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Boston Whaler’s 170 Montauk is a practical center console designed to handle multiple tasks from fishing to tubing to cruising and to be easy to clean up at the end of the day with a quick washdown. At 17’ (5.18 m) long and a rigged weight of just over 2,000 lbs. (907 kg), she’s easily towed and the boat comes packaged with a single-axle galvanized trailer with a swing-away tongue.

Key Features

  • Acrylic windshield
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Three 8'' stainless steel cleats
  • Fiberglass swim platform with grab rail and telescoping swim ladder
  • Galvanized trailer with swing tongue
  • Classic style navigation lights
  • Battery box with hold-down strap in console
  • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest
  • All hardware is 316-L stainless steel
Length Overall 17' 0''
5.18 m
Beam 6' 10''
2.08 m
Dry Weight 1,400 lbs.
635 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 9''
0.22 m
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 16-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 6' 11''
2.10 m (max)
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 13 gal.
49.2 L
Water Capacity N/A
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

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.

Std. Power 1 x 90-hp Mercury ELPT EFI 4-stroke
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Not Available
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk running shot
The classic 17’ (5.18 m) center console can meet the boating needs of a young family.

Major Features

• Fiberglass swim step with grabrail and swim ladder
• Center console with acrylic windscreen and stainless steel grab rail
• Reversible driver’s seat with locking backrest
• Stainless steel propeller
• Galvanized trailer with swing-away tongue
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk trailer
On the trailer, the 170 Montauk should weigh less than 2,300 lbs, (1,043 kg), which means she can be towed by a wide variety of vehicles.

Features Inspection

The 170 Montauk feels like a big 17’ (5.18 m) boat because her beam carries so far forward. She has 19” (.48 m) of cockpit depth and the stainless steel side and bow rails help keep kids in the boat. Depending on the intended use, Boston Whaler offers a variety of seating options including a sun lounge that fills in the entire bow area, which is raised off the cockpit sole. The bow anchor locker drains and has a cleat just ahead for attaching the rode.

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk anchor attachment
Note the attachment point for the anchor to secure it and the eye for tying off the anchor rode.
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk helm
The black-faced gauges in a dark instrument panel will be easier to read in bright sunlight.

The center console

dash panel has a tachometer, volt-meter and water pressure gauge, plus the accessory switches. We also like the stainless steel grab rail that encircles the windscreen so passengers won’t grab the acrylic panel to try to steady themselves. An access hatch for the helm rigging is in the port side of the console, which houses the battery in a dedicated box.

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk helm seat
The helm seat backrest locks in the forward- or aft-facing position and in the base are two 6 ½-gallon portable gas tanks.
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk accessory storage
Any time that a manufacturer can provide dedicated storage for accessories, it helps keep decks uncluttered.

Power and Performance

Boston Whaler uses a single Mercury outboard on the 170 Montauk. The minimum horsepower is 60 and standard power is 90-hp. We have not tested the 170 Montauk, but with a 90-hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard, the manufacturer says the boat hits 40.9 mph at 5750 rpm with two people and a nearly full load of fuel. Time to plane is reported at 4.5 seconds and idle to 30 mph is 9.3 seconds. The hull bottom has a deadrise measurement at the transom of 16-degrees. The shallow deadrise helps with planing times and fuel efficiency. Draft is 9” (.22 m).

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk running shot
The 170 Montauk’s sharp entry and flared bow are designed to tame bay chop and keep spray off the passengers.


Boston Whaler has spent years promoting its reputation as the “Unsinkable Legend”. The 170 Montauk is constructed with a solid fiberglass hull bottom and liner and between the two primary pieces, the manufacturer injects flotation foam. The foam bolsters flotation, adds strength and serves as a bonding component.BoatTEST.com has made a video showing this process that we recommend viewing.

Options Worth Considering and Pricing

• Sun lounge (bow, port and starboard cushions and sunlounge filler cushion) (not compatible with cooler seat or fishing package): $1,635.
• Bow cushion (included in Sunlounge): $704
• Aft bench seat with cushion and backrest (not compatible with livewell or aft seats): $2,451.
• Port and starboard aft seats (not compatible with aft bench seat): $1,481
• Sun-top (black or blue) with boot and stainless steel frame: $1,205.
• Raymarine 5.7” A67 GPS/chartplotter/fishfinder: $1,628
• Fusion AM/FM stereo with two waterproof speakers and MP3/USB inputs: $1,200
• VHF radio: $692
• Fishing package including compass, four rodholders, 72-quart cooler with cushioned hatch and console-mounted backrest and tackle drawers: $803
• Livewell with blue interior (not compatible with aft bench seat): $1,109
• Pedestal fishing seat: $436
• Hydraulic steering: $518
• Ski/wakeboard tow arch: $646
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk cooler
The optional 72-quart cooler with a cushioned top and backrest provides more seating space and increases cold-storage capacity.
Boston Whaler 170 Montauk bimini top
Available in blue or black, the optional Bimini top shades the aft half of the boat when erected.


With a 90-hp Mercury 90 ELPT EFI FourStroke Mercury outboard and galvanized single-axle bunk trailer, the 170 Montauk retails for around $29,903.


Boston Whalers have such a loyal following because they last and it’s our experience that they hold their value. The 90-hp outboard should give the 170 Montauk the necessary power to handle myriad tasks including fishing, cruising or towing. That she comes on a trailer for less than $30,000 also makes her an affordable boat for a family on a budget.

Boston Whaler 170 Montauk fishing
With 19” (.48 m) of cockpit depth, the 170 Montauk has plenty of secure space for the kids to fish.

Marine Electronics

Autopilot Optional
Fishfinder Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional


CD Stereo Optional
Shore Power Standard

Exterior Features

Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard


Bimini Top Optional


Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!


Pricing Range: $29,903.00

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.