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Brief Summary

The Montauk carries its wide beam all the way to the bow, giving this 190 much more room than typical 19 footers. While the technology has changed a bit, all of today’s Boston Whalers are built using the same unsinkable, foam-filled Unibond fiberglass hull introduced nearly half a century ago.

Key Features

  • Aft cockpit storage with fiberglass cover
  • Bow and stern lifting eyes
  • 19" interior freeboard
  • Instrumentation and electrical switch panel
  • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest
  • Teleflex no-feedback steering
  • Classic style navigation lights
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 19' 0''
    Beam 8' 0''
    Dry Weight 1,900 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 12''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 7' 2'' w/ sun top
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 60 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    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.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury EXLPT EFI four-stroke
    Tested Power 1 x 115-hp Mercury four-stroke
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    700 2.4 2.1 0.3 8.0 7.0 432 376 60
    1000 3.2 2.7 0.4 6.0 5.2 324 282 63
    1500 5.2 4.5 0.8 6.9 6.0 374 326 67
    2000 6.8 5.9 1.4 5.0 4.4 272 237 69
    2500 7.6 6.6 1.9 4.1 3.6 222 193 78
    3000 10.0 8.7 2.7 3.8 3.3 204 177 82
    3500 18.8 16.3 3.3 5.7 5.0 308 268 95
    4000 23.7 20.6 4.0 6.0 5.2 324 282 93
    4500 28.3 24.6 5.2 5.5 4.8 297 258 87
    5000 31.5 27.3 7.3 4.3 3.8 235 204 92
    5500 34.7 30.2 8.2 4.3 3.7 230 200 91
    6000 38.6 33.6 10.5 3.7 3.2 199 173 99
    700 376 695 3.90 1.14 3.40 60
    1000 282 521 5.10 1.51 2.55 63
    1500 326 602 8.40 3.03 2.95 67
    2000 237 438 10.90 5.30 2.14 69
    2500 193 357 12.20 7.19 1.75 78
    3000 177 328 16.10 10.22 1.60 82
    3500 268 496 30.30 12.49 2.42 95
    4000 282 521 38.10 15.14 2.55 93
    4500 258 478 45.50 19.68 2.34 87
    5000 204 378 50.70 27.63 1.85 92
    5500 200 370 55.80 31.04 1.81 91
    6000 173 320 62.10 39.75 1.56 99

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.2 sec
    0 to 30 10.5 sec.
    Ratio 2.07 : 1
    Props Merc Vengence 15 pitch 3-blade SS
    Load 2 pers, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 82 deg., humid: 80%, wind: 5 knots, seas: calm

    Boston Whaler 190 Montauk (2007-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    The On-Water Utility VehicleBy Capt. Vince DanielloUnsinkable. It is a word thrown about by some boat manufacturers in a way that might allow us to think it means one thing—that a boat will stay afloat, no matter what—when in fact it means something else—that at least part of the boat will stay above water, no matter what. What, specifically, is the difference? One look at Boston Whaler’s brochure in the section on hull construction illustrates it well; a photo shows a competitor’s boat with a few feet of the bow bobbing out of the water and next to it is a photo of Boston Whaler’s 190 Montauk with 19 people in it. What that photo doesn’t show is that this grossly overloaded Montauk has its drain plug pulled so the boat is free to fill with water, yet it is floating high. The reason: Boston Whaler’s unibond hull is actually a thick sandwich of foam between two layers of fiberglass, making the entire hull one giant, unsinkable flotation device. In fact every Boston Whaler from their smallest 11 footer to the largest 30 footer is designed so that it can be completely filled to the gunnels with water yet still stay level and hold the engine powerhead out of the water, even with the boat’s maximum rated capacity of people and gear aboard.ConstructionOk, presumably no one is going to put 19 people in a boat designed for eight or cut the boat in half and then start the motor and drive away, another popular Whaler advertising campaign for the last four decades now. Similarly, I doubt anyone would call in the local volunteer fire company to see how much water their boat can hold, but Boston Whaler’s version of unsinkable is certainly reassuring offshore and equally comforting when the boat is unattended at the dock, as the vast majority of small boat sinkings occur in the slip when bilge pumps fail or batteries wear down, something that just cannot happen on a Whaler. UtilitySo Boston Whaler’s construction makes the company’s boat inherently safe, but that alone is not a reason to own a boat; it must suit your needs on the water. I suppose the best way to characterize the 190 Montauk is to compare it to an SUV. Not the posh, heated leather seats, triple climate controlled, power window and door, rear seat DVD player SUV that is common today, but a rugged, dependable, go anywhere with lots of room for people and stuff SUV more common a few years back. The Montauk is finished beautifully, but doesn’t have the bells and whistles of other Whalers. To accomplish its utilitarian role, the Montauk starts with a wide beam for its length, carried all the way to the squared-off bow and adds plenty of comfortable seating, lots of room to move around, and big storage lockers. The locker under the seat in the bow is often used to store the anchor and rode, though it also makes a good insulated fishbox. Another locker under the helm seat, plus the inside of the console will hold a ton of gear, life jackets, towels, and beach toys, and another compartment under the seat in the stern either provides storage or can also be plumbed from the factory as a live/bait well. More Fishing FeaturesThere is also room for a 72-quart cooler just ahead of the console, the removable cooler probably better than a built-in drink box on a utility boat like the Montauk since it can be carried onto the beach, or wherever it is needed. The 190 Montauk also includes two rod holders aft which also hold the removable aft seat backrest in place and additional rod storage mounted behind the seat back on the front of the console, completely out of the way until needed. Thoughtful options include drink holders built into the chocks that hold the cooler in place, an MP3 input jack and stereo remote control at the helm, and a filler cushion for the bow seat that creates a giant sun pad.Boston Whaler’s new 190 Montauk, now the largest boat in the Montauk family, is in many ways the epitome of what Boston Whaler’s founder, Dick Fisher, envisioned when introducing the first-ever center console boat in 1961—a boat that can go anywhere and do anything with lots of room for people and gear, while providing the confidence of a rugged, seaworthy, unsinkable hull.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Boston Whaler 190 Montauk (2007-) is 38.6 mph (62.1 kph), burning 10.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 39.74 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Boston Whaler 190 Montauk (2007-) is 23.7 mph (38.1 kph), and the boat gets 6.00 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.55 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 324 miles (521.43 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 115-hp Mercury four-stroke.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional Navman
    GPS/Chart Optional
    VHF Radio Optional Navman 7100


    CD Stereo Optional Clarion AM/FM CD Player w/ Optional Sirus Satellite
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Swim Ladder Optional
    Swim Platform Optional


    Bimini Top Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Engine Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty See Engine Manufacturer for Warranty
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    1-Year No No
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes
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