We got an inquiry from a BoatTEST.com reader asking the following questions: “Does Boston Whaler have a dealer in Western Australia? And would the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage be available there?” The Boston Whaler 230 Vantage is a dual console boat from the venerable builder’s line of “do-anything” day boats. So does “do-anything” include doing it in the southern hemisphere, Down Under, with its keen boating culture?
Here’s what we found out. The authorized dealer for Australia is Queensland Marine Centre in Coomera, Queensland, which is located in eastern Australia, near Brisbane. But Boston Whaler assures us that the company works with subdealers in Western Australia. While we cannot speak for model availability, the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage is listed on the Queensland Marine Centre website.
The Boston Whaler 230 Vantage makes sense in Australia, since she’s a dual console platform with a roomy, versatile layout suitable for a wide variety of watersports. The builder maximized the volume with a beam measurement of 8’6” (2.59 m). Seating is comfortable for the whole crew, there’s a private head compartment, and she topped out at 43.1 mph in our test, and cruised at 26.6 mph with a range of 260 miles. Boston Whaler offers a list of features that allows the owner to tailor the boat to their favorite on-water pursuits.
See our full test and captain’s report of the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage here.
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