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Warranty: 10 years
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
LOA: 32 ft 2 in
Beam: 10 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 1 ft 10 in
Bridge Clearance: 9 ft 10 in
Freeboard: 2 ft 4 in
Dry Weight: 8500 lbs
Max Load Capacity: 4300 lbs
Total Power: 550 HP
Engine Brand: Mercury
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: CXXL DTS Verado FourStroke
Engine Type: Outboard 4S
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 340
Engine Power: 275 HP
Engine Brand: Mercury
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: CXXL DTS Verado FourStroke
Engine Type: Outboard 4S
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 340
Engine Power: 275 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (150 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (6 Gallons)
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 14
Electric bilge pump
Sea water pump
Manufacturer Provided Description
Sporting a refined version of our famous Accutrack hull system a deep-V hull with a sharp angle of entry to tame miles of unruly open water the Boston Whaler 320 Outrage lets you enjoy superior comfort, tracking and a dry ride. The hull also features an innovative keelpad that enhances low-speed planing and improves hole shot. But you dont have to sacrifice creature comforts for superior fishability. Theres plenty of seating fore and aft, plus loads of storage. And for an extra measure of comfort, our exclusive option, the patented Active Deck Suspension System (ADSS), suspends a portion of the deck on pneumatic cylinders to act as a shock absorber against rough-water pounding.
Overall Length 32’2” 9.80 m
Trailerable Length 35’6” 10.8 m
Bridge Clearance 9’10” 3.00 m
Beam 10’2” 3.10 m
Draft, (Hull Only) 1’10” .56 m
Weight (dry, no engine) 8500 lbs. 3855 kg
Swamped Capacity 4800 lbs 2177 kg
Maximum Engine Weight 1400 lbs 635 kg
gear,** 4300 lbs 1950 kg
Maximum Horsepower 600 HP 447 kw
Minimum Horsepower 400 HP 298 kw
Fuel Capacity 300 Gal.(U.S.) 1135 L
Water Capacity 40 Gal.(U.S.) 151 L
Waste Capacity 6.5 Gal (U.S.) 24 L
1 Pocket Storage, Port
2 Console Storage, Port
3 Gunwale Tip-Out Bin, Port
4 Under Gunwale Rod Storage, Port
5 Downrigger Ball Storage, Port
6 Pocket Storage, Starboard
7 Fire Extinguisher Pocket
8 Console Storage, Starboard
9 Gunwale Tip-Out Bin, Starboard
10 Under Gunwale Rod Storage, Starboard
11 Downrigger Ball Storage, Starboard
12 Lifejacket Storage, Hardtop
13 Lockable Electronics Box, Hardtop
14 Anchor Locker with Drain
15 24 Gal. (91L) Storage Well, (under forward seat)
16 108 Gal. (409L), Forward Insulated Fishbox
17 80.5 Gal.(305L) Forward Locker Starboard
18 Forward In-Deck locker
19 Console, Lockable
20 Console Cupholder, (2)
21 Swim Ladder Stowage
22 Motorwell Access, Oil Tank Storage
23 Port Fishbox, 80 Gal.(302L) (Starboard is same)
24 Console Electronics Box, Lockable
25 Forward Cupholder, (Starboard is Identical)
26 80.5 Gal. (305L)Forward Locker, Port
27 Tackle Storage
28 Knife Storage
29 Storage Bin (in front)
30 Rodholder, Prep Station
31 Cupholders (2), Prep Station
32 Knife/Tool Holder in Door
1 Heavy Duty Rubrail
2 Anchor Locker w/ Drain
3 Bow Navigation Lights, (P&S)
4 Stainless Steel Fwd. Cleats, (P&S)
5 Welded Stainless Steel Low Profile Interior Rail
6 Forward Bolsters
7 Forward Seat, (Storage Under)
8 Forward Port Seat, (Storage Under)
9 Forward Starboard Seat, (Storage Under)
10 Forward In-Deck Fishbox, Insulated
11 Forward In-Deck Storage
12 Forward Rodholders, (4-Port/Starboard)
