The first Boston Whaler was introduced at the New York Boat Show in 1958. It was only 13’ long, but it started a revolution that in a few years swept the country. Then, along came color TV (1966), the Apple II personal computer (1977), cell phones (1984), and the Internet (1992). Now after 51 years, it is time for a new 13’ Boston Whaler. It is called the 130 Super Sport and it comes in trendy colors. Colors? Yup, that stodgy old boat company that insists on making boats that won’t sink -- no matter how big they are -- has discovered five of them. They have also created a new design and come up with a lot of innovative new ideas for that 13-footer that started it all. Most exciting of all, there is an introductory base price on the boat of $9,995 with a 40-hp Merc. The 13’ Whaler has always made a great boat for the kids, something that Mom can knock about in, or a safe, inexpensive platform for all sorts of watersports play.
Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport (2009-) Captain's Report is archived.