Boston Whaler Debuts 285 Conquest Pilothouse Model


Boston Whaler has introduced a new 285 Conquest Pilothouse model, the first Boston Whaler to feature this cockpit configuration.

The new boat includes a state-of-the-art integrated windshield-hardtop system, aft bulkhead with door, and a fully enclosed, weather-protected helm.

"The 285 Conquest Pilothouse represents a bold step forward for Boston Whaler,' said Ron Berman, Boston Whaler's Vice President of Product Development and Engineering. "Along with the fall release of the totally redesigned 285 Conquest, the new pilothouse feature is an integral element in the evolution of our Conquest line. For boaters in more volatile weather regions, like the Pacific Northwest, the 285 Conquest Pilothouse is the ideal vessel.'

The 285 Conquest Pilothouse provides total helm climate control, with a tempered-glass, full enclosure windshield system with electric vent, and a bulkhead with locking door. Windshield wipers with wash system enhance captain visibility, and an optional cockpit diesel heating system keeps the pilothouse toasty in cold weather. Inside the pilothouse, a starboard prep center provides a sink, cutting board, cup holder and handy storage underneath. Captains will enjoy a brand-new adjustable helm seat with flip-up bolster and armrests. A spacious cabin lies below, with warm LED lights, a skylight over the galley, and generous headroom. The deluxe galley features a refrigerator, microwave, sink with faucet and cutting board, trash receptacle, 110-V outlet, and premium wood-grain cabinetry. Passengers can enjoy total privacy out on the water thanks to a homelike head with VacuFlush pumping system, stainless steel sink with pull-out shower, mirror, hanging storage and a shelf for toiletries.

"When we designed the new 285 Conquest Pilothouse, comfort in any condition was of the utmost importance—from the helm to the cabin,' Berman said. "This boat stands out from the crowd in that regard. You will be hard-pressed to find another vessel in its class that provides accommodations that are as generous, even luxurious, as what you'll find on the 285 Pilothouse.'

The 285's thoughtful amenities include an innovative, three-drawer port storage compartment that offers a convenient home for tackle, four under-gunnel rod racks and four cabin interior rod racks, and dual in-deck fish boxes with drains and pump-outs. The anchor tucks away neatly in a heavy-duty stainless steel anchor roller and is operated by a standard windlass. Additional spacious storage lockers lie beneath the V-berth cushions and in the mid cabin.

Standard power is dual 225-hp Mercury Verado outboards with SmartCraft helm gauges, DTS Digital Throttle and Shift, and hydraulic power steering. Available factory-installed Raymarine electronics and a 200 gallon fuel tank gives owners peace of mind for weekend overnight trips or offshore angling outings.

Pricing information was not released.