13 Forward Cupholders, (2-Port/Starboard)
14 Self Bailing Cockpit
15 Forward Console Seat
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16 Molded Tempered Glass Windshield
17 Compass with Light
18 Electronics Box Door, Lockable
19 Instrument Panel
20 Stainless Steel Steering Wheel w/ Knob
21 Gear Shift/Throttle Control
22 Molded Console Footrests
23 Electronics Box Mounting Surface
24 Console Door, Lockable
25 Portlight w/ Screen
26 Console Cupholders, (2)
27 Port Fuel Fill
28 Stainless Steel Spring Cleat, (P&S)
29 Gunwale Mounted Rodholders (2), (P&S)
30 Port Fishbox, Insulated
31 Stainless Steel Hawse Pipe w/cupholders (2), (P&S)
32 Stern Rodholders, (3)
33 8 Inch Access Plate, (P&S)
34 Transom Oil Fill, (2) (Optional)
35 Motorwell Drain, (P&S)
36 Dual 250 CXXL DTS Verado 4-stroke
37 Motorwell Access Hatch
38 Telescoping Ladder w/ Lid
39 Transom Door
40 Cockpit Drains
41 Starboard Fishbox, Insulated
42 Starboard Fuel Fill
43 Waste Pumpout
44 Stern Foldaway Seat
1 Prep Station
2 Prep Station, Tackle Center
3 Pull-out Sprayer with Sink
4 Prep Station Rodholder, (2)
5 Prep Station Livewell
6 Prep Station Livewell Access
7 Freshwater Fill
8 Raw Water Connection
9 Vacu-Flush Toilet
10 Vertical Rodholder
11 Freshwater Sprayer and Sink
12 Downrigger Weight Holder
13 Transom Shower
14 Hardtop, Fiberglass
15 Lifejacket Storage
16 Electronics Box
17 Hardtop Courtesy Lights
18 Map Light (RED)
19 Spreader Lights
20 Hardtop Hatch
21 Stainless Steel Toe
22 Electric Trim Tabs
23 Windlass & Anchor
Sportfishing Magazine Review
Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Review
Boston Whaler continues to improve rather than just make incremental changes.
By Dean Travis Clarke November 3, 2009
Boston Whaler continually makes improvements to its entire model line, but some things don't change: Boston Whalers are still unsinkable. And precious few things in life offer that consistency.
Running out of the infamous Ponce Inlet on Central Florida's east coast, the new 320 met nothing that challenged its performance abilities. While trolling liveys at 3 mph, we realized a respectable 3.33 mpg (0.9 gph). On the other end of the spectrum, wide-open throttle at 6,360 rpm generated 52.8 mph while pouring 60 gph through the twin Mercury 300 hp Verados (0.88 mpg). Expect an optimum range of almost 400 miles from cruising at 4,000 rpm and 31.3 mph.
The Whaler lifted from stop to 30 mph in about 10 seconds. The 320 executed sharp turns beautifully, with speed bleeding off quickly, thereby keeping passengers safe. It also drifts steadily in a beam sea.
The 320 Outrage's spacious bow area carries lots of volume forward and ergo, lots of buoyancy. To make the ride smooth in a head sea, the 320 wants considerable tab-down trim. Standard equipment includes Lenco trim tabs with a lighted indicator. The tabs retract automatically when you turn off the key, so dry-stackers needn't worry about breaking plates.
With every new hull it debuts, Whaler improves the head-sea ability as well as the overall smoothness and dryness of the ride. The company has come a very long way since building my childhood 13-footer.
I also admit to being thoroughly spoiled now. I really have no interest in driving a boat without power-assist steering. It's a treat guiding 600 horsepower with a single finger if I wish.
Perhaps the biggest improvement in the 320 over its predecessor can be found in the cockpit. Anglers have gained five inches between the bait-prep module handrail and transom. It makes an amazing difference.
