The Boston Whaler 150 Montauk is all about utility and versatility. Out-of-the box it is a rugged “hose-and-go” craft for exploring and pleasure boating. The 150 Montauk is also well-suited to utilize as a yacht tender. Boston Whaler offers fishing options and packages for the 150 Montauk that make it a capable inshore and nearshore fishing platform.
The intuitive helm and adjustable helm seating add to the overall effectiveness of the interior layout. Ruggedly designed to appeal and please boaters from novices to experienced captains, the 150 Montauk is an everyman’s boat.
- • New Hull Form. Boston Whaler reshaped the hull to provide a softer, drier ride and improved handling.
- • Versatile Functionality. By selecting items from the options list, the 150 can be turned into almost anything wanted in a 15-footer.
- • Adjustable Helm Seating. The 4-position helm seat has room to comfortably support the operator and a passenger.
- • Well Thought-Out Helm. The helm on the 150 Montauk is intuitive and easy to operate for novice-to-advanced boaters.
- • Quality Construction and Materials. This boat has the same unique Unibond™ manufacturing techniques used on all of the larger Boston Whalers that connects the hull with the deck adhesive foam that creates a single bond all throughout the boat.
- • Level Flotation. Boston Whaler is the brand that nudged the USCG to require that all boats 20’ (6.1 m) and less, with a 2-hp or greater engine, float level if swamped.
- • Resale Value. Boston Whalers in general have traditionally maintained their desirability over time.
- • Standard Galvanized Trailer. The standard trailer comes with a swing tongue for easier garage storage.
- • Optional Live Well Module. A livewell with rod holders can be fitted into the boat at the transom.
- • Warranty. Boston Whaler stands behind the 150 Montauk with a Ten-Year Structural Hull Limited Warranty, a Three-Year Limited Warranty on Components Manufactured or Installed by Boston Whaler, and a One-Year Limited Warranty on Upholstered Items, Canvas, Teak, and Powder Coating.
The Boston Whaler 150 Montauk has a length overall of 15’5” (4.7 m) and a beam of 6’6” (1.98 m). With an empty weight of 950 lbs. (431 kg), half fuel, test power, and two people aboard, we estimate the test weight at 1,672 lbs. (758 kg).
Top Speed. With the standard 60-hp Mercury 4-Stroke turning at 5800 rpm, the test boat reached a top speed of 33.2 mph.
Best Cruise. The best cruise came in at 4000 rpm and 19.8 mph. At that speed, the 2.5 gph fuel burn translated to 7.9 mpg and a range of 86 miles, while keeping 10% fuel in reserve of the 12-gallon (45.4 L) total fuel capacity.
Acceleration Times and Test Conditions
Time to plane: 3.9 sec.
0 to 20: 9.6 sec.
We recommend the 60-hp Mercury outboard for most applications, but a 40-hp Merc is also available. The transom height is 20” (50.8 cm).
Her bottom has a 16-degree deadrise, which makes her better riding than many skiffs on the market which often have a nearly flat bottom.
The Boston Whaler 150 Montauk handled with ease with a solid feel on the water, in part due to the redesigned architecture of the running surface. When driving over waves created by the photo boat, at mid-speed the test boat launched over the wake and provided a soft re-entry that felt comfortable throughout.
With more speed, the test boat stayed even more level and skipped over the tops, keeping the ride stable and dry. The new 150 Montauk is nimbler and turns more soundly than previous 150 Montauk models, with just the right lean to prevent being pushed to the outside of the turn.
Chine walk has been completely eliminated. No matter how far the test boat was pushed, it remained stable and felt secure. If there were ever a simple boat that anyone would feel comfortable handing the kids the keys to, this is it. It is pure fun.
All boats should have anchors. While the mission of this boat model can be for pleasure boating or fishing, owners should not forget that all boats must have at least one anchor suitable for holding securely in wind and the local sea-state. The type of bottom -- mud, grass, sand, or rock -- requires different styles of anchor. Some anchoring situations also call for more than one anchor to be used simultaneously.
Note: The bow locker is not suitable for dry storage. The lid gutter drains into the opening for the anchor rode, which is open to the weather, allowing water to run into the locker.
Low Profile Grab Rails. The Boston Whaler 150 Montauk comes standard with low profile grab rails and molded-in port and starboard boarding steps. The cockpit depth is 17” (43.2 cm).
The Windshield Grab Rail. One example of how Boston Whaler understands the way their customers boat is the stainless-steel grab rail that encompasses the acrylic windshield. It not only protects the windshield, it also functions as a secure grab rail for ride-along passengers standing next to the console while running.
Battery. Inside the console is the battery mounted in a battery box with battery hold-down straps to securely keep it in place.
Optional Livewell. The livewell creates an aft casting platform with two drink holders and two in-deck rod holders. The fixtures on the port and starboard livewell walls add four more rod holders with tool holders and cutouts to retain port and starboard 5-gallon (18.9 L) buckets.
Reboarding Ladder. Our test captain observed that the transom ladder could use a handle mount to the transom cap rail in lieu of grabbing the cap rail to reboard. ABYC standards call for all boats to have reboarding ladders deployable by someone in the water. It must reach a minimum of 22” (55.88 cm) below the waterline.
Trailers and Saltwater. Saltwater is an especially corrosive environment. To assure the longest life possible as well as the safety of those launching and retrieving a boat in saltwater, it is important to wash down the trailer with fresh water and soap after every use.
The following is a boiled down version of the warranty description on the Boston Whaler 150 Montauk. We recommend that consumers read the fine print of all boat and engine warranties.
Ten-year Structural Hull Limited Warranty. Covers structural defects in the material or workmanship reported within ten years of ownership.
Three-Year Limited Warranty on Components Manufactured or Installed by Boston Whaler. Covers components manufactured or installed by Boston Whaler that are defective in factory materials or workmanship reported within three years of ownership.
One-Year Limited Warranty on Upholstered Items, Canvas, Teak, and Powder Coating. Covers upholstered items, canvas, teak, and powder coating manufactured or installed by Boston Whaler reported in the first year of ownership.
Options to Consider
- • Cooler (36-quart) with cushion seat and console-mounted backrest with rod holders (4)
- • Compass
- • Tackle drawers
- • 10-gallon (37.9 L) livewell with rod holders (4), 5-gallon (18.9 L) bucket brackets (2), and tool holders
- • Bow cushion
- • Teak boarding steps
- • Trolling motor panel with battery box and wiring (not compatible with the split bow rail, includes low profile bow rail)
- • Removable pedestal fishing seat
- • Raymarine Axiom 7 DV, 7-inch (17.8 cm) electronics/navigation package
- • Raymarine Ray 52 VHF radio
- • Fusion AM/FM stereo with waterproof speakers (2) and MP3/USB inputs
We think that the 150 Montauk is well-suited for many purposes for people living on lakes, rivers, bays, and even on sounds and estuaries, in appropriate weather. We have said that the boat is ideal for kids to learn boating and enjoy watersports at the same time, but she is also a good utility boat for adults.
Maybe the best thing about the 150 Montauk is that she does not cost a king’s ransom, and for many boaters this is actually all the boat they need.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Boston Whaler 150 Montauk (2018-) is 33.2 mph (53.4 kph), burning 5.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 19.68 liters per hour (lph).
Standard and Optional Features
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