May 16, 2011
Length: 37 feet, 6 inches
Beam: 11 feet, 6 inches
Weight: 13,500 pounds
Capacity: 3,040 pounds/14 persons
Fuel capacity: 450 gallons (single aluminum tank)
Freshwater capacity: 60 gallons
100 Whaler Way
Edgewater, FL 32141
This is Boston Whaler's largest boat, the 370 Outrage. She was introduced to the marine press this year in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, just a few miles north of the Whaler factory in Edgewater. Yes, she's unsinkable, like the rest of the Whaler fleet. No, she isn't outfitted to haul around one of the original 13-footers—but we suggested the designers explore that option.
There isn't much this boat isn't set up to do.
Here she's outfitted with triple 300-horsepower four-stroke Mercury Verados.
The 370 showcases countless novel design elements, such as this molded fiberglass boarding/dive door.
Transom bench seat folds out of the way.
And beneath the seat, you'll find a dive ladder that locks into place at the door shown in photo number 2.
Detail of the transom seat cushion. You find a lot of these elastic loop connectors on the Whaler boats. They're much easier to use than snaps, and last a lot longer.
“Leaning post” isn't the right term for this. At right is a 55-gallon livewell with clear top and selection of red, white or blue LED lights. In middle is freshwater sink and fold-up trash bin. At left, a full-on electric grill.
Detail of the leaning post livewell.
Here's something you don't find on many small boats: Freezer plates inside the aft fish boxes (in this image, the port box). Each of the two boxes is governed by an individual thermostat—you can set one to freeze, one to chill.
Retractable T-top extender.
And if the extra shade isn't enough, there are strategically placed misting nozzles.
T-top fully extended.
One thing about Whaler: The design team seems to have pretty free reign to let their imaginations run. Ron Berman, Vice President of Product Design for Whaler, explains that he came up with the idea for this folding “mate” seat after circling the T-top on another boat, always hunting for that piece of shade.
Sun lounge in front of the console, with lunch table.
That lounge seat lifts to reveal an impressive storage area.
Hardtop with Raymarine radar installation. Several options are available for Raymarine electronics packages on the 370.
Tempered glass windshield with power-actuated vent.
Two 14-inch multifunction screens grace the dash. Those horizontal vents in the back? Air conditioning ducts.
Whaler uses some nifty hardware, such as these hold-in-place hinges on the overhead radio box.
Ron Berman--moving to the ultimate comfort zone on the boat--points out some of the cabin features.
Stylish sink and vanity.
As you'd expect on a 37-footer breezing past the quarter-million-dollar mark, this boat will take some getting acquainted with. Fortunately, access to the bilge is easy. Unfortunately, you're going to need to spend some time familiarizing yourself with all those hoses and mechanical systems. Generator, generator's fuel tank, batteries, twin 2,000 GPH bilge pumps, bait pumps, freshwater pump, Marelon shutoff valves, etc.
One bilge element we noticed right away: A thru-hull transducer to pick up marks while running. The 370 Outrage is clearly aimed at the luxury market, but at her core she's a fishing boat.