Boston Whaler Launches 315 Conquest


Boston Whaler has announced a new Conquest model for 2012, the 315 Conquest. The 315 is Boston Whaler's third new Conquest for year, joining the company's 285 Conquest and 285 Conquest Pilothouse.

The 315 officially replaces the 305 Conquest in Boston Whaler's lineup.

Highlights of the new model include optimized visibility by means of a bonded glass windshield system. The 315 also has an all-new helm seat offering improved ergonomics, polished cast-piece armrests and a flip-up bolster.

"We wanted the helm area beneath the hardtop to stand out from the pack in terms of quality materials, captain and passenger comfort, and flexibility of use,' said Ron Berman, Boston Whaler's Vice President of product development and engineering.

Boston Whaler has outfitted the cockpit with two large in-floor fish boxes, a 35-gallon livewell (which can also serve as a cooler), under-gunnel storage, transom rod holders and toe rails with downrigger weight holders. Boaters can also opt for the 315's concealed Summer Kitchen, which features an electric grill, solid-surface countertop and fold-out cutting board that disappears when not in use.

According to Berman, the 315 Conquest will soon be available with the company's pilothouse configuration that debuted on the 285 Conquest.

Boston Whaler, a Brunswick (Lake Forest, IL) brand, currently produces boats ranging from 11 to 37 feet.

Specifications

LOA: 31' 3″ (9.53 m)
Beam: 10' 8″ (3.25 m)
Draft (hull only): 20″ (0.51 m)
Weight (dry, no engine): 8,800 lbs (3,392 kg)
Maximum Weight Capacity: 4,300 lbs (1,950 kg)
Swamped Capacity: 2,100 lbs (953 kg)
Persons Capacity: 14
Maximum Horsepower: 600 HP (448 kW)
Minimum Horsepower: 500 HP (373 kW)
Deadrise at Transom: 20°
Fuel Capacity: 291 gal (1,102 L)
Maximum Engine Weight: 1,400 lbs (635 kg)
Transom Height: 25″ (0.64 m)
Water Capacity: 46 gal (174 L)
Waste Capacity: 6.5 gal (24.6 L)
Bridge Clearance with Hard-Top: 9' 10″ (2.74 m)