Whaler's done a great job designing the prep station with a sink, tool storage, tackle bags and leader dispensers. For owners who don't require the hard-core fishing features that the bait-prep center provides, a "summer kitchen" option offers an electric grill (run via inverter), refrigeration and other terrific cruising amenities in the module.
Those in warm climes might appreciate the adjustable misters at the helm and under the gunwales in the cockpit. Personally, I haven't trusted misters since reading Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (terrorists use misters at the Olympics to infect the world with a deadly virus).
You'll find a pressurized 45-gallon, blue-colored livewell in the prep module and an additional 20-gallon well in the transom corner, both with clear tops. You'll also get 12-volt receptacles under each gunwale for downriggers and kite rods.
A foldaway seat amidships on each side affords a comfortable trolling perch, while the foldaway aft seat with no legs can be hidden in a trice when you hook up. And finally, Whaler provides twin 80-gallon fish boxes under the deck.
Design and Construction
The company kept the 320's basic styling and running surface for this new 2010 model but redesigned lots of features and added new ones. For example, it added two more outboard cleats to the transom for greater flexibility in docking when you want to cross your lines. Otherwise, you still have the under-gunwale cleats with Whaler's signature polished-stainless-steel fairlead/drink holder. Spring cleats amidships are also now under the gunwale with hawsepipes.
I like the new swim ladder under a cover. You used to have to raise the cover to deploy the ladder, but no longer. A great styling improvement eliminated the fasteners on the gas-tank deck cover, and a new nonskid pattern makes cleaning much easier!
Perhaps the coolest new feature is how Whaler has integrated the hardtop and frame into the console itself. Undoubtedly, it's the cleanest design I have seen to date and very aesthetically pleasing as well. A hatch opens into the starboard side of the top for access to an upper station if you choose to have one; you'll find a large patch of nonskid on the upper side too, all just in case. I might add that with today's digital throttle, shift and steering technology, that job is infinitely easier and less expensive than it used to be.
Lots of styling features have filtered down from Whaler's larger boats too, such as nonreflective dash trim, window and wiper styling, and the like.
Two other features I appreciated include a great lazarette with built-in shelving to accommodate twin five-gallon pails and keep everything else above the fiberglass bottom (and out of the occasional bilge water). And I think every boat should have a built-in trash receptacle: The 320 sports a wastebasket that tilts out from under the helm seat (though I would prefer it to be under the companion side).
Continued refinement and improvements to already excellent products make for a very tough challenge. In the 320 Outrage, Whaler has once again exceeded my expectations.
LOA......32 ft. 2 in.
BEAM......10 ft. 2 in.
DRAFT......1 ft. 10 in.
WEIGHT......11,786 lb. (as tested)
MAX POWER......Twin 300 hp OB
Boston Whaler / Edgewater, Florida / 800-WHALER-9 / www.whaler.com
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Saltwater Sportsman Review
Boston Whaler 320 Outrage
Whaler's largest-ever center console is fast and fishing-functional.
By Dave Lear September 21, 2007
Boston Whaler has never been a company to rest on its laurels. Even after building legendary boats for 45 years, it still seems driven by the mantra, "there's always room for improvement." With the debut of the 320 Outrage, however, Whaler may have finally topped itself.
For starters, the 320 represents the company's largest outboard-powered center console ever. With an overall length of 32' 2" and a beam slightly over ten feet, it was designed specifically for big-game trolling and bottom fishing. Standard power is twin 225-hp Mercury OptiMax outboards, but 250-hp EFIs or Optis are optional. Our test boat was rigged with the EFI engines, and it produced a top speed of just over 50 mph with full fuel, water and three persons aboard. It turned 35.6 mph effortlessly while cruising at 4000 rpm and burned 39.8 gph, equaling a range of more than 240 statute miles. Factory tests with the XS Optis produced even higher speeds and greater fuel economy.
