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Boston Whaler 350 Realm (2024-)

3 x 300-hp Mercury V8 Verado



Brief Summary

A big-shouldered design successfully combines with luxurious features and triple Mercury outboard power, resulting in the formidable Boston Whaler 350 Realm.

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
640 3.9 3.4 3.1 1.25 1.09 433.1 376.4 57
1000 6.3 5.4 5 1.25 1.09 433.1 376.4 76
1500 8.8 7.6 8 1.1 0.96 381.2 331.2 67
2000 10.3 9 14.9 0.69 0.6 239.1 207.8 72
2500 12.4 10.8 20.2 0.62 0.53 213.1 185.2 80
3000 20.1 17.4 24.3 0.83 0.72 285.9 248.4 84
3500 28.2 24.5 30.3 0.93 0.81 322.2 280 85
4000 34.7 30.2 37.5 0.93 0.8 320.5 278.5 86
4500 40.7 35.3 47 0.87 0.75 299.7 260.5 87
5000 45.6 39.6 61.2 0.75 0.65 258.1 224.3 88
5500 51.2 44.5 80 0.64 0.56 221.8 192.7 90
6000 56 48.6 95.6 0.59 0.51 202.7 176.1 91
6200 57.6 50 100.1 0.58 0.5 199.2 173.1 92
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Specifications

Length Overall 35' 6"
10.82 m
Beam 10' 10"
3.30 m
Dry Weight 13,600 lb
6,169 kg
Draft 24.5"
0.62 m
Deadrise/Transom 23 deg
Bridge Clearance 9' 11"
3.02 m
Weight Capacity 4,800 lb
2,177 kg
Person Capacity 14
Fuel Capacity 385 gal
1,457 L
Water Capacity 45 gal
170.34 L

Engine Options

Tested Engine 3 x 400-hp Mercury V10 Verado
Std. Power 3 x 300-hp Mercury V8 Verado
Opt. Power 3 x 400-hp Mercury V10 Verado

Captain's Report

by Capt. Ken Kreisler

Boston Whaler 350 Realm

Boston Whaler 350 Realm

Mission

When Boston Whaler set out to design and engineer the 350 Realm, the company’s goal was to combine the best of an express cruising boat with that of a center console whose purpose-built profile could be at home traveling, participating in chasing big fish, or, with the kind of amenities she offers, provide endless hours and days of family fun and adventure while out on the water. Job done.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm layout

With plenty of seating up on the bow, and wide open spaces aft, the 350 Realm provides the kind of room suitable for many purposes.

Major Features

  • Integral swim platform with recessed telescoping dive ladder and grab rail
  • Full coaming bolsters
  • Molded fiberglass port side dive/boarding door w/removable stainless steel dive ladder
  • Pressurized 15-gal livewell in aft port corner w/clear lid and blue interior w/red LED lights
  • Windlass w/400' of rode and chain, handheld remote control, stainless swivel, stainless 35-lb anchor, and polished stainless bow roller
  • Mercury® DTS dual binnacle controls featuring Shadow Mode for center engine w/integrated engine trim controls
  • 16" Simrad NSO evo3s Electronics/Dual Navigation Package featuring GPS, chart plotter, fish finder, Active Imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer w/CHIRP, SideScan, DownScan, integrated Mercury VesselView link, and Simrad RS 40 VHF and HS40 wireless handset, switch panels and flush mounting of dual displays
  • Enclosed head compartment
  • 12,000 BTU, reverse cycle cabin air conditioning and 18,000 cockpit air conditioning 
  • 50 amp @ 12 V multi-stage battery charger
  • Westerbeke7.5-kW generator 120 V 60 Hz w/fire suppression system and manual override

Notable Options

  • 2 x 12 V receptacles at transom for electric reels/downriggers
  • 400 V10 DTS black or white triple Mercury Verado, w/joystick piloting/docking, electronic steering, and electronic remote control 
  • FLIR thermal night vision M332 thermal camera w/pan, tilt and zoom
  • OpenArray BIRD+ radar (not compatible with hardtop storage rack & thermal night vision option) - Simrad HALO 3004 130 W Pulse Compression Radar with 48" OpenArray antenna  Radar OpenArray BIRD+ (compatible with hardtop storage rack & thermal night vision option) - Simrad HALO 3003 130 W Pulse Compression Radar with 36" OpenArray antenna
  • Seakeeper 3 Gyro Stabilizer
  • Electrically raise/lower bow table w/sun lounge insert
  • Automatic sequencing engine flush system
  • Bow thruster

Boat Inspection

Bow

With its capability to combine exciting performance with outstanding amenities designed for comfort as well as being a horizon-chasing fishing platform, the Boston Whaler 350 Realm easily achieves its multi-functional purpose. And it all starts up in the bow.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm overhead view

As can be clearly seen in this overhead running shot, the bow area affords comfortable seating.

