Boston Whaler launches its 270 Dauntless this month, a nice option as a versatile towable center-console tender. With a length of 27 feet 4 inches (27ft 10in with platform) and a 9-foot beam, the largest boat in Boston Whaler’s Dauntless line offers expanded storage, seating and greater fuel capacity (150 gallons), plus upgraded helm seating and leaning post. The boat’s full-beam bench aft converts to a casting deck, and the readily accessible garage stores up to five rods, fishing gear or smaller water toys. Optional equipment and features, such as an integrated hardtop, helm storage and a 30-gallon livewell, are also available. Maximum weight is about 3,500 pounds. Two 300hp XXL L6 DTS Mercury Verado four-stroke engines with power steering come standard. Maximum horsepower available is 400 hp.
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LOA: 27ft. 4in.
Beam: 9ft. (2.74m)
Draft: 17ft. (0.43 m)
Maximum Weight Capacity: Estimated 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg)
Swamped Capacity: Estimated 7,500 lbs (3,402 kg)
Persons Capacity: 11
Maximum Horsepower: 400 hp (298 kW)
Minimum Horsepower: 300 hp (224 kW)
Deadrise at Transom: 18°
Fuel capacity: 150 gal (568 L)
Maximum engine weight: 1,060 lbs (481 kg)
Transom height: 30ft. (0.76 m) single; 25ft. (0.64 m) dual
Water capacity: 15 gal (56.8 L)
Bridge clearance: 6ft.
Bridge clearance with T-top: 7ft. 9 ½in.