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Old 07-06-2020, 09:43 AM
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Default Boston Whaler 240 Vantage

Boston Whaler's new 240 Vantage I hear is debuting this fall, so I'm starting a thread for those interested as details/information come available. If you have any, drop it here! Looking forward to learning more about this boat and seeing it at shows soon.
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All I see is an invite from BW on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/whalerowner...57048612026268


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specs and photos are on the BW website.....
Old 09-01-2020, 05:10 AM
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Interested...I think a DC is my next boat. And happen to like whalers . Anyone have the 23 now or other models? Iíd like twins but not sure itís necessary for my boating.
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over under of $150k
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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
specs and photos are on the BW website.....
Yes, see it now (was not there yesterday afternoon):

https://www.bostonwhaler.com/family-...s/240-vantage/
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Originally Posted by WolpackVO View Post
over under of $150k
Vantage 230's had "boat show prices" in that range this year.......
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The 240DC is in the 180k range. Too high for my wallet.

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I put my deposit on the last 2021 240 Vantage build slot after shopping 3 brands and as many dealers yesterday. Iím very excited to join the brand and be done with I/O maintenance.
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Originally Posted by eds3 View Post
I put my deposit on the last 2021 240 Vantage build slot after shopping 3 brands and as many dealers yesterday. Iím very excited to join the brand and be done with I/O maintenance.

Congrats
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The Scout 235 is around $120... not sure what the advantage of paying $180 for this boat is. And I think the Scout looks a hell of a lot better. Blah blah about build quality. I'm sure the Scout isn't that far off BW.
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The Scout 235 is around $120... not sure what the advantage of paying $180 for this boat is. And I think the Scout looks a hell of a lot better. Blah blah about build quality. I'm sure the Scout isn't that far off BW.
While I agree with the sentiment here, I am not sure that you could get a well-optioned Scout 235 in the current market for around $120K, and I am not sure that you would need to pay $180K for a Vantage 240, though I have not negotiated for one.

Also, I agree that the Scout 235 Dorado is a pretty boat. But when I crawled all over one (and it's competition) this past winter, it just did not seem as substantial as it's competition (Cobia 240, GW 235, Robalo R247, Salifish 245, BW Vantage 230, to name a few). It felt smaller, more cramped, lower gunwales/freeboard, and more ''delicate" and less rugged. And expensive, and dealer seemed like a douche, which has nothing to do with the boat itself but didn't help my perception.

YMMV. Not meaning to poke any Scout owners, but have my flame suit at the ready just in case.
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While I agree with the sentiment here, I am not sure that you could get a well-optioned Scout 235 in the current market for around $120K, and I am not sure that you would need to pay $180K for a Vantage 240, though I have not negotiated for one.

Also, I agree that the Scout 235 Dorado is a pretty boat. But when I crawled all over one (and it's competition) this past winter, it just did not seem as substantial as it's competition (Cobia 240, GW 235, Robalo R247, Salifish 245, BW Vantage 230, to name a few). It felt smaller, more cramped, lower gunwales/freeboard, and more ''delicate" and less rugged. And expensive, and dealer seemed like a douche, which has nothing to do with the boat itself but didn't help my perception.

YMMV. Not meaning to poke any Scout owners, but have my flame suit at the ready just in case.
Lemme guess, Marinemax?
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Originally Posted by rogermd View Post
Lemme guess, Marinemax?
No, not this time.
It was a local dealer (not a national franchise operation) who I don't want to name since I thus would have slandered them and while I was displeased, they did not earn a slandering from me. Though I did look at another Scout model in 2015 at a Marine Max and I left feeling very underwhelmed about the dealership....so my two "deep dives" into Scouts were both underwhelming, both on the product level and the dealer level.

I have not owned one, so I can't say too much about the product level except from dry inspection by a fairly savvy potential customer.
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A look at many previous Scout threads regarding build quality makes it easier to understand why they demand lower prices. Decent boat and very pretty but not on par with Whaler.
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A look at many previous Scout threads regarding build quality makes it easier to understand why they demand lower prices. Decent boat and very pretty but not on par with Whaler.
While I agree BW seem to make nice boats I don't know if the 240 is worth $60,000 more based on features, looks, and build quality.
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Congrats! Itís a nice looking boat. What does that mean as far as the last slot? How far out will you get it?

thx Iíd love one...
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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
While I agree with the sentiment here, I am not sure that you could get a well-optioned Scout 235 in the current market for around $120K, and I am not sure that you would need to pay $180K for a Vantage 240, though I have not negotiated for one.

Also, I agree that the Scout 235 Dorado is a pretty boat. But when I crawled all over one (and it's competition) this past winter, it just did not seem as substantial as it's competition (Cobia 240, GW 235, Robalo R247, Salifish 245, BW Vantage 230, to name a few). It felt smaller, more cramped, lower gunwales/freeboard, and more ''delicate" and less rugged. And expensive, and dealer seemed like a douche, which has nothing to do with the boat itself but didn't help my perception.

YMMV. Not meaning to poke any Scout owners, but have my flame suit at the ready just in case.
You can get a nicely optioned 235 Dorado for $120 easily.

I took delivery of a 2021 235 XSF nicely optioned a month ago and I was way less than that out the door (tax, delivery, everything). Dorado isnít much more $$.

That said, personally I didnít like the 235 Dorado layout as much. Iím guessing real world price difference isnít that much.

Dorado MSRP starts at 121k and BW is 127k. Both with Mercury 250hp standard.

In the dual consoles that size I liked the Pursuit. Not that it matters as I went the CC route.

So many nice boats to choose from in that size and price range.

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