Boston Whaler plans new-model debuts at Cannes show

Boston Whaler representatives will introduce the new 420 Outrage and 320 Vantage during the Cannes Yachting Festival next week.

Boston Whaler representatives will introduce the new 420 Outrage and 320 Vantage during the Cannes Yachting Festival next week.

“The 420 Outrage is the only boat of its kind in the marketplace,” sales, marketing and customer service vice president Jeff Vaughn said in a statement. “It's the largest Boston Whaler ever created, with unbelievable handling, technology and amenities. The 320 Vantage is exceptional in its own right, with dual-console capability and an incredibly comfortable and smooth ride.”

Visitors are invited to a press conference on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. on Quai Max Laubeuf, stand No. 181. Boston Whaler will serve cocktails and give a detailed presentation of the new boats, with the 320 Vantage docked in the background. Guests will then climb aboard the 320 Vantage for a quick ride to see the 420 Outrage at anchor in a location not far from the show.

“We think these new boats are something special and wanted to create a guest experience to match,” Vaughn said. “Viewing the boats separately in these beautiful locations, then climbing aboard to walk through their interiors, will be quite a moving experience.”

The 320 Vantage features a portside companion area that has two benches with multiple configurations — facing forward or aft, combined to form a sun lounge, with bolsters up, with or without the aft ottoman engaged.

At the helm, a VesselView display and available Raymarine navigation electronics offer integrated control. The cockpit utility center includes an electric grill, fridge and sink and can be optioned as a complete fish prep station, if desired. A starboard dive door includes a removable stainless-steel ladder. It’s powered by Mercury Verado outboards.

The 420 features wide sidedecks, a robust helm and hardtop structure. Below, eye-level windows and 7 feet of headroom create a light-filled cabin. The guest cabin includes a head.

The boat features standard quad Mercury Verado 300-hp engines, as well as digital throttle and shift and joystick piloting.

“The new 320 Vantage and 420 Outrage represent a new chapter in excellence for Boston Whaler,” company president Huw Bower said. “In many ways, it's a continuation of our legacy of unsinkable and legendary boats. But it's also more than that — we're pushing the limits of what offshore center-console and dual-console boats can do and we're thrilled to share them with our loyal customers and the newly interested alike.”

Sea trials of the 320 Vantage and 420 Outrage are available before and after show hours by appointment only.