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Boston Whaler 230 Outrage Wins 2017 NMMA Innovation Award

Contact: Traci Davis
Phone: 386.409.6419
Email: tdavis@whaler.com

Boston Whaler 230 Outrage Wins 2017 NMMA Innovation Award

MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2017) — Boston Whaler’s new 230 Outrage received a coveted
Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The
new Outrage was awarded in the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats category
and announced on Friday during the NMMA’s Innovation Breakfast at the Miami
International Boat Show.

“We’re honored to receive an Innovation Award for our 230 Outrage,” said
Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. “The 230 demonstrates Boston Whaler’s
commitment to delivering Core Confidence, marrying rugged fishing capability and
cutting-edge technology with design innovations that enhance comfort, enjoyment and
ease of use.

The 230 Outrage is remarkably spacious for its size, thanks largely to a feat of
design: The coaming around the bow was pushed out as far as possible to allow for
maximized seat width, legroom, lounge seating and storage, with an overall sense of
increased security for bow passengers

Another standout feature is the innovative Converting Leaning Post. At first
glance it appears to be a standard helm bench seat, but flip down the back of the seat
to reveal a hidden work station perfect for prepping lines, tackle or snacks. (Flip the
table closed to maximize cockpit space.) In its “up” position, the leaning post gives
anglers a supported aft-facing stance. Or, for additional seating, the backrest rotates
down a full 90 degrees to form the backrest of a comfortable aft-facing seat, all while
preserving storage space for a 54-quart cooler

As well-suited for entertaining as it is for serious fishing, the 230 Outrage
features wide walkways and high freeboard. These aspects lend extra confidence and
safety for wrestling a big catch or hosting a group. For the captain, refinements include
a darker console face for reduced glare, strategically placed cup holders, and an
intuitive control panel with optional Raymarine E95 touchscreens. And, true to its
Whaler heritage, the 230 Outrage is incredibly easy to clean, operate and maintain.
The Innovation Awards program, organized by the NMMA and judged by Boating
Writers International (BWI), recognizes products that best meet criteria including
innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the
marine industry and/or consumer; practicality of use; and cost-effectiveness. The
judging committee is comprised of BWI members who perform product testing
throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products.

The 230 Outrage is the sixth Boston Whaler model to win an NMMA Innovation
Award in the last ten years.

For more information on the 230 Outrage and the complete Boston Whaler
lineup, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com.
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About Boston Whaler: For nearly 60 years, Boston Whaler has been building
superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in
1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company’s unique foamcored
construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior
ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 42 feet
and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more
information about The Unsinkable Legend™, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com.
Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in
the world.

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