical. A fold-down platform provides a higher standing piloting position.
Tinted glass surrounds the helm on three sides, with an electrically actuated vent in the curved windshield. VesselView, Active Trim and other electronics are mounted above the windshield. The dash and panel houses switches, heat and air-conditioning vents, Fusion stereo, spotlight control, and digital throttle and shift binnacle, as well as accommodates two large screens.
Overhead storage for life jackets or optional foul-weather canvas has generous headroom beneath it.
Joystick Piloting system is optional, as are a tower, Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizer and outriggers.
Access the hardtop by ascending stairs and sliding open a hatch; a tower option includes double-wide seating under a second, smaller top, as well as an abbreviated array of navigation display, radio and other controls.
The 380 Outrage comes standard with triple 300 hp V-8 Mercury Verado engines, with options up to quad 400s and Joystick Piloting.
Cockpit fishing space measures a generous 45 square feet, atop large refrigerated in-floor fish boxes with macerators. Toe rails contain cannonball holders. Seven stainless-steel rod holders line the transom and cockpit gunnels alone—indeed, gunnel-mounted rod holders ring the boat—and the hardtop adds six vertical rod holders. A divider in the 60-gallon transom livewell keeps bait types separate.
Facing the foldout transom seat across the cockpit, another bench faces aft; its seat flips up to access storage and flips back down to become a teak table. (You can add another cockpit table, and a Summer Kitchen package is another option.)
The sturdy dive door opens wide to admit fish—or folks from a floating dock or the water, aided by a stowaway ladder and swing-out grab bar.
Weight (dry, no engine): 14,500 lb.
Weight (with engines, fuel, water): 19,715 lb.
Max Weight Capacity: 5,214 lb.
Max Persons Capacity: 16
Maximum Horsepower: 1,600 hp
Fuel Capacity: 445 gal.
Waste Capacity: 10 gal.
Water Capacity: 60 gal.
Bridge Clearance (with top): 9’
Bridge Clearance (with upper station): 16’4”