This boat performs exceptionally well — perhaps better than any Whaler that has come before. Back in the Intracoastal Waterway, the triple 300 hp Mercury Verados lifted the 345 onto plane in six seconds and hit 30 mph in 11 seconds. I cranked the wheel hard over at 35 mph, and the 345 bled off speed quickly, leaned into the turn and reversed course as smoothly as silk.
Close-quarters maneuvering is a dream come true on this big beast thanks to a very unique bow thruster — the only one that doesn’t require a tube.
Drifting behind a shrimp boat, trying our luck for some tarpon, I found the roll characteristics remarkably comfortable. Being an open (express-style) boat, you can drive yet remain two steps from the cockpit action.
Whaler worked closely with Rupp Marine to create the perfect (optional) tower-mounted, 23-foot outriggers.
A pullout cooler in the tackle center comes standard, but can be optionally replaced by three more tackle drawers and a large storage compartment. Once your tackle proves successful, store your prizes in fish boxes outboard on each side of the cockpit. Nothing has changed in Whaler’s unsinkable, Unibond construction: Hull, deck and associated parts are clamped together, and closed-cell ­flotation foam is injected into the air spaces under pretty intense pressure, where it bonds molecularly with the curing laminate.


For those who need height ­flexibility for low clearance, the 345’s buggy top collapses and raises effortlessly.
There is nothing quite like the thrill of reeling in a Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda or Swordfish! You are in incredible destinations, so make the most of it and try a new hobby or continue your passion you already have! From those sources, the company receives terrific input as to what both groups want in a new boat. Wind-against-tide ­conditions added to already hefty seas stacked up with four- to six-footers in the ­notorious Ponce Inlet on Central Florida’s Atlantic coast.
Whaler uses a keystone design that reduces vibration, and the company has even received a patent for the innovation. I found it easy to enter and exit, and more important, it allowed me to see crests and troughs much earlier, which means safer and smoother navigation. Each 345 comes standard with two rod holders in each gunwale, two forward and three across the transom, plus under-gunwale space for two rods and downrigger ball holders on each side. The stretched Stamoid material keeps the top light to avoid a higher center of gravity and attendant momentum stresses. Can you beat the satisfaction of a glorious sunny day fishing,whilst socialising with your friends and family then to enjoy your catch that your chef can prepare in the evening!  Boatbookings can find you the right boat for the fishing excursion of a lifetime - with experts on board who know exactly where to fish and can help you all along the way.


Sources located in Florida, Latin America and parts of the Mediterranean (all warm climates) logically request a large, more-open model. I dropped the speed to about 15 mph while transiting the inlet, and found the vessel safe, secure and dry. Combined with the widely spaced outer outboard engines, you can walk this boat in any direction you choose. And to combat the “cave-dweller” syndrome, frosted-glass inserts over the in-hull port lights combine with LED lighting in the windows, so whether it’s day or night, you can enjoy ambient light.
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Whaler engineers took all that input and came up with a home run with the 345 Conquest Open. It also reacted predictably in a big following sea, and was completely responsive when throttling up and down as well as in turns.




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