Boston Whaler 280 Vantage

280 Vantage

The Specs

Dimensions – 29′ 1″ (8.86 m)
L.O.A. (with platforms) – 27′ 9″ (8.45 m)
L.O.A. (on centerline, from bow to engine mounting location) – 9’ 6” (2.74 m)
Beam – 21” (0.53 m)
Weight – 6,940 lbs (3,148 kg)
Weight (dry, no engine) – 9,610 lbs (4,359 kg)
Weight (with engine, fuel and water)
Maximum Engine Weight Capacity – 3,911 lbs (1,774 kg)
Maximum Weight Capacity – 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)
Swamped Capacity – 12
Persons Capacity –
Fuel Capacity – 180 gallons (681.3 L)
Engines Maximum Horsepower – 800 HP (596 kW)
Minimum Horsepower – 500 HP (373 kW)
Maximum Engine Weight – 1,400 lbs (635 kg)

The all-new Boston Whaler 280 Vantage builds on the legacy of the award-winning Vantage series, delivering exceptional stability, comfort and ease of operation. With its family-friendly dual-console layout and smart, convertible seating, the 280 provides plenty of space for everyone to stretch out and relax. Try a new activity, or try a whole range of them: The Boston Whaler 280 Vantage is an all-access pass to everything your family wants to do on the water, from discovering remote beaches to finding thrills at the end of a towrope or fishing line.

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Boston Whaler 280 Vantage
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage
Boston Whaler 280 Vantage

From the new 240 Vantage to the sophisticated 320 Vantage, this multifunctional family of boats offers the space and capabilities active families demand. Leading-edge design combines with an impeccably crafted hull to deliver remarkable comfort, handling and stability. Best-in-class amenities and options make Vantage ideal for offshore cruising, fishing and adrenaline-pumping watersports. Play all day, then take it to dinner: Vantage is equally at home in rough saltwater and sidled up to a 5-star restaurant.

  • Strong yet quiet Mercury Verado® outboards with power steering instill captains with confidence
  • Innovative dual console design allows for incredible versatility
  • Clean, smart helm delivers predictable handling and control
  • Loads of standard and optional features take fishing and watersports to the next level
  • Comfortable enclosed head lets you stay out longer
  • Innovative port seat and spacious bow seating mean every guest rides in comfort
  • Available hardtops ensure protection from the sun and other elements
  • Recessed storage holds gear for any on-water activity
  • Deep freeboard and dual console layout adds protection and comfort

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.