Bwc0a001h99036' Boston Whaler 1990

Chicago, IL


  • Yacht Details 36' Boston Whaler 1990
  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Engines Caterpillar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedMar 2, 2021
  • Asking Price$249,000
  • Cruising Speed28 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft

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  • Cruising Speed: 28 kn
  • Beam: 13'
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Displacement: 24,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 350|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 70|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 20|gallon

Bwc0a001h990 Yacht Description

One of three aluminum hull Boston Whaler Defiance boats built in Fall River, Mass. by Gladding-Hearn. This one has always been used recreationally; from 1990 to 2004 by the first owner in Connecticut; and from 2005 to now by the second owner in Lake Michigan. Boat is powered by two Caterpillar 425 HP 3208 TA Turbo Charged After Cooled engines. There is also a Northern Lights 10.5 Kw generator (new in 2019), updated electronic navigation instruments, a VacuFlush head, and Air Conditioning and Heating with digital control. New work by Crowley's Yard: December 2012; new white Awlgrip paint job. 2013; new bottom paint and water line. 2014; new interior upholstery and entertainment system.

Price is firm.


  • Sleeps 2 in Vee Berth
  • 6' 6" headroom in forward cabin and wheelhouse
  • Galley on port side
  • Enclosed head with shower on starboard side
  • Access to mechanical room under companionway steps
  • Storage lockers
  • Cabin lights and red nightlights throughout
  • Four watertight bulkheads, hatches, and cabin door


  • Microwave oven
  • Spacemaker coffee maker
  • Storage cabinets
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water (in galley and in head)
  • 12 gallon hot water heater operates on 110 AC and engine heat exchange
  • Norcold 12v / 110 AC Refrigerator with Freezer


  • Robertson 100 autopilot
  • DataMarine Dart 2490 depth sounder
  • Northstar 958 Chartplotter
  • Furuno NAVnet Radar
  • (2) Icom IC-M602 VHF radios
  • (1) Standard Long Range VHF radio w/ 10db gain
  • Standard Horizon L45 Hailer
  • Simrad Taiyo TD-L1550 VHF-ADF automatic direction finder
  • Federal PA 300 Electronic Air Horn - 100 watt PA system
  • TV/VCR combo
  • New stereo sound system (coming soon)
  • Dual Flowscan fuel meters


  • (4) 4D batteries
  • (1) 27 12v battery for generator
  • shore power
  • 110v battery charger
  • Northern Lights 8kw generator

Deck And Hull Equipment

  • CQR 45# anchor
  • Anchor locker
  • Anchor roller
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Pilot rail
  • Running lights
  • 2 Hand operated search lights mounted on cabin top
  • 1 searchlight at mast head with wireless remote control
  • Folding mast with towing lights
  • Welded-in Towing bit
  • Cabinhouse has H.D. 3/8" glass windows
  • 15" stainless through-bolted cleats
  • 2 roof vents
  • 21" wide side decks
  • single sheet hull plating
  • tubular framing for strength
  • 50 degree deadrise FWD
  • 21 degree deadrise AFT
  • Fresh water deck washdown
  • 6 Type 1 life jackets
  • 8 new docklines
  • 4 new orange ball fenders

Mechanical Equipment And Engine Details

  • Air conditioning and heating with digital controls
  • Closed fresh water cooling system
  • 3 blade 24 x 28 props with 2" Aquamet 22 shafts
  • VacuFlush head
  • Northern Lights 10.5 Kw generator (new in 2019)
  • Automatic oil changer system for engine and generator
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Kobelt commercial grade single lever helm controls

Broker Comments

This is a strong and powerful boat. Only three were built. The thick aluminum hull is built to power through 9 inches of solid ice while keeping passengers warm and dry in the cabinhouse with 360 degree views. At cruising speed of 18 to 27 mph, boat uses about 10 gallons of diesel fuel per engine per hour. Fuel tank holds 350+ gallons. At 20 mph, the range is 320+ miles for approximately 17.5 hours.

Price is firm.

Owner Comments

Spring 2019: I am storing the boat in the water in New Buffalo. It will be available for inspection in the slip. Engines work perfectly. The new Gen set is a Northern Lights 10.5 Kw, and puts out scads of power, the idea was to be able to run all the electric at one time-with power to spare- as the boat has electric heating as well as engine cooling heat in all spaces, in addition of course the reverse cycle AC/heat. In addition it will run the engine heaters and keep the whole boat really warm in really cold conditions, while powering the microwave, coffee maker, TV, and electric heat. And there is an engine cooling system heater(just like your car) that is independent of the other heating systems. I checked all electronics and everything is working perfectly.

I figured that since the boat was advertised by Whaler for North Sea and Arctic conditions, a winter in NB won't hurt it. I know from experience (before I had it painted) that it will go through 6-8 inches of ice no problem …. do it a lot though and you will have to repaint the bottom however.

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