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Boston Whaler 210 Vantage (2024-)

1 x 225-hp Mercury XL V6 DTS

Brief Summary

Versatility and comfort aboard the Boston Whaler 210 Vantage result in a practical boat for family outings and fishing adventures.

Test Results

500 2.6 2.2 0.6 4.3 3.74 309.6 269 50
1000 4.6 4 1.1 4.05 3.52 291.6 253.4 70
1500 6.6 5.7 1.7 3.8 3.3 273.6 237.8 63
2000 7.7 6.7 2.5 3.1 2.69 223.2 194 70
2500 9.5 8.2 4.6 2.05 1.78 147.6 128.3 69
3000 14.1 12.3 5.6 2.5 2.17 180 156.4 75
3500 22.8 19.8 7.2 3.15 2.74 226.8 197.1 82
4000 27.7 24.1 8.5 3.25 2.82 234 203.3 83
4500 32.6 28.3 10.9 3 2.61 216 187.7 83
5000 37 32.1 14.2 2.6 2.26 187.2 162.7 84
5500 42.3 36.7 18 2.35 2.04 169.2 147 86
5570 42.4 36.8 18 2.35 2.04 169.2 147 86
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Length Overall 21' 3"
6.47 m
Beam 8' 6"
2.59 m
Dry Weight 3,810 lb
1,728 kg
Draft 18"
0.46 m
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg
Bridge Clearance 4' 11"
1.50 m
Weight Capacity 2,490 lb
1,129 kg
Person Capacity 9
Fuel Capacity 80 gal
303 L
Water Capacity 10 gal
37.8 L

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 225-hp Mercury XL V6 DTS
Std. Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury XL V6 DTS
Opt. Power 1 x 225-hp Mercury XL V6 DTS
1 x 250-hp Mercury XL V8 DTS

Captain's Report

by Capt. Ken Kreisler

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage running

Cutting a sharp figure, the Boston Whaler 210 Vantage is an entry level boat for all the right reasons.


The Boston Whaler 210 Vantage presents a leg up in this size category. She is an easily trailerable, entry level boat packed with the kind of features this builder is known for. Designed and engineered with a spacious layout, plenty of seating and storage space, a dual console cockpit, the right kind of power, and a wraparound windshield, makes her a perfect choice for a day on the water with friends and family and, when conditions allow, a tough inshore fishing platform.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage layout

Seating area forward, as well as at the dual console and aft, on the port side, still allows for plenty of deck space.

Major Features

  • 26" cockpit depth
  • Anchor locker forward
  • Telescoping swim ladder w/stainless steel grab
  • Port and starboard aft casting platforms
  • Motorwell drains
  • 2 stainless gunwale rod holders; 3 stainless transom rod holders
  • Bow seating bolsters, cushions, backrests
  • VesselView® Mobile
  • Active engine trim
  • Stainless steel propeller
  • SmartCraft deluxe gauge package

Notable Options

  • Bow filler cushion & bow table w/mounting hardware
  • Cockpit table w/dedicated storage
  • Electric trim tabs w/indicator
  • Ski pylon w/storage in starboard console
  • JL Bluetooth compatible Stereo MM50 AM/FM w/4 waterproof speakers and MP3/USB inputs
  • Aluminum trailer w/Disc brakes, dual torsion axles, guide on stanchions, LED lights, Radial tires, spare tire
  • Convertible port lounge seat w/storage
  • Forward and aft-facing dual seats convert to aft-facing lounge
  • Storage under forward and aft seats
  • Insulated built-in 18-gallon cooler under port lounge aft seat, drains overboard
  • Freshwater shower w/9-gallon tank and stern sprayer
  • Portable head w/pump out
  • Fishing package includes a selection of port lounge option: 18-gallon livewell w/light located in aft seat of port lounge, raw-water washdown, 2 additional stainless gunwale mounted rod holders, lockable rod storage in starboard side console fits 7’ rods
  • Simrad electronics package in 9- or 15-inch screens and includes GPS, chart plotter, fishfinder, Active Imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer w/CHIRP, sidescan, downscan, and C-Map® DiscoverTM X Chart Card covering North America/Canada
  •  Simrad RS20S VHF Radio


Dual console boats are among the most popular designs on the water today and Whaler’s 210 Vantage is among the best in its size class. From its foam-filled Unibond™ hull construction to its legendary unsinkable heritage to the judicious use of space aboard, this boat will provide years of safe fun for all.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage running

With a deck plan featuring wide open spaces, the Boston Whaler 210 Vantage offers plenty of room for all.

Boat Inspection


Sure to be a favorite area to lounge in and take in the sights whether underway or on the hook at a serene anchorage, the bow offers U-shape seating with backrests.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage filler cushions and a table with mounting bracket

Besides the large storage beneath the seats, a nice option here is a filler cushion as well as a table with mounting bracket. Note the recessed stainless grabrails to either side, flush-mounted speakers, and cup holders.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage anchor locker

The anchor locker has cutouts for the flukes and is supported by a sturdy stainless ram.

Port Console

Having a dual console design means more room for those seated on the port side as well as supplying additional space for options.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage optional head compartment

Designing the wrap around windshield opening slightly offset to starboard allows the 210 Vantage to be equipped with an optional head compartment in the port console.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage wide walkways

In addition, the wide walkway means safe and easy access from bow to stern.

Starboard Console/Helm

Classic in design and utilitarian by purpose, the starboard helm offers a no-nonsense layout along with great sightlines into the seaway.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage helm

The helm features stainless wheel with turning knob, Simrad screen, JL audio control unit, analog and digital gauges, push buttons, USB chargers, and VHF radio mounted on the port side of the console.


Just behind the port console is the optional convertible seat. While supplying the backrest for the forward-facing seat, it can also do double duty as an aft-facing seat as well. In addition, it can also fully recline to a comfortable sunpad/lounge position. And there is storage below.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage optional convertible seating

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage optional convertible seating


As it has everywhere aboard, Boston Whaler has utilized the space on the transom of the 210 Vantage for several practical and convenient uses. The casting platforms to either side easily convert to a pair of jump seats.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage casting platforms

Situated between the single Mercury outboard, the casting platforms offer wide places to stand for sight fishing or getting a fish to the boat. Note the stainless grabrails to either side, the rod holders aft and on the gunwales, as well as the recessed stereo speakers. A four-step, stainless swim ladder is found just aft on the starboard side under its own lid.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage rear seating

With the hinged lids in the up position, a pair of jump seats provide additional forward-facing seating. That center rod holder does double duty as the place for the ski pilon.


The Boston Whaler 210 Vantage, a recipient of the Miami 2024 Innovation Award and a Boating Industry Top Product of 2024 award, is the result of decades of advancements in the industry. Since 1958, when the first Whaler made its debut at the New York Boat Show, the company has been in the forefront of putting out models offering its owners a line-up of safe, reliable boats, all featuring its patented injected foam-filled hulls.

With its many features, the 210 Vantage is the perfect entry level boat. Dual console design, a long list of standard and ‘must-have’ optional features, single Mercury outboard power resulting in sparkling performance and handling, and being fully trailerable, makes her a stand-out in this size.

Whether you are just getting into boating, or downsizing for something a bit more manageable, having a look at the Boston Whaler 210 Vantage will make your search, and decision, that much easier.

Boston Whaler 210 Vantage running

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