Three new Whittley models and innovative new on board control system set for release at Melbourne Boat Show

Whittley will again be back at the 2017 Melbourne Boat Show with the largest display of a single brand at the show. With the family boat building yard showcasing over 24 Whittley models on display, powered by both Volvo stern drive's and Yamaha outboard’s, for new and exciting customers to experience.

Whittley will be releasing the new SL 20, a new 6 meter hybrid fisher/cruiser, with a deep vee 23 degree dead-rise off shore hull. Following on from the success of the popular SL 22, the new SL 20 is a more affordable SL offering with many of the larger SL features. The new SL 20 packaged with a Mackay Trailer & Volvo Penta V6 200 HP engine is available from $69,990, representing one of the best value boat packages at this years show.

Adding further strength to its 5 strong SL model range, will be the release of the new SL 25 HT, a 7 meter hard top fishing boat. This new model builds on Whittley's unique integration of the stern drive engine deep into the boat. Ensuring no loss of rear deck space, and the added advantage of a rear extended fishing platform, the new SL 25 HT is sure to be appealing to the fishermen and his family. The SL 25 HT, is standard with a new sliding cabin door, fibreglass hard top and full length windscreen for added protection.

Accompanying the release of the two new stern drive SL models, the boat builder will also release a new outboard powered 5.8 meter no frills boating package, with the CW 1950. The new CW 1950 was designed to meet the needs of the Victorian fishermen, with innovative new features including; new moulded fishing platforms, folding rear transom door, walk through front cabin, larger fuel tank and is considerably wider than the model it replaces and a sporty new look. The CW 1950, on a Mackay dual axle trailer, with Yamaha F 115 4 Stroke is available from $56,990 drive away.

In an engaging and interactive experience for the public, Whittley will have a working model of its new Pulse System, demonstrating this new technology and how it operates in its boats. Operated through a 16” Multi Function Garmin screen, the user controls all the vital functions of the boat, from digital switching, controls of the fusion entertainment package, plus all the features of a traditional GPS and fish finder. Also as part of this system, is Volvo’s full battery management system, which enables customers to turn the boats batteries on and off and start the engine via the single digital e-key. Boat show patrons can even log into the screen from their smart device and control the systems functions from their own screen. 

Demonstrating the Whittley Companies 60 plus years of proudly Victorian manufacturing, the company will have on display at the show one of its first bond wood cruisers, built by its founder Jim Whittley in 1953. This proves to be one of the must see attractions at each years show, and is a true insight into the evolution of the Whittley brand and the local boat building industry. Plus around the stand will be a number of new next generation Volvo Penta stern drive’s on display, to see feel and touch.

As one of Australia’s largest trailer-able fibreglass boat builders, Whittley will also have complementing its new model releases on display the full range of its popular CR models, the innovative FF 2100 and the exciting XS series of wake cruisers and the remainder of the SL and CW sports fishing models.