The legendary Boston Whaler Outrage family welcomes the bold new 280 Outrage, making its official debut in January at the New York Boat Show. This serious offshore performer delivers a soft, safe, dry ride and features a host of amenities that facilitate easy entertaining.
“We’re pleased to kick off the New Year with the introduction of the 280 Outrage in New York,” said Boston Whaler President Huw Bower. “True to its lineage, the 280 is Confident to the Core, delivering a remarkably smooth ride and an intuitive user experience. At the same time, it sacrifices nothing in the way of comfort or convenience.”
Well suited to entertaining friends and family, the 280 Outrage features an ergonomically pleasing layout and high gunnels for added confidence. Spacious, comfortable seating can be found throughout. In the bow, a large forward-facing lounge with back- and armrests is a perfect seat at anchor or underway; optional port, star-board and center bow cushions ramp up the sociability. Aft, a convertible bench offers more great seating, and folds cleanly away for maximum fish-fighting space.
Additionally, a deluxe helm seating option includes an adjustable captain’s chair and stationary companion seat. An enclosed, portable head with pump-out in the console makes all-day excursions go even more smoothly.
Anglers will appreciate the boat’s full 360 degrees of walkaround, as well as its many fishing features. These include a large in-floor fishbox with pump-out and two 5- gallon buckets; gunnel-mounted rod holders; an outrigger-ready hardtop with additional rod holders; and a deluxe leaning post with a bait-prep area, a sink with freshwater and pullout sprayer, dedicated tackle storage drawers, a pressurized 40-gallon livewell and more. In other words, everything you need to make your next catch epic.
Captaining is made effortlessly enjoy-able thanks to cutting-edge Mercury® instrumentation, with available Raymarine® navigation packages for ultimate offshore success. Dual 225-horsepower Mercury Verado® FourStrokes provide reliable, efficient power, with options up to 300-horse-power. Remarkably, the 280 Outrage is also available with Mercury’s revolutionary Joystick Piloting and Skyhook/autopilot technologies, two options that take control and confidence to the next level. Combined with Whaler’s unique variable-deadrise hull design, these features provide unparalleled performance.
“Through thoughtful design and purposeful innovation, we continue to build on the strong heritage of the Outrage line,” said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. “The new 280 Outrage is a perfect addition to the Unsinkable Boston Whaler legend.”
The New York Boat Show will run from January 6-10, 2016. The new 280 Outrage will be available for viewing in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Booth C-18.

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