2021 Boston Whaler 280 Vantage

The 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 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.

  •    Sleek, redesigned bow available with both windlass and boarding ladder
  •    Convertible portside lounge seating adjusts to an array of configurations
  •    Easy access from the dock or the water via the standard portside dive door
  •    Integrated hardtop and windshield provide great weather protection and clear visibility
  •    Hardtop can be equipped with an electrically actuated cockpit Sureshade
  •    Dedicated fishing features include cockpit fishboxes, transom livewell and strategically-placed rod holders
  •    Cockpit grill station makes for easy entertaining and stows away when not in use

This 2021 model information is offered in advance of finalized details; your authorized Whaler dealer can provide the boat's most current specifications.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Boston Whaler
Model: 280 Vantage
Year: 2021
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 27'9 ft
Length Overall: 29'1 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Min Draft: 1'9 ft
Bridge Clearance: 9'1 ft
Dry Weight: 6,700 lb
Deadrise: 21 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: V8
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Outboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: V8
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Outboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 185 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 6 gal

Other

Maximum Number Of Passengers: 12
Boat Class: Dual Console, Saltwater Fishing, Ski and Fish
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Standard Equipment
  • All hardware 316-L stainless steel
Deck/Cockpit
  • 28” cockpit depth
  • 8” stainless steel cleats – bow (2), pop-up stern (2), pop-up spring line (2)
  • Anchor windlass with 200’ of rode, chain and anchor
  • Bow and stern eyes
  • Cockpit coaming bolsters
  • Cockpit courtesy lights – dual color blue/white
  • Covered telescoping swim ladder with stainless steel grab rail
  • Drink holders (12)
  • Heavy-duty rub rail
  • Insulated in-floor fishboxes with pump-out (2) (located aft) (25 gallons)
  • Livewell with light (19 gallons)
  • Molded fiberglass port side dive/boarding door with removable stainless-steel dive ladder and deployable grab rail
  • Motorwell drains
  • Rod holders (gunnel-mounted, stainless steel) (3)
  • Self-bailing cockpit sole
  • Stainless steel grab rails
  • Transom door with stainless steel latch
Cockpit Utility Center
  • Coaming pocket with courtesy light and drink holders (2)
  • Sink with freshwater faucet
  • Starboard aft facing seat with integrated cooler (11 gallons)
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Integrated storage (deleted with refrigerator)
Bow Area
  • Bow bolster
  • Bow cushions with backrests
  • Bow walkthrough block off panel
  • Drink holders (4)
  • Fiberglass lids with latches (3)
  • Integrated centerline bow cooler (12 gallons)
  • Recessed storage / cup holder compartment
  • Welded stainless steel forward side rails
  • USB charging receptacle (dual)
Console
  • 12V receptacle
  • Access panel to electronics
  • Cast stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip
  • Compass
  • Courtesy light
  • Dash visor
  • Drink holders (2)
  • Electronics mounting surface
  • Helm and companion footrests
  • Electrical switch panel with circuit breaker protection
  • Storage bucket
  • Tempered bonded glass windshield
  • Trash door
  • Windshield wiper (starboard)
Head
  • Dash visor
  • Decorative floor inlay
  • Interior light
  • Gasketed lockable entry door with dual gaskets and draw down latch
  • Molded fiberglass console liner
  • Portable head with pump-out
  • Sink with faucet and Corian countertop
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Stainless steel storage hooks (2)
  • Storage locker
  • Storage inboard with material keeper
Seating
  • Aft facing seating at starboard prep station
  • Bow seating area with lounge backrests and armrests (port and starboard)
  • Convertible port lounge seat with gasketed storage
  • Deluxe custom Boston Whaler helm seat with high/low pedestal
  • Fold-out stern seat with backrest
Storage
  • Bow anchor locker with drain and windlass
  • Captain’s pocket storage with USB outlet below the dash
  • Cockpit storage center
  • Console storage with stainless steel latch
  • Head storage compartment
  • Insulated bow storage lockers (port and starboard with overboard drains)
  • Centerline insulated cooler with overboard drain
Mechanical
  • 250 V8 Black Dual Mercury Verado engines with hydraulic power steering
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Battery trays (4)
  • Electric horn
  • Freshwater system (20 gallons) with bow and stern sprayers
  • Fuel tank (185 gallons)
  • LED navigation lights
  • Livewell (19 gallons) (located transom, port side)
  • Recessed electric trim tabs with indicators
  • SmartCraft deluxe gauge package
  • Stainless steel propellers
  • Tilt steering
  • Transducer mount area

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