The first Boston Whaler boat was built in 1958 in Braintree, Massachusetts, and gained critical acclaim after its launch at the New York Boat Show. Founder Richard T. Fisher and the iconic 13-foot Boston Whaler were launched into the limelight in 1961 when LIFE Magazine featured photos of Fisher sitting in a boat as it was sawed in half. Subsequent photos depicted Fisher casually driving away in only half a boat and the “Unsinkable Legend” was born.


Yes, you can cut a Boston Whaler in two and drive away in the half with the engine. But unsinkability means more than just the unmatched safety of Unibond™ hull construction. It means smart design, high-quality construction and forward-thinking technology. It means having the Core Confidence to take on anything from the shallows to the roughest offshore water without worrying about a thing. An unsinkable hull plus brilliant design and advanced technology equals the most trusted boat on the water.  


Its foam-core Unibond construction gives the Boston Whaler its unsinkability – up to 2 ½ times the flotation required by the U.S. Coast Guard. No other commercial boat has it. Built with two precisely engineered molded hull pieces fitted together and filled with our proprietary foam, Boston Whalers are fused together to create an unsinkable unified hull. Advanced engineering and high-grade materials give the Boston Whaler a service life and warranty measured by the decade instead of by the year. From inland water patrols to workhorse applications to special ops, lives depend on your boat. Why think of bringing anything less than a Brunswick?



The claim is watered down by lesser boats that call themselves unsinkable but come up short. Only the legend remains truly unsinkable. Cut a commercial Boston Whaler in half and not only does it not sink, you can still drive it. Even fully swamped, under the worst, repeated abuse – intentional groundings, punctures by submerged objects and collisions in dense fog – this boat floats. On actual missions, Boston Whalers have returned their crews safely to shore with a three-foot hole in the bottom. The Guardian and Justice models are purpose-built versions of current Boston Whaler Montauk, Dauntless and Outrage models.

Learn more about Boston Whaler – The Legend