2024 Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless

The 280 Dauntless completes the full evolution of our iconic, multifunctional center-console bay boat series. True to its family name, this model empowers you to take on adventures fearlessly and explore uncharted territory with confidence. With a wide range of packages available, boaters can choose the right propulsion.

  • Available with Seakeeper gyro-stabilizing system
  • Engine and piloting packages ranging from high-horsepower single engines to joystick-controlled options
  • Entertainment enhancements through an improved stereo system and colored RGB lighting take your journey from fearless to fun in no time flat
  • Large swim platforms with an optional fold-out patio gives you the power to safely take on more pursuits—on the deck, behind the boat, and in the water—with fewer obstacles in between
  • Digital Switching Technology lets you intuitivley control lighting and electronics
  • Optional windlass and beach boarding ladder lets you drop anchor wherever you find yourself on the journey.
  • An optional full tempered-glass windshield offers enhanced protection with additional vents and wiper-wash for visibility in all conditions
  • Innovative helm seat transforms from a captain’s chair into a leaning post or a vantage point for trolling with the push of a button.
  • Spacious forward lounge conceals a large storage garage, designed to provide easier access to dive tanks, buckets and fishing rods.
  • Ample rod storage, a standard transom livewell and pump-out forward fishbox provide outstanding fishability.
  • Digital Switching Technology lets you control lighting and electronics remotely for better battery life.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Boston Whaler
Model: 280 Dauntless
Year: 2024
Condition: New
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 27'9 ft
Length Overall: 28'8 ft
Beam: 9 ft
Min Draft: 1'6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 6'7 ft
Dry Weight: 5495 lb
Deadrise: 18 deg


Fuel Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 18 gal


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 12
Boat Class: Center Consoles, Saltwater Fishing, Ski and Fish
More Info :
Standard Equipment
  • All hardware 316-L stainless steel
  • All rails welded 316-L stainless steel
Deck / Cockpit
  • 22.5" cockpit depth
  • 8" cleats; bow (2), stern (2), spring line (2)
  • Low profile bow rail - welded stainless steel
  • Casting platform aft
  • Starboard transom walkthrough
  • Drink holders stainless steel, forward (4), lounge (2), console (3), aft seats (2)
  • Garboard drain plug
  • Lifting eyes - bow and stern
  • Rod holders stainless steel, stern deck (3), gunnel mounted (2), Bow (2)
  • Livewell (19 gallons) Insulated with blue interior, light and flush mounted lid in stern deck
  • Heavy-duty rub rail
  • Self-bailing cockpit sole
  • Low profile aft side rails - welded stainless steel
  • Swim platform with telescoping ladder
  • Lighting - LED courtesy lighting in cockpit, (multi color RGBW) (2 in bow, 2 at helm, 2 at stern deck)
  • Cast stainless steel steering wheel with knob
  • Compass
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Console face tan gelcoat
  • Drink holders (3) SS
  • Electrical switch panel
  • Electronics mounting surface (for 16" display or dual 12" displays)
  • Acrylic access door in aluminum frame with stainless steel latch
  • Head porta potti (with pump-out)
  • Interior LED light
  • Hooks - stainless steel (2)
  • Forward port and starboard seats with folding backrests
  • Forward console lounge with armrests
  • Stern bench seat with folding backrest
  • Fiberglass leaning post with convertible deluxe helm seating: Port and starboard armrests, flip up bolsters, integrated storage drawers, grab rail, electric actuation converts helm seating into aft facing couch with leaning post for captain
  • Bow, anchor locker with overboard drain and stainless-steel gas shock
  • Insulated bow storage lockers, P&S, with overboard drains and stainless-steel gas shocks
  • Forward in floor fish box with overboard drain and pump out
  • Lockable console front storage - holds multiple rods, buckets, gear, and optional dive tank racks (includes: garage storage organizer for easy access to smaller gear)
  • Lockable console storage
  • Storage drawers in leaning post
  • Storage under aft seat
  • 350 L6 (DTS) Black Mercury Verado with hydraulic power steering (91 octane fuel recommended)
  • Active engine trim
  • Tilt steering
  • Propeller - stainless steel
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Battery trays (3) with switch and wiring
  • Electric horn
  • Electric trim tabs with indicators
  • Freshwater shower (18-gallon tank) with stern sprayer
  • Fuel tank 160-gallon
  • Navigation lights
  • Integrated Mercury SmartCraft® Connect
Vessel View Mobile
  • Display key engine data on your smartphone (Android or Apple iPhone)
  • Bluetooth connection via Vessel View Mobile app (compatible while connected to stereo)
  • Troubleshooting assistance with dealer notification

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