Ultimate centre-console fisher
Reviewed Oct 2016
While the smallest Whaler in the all-purpose Dauntless range, the 170 really punches above its weight. It’s very much a skiff that you ride on, rather than in like, say, a high-sided monohull. But with such great handling, stability at rest, and with the high rails, you never feel unsafe. Nor will your kiddies, especially when travelling on those clever flip-up after quarter seats.
A better skiff is hard to imagine and boats like this just make the job of critique a total pleasure. Difficult to fault, the big little Whaler is exceptional and, as we said at the outset, this is a benchmark inshore boat...