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Introduced in 2011, this new Boston Whaler 285 Conquest is an updated version of original 285 Conquest built from 2006 through 2010. Principal changes include an integrated windshield/hardtop design, improved helm visibility, and enhanced cockpit and cabin storage. With a wide 9'6"" beam, the Conquests cockpit is large enough for fishing, entertaining, or cruising. In the center deck of the cockpit, near the transom, is a mechanical room housing the batteries, generator (optional), and various pumps. Standard features include an anchor locker, windlass two in-deck fish boxes, cockpit bolsters, transom livewell, tackle storage, raw-water washdown, cockpit shower, rod holders (11), cockpit rod storage, power windshield vent, cockpit floodlight, convertible port seat/lounge, foldaway stern seat, bait prep center with sink, and numerous drink holders. Below, the Conquests well-finished interior sleeps four and includes a convertible V-berth/dinette forward, midcabin berth aft, compact galley with microwave, and an enclosed head with shower. Note the flip-up rod holders in the cabin overhead. Top speed is just shy of 40 knots with twin 225hp Mercury Verados.
Overview Quality walkaround fisherman combines efficient deck layout with roomy interior, top-notch finish.
Features Fishing amenities include 30-gallon livewell, two in-deck fishboxes, bait-prep station with two sinks, underseat storage/tackle drawers, fresh/salt washdowns, transom door. Well-finished interior with enclosed head, refrigerator sleeps three.
Comments Called the 28 Outrage in 19982001; 290 Outrage in 200203. Unsinkable hull construction. Outstanding range with 296-gallon fuel capacity.
Performance About 40 knots top with 225 Mercs.