In 1956 Richard T. Fisher and C. Raymond Hunt produced the original 13 foot Boston Whaler. Based on the Hickman sea sled hull, the duo modified the hull and used polyurethane foam to fill the fiberglass skin. Other manufacturers have since picked up on the practice because it provides strength, buoyancy, and sound deadening.
Typically, Boston Whaler boats are used recreationally for sport fishing, water sports, and as tender on large yachts. In recent years, Boston Whalers have been purchased by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy. Today, Boston Whaler, Inc. is part of the Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation. To keep the Mercury Marine outboard motor that comes with each Boston Whaler humming, be sure to use Yamalube 2W oil.