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Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

Boston Whaler Conquest (2012-) Report

By Steve

Boston 285 Conquest Statement

The of the Conquest is combine a boat with offshore pedigree the features can handle gathering of for cocktails two couples a small on overnights. continues a trend towards fishing boats cruising due their sea-keeping dry ride, protection from elements.

Our boat was by twin Mercury Verado Mercury 250-hp are optional Note the side windows.


Some the key features of 285 Conquest

• Choose Layout. Our 285 Conquest a cockpit with the of an cockpit refrigerator which when really bring cruising capabilities this boat light. You also add cockpit table and port starboard fold-out seats ($1,461 to add the seating by the fold-out bench

• Choose Cabin Style. helm deck be outfitted sloping Downeast-style windows as our test or have that go the way the hardtop A third is to with a helm deck an aft with door

• Clever Seating. On port side the helm there are seats facing and aft. filler cushion the seats a lounger, you typically on most boats, and aft seat will slide to form aft-facing seat a pull-out rest.

The flip-up transom seat stows deploys easily. the beefy steel hardware. one of to port starboard as for entertaining.

Fully Foam-Cored and Deck Boston Whaler the hull deck with expandable foam bonds the components together just at hull-deck joint the perimeter the vessel, all over deck surface. an unusual and one you can in our Whaler factory video.(See construction

• Level The USCG requires boats and under float level swamped. Those 20′ don’t to float all under conditions. Boston doesn’t agree. 285 Conquest only floats swamped, but Whaler assures that she’ll level as

• 28 cm) Cockpit ABYC standards for 24 cm) of above a deck. Boston takes it little further adds another (10 cm) security.

• Division of The Brunswick is the single company the marine and owns a dozen brands and both outboard sterndrive engines well. Boston is a Brunswick brand as such an infrastructure, practices, and departments that more sophisticated what one with many

Boston Whaler packed a of boat 27’10” (8.51 and with standard hardtop will be to take virtually anywhere want to

Performance and

The Boston 285 Conquest a length of 27’10 m), a of 9’6 m) and hull draft 20” (.5 With a weight of lbs. (3,311 half fuel, people and power we a test of 9,590 (4,349 kg). a pair 225-hp Mercury 4-strokes powering 285 Conquest reached a speed at rpm bringing to 43.8 At that we had fuel burn 47.05 gph a range 167 miles.

Speed. Best came in 4000 rpm 25.7 mph. her fuel was 17.15 which gave a range 270 statute The 285 an average to plane 3.8 seconds; reached 20 in 5.3 and accelerated 30 mph 8.8 seconds.

acceleration the Conquest exhibits 16-degree bow which keeps horizon in view. In hard over there is a 10-degree which both and your will find When you power off, 285 will back into water stern and then bow will down shortly Remember, because is a on the the turn starboard will no loss visibility, but to port bring the down into line of so be to clear area first.

can see the hard are carried forward to spray rails work effectively low-speed or plowing through waves.


I found 285 to responsive to helm both cruise speed at minimal Her hard gave her stability and they are so far to the spray was low and wide providing dry ride. found she had excellent to the with the Verados, so you really to add speed to 285, I you’ll be with these over the 250 Verados

In a over turn is only 10-degree roll both you your passengers find comfortable.


Bow. the bow, 285 Conquest equipped with standard electric and there’s option for out the line for all-chain rode To the 8 (20.3 cleats are well outside toe rails the need chafing gear chocks. Our boat was with the bow rail, a split rail ($63) offered as option.

The anchor, stainless bow pulpit electric windlass all standard the 285

The top the trunk is all and our boat was equipped with optional sun pad ($1,612) converts the area into space.

Professional Treatment

Not a big of isinglass, really appreciate standard hardtop windshields that up fully integrate with hardtop, much you would on a coupe design. is outstanding narrow window and at top forward is an actuated windshield that does remarkable job scooping air the helm Windshield wipers integral washers standard.

The windshields run the way to the In the of the is an actuated vent.

to the is safe to the ½“ (39.4 space between rails and cabin sides well as grab handles along the the aft supports, and step leading the cockpit. however, will have such easy trip the cockpit the side is molded channel water comes over bow right over the just ahead the midship

The side are easy transition thanks the high rails, handrail along the and ladder at the end of hardtop.

Water coming the bow channeled down side decks then overboard reaching the

Fishing Cockpit

wide open measures 54 ft. (5 m) and be configured cruising or The fishing start with standard transom insulated livewell. acrylic lid gasketed all way around. were optional connections under gunwales for downriggers ($605) at the of the storage racks toe rails give you little more when fighting

Fishboxes/storage. There two sizable fishboxes to side of cockpit, both hatches that Divinycell cored lightweight, gasketed the way and supported gas assist To either of the you can optional fold trolling seats ea), and hardtop is up for the optional outriggers ($2,525).

cockpit is enough to either fishing cruising; optional makes it great gathering

Cruising Cockpit

is, of a concern Boston Whaler the bolsters the cockpit out at ½” (54.6 and top at 28” cm). All way aft a standard bench seat I found to deploy. are options adding two of the bench seats both the and starboard ($1,461 ea) will turn entire cockpit a comfortable area.

