Boston Whaler – 380 Outrage

FSF Staff October 1, 2018

Boston Whaler is a widely recognized name within the boating community, boasting an incredibly extensive line of vessels ranging from 11 to 42 feet in length. While many mariners associate Boston Whaler with the manufacturer’s famous small boat models, newer and larger models like the impressive 380 Outrage should not be overlooked. Designed and built for serious saltwater anglers and fishing families alike, this 38-footer delivers excellent offshore performance while maintaining Boston Whaler’s scrupulous safety standards.

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Paramount for every vessel produced by Boston Whaler is safety, and this legendary manufacturer’s commitment to keeping owners and their passengers safe is abundantly evident in the newest 380 Outrage. In an industry where the market for large center consoles has exploded in recent years and continues to grow, this modern open fisherman sets itself apart from the competition with a unique blend of luxury and fishability.

Center consoles are inherently designed for serious offshore fishing, keeping open deck space and 360° fishability among the top priorities. In doing so, many manufacturers sacrifice overall comfort. Boston Whaler takes a different approach with the 380 Outrage, giving prospective owners a variety of options so that they can achieve the ideal combination of fishing and comfort features. But no matter the configuration chosen, this platform is equipped to tournament standards.

One of the key features that drastically enhances the platform’s fishability is the addition of the upper station with controls. Whether fishing a highly competitive tournament or taking the family out for a day on the water, the ability to scan the surface of the water from a heightened vantage point is extremely beneficial and with the 380 Outrage’s upper station, captains are given this ability along with full control of the vessel. Additionally, this boat can be outfitted with all the bells and whistles associated with successful offshore fishing including competition outriggers and a variety of leaning post configurations with options for a 40-gallon livewell, bait prep station and more. Standard fishing features include a 60-gallon transom livewell, 17 rod holders, three below deck fishboxes with pump-out and additional storage space throughout the vessel.

For captains, the 380 Outrage includes an extensive array of standard features that yield safe and easy operation of the vessel. The dual-helm widescreen display delivers Raymarine navigational technology and offers full control of the stereo and Mercury propulsion system. Additionally, the upper station can be equipped with Raymarine electronics, and an optional Raymarine 4kW 24” Open Array radar enhances safe operation. Another helpful option available on the 380 Outrage is joystick piloting, a feature that gives vessel operators stress-free docking experiences.

The vessel itself boasts impressive performance statistics, achieving 44.3 knots and 0.56 miles per gallon at wide open throttle powered by triple 350 HP Mercury Verados. Furthermore, this powerful platform can get up and go, with a time to plane of only 9.9 seconds and idle to 30 MPH in 12.2 seconds.

Amid excellent fishability and performance, the level of comfort passengers experience on the 380 Outrage is truly exceptional. It all starts with the meticulously designed, durable hull that delivers a smooth ride through choppy seas. Additionally, buyers can choose to include a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer to virtually eliminate boat roll in rough conditions. While the 380 Outrage maintains an open deck layout, prospective owners are given several options regarding seating within the vessel. Standard seating includes a foldaway bench seat, forward console lounge seating with armrests, cup holders and access to USB charging ports, forward deck wrap-around seating and aft facing seating. The leaning post can also be outfitted with couch seating instead of a livewell or bait prep station. Finally, the vessel features full coaming bolsters from bow to stern.

After Boston Whaler was created in 1958, their vessels were deemed “unsinkable,” and that claim holds true today more than ever. Sawing boats in half to prove their safety level has become more popular in recent years, but Boston Whaler has used this demonstration for decades with ultimate success, while completing other tests like filling vessels with water and loading them far over capacity. Still, they do not sink. For an incredibly safe vessel that delivers 360° fishability on par with today’s top center consoles, luxury that remains well ahead of the competition and performance that supports Boston Whaler’s legendary reputation, look no further than the 380 Outrage.

Specs

L.O.A…………………………….…………..38’0”

Beam…………………………….……..…….11’8”

Draft……………………………….…………23.5”

Fuel Capacity……………………….…..…455 gal.

Weight…………………………….…….14,500 lbs.

Max HP………………………………………1,200

Website…………………………bostonwhaler.com

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