The Boston Whaler Dauntless is just one of the many legendary Boston Whaler boats.
These boats have earned the reputation of being extremely durable, stable and, in fact, unsinkable.
The company used to run ads showing a man with a chainsaw in one of their Whalers. He had cut the boat into 3 pieces and each piece was still floating, including the piece he was standing in !
I actually worked as an engineer at Boston Whaler on two separate occasions. Once, during college as a summer intern, and also for a one year period in my mid-20's as a fulltime engineer.
So, I know firsthand that these boats are designed and built in a high quality manner. In fact, I worked in a special division of Whaler that customized boats for the Navy, State Police, Coast Guard and Marines. You know if these groups are using these boats they are strong, reliable and proven.
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Many Whaler owners hold onto their boats for life ! So, there is a good market for parts for used Boston Whalers.
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Boston Whalers and Martha's Vineyard are like peanut butter and jelly...they just naturally go together.
You'll find many Whalers in the waters around Martha's Vineyard. Folks know they are wonderful boats and you'll see some that are 15 - 25 years old (or more).
There was actually a Boston Whaler model, the Menemsha, which was built between 1965 and 1972, and was named after Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard.
The Boston Whaler Menemsha was based on the classic 16 ft hull and added a cabin superstructure to create a mini cabin cruiser.
The 1970 Whaler catalog described the boat as follows:
"The Menemsha is built on the 16' 7" Boston Whaler hull with minor modification to permit installation of head and cabin shell. A fully lined monocoque cabin encloses two settee berths. The head is located under the fold-up section of the starboard berth. Privacy curtains close off the cabin entrance when snapped in place. A folding table is hinged to the control console. A notable feature is the large and rugged fore hatch which because of special hardware may be left open underway and is big enough to stand in, sit in, enter and exit by. The hatch and cabin may be walked upon and prominent ribs both secure footing and provide hand grip."
"A massive anodized aluminum windshield carries two opening panes and may be provided with a windshield wiper. The canvas navy top erects to a clearance height of about 6' 3" and together with the side curtains and rear drop curtains makes a fully secure enclosure."
"The Menemsha give the hardnosed outdoorsman a feeling of mastery over any possible water environment which is at least partly justified. And it gives his "better half" a sense of security, protection and comfort far greater than any previous Boston Whaler."
"STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Fiberglas cabin assembly with forward hatch; Forward locker and cover; Head (w/o treatment or storage); Privacy curtains; Twin bunks with cushions; Hinged cabin table and locaker; Control console assembly with foot rest; Single lever control (specify make and model); Mechanical steerer; Wiring panel with switches and fuses; Compass; Fire extinguisher; Safety glass, windshield opening type; Pilot seat assembly with helmsman's seat, storage locker and fish box; Stainless side rails and weather cloths; International lights; Dome light; Battery deck seat; Stainless stern rail; Vinyl rub rail; Forward tie up bit; Two deck lines; Lifting eyes (2 stern, 1 bow); Towing eyes (2 stern, 1 bow); Drain plugs."
MENEMSHA TOTAL................$ 3,700
Centerline length.....16' 7"
Width, extreme........ 6' 2"
Transom height........ 21"
Transom width......... 36"
Load capacity........ 2400 lbs.
Weight............... 1200 lbs.
Motor capacity....... single engine up to 100 HP;
auxillary 5 to 18 HP, both long shaft
Boston Whaler Dauntless are excellent fishing boats. They offer great stability in choppy water and are very safe when anchored in rough water.
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