To compensate for the increased size of the 320, the Outrage's proven Accutrack hull design was modified slightly to enhance performance. Whaler Senior Design Engineer Keith Ranieri added a triangular-shaped stern keel pad to provide additional lift for the larger hull, which in turn enables it to get on plane quicker. Once on plane, the keel pad is neutralized. An integrated Euro-style engine bracket (with transom gate), another first for Whaler, moves the rudders farther away from the running surface for better maneuverability, as well. The 320 has a sharp bow entry, 23-degree transom deadrise and foam-filled Unibond construction, which gives it a very soft, solid ride (plus unsinkable flotation, says Whaler). We remained dry and comfortable throughout our test, even with occasional six-footers lingering from a record-breaking cold front.
Besides impressive performance, the 320 Outrage offers hard-core angling capability without sacrificing comfort. The prep station is located behind the helm seats and includes a 45-gallon live well, enclosed tackle boxes, tool rack and cutting board, plus a sink and raw-water washdown. The cockpit interior freeboard is 28 inches high, and bolsters and a stainless-steel toe rail are standard. A full-beam cushioned transom bench folds out of the way once the action starts, and the thickly padded custom helm seats with flip-up bolsters offer the option of stand-up or sit-down operation.
The 320's helm is ergonomically arranged to keep the operator relaxed and in the game. Gauges and switches are within easy reach, and the tempered-glass windshield offers excellent visibility. In addition to electric trim tabs, hydraulic steering and a stainless-steel steering wheel are standard. The electronics mounting area (large enough for 12-inch displays) is positioned to prevent neck strain. A rugged fiberglass hardtop is standard also, and comes equipped with flood and dome lights, and five-rod rocket launcher. Radial outriggers are optional. Welded topside steps, a folding hatch and molded non-skid make adding second controls or a spotting tower easy.
¿ SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 32' 2" Beam: 10' 2" Draft: 1' 10" Weight w/o power: 8,500 lbs. Deadrise: 23 ¿ Water: 40 gals. Max hp: 600 Fuel: 300 gals. Price as tested: $143,633
Tackle storage is definitely a non-issue aboard this latest Outrage. That's because there is enough dedicated storage for 24 outfits, including a unique, folding vertical rack in the lockable console and dual locking deck racks forward. There are also four molded downrigger-weight cradles in the cockpit. Storing the day's catch shouldn't be a problem, either. Two 80-gallon fishboxes aft and a 100-gallon box in the forward deck are macerated and insulated by the Unibond construction. Another 100-gallon deck box serves as a cooler.
The 320's standard 40-gallon fresh water system features a transom shower and a pull-out shower in the console sink. The head is also equipped with a VacuFlush toilet and dockside pump-out. Another first is a through-hull anchoring system that includes a third fresh water washdown in the anchor locker, along with a windlass and its remote control. The entire setup is easily accessible yet unobtrusive.
From bow to stern, the 320 Outrage represents a new era for Boston Whaler. In addition to durability and performance, you can now add functional style and bluewater readiness to the long list of Outrage features. Boston Whaler, Edgewater, FL; (386) 428-0057; www.bostonwhaler.com.
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Boston Whaler 320 Outrage
As expected, our sea trial proved this latest Whaler to be roomy, brawny and unshakable. The biggest question was how it would fish with a big crew.
By Randy Vance March 2, 2010
Several years ago, Boston Whaler tooled its 320 outrage hull with a sleek, hydrodynamic profile, sharp entry and hard chines. It gave it a strong, deep deadrise too, and the resulting hull rode soft and true. With a proven bottom like that, when it came time to bring the boat up to date, all of Whaler’s engineers focused on getting more boat from the same footprint. The goal was to do that and retain the unsinkable solid feel for which Whalers are revered. In short, the new 320 outrage would have to be roomier, more comfortable, more fishable and easier to maintain than its predecessor. To prove it, I didn’t just sea-trial the 320; I also fished it with five other anglers in conditions so crummy that few other boaters ventured from Ponce Inlet, Florida, near the Whaler factory that day.
