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2018 Boston Whaler Boston Whaler 180 Dauntless

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Needham's Marine Limited
Stock #
Boston Whaler
Boston Whaler 180 Dauntless
Length Overall
18' 0"



The 180 Dauntless® invites on-water adventure of every type. Anglers benefit from ample amenities, space and control, while watersports fans will love the powerful yet nimble performance. Every passenger will appreciate the comfort and style that denotes Boston Whaler's emphasis on true quality, as well as the confidence Whaler inspires every time.

Key Features
  • Six console-mounted rod holders keep your rods right within reach.
  • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest comes with a 54-quart slide-out carry-on cooler.
  • Lockable console storage compartment keeps valuable items safe and secure.
  • Integral swim platform features a telescoping ladder to make water access effortless.
  • Robust aft seating converts to form a wide casting deck.
  • Optional front console livewell, pedestal fishing seats and trolling motor panel.
  • Popular All-Activity Tower™ option adds more rod holders, a tow bit and additional watersports capability.
  • L.O.A.: 18 ft. 1 in. (5.51 m)
  • Beam: 8 ft. 1 in. (2.46 m)
  • Draft: 12 in. (0.30 m)
  • Weight (dry, no engine): 2,000 lb. (907 kg)
  • Weight (with engines, fuel and water, if applicable): 2,781 lb. (1,261 kg)
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 2,000 lb. (907 kg)
  • Swamped Capacity: 3,300 lb. (1,496 kg)
  • Height (keel to lowest point): 5 ft. 10 in.
  • Height (lowest tip underwater gear, in down position, to top of windshield/hardtop): 7 ft. 2.5 in.
  • Persons Capacity: 8
  • Maximum Horsepower: 150 hp (112 kW)
  • Minimum Horsepower: 135 hp (100 kW)
  • Deadrise at Transom: 16
  • Fuel Capacity: 53 gal. (201 L)
  • Maximum Engine Weight: 530 lb. (240 kg)
  • Transom Height: 25 in. (0.63 m)
  • Livewell Volume: 15 gal. (56.78 L)/19.5 gal. optional (73.81 L)
  • Bridge Clearance (no top): 4 ft. 10 in. (1.47 m)
  • Bridge Clearance (with sun-top): 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 m)
  • Package Boat Specs (with trailer/engine up): 24 ft. 0 in.L x 8 ft. 0 in.W x 7 ft. 9 in.H
  • European Certification: C
Standard Equipment
  • All hardware 316-L stainless steel
  • All rails welded 316-L stainless steel
  • 8" cleats - bow (2), stern (2), spring line (2)
  • 20" interior freeboard
  • Bow and stern lifting eyes
  • Aft side rails
  • Forward drink holders (2)
  • Bow trolling motor flat
  • Garboard drain plug
  • Full-width aft casting platform
  • Heavy-duty rub rail
  • Integral swim platform with telescoping ladder
  • Self-bailing cockpit sole
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Stern deck-mounted stainless steel rod holders (4)
  • Analog instrumentation and electrical switch panel with circuit breaker protection
  • Acrylic windshield
  • Compass
  • Console access door with stainless steel latch
  • Drink holders (2)
  • Drain with plug
  • Console-mounted rod holders (6)
  • Electronics mounting surface
  • Fire extinguisher pocket
  • Insulated storage tub with lid on front of console
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with urethane grip
  • Tackle drawers (2)
  • Forward console seat
  • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and slide-out carry-on cooler (54 qt)
  • Stern seat with folding backrest
  • Lockable console storage
  • Storage in reversible pilot seat base
  • Bow anchor locker with overboard drain
  • Storage under aft seating
  • 150 XL EFI Mercury FourStroke engine with SmartCraft gauges
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Battery box
  • Electric horn
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Fuel tank (53 gallons)
  • Navigation lights
  • SmartCraft deluxe gauge package
  • Stainless steel propeller
Engine Options
  • 150 XL EFI Mercury FourStroke engine with SmartCraft gauges (standard engine)
Electronics Options
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 DV 7" Electronics / Navigation Package: (GPS/chart plotter/fishfinder)(DownVision with CPT 100 transom transducer)(Navionics Chart Card: North America/Canada)
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 RV 7" Electronics / Navigation Package: (GPS/chart plotter/fishfinder)(RealVision 3D, DownVision, SideVision and Chirp Transom Transducer)(Navionics Chart Card: North America/Canada)
  • Raymarine Ray52 VHF Radio
  • Satellite radio - Sirius satellite receiver with antenna: (must select stereo option)
  • Stereo - Fusion® AM/FM with waterproof speakers (2): Stereo - Fusion® AM/FM with waterproof speakers (2) and MP3/USB inputs (Fusion Bluetooth enabled)
  • Vessel View Mobile
Notable Options/Accessories
  • All Activity Tower: (not compatible with ski pylon or tow arch) - includes: poling platform, ski and wakeboard racks, ski pylon
  • Anchor roller: (not compatible with trolling motor panel)
  • Bow tow eye
  • Livewell at front of console: (not compatible with sun lounge)
  • Rails - forward grab rails with drink holders: (deletes standard bow rail) (included in trolling motor panel)
  • Rails - split bow rail: (replaces standard bow rail) (not compatible with trolling motor panel)
  • Rails - black rub-rail (standard)
  • Rails - white rub-rail: (includes white graphics on Glacier Green and Light Blue hull side gelcoat options)
  • Raw water washdown: (included in reversible pilot seat with livewell)
  • Seating - bow cushion (included in sun lounge)
  • Seating - pedestal fishing seats (2): Seating - pedestal fishing seats (2) (aft seat deleted with tow arch or All Activity Tower)
  • Seating - reversible pilot seat with livewell: (replaces slide-out carry-on cooler (54 qt)) - includes: fiberglass base, livewell (19.5 gallons) with blue interior, raw water washdown
  • Seating - sun lounge (bow cushion and sun lounge filler cushion): Seating - sun lounge (bow cushion and sun lounge filler cushion) (not compatible with livewell at front of console)
  • Ski pylon: (not compatible with tow arch or All Activity Tower)
  • Tow arch (not compatible with ski pylon or All Activity Tower)
  • Trailer - aluminum with disc brakes, dual torsion axles, guide-on stanchions, LED lights, radial tires, spare tire
  • Trolling motor panel: (not compatible with anchor roller, split bow rail or sunshade at bow)(deletes standard bow rail) - includes: battery boxes for trolling motors (2), forward grab rails with drink holders, removable bow light
Canvas Options
  • Console cover (black or blue)
  • Reversible pilot seat cover (black or blue)
  • Sun top with boot (black or blue) and stainless steel fittings



Max HP
150 hp (112 kW)


Length Overall
18 ft. 1 in. (5.51 m)
8 ft. 1 in. (2.46 m)
12 in. (0.30 m)
Dry Weight
2,000 lb. (907 kg)
Max Person Capacity
8 persons
Fuel Capacity
53 gal. (201 L)
Max Carry Load
2,000 lb. (907 kg)