More frequently nowadays, we are seeing a pattern in boat building that leans toward building a multi-function boat which combines different activities, satisfying all members of a household. The 270 Dauntless by Boston Whaler is a great example, proving you don’t have to give up comfort to have a serious fishing boat, or give up fish-ability to enjoy a comfortable cruising machine. This model offers comfort features for family cruising days such as plush seating for (9) nine, both in a forward lounge setting (with removable table) as well as an aft, forward facing bench which faces the helm seating area. For sand bar lounging at high noon, a removable sunshade can be added forward and aft providing additional shade beyond the hard top. A portable marine head with pump-out inside the console is standard. A fresh water (18-Gal) shower via stern hand-held sprayer is convenient for rinsing off after a swim or dive and the water is extremely accessible by utilizing the Whaler “Swim Patio” option. This platform provides a roomy, stable, and safe passageway to the water or sand bar and is easily deployed.
When serious fishing time is called for, The Dauntless 270 quickly converts into a hybrid style Bay/Offshore boat that is all business. Removing the forward cushions and adding a casting deck filler panel to the forward seating area creates a large casting platform on the bow while folding down the aft bench seat converts it into a rear casting deck as well. The deck layout is very fishing friendly, providing easy 360-degree mobility. Three insulated forward locker/fish boxes are handy for fish or gear storage and feature overboard drains and hatches with stainless gas shocks. A very roomy storage space is also found beneath the forward console lounge seat. This area has plenty of room for gear including recessed pockets for (2) 5-gallon buckets, a dive tank rack and (5) five rod holders. The Dauntless also features a 30-gallon live well option in the deluxe leaning post which also sports a sink and optional refrigerator as well as a performance drink cooler below.
The Pro Angler Package takes this boat to the next level with the addition of outriggers, a bow mounted trolling motor, PowerPole, and Porta-Bracket engine jack making this a versatile platform for both inshore and offshore fishing.
Length – 27’ 4”
Beam – 9’ 0”
Draft – 17”
Weight – dry 4,800lbs, with /power/fuel 6949lbs
Capacity – 12
Max HP – 450
Fuel – 150-Gal
Water – 18-Gal