Timed for release with the 60th anniversary of the Unsinkable Legend, Boston Whaler has rolled out the new 170 Montauk and 150 Montauk, modern-day editions of its most iconic model.
“The Montauk has always been about effortless utility and purposeful design,” said Jeff Vaughn, Whaler vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “We worked to maintain that clean simplicity and ultimate reliability, while also leveraging customer feedback to implement strategic upgrades. The new 150 and 170 combine everything our customers love about the Montauk with improvements in versatility and design that bring them squarely into the future.”
First unveiled in Sarasota during Whaler’s weeklong anniversary celebration kickoff, the new 150 and 170 Montauk each feature a precision-engineered hull to deliver a soft, safe, dry ride. Captains from novice to expert will appreciate the intuitive helm console with stainless steel accents, and can count on the Mercury FourStroke engine for reliable, efficient performance.
Anglers can choose from numerous options to customize the 150 or 170 Montauk precisely to their needs. The optional Fishing Package adds a compass, a 36-quart (150 MT) or 72-quart (170 MT) cooler seat with cushion and backrest, console-mounted rod holders and tackle drawers. Raymarine electronics packages — including RealVision 3D technology — are also available to enhance fish-finding and navigation capabilities.
The 170 Montauk also newly features an integrated 25-gallon fuel tank and an integrated forward fish box with overboard drainage.
The 150 and 170 Montauk are available with a Teak Package that includes teak boarding steps and swim ladder flooring, lending “vintage” flair that coordinates with the boats’ clean, timeless aesthetic. For model year 2018, these boats will also feature a custom 60th Anniversary badge.
And because ease and empowerment have always been an underlying theme of the Montauk family, the new 150 and 170 each include a standard galvanized trailer with swing tongue, disc breaks and LED lights for safe, seamless transport.