|The Boston Whaler, or the "Whaler", is a brand of powerboat manufactured in the United States. Typically a Whaler has a foam-cored fiberglass hull with an outboard motor and center steering console.|
The original Boston Whaler hull was built in 1956 by Richard T. "Dick" Fisher and C. Raymond Hunt. The hull design was inspired by the Hickman Sea Sled hull. At that time the hull used polyurethane foam to completely fill a fiberglass hull cavity. This design is currently used by other builders due to it's ability to provide strength, floatation, and beneficial acostical properties when compared to traditionally manufactured fiberglass hulls.
Boston Whaler boats have been purchased by the coast guards and navy's worldwide. The Boston Whaler is also used extensively by recreational boaters. The Whaler has attracted a loyal following of owners and fans. It is used for sportfishing, water skiing and as a runabout or tender on large yachts.
Boston Whaler boats were originally constructed in Massachusetts, they are currently being built in Edgewater, Florida. After many changes in ownership over the years, Boston Whaler is currently the property of Brunswick Corporation of Lake Forest, Illinois. Contact information: