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Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 225-hp Mercury OptiMax )

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The Boston Whaler 270 sports a sleek, brand new look for 2002. She’s a serious fishboat with a good turn of speed and a long list of features.

Key Features

    The 270 Outrage features two insulated storage boxes, a 23-gallon livewell in the transom, eleven rod holders, and ten rod racks for all your gear to be stored away. The bow has plenty of seating for anglers with comfortable padded seats and storage bins beneath. There’s also a large in-deck fishbox up front. Moving back towards the console there’s an enclosed head with sink and fresh water shower. The cockpit has a bench seat that can be pulled out when relaxing or tucked away when fishing. There’s also a transom door making big catches easy to pull into the boat. An integral swim platform with grabrail and ladder also allow you to take a dip when the fishing is slow.

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Specifications

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 27' 0'' Dry Weight 5,160 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1' 8'' Fuel Cap 200 gal.
Deadrise/Transom Water Cap 20 gal.
Max Headroom ~ Bridge Clearance 8' 9'' (w/hardtop)
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production)Engine options
Std. Power 2x200-hp Mercury outboards
Tested Power 2 x 225-hp Mercury OptiMax
Opt. Power 2 x 225-hp Mercury OptiMax outboards

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Line Drawing

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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The 270 is sleek, functional, and fully-loaded.

The 270 Outrage has a long list of fishing features. She incorporates an integral boarding platform, three in-deck insulated storage/fish boxes, a lockable head with pump-out in the console, locking b

Comfortable seating room with plenty of storage.

The 270 features plenty of seating at the bow for guests. There’s forward rod storage and an in-deck fishbox with hatch and drain.

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The cockpit offers a spacious workplace.

The versatile transom features a fold-away stern seat and built-in bait-prep center.

Even the head has plenty of room.

The console features an enclosed porta potti with pump-out, as well as a sink and freshwater shower (shown with optional marine head).

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Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production)

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Captain's Report

Boston Whaler's New 270 Outrage Is One Sleek Character

The Boston Whaler 270 Outrage is a modern, good-looking boat with many features that make it a great offshore fishing machine. First of all she’s a center console, which allows the angler to fight a fish all around the boat without obstructions. The corners are nicely rounded and the decks are clear. No toe stubbers or knee knockers! The stainless steel handrails in the bow are recessed into the foredeck, so they are readily at hand to provide security if needed, but are not in the way of the angler.

The forward fish box/cooler/storage is large, insulated and readily accessible. The forward seats have storage underneath, with rod holders inside for those times you want your expensive rods safely out of sight. On each side on the aft ends of the seats are a couple of convenient built-in rod holders in the right location to get the extra rods quickly out of the way when fighting a fish, while still allowing the baits to be kept in the water.

The center console itself is well designed, with access inside to a marine head, a sink with a hand held shower, and enough room and head room to make it usable. There are storage cabinets within that are sealed so use of the shower doesn't wet what you want to keep dry. The center console provides convenient access to the underside of the instrument panel for future repairs or additions. The batteries are safely housed in their own easily accessed compartments. At the business end of the console the wheel is at a good height and angle, the throttles fall readily to hand and the instruments are well laid out.

The T-top as equipped on the test boat had good rod storage and a nice fabric hide-away for the required life saving devices that most boats never seem to have a good place to store. You hope you never need them, but on the 270 at least they are available if you do. The leaning post has good storage for all the junk we all like to carry, and is well positioned for steering, either while standing or sitting with the swing down footrest. The sturdy, lockable radio box covers are removable and have a built-in storage space in the compartment below the wheel.

The fish boxes in the aft deck are large and long enough to hold good sized king fish or dolphin. They have overboard drains or an optional pump for draining. On both sides adjacent to the transom are downrigger ball holders, a nice touch to keep the gel coat and toes from getting dinged. In the transom and the swim platform are nice sized hatches for access to the mechanical and electrical gear hidden within, not just small pie plates. The transom also holds a live baitwell with bait-prep cutting board. A fold down rear seat gives passengers or anglers a place to rest, instead of standing all day.

The twin 200 Mercury engines moved the boat very well, and she was out of the hole in 4.8 seconds. The Outrage 270 handled the tough chop from the 20 knots of wind on our test day like a much bigger boat. We found that the boat planed easily and was nicely maneuverable. And with the 200-gallon fuel tank she has plenty of range for those long days offshore.



By Capt. David Hill

Test Captain









Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) is 56.0 mph (90.1 kph), burning 46.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 174.11 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) is 34.1 mph (54.9 kph), and the boat gets 2.01 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.85 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 361 miles (580.97 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 225-hp Mercury OptiMax.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard Clarion AM/FM CD Digital Stereo
Head: Portable Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Exterior Features
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Warranty

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Extendable No
Engine Warranty
Years See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty
Transferable See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty
Extendable See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty
Accessories Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable No
Extendable No
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Price

Boston Whaler 270 Outrage (Not in Production) Price
Pricing Range $125,894.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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