Boston Whaler continues to update its Outrage line with the addition of the 330, which supplants the 320 Outrage, a boat that had been in production for about 10 years.
New from the keel up, the 330 Outrage was designed to tackle rough offshore water, says Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “With the Outrage models, we’re more concerned about offshore performance than with any of our other boats,” he says.
The boat rides a variable-deadrise vee-hull with full-length hard chines and lifting strakes. “Nailing the center of gravity is one of the keys to a soft ride, and Bobby has done that,” says Vaughn, referring to Whaler naval architect Bobby Garza. Garza designed this and the other three Outrage center consoles — the 420, 370 and 350.
The 330 has a large forward-facing lounge at the bow with flip-down armrests and “cavernous dry storage space below,” says Vaughn. An aft-facing settee in the cockpit converts to form a leaning post and houses an optional 40-gallon live well. The seat back flips down to reveal a large work surface with stainless-steel grab rails and drink holders. “Flip it down and cut bait or serve cheese and crackers,” says Vaughn.
Additional features include a convertible aft bench that folds out of the way to free up fishing space, an optional teak cockpit table that also stows neatly when not in use and a standard 50-gallon live well abaft the bench seat. Also, the console houses a fully equipped head. “We also have a standard port-side dive door with removable ladder, which can be a $10,000 option on some boats,” says Vaughn.
A three-sided windshield protects the helmsman and companion while maintaining clear sightlines. The 330 Outrage can be powered with standard Mercury Verado 300s or optional Verado 350s. With the latter, the boat gets 1.5 mpg at 32 mph for a range of about 400 miles. At 50 mph, it gets 1 mpg — pretty good mileage for a boat of this size and type. The boat can be rigged with Mercury’s Joystick Piloting for outboards.
This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue.