Boston Whaler Ventura 160

Boat Specifications
2000 Ventura 160 with 2020 115 hp Yamaha
Length: 16′ 3″
Beam: 7′ 1″ (85″)
Draft: 14″
Weight: 1900 lbs. (standard configuration)
Max HP: 115
Min HP: 50
Motor Shaft Length: 20″
Internal Fuel Tank: 20 Gallons

Serial # US-BWCBB764H900
YAMAHA F115LB Serial # 6KKL-1087655

PURE Personal Watercraft
Policy #PW23703031300 Effective till January 19, 2023


Geico and US Boat provide through Boatsetter.com All communications should be done through this application.

The Geico insurance requires that owner and guest both use the check-in and check-out features of the Boatsetter APP

Boatsetter Terminology: Boatsetter uses is as follows: When you take the boat out you “Check-In” to the rental.  When you return the boat you “Check Out”


Go to the tool shed up the driveway at 80 North water St. Inside on the left, pick up the red waterproof boat bag with boat keys and any more life-saving devices you may need. There are always three on the boat. The boat key is a two part device. A metal key and a black kill switch at either end of a red lanyard.

The boat is registration MS 2746 DS
It is the second one on the first finger pier.


1)  To get into the boat from the bow. (a) Reach into the boat and flip off the white spring lines on either bow cleat and through into the boat.  (b) Unclip the right bow line from the left cleat and place on the dock. You can now pull the boat closer to the floating dock. If this is not close enough for you, you can use the next door boat to board. If this is still difficult you can have someone bring the boat to the launch dock.

2) Once on the boat and coil the springs up and place on the wooden hooks on the pilings for easy retrieval on return. Undo the stern spring line from the cleat and cool onto the piling. Do not untie any lines from the docks or pilings they are preset for the proper length.

3) Turn on the boat battery by rotating the switch on the starboard side. It is normal for some water to come into the boat from the stern scuppers. The boat has a self-bailing cockpit.

4) Uncover the Garmin and place the cover in the left dashboard hatch in front of the passenger seat. The Engine hours are listed under Nav. Charts -> My trips. (205 as of 8/2/22). These are required for the BoatSetter Check-in and out procedures.

5) Lower the motor using the controls on the gear shift

6) Attach the cushions in the plastic bag and secure the bag in the port forward seat locker. Make sure all cushions are attached. The bow uses a webbing strap through the anchor padeye. New Cushions are only available in a set and cost $$$.

7) Secure your personal gear

8) Unclip the stern fenders and clip the hooks to each other. Hang on their respective wooden piling hooks. There are spare lines and fenders and the anchor forward.

9) Place the key in the ignition and the black “Kill Switch” key (at the end of the red lanyard) under the black button. ENGINE WILL NOT START WITHOUT KILL SWITCH INSTALLED

10) Start the engine in neutral.

11) Unclip the remaining bowline and hold on to the neighbor boat. Unclip the starboard stern line with the hose.

DO NOT PUT THE ENGINE IN GEAR except for brief spurts. You will need to go in and out of gear constantly- GO SLOW

Put the engine into gear by squeezing the throttle handle to undo the lock and gently putting the throttle forward. The boat will idle faster than you want to go so prepare to put it back into neutral.

All hands should be available to fend off and help you get the boat out of the slip. Carefully maneuver the boat out of the slip and then back to the wooden bulkhead behind the boat. Once the boat is pointed out to sea and clear of the pilings you can relax.

Once in the harbor turn left and motor towards the lighthouse. This is open water where you can familiarize yourself with the boat and how it operates. This is also a good time to get comfortable. Be sure to keep a weather eye out. There is a lot of boat traffic here.



Before coming in attach the fender. Put the fenders on the boat and clip in place. Starboard is short and goes to stern. Port is long and goes from stern cleat to stanchion in front of the windscreen.

Bringing the boat in is more difficult. You need to go VERY slow. Put the boat into neutral and get the speed down enough so it can be stopped by hand. We are talking a slow crawl. Aim the boat for the widest opening you can. Be aware of current and wind causing drift. When you can, put the boat into neutral and grab ahold of something and use that to pull the boat into the slip. The wooden bulkhead opposite the berths is a great place to stop and gather yourself. 


Securing the boat

See pictures below

Put the fenders on the boat and clip them in place. Starboard is short and goes to stern. Port is long and goes from stern cleat to stanchion in front of the windscreen.

Clip the starboard stern line to the forward part of the cleat bottom.
Place the port stern spring on the cleat by passing through the cleat hole and onto both horns.

The bow lines cross to the far cleats. Attach to the lower aft part of the hole in the cleat

Remove all gear and do your final checklist

1) Raise engine – come up just until the Island Sports rack racks start to roll over

2) Turn off the battery

3) Cover the Garmin

4) Place the key back into the red bag.

Finally, place the loops in the spring lines over the cleats. They do not need to pass through the hole of the cleat. 

Wash the boat with the available hose. We do not have people available to wash the boat.

Place the red bag back into the toolshed.


CROSSING THE FERRY: Do not cross the ferry until you see the ferries leaving their berths. Only cross once they are entering into their berths.

The speed limit within the harbor is 5mph and is strictly enforced.

Do not go north of Cape Pogue light.

Do not enter Calebs Pond

Anchoring in Cape Pogue is ONLY at the entrance on the west shore where the bottom is sandy. Keep an eye on the boat while anchored. changes in wind can move the boat. You should lay out at least a scope of 8 to 1. for 3 feet of water have 25 to 30 feet of line out.

Katama is tricky and shallow. Use the depth meter and mind the tides. A falling (ebbing) tide can leave you stranded.


Registration is in the locker in front of the helm station in a red plastic waterproof case. All safety gear is also in here.

GARMIN: Turn on with the far left switch. Press OK then Vessel to see your speed. Maps are also available. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LEARN THE GARMIN WHILE UNDERWAY!!!!


You can only refuel on weekdays from 1 to 3 and weekends from 1 to 4. You must return the boat full with the time stamp from 2pm to 3pm or 3pm to 4pm

Take a picture of the fuel receipt and upload to the APP.  Use the app for communications.

Problems? Call 401-575-0328


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