The Boston Whaler 420 Outrage, the unsinkable flagship of the line, offers sumptuous luxury for onboard entertaining and cruising—but doesn’t let anything get in the way of its big fishability.
Sure, there are comfortable seating for well over a dozen—half that number in the helm area alone—and cozy amenities in the bow, cabin and beyond, plus powerful Dynamic Running Surface hull performance ahead of a four-pack of powerful engines.
But there are also hard-fishing features and space, plenty of fishing space.
Aft, the wide transom bench folds away to make room for the fight of the fiercest fish (or to rig rods in preparation for such a fight); its back remains in place to provide a secure and reassuring bolster.
Rod holders seem to be everywhere: three rocket launchers per side on top supports, nine stainless-steel rod holders along aft gunnels and transom.
The 420 Outrage boasts a 24-gallon aft livewell/baitwell to port, a fish-welcoming port dive door—as handy for releasing fish as landing them—and two huge in-floor fish boxes for which freezing plates are available. There are also three undergunnel rod holders, plus storage shelf with downrigger weight holders.
The leaning post and bait-prep center includes a cutting board, electric grill, refrigerator, storage, freshwater sink with hot and cold water, and an insulated 40-gallon pressurized and lighted second livewell, with a viewing window.
The helm area alone seats six comfortably—three on adjustable captain’s chairs, three or four more on an innovative bench that can face forward for shared adventure in transit. Each helm seat and bench position is served by an individual air-conditioning vent. A standard Sunbrella canvas cockpit sunshade deploys electronically.
From a chair, or standing on a fold-down platform, the captain pilots the 420 Outrage and its quad Mercury Verado 350s or 400s aided by a Mercury SmartCraft VesselView display. Digital throttle and shift keeps all four engines in sync with the touch of a single lever, those powerful engines fed from a range-extending pair of 300-gallon fuel tanks. The Joystick Piloting system is available, and the console accommodates three large displays. Other options include Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilization and a full upper helm station.
A sun deck at the console front contains three fold-down armrests. Its footrest houses bins that can hold fish or gear—or flip up to create a second rank of forward seats which, with the wraparound bow seating, surround the electrically deployed cocktail table.
Rails line the wide walkways to the bow, and gunnels house storage compartments. (And don’t forget about fishing: there are stainless-steel rod holders mounted within forward gunnels too.) Bolsters ring the boat.
The cabin offers a generous 7 feet of headroom, with a V-berth that converts into a dining center. Refrigerator, double sink and microwave oven await snack- or meal-making. A skylight provides natural lighting, and a 28-inch flat-screen TV offers entertainment. The enclosed head features an electric VacuFlush toilet and enclosed shower with rain-shower spray head—another touch of elegant comfort on this massive, fishing-ready machine.
Boston Whaler 420 Outrage Specifications
Weight (dry, no engines): 22,000 lb.
Weight (w/ engines, fuel, water): 29,500 lb.
Maximum Weight Capacity: 7,482 lb.
Maximum Persons Capacity: 20
Maximum Horsepower: 1,675 hp
Fuel Capacity: 600 gal.
Water Capacity: 60 gal.
Bridge Clearance With Hardtop: 12’5”
Bridge Clearance With Hardtop, Radar and Satellite TV: 14’2”
Bridge Clearance With Upper Station: 18’6”