|Boston Whaler - 17' Montauk: Awesome boat!|
This is the best boat avail
Reviewed by Jack Vale on Aug-01-2014 | Rating:
|Boston Whaler - 17' Montauk: Awesome quality - Proven Classic|
I have a 1999 Whaler Montauk w a 90HP Yamaha engine. Based out of Saugatuck River in Westport CT and use boat around Long Island Sound between CT and NY shoreline. Its capable, solid, safe and efficient. Bigger than 2ft waves make for rough ride, but that's expected from this size boat. 90HP are plenty of power to get into low 40mph range on flat day. Boat is best in skinny water around rocks of shoals and islands, and when taking the family to favorite sandbar for picnic. As long as no one is sitting in bow area, you can tackle 3-4 ft chop if you must with confidence, but you better be prepared for some hard bangs. But she will never quit and get you home. Awesome boat w/ great resale value.
Reviewed by Patrick on Jun-19-2013 | Rating:
|Boston Whaler - 17' Montauk: The best all around|
I don't see any other 17' boat can compare to the montauk. At around 1600 lbs with outboard and accessories on it, I can tow it with my 1998 nissan Maxima with ease. Cruise all day with $25.00 gas. I have a Yamaha T50 4 stroke and it's the beast. I can't go faster 25 mph even though the outboard can handle it but it too fast for me. 15 mph is the best for this boat. Why do you want to go fast? I don't know, this boat doesn't built to go fast but to build for your safety. I have the 1985 model and after almost 30 years of weekly fishing, the boat is still last another 30 years if you take care of it. I do repaint once a year to make it looks good and keep the outboard the best shape. That's why it's expensive and hard to find.
Reviewed by merlot on Apr-12-2013 | Rating:
|Boston Whaler - 15' Dauntless: December 24, 2012|
My wife and I love our 1995 Dauntless. It has a 50hp Honda 4 stroke. We use it for fishing the high mountain lakes and it;s great for two pepole. When we add the three grandchildern and their friends it reduces the power but is very safe and reliable. The decision to purchase this model was one of the best decisions we made. If you are looking at one, don't let it get away as they are hard to find!
Reviewed by Wayne Smith on Dec-24-2012 | Rating:
|Boston Whaler - 17' Montauk: 1985 Montauk|
purchased a new 17' Montauk back in 1985, loved the boat, had it in both fresh and salt water always felt safe. best fishing boat i've ever owned (and i've owned lots of boats including a 65' Ocean). Just purchased a new 22' boston whaler outrage, gave my Montauk to my best friend and his family knowing full well they will love the boat as safety is there issue. people can talk all they want, and everybody should be happy and proud of there boat but I will tell you nothing stacks up to a Boston Whaler, period.
Reviewed by Michael on Jul-15-2012 | Rating: