Boston Whaler Site Summary – Click Here to go to the main site.
Most people are familiar with the commercials showing a Boston Whaler being cut into sections and remaining afloat. Being unsinkable is only one aspect of this amazing boat and company. Our Boston Whaler site covers a wide variety of subjects pertaining to the boats history, specifications, the construction, restoration projects and general articles on the different model boats. New articles will be added over time.
The original 13 foot Boston Whaler Classic was designed by Dick Fisher who also started the company. The first boat was manufactured in 1958. Strangely enough, Mr. Fisher had originally set out to create a small sailboat similar to the popular Sunfish. What he created instead has come to be the most popular small skiff in America. The boat is created by making two fiberglass shells, bringing those two shells together while still in the mold and then while under pressure filling the void between the two shells with foam. This process creates a very sturdy but lightweight boat that is literally unsinkable. In a world ruled by wooden hulls this was a big deal !
The company has had 5 owners with the first being Dick Fisher. Mr. Fisher sold the company to the CML Group in 1969. CML owned the company until 1989 at which time the Reebok Shoe Company purchased business. In 1994 Meridian Downhill Slalom Company purchased the company but quickly sold it to Brunswick in 1996. Bruswick owns Mercury Motors and Sea Ray boats as well and they own the company to this day.