Boston Whaler builds center consoles, cuddy cabins and dual consoles between 11 and 37 feet that are primarily used for sportfishing and pleasure boating and as yacht tenders. The Edgewater, Fla., company was founded in 1958 and was bought by Brunswick Corp. in 1996.
Bob Dougherty, the chief designer and senior vice president of engineering at Boston Whaler in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and the founder of two other powerboat manufacturing companies, died with his family by his side at his New Smyrna Beach, Fla., home on March 23. He was 85.
Seakeeper was named the stabilization partner of Boston Whaler.
Industry pioneer Bob Dougherty died peacefully on Wednesday with his family at his side. He was 85.
On Veterans Day, Boston Whaler honored military veteran and reservist employees with a special gathering to celebrate their service.
Boston Whaler recently received the Volusia Manufacturer’s Association 2015 Lou Fifer Manufacturer of the Year Award, an honor given annually to the Edgewater, Fla., area’s top manufacturing company.
Boston Whaler introduced the 330 Outrage at September’s Newport and Norwalk boat shows and was slated to bring it to the Atlantic City Boat Show, which began Thursday and continues through Sunday, and the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 15-18.
With nine models on display, including debut appearances by three new ones, Boston Whaler will hold the largest presence of any boat manufacturer at the Newport International Boat Show.
For the fifth year in a row, Boston Whaler delivered 50 backpacks to three Edgewater, Fla., area elementary schools to help aid students in need as part of its annual “Boatload of Backpacks” fundraiser.
Boston Whaler received the 2015 Job Creator Award from Florida Gov. Rick Scott at Enterprise Florida’s board meeting on Aug. 20.
Boston Whaler representatives will introduce the new 420 Outrage and 320 Vantage during the Cannes Yachting Festival next week.