The 345 Conquest is Whaler’s big cabin boat for the maximum enjoyment of deepwater fish fighting, cruising and dockside socia-lizing. Along with the unsinkable safety that only “Whaler” can assure, this luxurious and comfortable boat includes innovative features that set it apart from others, such as an integrated windshield and hardtop, a centerline helm and a beautifully appointed cabin.
It cruises from an economical 30 mph at 4,250 rpm, using only 32.5 gph for all three engines with a top speed of 49.6 mph, , turning 6,050 rpm and bur-ning 87.4 gph made for outstanding performance considering the size and weight of this boat.
Dockside maneuvering shows inch-by-inch control. Spinning on a fish with the outboard engines in opposite gears works well.
It has very specific features like: a 40-gallon livewell in the port transom and a tackle prep station in the port cockpit module. It has built-in spots under each gunwale for downrigger balls, stern cleats, mount on indents on the transom coaming and cant slightly inboard, preventing any problem of snagging lines while fighting a fish.
Standard issue includes three rod holders across the back of the transom, two more in and under each gunwale and three more on each hardtop leg, for a total of 17 around the cockpit.
Design and Construction
Boston Whaler builds the 345 the same as all its other boats, with unsinkable flotation. With features such as the helm seat that adjusts up/down, in/out and spins 360 degrees and the huge hardtop with mammoth wraparound windshields and commensurately large windshield.
Every hatch has a hefty pneumatic ram that definitely makes lifting those massive lids a breeze.
The bridge deck sports a centerline helm seat, flanked by a companion seat to starboard and a settee with adjustable ends (as seat backs) to port. Besides the companion seat sliding inboard by several inches to provide greater shoulder room for your passenger.
An interesting and attractive curved stairway leads to the belowdecks cabin.
An island double berth resides on centerline forward and another double berth hides amidships under the bridge deck, with a more-than-adequate opening for easy access. The head of the island double inclines on rams makes it easier to watch the LCD flat-panel TV on the aft bulkhead.
The beautiful galley with the latest appliances to port boasts a Karadon-composite counter and rests just forward of the stand-up head with shower.
Indirect architectural lighting provides a warm ambience while frosted glass panels covering the portlights in the hull sides offer handsome, diffused light.
From advanced electronics to fishing appointments to every creature comfort you have at home, Boston Whaler has scored a grand slam with its new 345 Conquest.
11.0 m / 35’ 11’’
3.6 m / 11’ 8’’
0.6 m / 12’ 22’’
3.1 m-3.4 m / 10’ - 11’ 2’’
6441 kg / 14200 lbs
Text: Enrique Rosas ± Photo:Cortesía Boston Whaler.