Fish One Day, Wakeboard The Next

There are many new boats being launched at the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show, but this one is something quite different and well worth a look.

Melbourne based boat Manufacturer Whittley Marine Group is launching quite a bit in the way of new models and upgrades at the show, with the headline act being the all new S.U.R.F. crossover boat.

Based on the highly successful CR2380 hull and taking a lot of emphasis from dedicated wakeboard boats, Whittley have developed what could be the perfect boat for both option. Sure there are limitations in both areas, it's not a dedicated fishing boat and it's not a dedicated wake boat. The idea is simply giving the most practically in each area. And you can sleep on it.

As its name implies, the S.U.R.F.cruiser 24-7 is a World First concept that’s ready for action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It employs the latest technological developments blended with seven decades of boat building experience and Volvo Penta’s revolutionary FORWARD DRIVE with IPS-derived forward facing Duoprops is what makes it all a reality. A sterndrive, surf-focussed wake maker when you want it wild and a refined sporty cruiser when you prefer it mild …the stuff of dreams.

'Volvo Penta’s proven V8-300 provides the motivation for the S.U.R.F.cruiser 24-7, but as new engines come on stream, we reserve the right to explore their potential.' said Whittley Marine Groups Marketing Director Alan Whittley

For music lovers, Fusion’s long awaited Signature series provides the soundtrack for your boating adventures and integrates with Volvo Penta’s 8” full-colour touch enabled Glass Cockpit. Fly by wire throttle integrates seamlessly and puts control of all the boats vital functions: Cruise Control, Power Trim Assistant and Tow Mode right at your fingertips. 

An aggressive forward-facing Big Air “Cuda” tower with speaker and light bar signals its intent, yet the inviting interior with all the luxuries and amenities you expect from a Whittley invite you to linger longer. There is a fully equipped galley with cooktop, sink and refrigerator capped with carbon fibre-look lids. The carbon fibre treatment continues on the curved sliding cabin door. Gliding the door behind the gloss black helm reveals the custom vinyl-trimmed Crash Pad with bunks that convert to an expansive double bed with discrete toilet. Ideal to use as a change room or overnight accommodation, the cabin provides a sanctuary away from the crazy world outside. 

At the rear, a generous boarding platform with utility bar creates a great preparation space for boarders and features lighting and a flush-mounted shower. 

Check out the all new Whittley S.U.R.F, exclusively launching June 12th at the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show.