Outboards are kings among fish boats: they get power out of the cockpit and tilt up at the dock to save the gear case from corrosion. But that tilting feature in most motors is the culprit for gobbling cockpit space. Keeping them clear of the European-style transom — really a bulkhead forward of the transom — requires pushing that bulkhead forward into the cockpit to accommodate the tilt. Mercury Verados tilt differently, though, lifting from the back instead of pivoting forward. These motors let Whaler put the transom/bulkhead aft four inches. Plus, construction techniques save the company about four inches on the transom’s thickness, adding a total of eight inches to the cockpit. That’s a significant piece of real estate for six anglers.
To make the best of it, Whaler enhanced the leaning post to include either a fishing station with tackle center and livewell or its “Summer Kitchen Leaning Post,” complete with grill and sink. Our test boat boasted the fishing station, which our mate used for rigging baits and rods while we powered out to the fishing grounds through the bumpy inlet. Seas bested four feet, but we decided to drop baits on the buoys while our guide held us off by massaging the super-slick DTS (digital throttle and shift) control box that Mercury includes with its all-digital SmartCraft control and information system. Power steering, also a benefit of Verado, further eased control. (If you wanted those whistles and bells from a competing set of outboards, you’d need to be sure to upgrade to Teleflex Power Assist steering with Yamaha, Evinrude or Suzuki power. Honda doesn’t offer digital throttle and shift, but its motors can be equipped with power steering.) Forward visibility from the helm was enhanced thanks to the downward slant on the helm station, allowing me to see the foredeck, passengers and the water forward.
Moving out to the reef, it was easy to find comfort behind the helm thanks to deep seats and armrests in the leaning post. seats are fixed with bolsters, and a knee-high and thigh-high step in the helm station give support for tall or short crew members. We stayed tucked behind the glass enclosed helm and out of the spray while moving, but I see the practicality of the seats that easily flick out of the coamings to port and starboard of the helm station. In either, I could sit facing aft to watch the rods while trolling and maintain eye contact with the helmsman and crew. In hot weather this entire area can be ventilated by opening the glass near the hardtop and turning on misters that draw water from the freshwater tank.
Whaler made passage through the boat easier by integrating streamlined hardtop supports into the console and securing them to the deck as well, instead of running pipes to the deck around the console. Alternatively, Regulator mounts T-top supports to the side of the console to increase walk-by space and decrease the chance deck fasteners could wear into fuel tanks. The Regulator 32 is available with twin Yamaha 350's ($197,615).
Once forward on the 320 outrage, it's apparent that Whaler targets equally customers impressed by fishability and by cruising comfort. Forward fish lockers can double as lounge seats, and forward seating on the helm station can create a conversation pit or sunning area. On boats strictly targeting anglers, such as the Contender 31T ($192,000 with twin 300 Yamahas), owners lean toward the flat, open deck that better accommodates bottom fishing. We noted in our prototype tester that the seat cushion on the console’s forward seat was mismatched to the narrower base and rubbed our shins as we passed, but we’ve been assured Whaler has corrected this in subsequent builds. Under the fore seats, fish lockers drain to a central coffin box, which is in turn emptied by a macerator pump.
Access to fuel tanks — yep, twin tanks feed their respective engines — is easy under the hatch, as is access to pumps and other hardware below. Couple the ease of below-deck maintenance with the bulletproof hardware, and we’d expect the boat to provide lots more fun between servicing hours than the average craft.
The fishing cockpit is expanded to enhance fish-fighting space, and some of the space was used to add improvements to the helm station and leaning post. Our leaning post was equipped with a livewell and bait station. Many Whaler customers would opt for the “summer Kitchen,” and, considering the social nature of boaters, we could see why.
For more information be sure to check out the 320 Outrage's Virtual Test Drive.
Jeff Hemmel Test Notes-June 2, 2012
2012 Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Boat Test Notes
This open-ocean fish boat has many nice creature comforts and a stable, dry ride when cruising.
By Jeff Hemmel
June 2, 2012
Watch the 2012 Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Video Boat Review
• Hardcore, open-ocean fish boat.
• Deep-V hull, Mercury Verado horsepower.
• Exceptional protection from integrated hardtop/windshield enclosure.
• Does double-duty as yacht tender.
