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Brief Summary

The Boston Whaler 210 is the flagship of the Montauk line. She has an 8’6” (2.59 m) beam, draws 15” (0.381 m) with the engine up, has a maximum weight carrying capacity of 2,800 lbs. (1,270 kg) or nine people. While the whole Montauk line has been re-invented, their mission is the same as ever – low maintenance, easy handling, durability, and being unsinkable. Boston Whaler has been building boats long enough to know that every one of its customers will use the boat differently. That is why it offers a basic boat with lots of optional gear available so every owner can personalize the 210 Montauk for a specific family’s needs.

Key Features

  • 19” (0.48 m) interior freeboard
  • Shallow draft
  • Generous storage spaces
  • Standard galvanized tandem axle trailer with swing tongue and disc brakes
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 21' 4''
    6.50 m
    Beam 8' 6''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 2,650 lbs.
    1,202 kg
    Tested Weight 3,930 lbs.
    1,783 kg
    Draft 15''
    0.38 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 16-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 11' 1''
    3.37 m (max)
    Weight Capacity 2,800 lbs.
    1,270 kg
    Person Capacity 9
    Fuel Capacity 66.5 gal.
    252 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury EFI 4-stroke Black engine
    Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke
    Opt. Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury V6 DTS 4-stroke Black engine
    1 x 200-hp Mercury V6 DTS 4-stroke White engine

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 2.8 2.4 0.5 5.6 4.9 335 291.4 55
    1000 4.5 3.9 0.8 5.6 4.8 333 289.5 63
    1500 6.2 5.4 1.3 5.0 4.3 297 258.1 66
    2000 7.6 6.6 2.0 3.8 3.3 226 196.5 71
    2500 8.9 7.7 3.3 2.7 2.3 161 139.6 76
    3000 13.8 12.0 4.6 3.0 2.6 179 155.6 80
    3500 22.3 19.4 5.4 4.2 3.6 249 216.9 83
    4000 27.5 23.9 7.1 3.9 3.4 232 201.6 84
    4500 31.9 27.7 9.4 3.4 3.0 204 177.3 86
    5000 35.9 31.2 12.8 2.8 2.4 168 146.3 85
    5500 41.8 36.3 14.9 2.8 2.4 168 146.0 89
    5750 40.1 34.9 14.7 2.7 2.4 163 142.0 86
    650 291.4 539 4.50 1.89 2.38 55
    1000 289.5 536 7.20 3.03 2.38 63
    1500 258.1 478 10.00 4.92 2.13 66
    2000 196.5 364 12.20 7.57 1.62 71
    2500 139.6 259 14.30 12.49 1.15 76
    3000 155.6 288 22.20 17.41 1.28 80
    3500 216.9 401 35.90 20.44 1.79 83
    4000 201.6 373 44.30 26.88 1.66 84
    4500 177.3 328 51.30 35.58 1.45 86
    5000 146.3 270 57.80 48.45 1.19 85
    5500 146.0 270 67.30 56.40 1.19 89
    5750 142.0 262 64.50 55.65 1.15 86

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.6 sec.
    0 to 30 11.4 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 14.7x16p Enertia
    Load 3 persons, 2/5 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 74.8 deg., 46 humid; wind: 15-20 mph; seas: <1

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk running
    Just add rods, ice, and gas and enjoy a 30+ mph (48.28 kph) ride to the ideal fishing spot.
    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk profile
    There are plenty of places to cast without bumping into your buddies or crossing lines.


    Build a comfortable and classy sportboat for any fishing or cruising day on the water, a boat that will draw people back over and over again.

    Distinguishing Features

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk unsinkable
    This photo has become famous for telling the story of Boston Whaler’s unique construction.

    Boston Whaler’s trademark, built-in, positive flotation makes the 210 Montauk Montauk unsinkable.

    Major Features

      • Bow locker with fiberglass cover and overboard drain

      • Forward fishbox/storage with overboard drain

      • Fiberglass swim platform with grab rail and telescoping stainless steel swim ladder

      • Hydraulic steering

      • Welded stainless steel grab rail

      • Aft quarter seats with removable base cushion and integrated backrest cushion (port and starboard)

      • Reversible pilot seat with locking backrest and storage underneath – includes two rod holders


    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
    An overhead view of the 210 Montauk reveals a shape and style that’s unmistakably Boston Whaler.

    A quick walk-around the 210 Montauk or the other models in the Montauk line is like meeting the brother or sister of an old friend. It’s someone new but the family resemblance produces instant comfort and familiarity.

    Boston Whaler’s first center console boat, the Nauset, was released in 1961. The combination of soft chine and wide bow designed to overhang the water gave it stability and speed, not to mention interior space.

    That old friend and the variations that have followed show a clear genetic connection to the Montauk line. Hull contours and amenities from nearly seven decades of innovation give the 210 Montauk its own look but the boat’s Boston Whaler heritage is on display from every angle.