You also add cockpit table Flexiteek top cockpit dining Forward is sink with sprayer and countertop. There’s conveniently located handle and is underneath, can be out for cockpit refrigerator If you’d to add little more to the then simply the optional cockpit sunshade that manually and retracts the back the hardtop.

the center the cockpit is a room housing ship’s batteries, for the livewell, and downs, as as the 7 kW ($13,925).

The compartment below sink can swapped out a cockpit ($1316). Notice convenient step to the decks.

The manually retracts extends from aft end the hardtop.

starboard side boarding gate up 9” cm) from main deck leads to modest swim with a three-step reboarding and stainless handle. A transom shower plumbed to 30-gallon (113.6 freshwater tank.

This flip-out seat makes comfortable spot hang out and around cockpit.

The quarter insulated is standard can be as a if you to not your 285 for fishing.

abaft the is a platform to on while the engines.

a gathering for some features. The cruising package includes dockside to the system. The entertainment package includes a (48.3 cm) in the with this TV input. also have DC receptacles the electric reels ($605).

Helm Deck

Stepping up the helm to the side is improvement over regular lounge that is seen on cruisers. Here have booth-style that can a filler to convert a lounge. the aft has a on a that allows to convert an aft seat with pull-out step below. This only makes welcome addition the cockpit but can serve as place to the lines, for that the wake in the

Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

In the innovation category, Whaler has created an table ($1,627) will deploy the opposing and stows out of way in port side

The aft seat at helm deck a pull-out Notice the to slide seatback fore aft.

With filler cushion the seats have the lounge configuration on many cruisers.

I Boston Whaler really had act together they created comfortable pedestal helm seat. heavily padded, at the swivels and has cast armrests and flip-up bolster. main battery and breaker are located underneath.

Instrument The helm straightforward thanks the complete of gauges to the Vessel View Our test was fitted the optional ($7,958) and ($11,825 – widescreen display. stainless steel is mounted a tilt which I extraordinarily comfortable the full position, like a large

To the I was to see Mercury’s digital and shift (DTS) was on the and it a wide of options as single control and mode. All are waterproof lighted when and our boat was fitted with optional bow ($6,522).

Tabs and Trim tabs standard but never found need to them. This deck is in three First is standard configuration includes the side windows are reminiscent a more design; Second can get glass up the hardtop the sides and third the pilothouse ($13,343) with aft bulkhead door.

I very happy this helm and with Vessel View to the there is need for Notice the in the up position is much on a sportfish.

As move down immediately to is a galley with usual amenities microwave, single stove, sink refrigerator. The burner stove actually part an optional package that includes a hook-up to water system, a water ($1,591). Natural comes in hullside port and an skylight. The electrical panel located right to the

The single stove is of the cruising package

Just aft a mid-berth 4′ x (1.22 m 1.8 m) a variable overhead running 1’9 (.53 to 2’5 m) and out at (1.22 m) the entry. a leather with storage behind. Our boat was with the cabin comfort ($2,581) that comforter, sheets, and a curtain.


Forward is U-shaped settee rod storage and the holders flip-out the way not in which conveniently your noggin. the center the settee a dinette with extended In the position the support doubles a stainless handle. This area converts a berth easily by the table, the table, sliding the towards the On the bulkhead are garment hooks.

rod holders convenient for your rods.

lowering the and sliding two cushions either side the center quickly transformed forward dining into a

To starboard a wet that while was roomy to serve purpose. It’s fiberglass lined plenty of and Boston went with VacuFlush toilet standard. On aft bulkhead a hatch to the of the console for and installations.

Below the shelf is sizable storage and the above is service access for the console.

Pricing the 285

The Boston 285 Conquest a base of $183,552 includes the of 225-hp Verado 4-strokes. you want go full-out entertaining and then you expect to options that bring the up to Most of may end somewhere in


Considering well built boat is, inherent safety and the sea-keeping ability the 285 we think vessel deserves consideration by looking for cruising or boat in size range if only use as benchmark.

I help but that Boston are not famous for capacity to sinking, but their longevity well. While of this undoubtedly due the high-caliber of the the brand’s attributes must be due credit as As long you don’t yourself entering 2’ syndrome the boat need is bigger than one you this may well be last boat ever own.

Whaler 285 (2012-) Test Highlights

Top for the Whaler 285 (2012-) is mph (70.5 burning 47.05 per hour or 178.08 per hour

Best cruise the Boston 285 Conquest is 25.7 (41.4 kph), the boat 1.50 miles gallon (mpg) 0.64 kilometers liter (kpl), the boat cruising range 270 miles kilometers).

Tested is 2 225-hp Mercury

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