Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless

280 Dauntless

The Specs

Dimensions – 27′ 9″ (8.46m)
L.O.A – 28′ 8″ (8.74m)
L.O.A. Includes swim platform – 9′ (2.74m)
Beam – 18″ (0.46m)
Draft –
Weight – 5,495 lbs (2,492 kg)
Weight (dry, no engine) – 7,410 lbs (3,361 kg)
Weight (with engines and fuel) Capacity – 3,736 lbs (1,694 kg)
Max. Weight Capacity – 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)
Swamped Capacity – 12
Persons Capacity –
Fuel Capacity – 160 gallons (606 L)
Engines – Maximum Horsepower – 600 HP (447 kW)
Minimum Horsepower – 350 HP (298 kW)
Maximum Engine Weight – 1,400 lbs (635 kW)

The all-new Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless completes the full evolution of our iconic, multifunctional center-console bay boat series. True to its family name, our newest model empowers you to take on adventures fearlessly and explore uncharted territory with confidence. With a wide range of packages available, boaters can choose the right propulsion.

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Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless

The Boston Whaler Dauntless truly lives up to its name. Well equipped for both watersports and offshore fishing, the center console Dauntless comes with a host of amenities and options to suit your specific on-water pursuits. Pedestal fishing seats and an optional reversible pilot seat with livewell expand fishing capabilities, and the All-Activity Tower delivers extra watersports exhileration. Unsinkably safe, reliable, and with plenty of space for people and gear, Dauntless is outfitted for the active family.

  • High-efficiency Mercury outboard engines power long days on the water
  • All-Activity Tower option enhances watersports capabilities
  • Rod holders and storage protect your fishing arsenal
  • Ergonomic center console helm station with SmartCraft™ gauges eases navigation
  • Innovative, flip-up backrests and convertible seating define this go-getter
  • Abundant storage easily holds all your gear
  • Options like a Yeti® cooler or Fusion® stereo bring fun onboard
  • Safety comes first with stainless steel grab rails

Yes, you can cut a Boston Whaler in two and drive away in the half with the engine. But unsinkability means more than just the unmatched safety of Unibond™ hull construction. It means smart design, high-quality construction and forward-thinking technology. It means premium experiences and comfort year in and year out, whether you’re fishing, cruising or both. It means having the Core Confidence to take on anything from the shallows to the roughest offshore water without worrying about a thing.

A lot goes into creating the Unsinkable Legend. From conceptualization to materials gathering to the hands-on build process, our team of designers, engineers and craftsmen use tremendous skill, innovative thinking, diligence and passion to guide their work. Get an inside look into how each beloved Whaler comes to life.

We’re committed to creating boats that are purposefully engineered to be safe, functional and low-maintenance, while they deliver a lifetime of carefree pleasure.

Boston Whaler uses a detailed portfolio planning process to ensure we are developing the highest quality products for our customers. Our strict process creates a roadmap of goals and delivery dates, ensuring every new product is delivered on time and lives up to the Boston Whaler name.

Our robust quality control process starts the minute raw materials arrive to the factory, and continues until your Whaler is delivered. QC systems help manufacturing experts inspect each boat to ensure the final product is worthy of the trusted Boston Whaler name.