While taking full advantage of her 35’6” LOA and a 10’10” beam, the Boston Whaler designers were able to provide this area with lots of innovative features in order to make the space even more versatile.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm triple-space lounge

To begin with, the bow offers the kind of wide open spaces allowing for such features as this triple-space lounge and optional electrically operated hi-lo teak table. Note the stainless rails surrounding the entire area.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm lounging area or room for fishing

With the table fully down, an insert creates an even larger lounging area or, for fishing, quite the sufficient casting platform.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm anchor locker

Fully forward is the anchor locker housing the windlass, rode, and chain as well as the fresh water rinse tucked away on the starboard side.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm access to the bow area from the port side only

By allowing access to the bow area from the port side only, enabled this space to be maximized for comfort.

Helm

The center-line designed helm offers the driver 360° views and while the console is laid out with all the requisite equipment, controls, switches, and all other necessary systems, everything is within reach to enable safe and prompt operation of the boat.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm helm

With enough space for dual 16” Simrad touch screens, the helm aboard the 350 Realm is designed for ease of operation. Note the sliding entrance door to the cabin to port of the console as well as the well-positioned and handy stainless grabrail. That stainless door to starboard houses a drawer-style refrigerator.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm wrap around glass windshield

The upper portion of the wrap around glass windshield can open and close with the touch of a button at the helm, providing added air flow.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm  The controls for the Simrad VHS and Seakeeper 3 gyro are located up above the helm console.

The controls for the Simrad VHS and Seakeeper 3 gyro are located up above the helm console.

Cabin

With the theme of the 350 Realm being maximum use of available space in order to provide the upper limits of comfort throughout, the cabin is a perfect example of how Boston Whaler is able to provide this boat with the kind of room making her quite agreeable for spending extended time away from an owner’s home port.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm headroom space

Excellent headroom allows for a space that can be utilized to its fullest. The entire seating area easily converts to berth.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm  Ambient light is provided by the overhead skylight

Ambient light is provided by the overhead skylight.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm The private wet head offers a shower as well. The toilet is under the hinged teak seat.

The private wet head offers a shower as well. The toilet is under the hinged teak seat.

Cockpit

The business end of the 350 Realm presents useful fishing features as well as comfortable seating and some really worthwhile additions to her cruising and enjoyment of water sports abilities.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm large side boarding door

The large side boarding door allows getting a big fish on to the deck while also providing easy access after water sports activities. Note the heavy duty stainless hardware found here and all over the boat when needed. That plate under the door is for the dive ladder.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm dedicated storage for dive ladder

Dedicated storage for the dive ladder is conveniently located under the transom seat and is easily deployed.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm two large fish boxes

There are two large fish boxes located in the deck here with the starboard one being outfitted with a chiller. Note how that transom seat folds out for three people to enjoy the sights on.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm dining area

Opposing seating, once the backrest is put in this position, transforms the space into a dining area with a pair of teak tables in place. With it pulled backwards, it faces forward and offers seating right behind the double helm bench.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm storage area under seat

The storage area under this seat houses a convenient chiller and a clear access door can be used when someone is seated. Note the electric grill and sink to starboard with the hinged top used as additional counter space. A storage cabinet under the stainless grabrail easily opens via a latch.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm SunShade awning

During sunny days while at anchor, enjoy the protection provided by this electrically operated SunShade awning.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm solid port transom door

The beefy, solid port transom door allows easy and safe entrance and exit to and from the aft deck. Tension hinges guarantee it will stay open.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm deck hatch open

With the deck hatch open, the Boston Whaler design team saw an opportunity to use the underneath as a place for storage. Here it is used for the pair of teak tables between the opposing seating areas.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm machinery area

Allotted space has been put aside in the machinery area for easy access to the pair of bilge pumps, generator, optional Seakeeper 3 gyro, fire extinguishing system, along with engine fuel filters and all the other necessary things usually found here. Those black pads are hinged and lift up to service the batteries.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm maintenance location signs

To make life easier, and safer during maintenance, Boston Whaler has placed these important signs on the underneath side of the main hatch to be used when necessary.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm triple Mercury power

With triple Mercury power offered in standard 300-, and optional 400-hp Verado outboards, exciting performance and dependability is all but guaranteed.

Summary

The Realm Series of boats from Boston Whaler sees the blending of a performance cruising boat with that of a big-shouldered center console. Versatility and legendary design and engineering from this industry leader has created a well-balanced boat that is at home whether traveling, engaged in offshore fishing, or providing all the excitement and ability for having family and friends aboard for a day out on the water.

She combines comfort and space in various ways, all geared towards making the boating experience that much more extraordinary. With a long list of standard and outstanding optional equipment, your Boston Whaler 350 Realm will be a personal statement of ownership and provide many years of outstanding memories.

Boston Whaler 350 Realm running

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