Heritage, Pedigree, Endurance
Enjoy the safety and fun that this Boston Whaler provides. From the young just exploring the waters to the older reminiscing childhood excitement. You can get across the shallows, hop to the beach, tender your way from your mooring to the shore. Powered by Mercury 60 Big Foot Four Stroke EFI only 79 hours, always professionally serviced by Al Grover's. Optional bimini top and factory trailer with swing away tongue included. Enrich lives across generations through this Whaler.
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DECK / COCKPIT
GALVANIZED TRAILER WITH SWING TONGUE
By Mike Milne
The original Boston Whaler was an unsinkable 13-foot skiff. So, although itsÂ lineup now extends to 37 feet, Whaler takes small boats seriously.
Plenty of thought and effort went into the 13- to 17-foot Super Sport lineup of new styleÂ runabouts rolled out over the past three years. The 150 Super Sport test boat was introducedÂ in 2009 and represents the series well. It has tons of appeal as a trailer boat orÂ all-purpose cottage runabout. Parents will be comfortable taking the 150 Super Sport toÂ town for groceries and handing it over to teens for an afternoon of tubing, skiing or wakeboarding.
Hull construction is classic Whaler: a moulded and bonded fibreglass hull and deckÂ filled with foam that keeps it a float and stable even when swamped. The hull design is aÂ moderate modified V-bottom with 14 degrees of deadrise at the transom and wave tamingÂ chines that extend to the U-shaped bow. Itâ€™s a recipe for stability and comfort.
The test boat is powered by a Mercury Four Stroke 60 EFI BigFoot outboard. AlongÂ with fuel-saving EFI, the BigFoot has a beefed-up 2.33:1 ratio gearcase. Often used onÂ heavier boats and pontoons, the BigFoot adds durability and bottom-end muscle on theÂ test boat.
On the water that means acceleration to 20 mph in about five seconds and to 30 mphÂ in 10 seconds. Top speed is 37.4 mph at 6000 rpm. The 150 planes easily, runs solidly andÂ tracks well at all speeds. It never feels loose or sketchy, even when trimmed right out.Â Waves may slow the 150 down but wonâ€™t stop it.
Part of the 150 Super Sportâ€™s charm is its simplicity. Buyers can add optional colouredÂ hull wraps, but the basic boat is white fibreglass inside and out, meaning clean up is simpleÂ - just hose down, scrub and open the drain.
The galvanized trailer, bow storage locker, helm console, tachometer, stainless steelÂ steering wheel, 12-volt receptacle, bench seat with drink holders and storage side consoleÂ are standard. The test boatâ€™s optional equipment includes padded seats for the bow andÂ storage side console, folding helm and companion seats, bow rail, and welded-aluminumÂ ski tow bar.
Offering comfort for mom and dad and watersports for the kids, the Super Sport canÂ keep everyone in the family happy.
500 South Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520