It may not be sexy or a "hit-you-between-the-eyes" marketing tool, but another notable aspect of the Defiance can be found at the transom. Boston Whaler adopted Von Widmann Designs' EcoSound exhaust system. It exhausts through one set of ports (above the waterline) at slow speed and another (below the waterline) at cruising speed. The system - an Innovation Award finalist two years ago at IMTEC, where it was introduced - has proved to be one of the quietest and cleanest exhausts available today. It also reduces engine exhaust back pressure to almost zero, improving performance and engine longevity.
In the cockpit, pods at the forward end contain an insulated cooler to port, a freezer to starboard and a rigging station outboard of that. Both pods sport aft-facing seats so the crew can mind the trolling pattern in comfort. You'll also find plenty of rod storage around the cockpit, with three rod holders in each gunwale, space for three more under each gunwale, as well as five rocket launchers along the hard top.