• Whaler is able to claim an unsinkable construction thanks to hull and inner liner, which are bonded fresh from the mold and resulting gaps filled with foam.
• Foam naturally insulates coolers, fish boxes, dampens vibration and sound. • Hardware bolted into tapped blocks of phenolic.
• Unitized transom offers secure mount for pair of four-stroke outboards.
• Digital throttle and shift, power steering mean captain won’t be fighting the boat, but controlling it with ease.
• Deep-V hull produces confidence-inspiring ride in tough offshore conditions, agile handing in smoother waters.
• Twin Mercury Verado 300 outboards delivered peak speed of 50.8 mph, burned 1.4 mpg at a best cruise just shy of 28 mph.
• Predictable manners in toughest of offshore conditions, although the occasional wave reentry can produce a jolt.
• Aggressive handling when desired, stable, dry ride when cruising.
• Integrated hardtop/windshield design provides protection from elements, keeps captains view free of zipper/canvas clutter. Frame sleek, and eliminated tubing and stanchions that could trip up angler as they move fore and aft along the console.
• Optional jump seats flip out of inwale, offer good view aft. Transom bench folds out for comfortable seating, tucks away for fishing.
• Bait-prep station, abaft helm, features 40-gallon pressurized livewell, sink, cutting board; 20-gallon livewell in aft port quarter. Port and starboard fishboxes.
• Leaning post/seat offers exceptional comfort, includes automotive-inspired flip-down armrest with storage.
• Forward, ample seating with stowage below. Cushions can be removed for nonslip casting deck.
• Roomy head with VacuFlush toilet and shower, but also great for storage. Rod rack big enough for offshore rods, access to distribution panels and seacocks.
• Time to Plane: 5.3
Boat Test-Jeff Hemmel
Transcript of Boats.com's Video Boat Review
Hard core fishing boats play in a pretty tough arena, the open ocean. As a result, they need to be not only seaworthy, but also comfortable for the captain and crew. Boston Whaler’s 320 Outrage boasts the brand’s legendary unsinkable construction—that takes care of the seaworthy part. A deep-vee hull and smart layout take care of the rest. Here’s the results of our test of the 320 Outrage.
Will, you can pretty much do anything with a 320 Outrage, but at its core this is really a hard-core offshore fish boat.
Will Rogers, Boston Whaler: It sure is Jeff, and let me show you right here one of the key features of the boat, which is our bait prep station. It has a forty gallon pressurized live well, along with a nice cutting board, with a little rinse down sink. Along with that we also have a twenty gallon live well back here in the back. So we have not only a principal live well but also a pitch live well.
And you’ve got some nice big fish boxes in the floor.
That’s right, Jeff. We have the port and starboard fish boxes which are very very generous. But let me show you one of the really neat features of the boat which is the dedicated storage area. Right here you can see our optional storage rack which will accommodate two five gallon buckets and just about any kind of tackle that you want to put into the boat.
Now we’re talking about fishing, but I heard an interesting statistic. You’re actually selling a lot of these boats as yacht tenders.
We sure are, Jeff. The 32 Outrage is our number one Boston Whaler using yacht tender service around the world.
Testing the Ride
At the helm, there’s plenty of space on the dash to add electronics, and the leaning post is a study in comfort. It even has an automotive-inspired armrest with storage. Digital throttle and shift, along with power steering, offers precision control of the Mercury 300 Verados on the transom. I noted a top speed of just shy of 51 mph, a best cruise of 28 mph, and the deep vee hull produced a dry, confidence-inspiring ride in tough offshore conditions.
There are some well thought out features on the Outrage, the most obvious of which is this integrated hard top and windshield system. It eliminates canvas, zippers, isinglass enclosures that obstruct your view, offers great protection from the elements. On hot days a power-activated vent allows that air to flow through. The hard top frame is also nicely integrated into the console. It looks sleek, but it also eliminates tubing and stanchions that could trip up an angler as they move forward and aft.
When trolling, however, sometimes you’ll appreciate a seat. Optional jumpseats are available that flip down from the inwale and provide a good view aft.
