Currently the smallest in the Conquest line-up, Boston Whaler’s 285 offers complete weather protection, a roomy cockpit, and the ability to overnight at the canyons in comfort.
And like every Whaler, this is an unsinkable boat.
Critical Fishing Features
- 26-gallon transom livewell
- Four flush-mount gunwale rod holders, three transom rod holders, and four hardtop rocket launchers
- Cockpit coaming bolsters
- Bait prep station with sink and stowage
- Stainless-steel cockpit toe rails
- Under-gunwale rodracks and cabin rod racks for four rigs
- Dedicated five-gallon bucket stowage
- Two in-deck fishboxes with pump-outs
- Spreader lights integrated into the hard top
- Fresh and raw water washdowns
- Performance is better than the average fishboat – a 40 mph cruising speed (at 4500 rpm) gets you to the fish fast, and economy running at this speed is around 1.6 mpg. Combine that with the 200-gallon fuel capacity and you get a range pushing 300 miles including a 10-percent reserve.
- Unlike many cabin boats in this class, the 285 Conquest has relatively wide side-decks ringed by tall, welded stainless-steel rails. That makes going forward and fishing from the bow a piece of cake.
- The sliding, convertible backrest on the passenger’s side seat turns into an aft-facing bait-watching seat for trolling.
You want a new cabin boat that offers a full cabin, excellent fishability, top-notch performance, and brings the legendary Whaler reputation to the table? Then it’s time to check out the Conquest 285.