    The Hull Shape

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk running
    Boston Whaler redesigned the architecture of the 210 Montauk’s running surface to create a softer, drier ride.

    She has a 16-degree deadrise at the transom, which is typical for inshore boats of this type. The deadrise warps to a fairly sharp entry and so she did not pound in the conditions we encountered.


    Our 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard motor spun a stainless-steel 14.7” x 16” three-blade Enertia propeller and we wound it up to 5750 rpm, hitting a top speed of 40.1 mph (64.53 kph). Best cruise came at 3500 rpm where we saw 22.3 mph (35.89 kph) and a fuel burn of 5.4 gph (20.3 lph). That translated to 4.2 mpg (1.77 KPL) and a range of 249 statute miles while holding 10 percent of the boat’s 66.5-gallon (252 L) fuel capacity in reserve.

    Boston Whaler 210 MontaukBoston Whaler 210 Montauk running
    When our 210 Montauk got up on a plane, it felt like more than 150 horses pushing her through the water.

    In acceleration tests, the 210 Montauk planed in 3.6 seconds and ran through 20 mph (32.18 kph) in 7.8 seconds and through 30 mph (48.28 kph) in 11.4 seconds.

    Acceleration Test

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk


    During our sea trial, we were running in a 1’ (0.30 m) chop and noticed a slight oscillation when running at higher speeds in a following sea, but by throttling back just slightly, we could run faster into the waves.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk running
    In turns, we trimmed in all the way, backed off a bit on the throttle and the 210 Montauk held her line through the maneuvers without ventilation.

    Because the steering wheel takes 5 ¼ turns of the wheel lock-to-lock, we’d like to see a spinner knob on the wheel. As is typical, the torque effect of the prop makes it harder to turn one way than the other, which is another reason to have the steering knob.

    Boat Inspection

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk bow backrests
    Bow cushions and backrests are examples of options that most buyers will include.

    Let’s start our inspection on the forward casting deck. The 210 Montauk’s bow is the best example of the boat’s convert-ability. The casting deck is 73” (1.85 m) at its widest and 46” (1.17 m) fore to aft. The boat is offered with a choice of bowrail heights. Ours had the higher version, which is 13” (0.33 m) above the 5 ¾” (0.14 m) -wide caprail.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk bow space
    Without the cushions or backrests, there’s plenty of stable space for two people to fish.

    When it’s time for play, a cushion fills in the bow for sunning or sitting. Integrated cup hoders are in each forward corner. Optional backrests quickly slip in place to create chaise-lounge-style seating.

    With the backrests removed, there are two rod holders, a pair of beverage holders, and speakers in each rear corner of the bow.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk cleat
    The bow cleat is located directly above the optional trolling motor panel.

    Forward, the bow cleat is positioned horizontally abaft the navigation light that has an integrated chock for dock or anchor lines. Bow storage is in the anchor locker and fishbox, both of which are insulated.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk hatch
    Each hatch opens on a gas strut and closes on a rubber gasket with twist and pull latches.
    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
    Cushion top and backrest make this large cooler a convenient and comfortable seat.

    On the front of the console, our test boat had the optional backrest and bench seat on top of a 94-quart (89 L) removable cooler. Bungee cords and custom brackets hold the cooler securely in place.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk top frame
    Heavy-duty, powder coated top frame includes five rocket launchers mounted along the aft edge.

    Boston Whaler offers the 210 Montauk with a couple of options to provide protection from the elements including a fiberglass hardtop or the canvas T-top on our test boat. The sturdy powder-coated structure is equipped with a courtesy light.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk toilet
    Even with the optional toilet, there’s still space for ample storage.

    A hatch in the starboard side of the console is ventilated, opens with a latch and a magnetic catch holds it in position. There’s storage on the inside of the hatch.

    The entryway is 16” (0.41 m) wide and inside the console, there’s 4’4” (1.32 m) of headroom with 3’4” (1.016 m) of seated headroom above the Dometic pump-out toilet.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk helm
    A compact and efficient console allows for plenty of walk-around space on both sides.

    Moving to the 210 Montauk’s helm, above the dash is a high, effective acrylic windscreen. The compass is properly positioned ahead of the steering wheel on top of the soft-touch panel.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk navigation packages
    7” and 9” (17.78 cm and 22.86 cm) Raymarine electronics/navigation packages are available as options.

    In the vertical section ahead of the wheel, our test boat had a 9” (22.86 cm) Raymarine multifunction display. To starboard, a carbon-fiber effect panel houses a multifunction gauge and a tachometer.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk rocker switches
    Rocker switches light when activated and there are circuit breakers below.
    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk stereo
    A Fusion stereo is beneath the gauges and there are connectivity and 12-volt power plugs to port.

    To starboard are the binnacle controls, dual cup holders, and the VHF radio. I would move VHF microphone higher on the dash so it can’t accidentally be hit by someone’s knee. The ignition is to port of the wheel and the emergency shutoff switch is in a good location for securing to the driver.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk
    If necessary, the helmsman can hold the VHF mic and operate the throttle with his/her right hand.