This wide-open cockpit is ideal for fishing. If you’re after comfort, a handy bench folds out of the transom. Solid stainless steel hinges eliminate the need for support legs.
The bow area also mixes the idea of fish and cruise. There’s non-slip casting platforms below all these cushions. Below the deck, you’ll find compartments that can be used for fishboxes or storage, with a third compartment under the forward seat.
Inside the console, this roomy head compartment offers a low-maintenance finish, vacu-flush toilet and shower. But let’s face it, a lot of times this area will be used for storage. There’s a rod rack in here that can handle large offshore rods. You also have access to your distribution panels, and your seacocks.
You can’t talk about a Boston Whaler without mentioning the unsinkable, double-hull, foam-filled construction. In our review, we found that construction also delivered a solid secure-feeling ride. This boat will inspire confidence in any offshore angler.
Boat Buys Review
Have you ever thought - while your boat bashes through four- to six-foot waves - that there has to be a better, less punishing way to go boating offshore? Standing to let your knees absorb the shock of the waves is really your only option.That works well but can get tiring.
Until now, the only answer has been to go big or stay home. If you wanted to run quickly and comfortably in big waves you simply had to get a longer boat.
Now, Boston Whaler has come up with a better, less punishing way to go boating in big waves. Called the Active Deck Suspension System (ADSS), it literally suspends a portion of the boat's cockpit on air,using a pneumatic shock absorption system. I tried it out at the Miami International Boat Show, where Whaler was showing off a 320 Outrage, powered by new twin Mercury Verado 250 outboards and equipped with ADSS.
The long story is that an air compressor pressurizes a reserve air tank under the "pilot deck" area just aft of the centre console.The helmsman and companion can sit on the well-padded high-back seats or stand. A couple more passengers could take advantage of the ADSS by standing and holding a grabrail that surrounds a bait prep station behind the seats.With the system switched on, air is released when the boat is jarred by a wave, dropping the deck to absorb the shock. The amount of air released depends on the size of the wave and its effect on the boat.
The short story is that it works. Amazing.
At the dock, or while in calm waters, the de-activated ADSS leaves the deck locked in place. Once switched on, it automatically adjusts to the weight of those on it. During sea trials on some of the busy back channels of Biscayne Bay, an area rife with big boat wakes, the system really did "smooth out"the impact of waves.The changes in the level of the floor are barely perceptible; you simply don't feel the waves' jarring effects. An adjustment knob lets you choose a firmer or softer ride.
Developed by Whaler in co-operation with Garelick Manufacturing, ADSS is sure to be popular with offshore fishermen who can afford the $23,000 option. Compared to knee surgery, it's cheap and painless.
The 320 Outrage, a big and beefy offshore-style fishing boat, also helped smooth the way. Powered by twin 250-hp Verados, Mercury's new supercharged four-stroke outboards, the boat topped out at 47 mph in GPS trials. You can cruise all day, in waves big and small, at about 20 mph at 3,700 rpm or 26 mph at 4,000 rpm.
With Verado, you get integrated power steering and Mercury's SmartCraft for smooth drive-by-wire throttles and controls. A SmartCraft display shows a wide range of information, including fuel consumption,to let you tailor your driving to the conditions.
The 320 Outrage is packed with great standard equipment such as a fibreglass T-top, enclosed in-console cabin with pumpout head and electric remote-control windlass.There's comfortable V-seating in the bow and a hideaway stern seat for non-fishing expeditions. For fishing, the boat has plenty of rod-holders, a serious baitprep station with sink, livewell, tool holders and tackle boxes, enormous insulated in-floor fish boxes and locking rod storage (under the bow seats). Coamings fore and aft are padded for fish-fighting; low-profile stainless-steel handrails surround the bow area.
Our test boat had a yellow hull, "fishing lady yellow" to be exact, one of five optional colours. Like the optional Verados on the transom, it was a good choice.The 320 Outrage looks and drives fast, but thanks to ADSS, delivers a very smooth ride.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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