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2024 Boston Whaler 280 Vantage

The 280 Vantage is a true “do-it-all” boat. With features for fishing, cruising, beaching, watersports, and entertaining, this dual-console model is perfect for enjoying everything the water has to offer. Low-maintenance and easy to operate, this boat is a great choice for novice and experienced boaters alike. For more details on this 280 Vantage®, request information online, give us a call at (305) 564-9747, or visit our Islamorada, Florida Boston Whaler dealer headquarters.

Year

2024

Model

280 Vantage

Generic Type (Primary)

Dual Console

Engine Power

800 HP (596 kW)

Min. Engine Power

500 HP (373 kW)
24’ 2”

Length

400

HP

11

Passengers

Boat Details

The all-new 280 Vantage builds on the legacy of the award-winning Vantage series, delivering exceptional stability, comfort, and ease of operation. With its family-friendly dual-console layout and smart, convertible seating, the 280 provides plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and relax. Try a new activity, or try a whole range of them: The 280 Vantage is an all-access pass to everything your family wants to do on the water, from discovering remote beaches to finding thrills at the end of a towrope or fishing line. Features may include:

Equipment

• All hardware 316-L stainless steel
• All rails welded 316-L stainless steel

Deck & Cockpit

• 28” cockpit depth
• 8” stainless steel cleats – bow (2), pop-up stern (2), pop-up spring line (2)
• Anchor windlass with 200’ of rode, chain, and anchor
• Bow and stern eyes
• Cockpit coaming bolsters
• Cockpit courtesy lights – dual color blue/white
• Covered telescoping swim ladder with stainless steel grab rail
• Drink holders (12)
• Heavy-duty rub rail

Console

• 12V receptacle
• Access panel to electronics
• Cast stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip
• Compass
• Dash visor
• Decorative floor inlay
• Interior light
• Gasketed lockable entry door with dual gaskets and draw-down latch
• Molded fiberglass console liner

Seating

• Aft-facing seating at the starboard prep station
• Bow seating area with lounge backrests and armrests (port and starboard)

Mechanical

• 250 V8 Black Dual Mercury Verado engines with hydraulic power steering
• Automatic bilge pump
• Battery trays (4)
• Freshwater system (20 gallons) with bow and stern sprayers

Trailer

Optional

Bow Area

• Bow bolster • Bow cushions with backrests • Bow walkthrough block off panel • Drink holders (4) • Fiberglass lids with latches (3) • Integrated centerline bow cooler (12 gallons) • Recessed storage/cup holder compartment

Cockpit Utilities Center

• Coaming pocket with courtesy light and drink holders (2) • Sink with freshwater faucet • Starboard aft-facing seat with integrated cooler (11 gallons) • Stainless steel grab rail • Integrated storage (deleted with refrigerator)

Hard Top

Fiberglass Hardtop • Grab rails (located on the centerline, stainless steel) (2) • Lighting – LED navigation lights • Lighting – LED overhead courtesy lighting (blue) (4) • Lighting – LED courtesy map light (red/white) (1) • Rod holders (4) (white or black depending on frame color selection) • Tow bit (white or black depending on frame color selection)

Livewell

• Rear Livewell Capacity 19 gallons (71.9 L)

Storage

• Bow anchor locker with drain and windlass • Captain’s pocket storage with USB outlet below the dash • Cockpit storage center • Console storage with stainless steel latch • Head storage compartment

Specifications

Dimensions

• Overall Length Centerline: 27′ 9″ (8.45 m) | With platforms: 29′ 1″ (8.86 m)
• Beam 9’ 6” (2.74 m)
• Draft 21” (0.53 m)
• Transom Height 25” (0.64 m)
• Dead Rise At Transom: 21°
• Bridge Clearance With hardtop: 8’ 5” (2.57 m) | With hardtop and radar: 9’ 1” (2.77 m)
• Dimensions Package boat specs (on the trailer, engine up): 26’ 10” X 9’ 0” X 9’ 2”

Capacities

• Seating Capacity 12 Persons
• Fuel Capacity 180 gallons (681.3 L)
• Weight, Maximum Capacity 3,911 lbs (1,774 kg) | Swamped: 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) | Engine: 1,400 lbs (635 kg)
• Rear Livewell Capacity 19 gallons (71.9 L)
• Fresh Water Capacity 20 gallons (76 L)
• Black Water Capacity 6 gallons (23 L)

Weight

• Dry Weight No engine: 6,940 lbs (3,148 kg)
• Weight With engine, fuel, and water: 9,610 lbs (4,359 kg)

Engine

• Engine Power Maximum: 800 HP (596 kW)
• Minimum Engine Power 500 HP (373 kW)

Features

• Features European Certification

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