    Down low on the console, there’s an angled footrest for seated passengers and an area for the captain to place his feet when traveling while standing.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk bolsters
    Dual, independent bolsters allow two people to choose their own seat height.

    On our test boat, the helm seat was 36” (91 cm) wide by 20” (50.8 cm) deep and its base was raised 27” (68.58 cm) off the deck. The backrest is convertible and outboard on each side are cup holders. The bottom cushion raises on hinges to reveal the livewell. Boston Whaler offers a variety of leaning posts including ones with a cooler in the base, or a livewell.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk livewell
    The 30-gallon (114 L) livewell option is aerated and equipped with a light. It has rounded corners and a blue finish.

    The tool holder on the back of the leaning post is a good idea, but we’d move it to the stern so there aren’t sharp tools or hooks near people sitting on the seat.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk grab rail
    The step-mounted grab rail allows re-boarding without having to hold onto a cleat or other questionable hand-hold.

    Outboard on each side of the cockpit are sturdy bowrails with rod holders incorporated into them. Just aft to port is a swim platform with the four-step boarding ladder. The rail and ladder comply with American Boat & Yacht Council standards.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk nmma

    Aft on each side of the cockpit are nonskid casting platforms that measure 21 1/2” (0.546 m) fore and aft and 22 ¼” (0.565 m) wide. Each platform is hinged and equipped with a lift-and-lock latch.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk aft seat
    Shown is the port side casting platform with the seat backrest down. Pick it up and there’s a padded seat and backrest in each stern quarter.
    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk cockpit table
    The optional, aft cockpit table helps provide much-needed temporary storage space while the boat is at rest.

    The bottom cushion for each aft seat is removable and underneath them are the batteries. Outboard of the starboard battery is the system switch.

    Forward of the outboard motor in the deep splashwell, we see the Seastar steering and at the front is the freshwater engine flush which is welcome. The fuel fill is in an excellent location to trap any accidental spills. Under the plastic, gasketed hatch is access to the bilge pump.


    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk no swamp
    A standing-room-only crowd can’t swamp the boat.

    Go to Boston Whaler’s web page, look under specs and you will see a line that says “Swamped capacity.” That line will not be found on any other builder’s website for the simple reasons that motorboats over 20’ (6.096 m) do not have to float if swamped. Neither the USCG nor the ABYC requires any kind of flotation for boats 20’1” (6.12 m) LOA or longer. All Boston Whalers float level if swamped, and in the case of the 210 Montauk, it can hold 4,000 lbs. (1,814 kg) of crew and gear weight and still float level. This is the kind of peace of mind that most people want to have when taking their family out on the water.

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk lifestyle
    No problem finding a place to stick a rod on this Boston Whaler 210 Montauk.

    Optional Equipment

    While some boat buyers prefer to have every bolt-on item assembled in a package so they can just get down to the business of boating, others like setting the boat up like it was made just for them. Boston Whaler gives these buyers lots of options such as:

      • Mercury engine options, 150 EFI black, 200 V6 DTS black or white

      • Fiberglass hardtop

      • Bow tow eye

      • Electric trim tabs with indicators

      • Fishing package – includes: 4 bow rod holders, 6 console mounted rod holders, 94 quart (88.95 L) cooler, and 2 tackle drawers

      • 12 gallon (45 L) freshwater shower

      • Glovebox

      • Porta-Potti with deck pump-out

      • Rails in various configurations

      • Raw water washdown

      • Stainless steel bow rod holders

      • Deluxe leaning post with flip-up bolsters and 30 gallon (114 L) livewell

      • Blue interior, 2 cup holders

      • Raw water washdown

      • Pedestal fishing seat

      • Reversible pilot seat with livewell

      • Sun lounge seating

      • Cockpit table

      • Teak boarding steps

      • Teak package

      • Powder coated tow arch

      • Various Raymarine electronics packages

      • Various color/graphics packages

    Boston Whaler 210 Montauk trolling motor
    An optional trolling motor and the boat’s shallow draft will get the Boston Whaler 210 Montauk way into the flats where others fear to tread.


    $62,000 will cover the basic boat with a few extras, but with the wide range of options Boston Whaler offers to 210 Montauk buyers, the perfect boat could go substantially higher.


    There are plenty of quality, center console sportboats on the market. Boston Whaler’s big advantage is that in spite of changes in ownership and corporate structure over the decades, the company remains an icon of American boat building. The 210 Montauk can fish very effectively in the morning and pull the kids around on a tube in the afternoon. It has something for everyone.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Boston Whaler 210 Montauk (2019-) is 40.1 mph (64.5 kph), burning 14.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 55.64 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Boston Whaler 210 Montauk (2019-) is 22.3 mph (35.9 kph), and the boat gets 4.2 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.79 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 249 miles (400.73 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


    Head: Portable Optional
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Optional
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Optional


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