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Whittley Set For SCIBS 2018

Whittley Set For SCIBS 2018

Whittley Marine, builder of high-quality Australian-made family fiberglass trailer boats, along with longstanding Queensland dealer Northside Marine, are proud to announce the largest display since 2010 of new Whittley boats at this year’s 30th Anniversary Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

Bill Hull, sales manager at Northside Marine, says, “The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show has always been successful for the Whittley brand. This year, we will have on display the legally trailerable flagship CR 2800, featuring the advanced on-board management system Whittley Pulse for over $200,000, through to the smallest model CW 1650 with BMT packages starting from under $39,990 drive away, and many models in the range in between.”

Northside and Whittley Marine enjoy a long partnership of over 40 years. Whittley has been on display at nearly every Sanctuary Cove Boat Show since the show first opened its doors. The Marina Village provides potential customers a great environment to look to purchase a new Whittley trailer boat, not just larger in-water vessels.

With increases in sales from the family trailerable sports boat market, it’s a great time to buy. Mr Hull proudly says, “Whittley continues to be our stand-out brand in the dealership last year and into this year. The legally trailerable Australian made sports cruiser and fishing boat market has recuperated, and we have seen significant growth and increases in sales over the last 12 months with the brand. We look forward to again continuing this momentum at this year’s boat show. With great factory rebates, buying a new Whittley at the show has never been more attractive.”

Whittley Marine choose the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show for the release of the new Whittley SL 20 OB. Building on the company’s 5-series approach – across the CR range of sports cruiser, CW range of outboard powered fishing packages, FF series of cruiser and fisher hybrids, XS wake and sports boats – the new SL 20 OB is the smallest SL in the series of deep-vee offshore hull fishing boats and is available on a high quality Mackay trailer, with a Yamaha F150 4-stroke, from under $79,990.

Alan Whittley, sales and marketing director at Whittley Marine, enthuses, “ Why not consider a trailer boat? You can clean it, store it at home, and not pay exorbitant mooring fees. Plus, you can tow it around the country and use it as your accommodation. A trailer boat broadens and maximizes your horizons and boating options. And all Whittley boats are legally trailerable, without permits. Simply hook on and tow anywhere, anytime. When you buy a Whittley, you are supporting local families and manufacturing jobs, and a boat designed in Australia for our local market conditions, especially on the local Gold Coast waters.”

Local Australian new boat consumers continue to demand complete integration between the boat’s multi-function screen, engine, battery management and switching. A unique Volvo Penta-powered package via the Whittley Pulse System offers a complete integrated package, not offered by any other local trailer boat builder. This unique user-integration between the boat’s key areas and the user is a highlight, with the larger rear platform that a stern drive powered package offers and the uniqueness of the Whittley.

“Whittley has continued to see the continued growth of sales and popularity of our Volvo Penta stern drive-powered packages. In a cruiser style boat, a stern drive configuration allows for a large rear swim platform area (where a BBQ can be easily mounted) and full-length rails. In the boat, you sit on top of the engine with a deluxe rear lounge. New stern drive technology is also leading the popularity of a stern drive-powered cruiser, with the engines now being fully freshwater-cooled and with an all-alloy block, removing corrosion issues of the past. Fuel economy is achieved through industry-leading direct-fuel injection and variable vale timing that you simply can’t achieve from an outboard powered craft. I encourage potential customers to look deeper into a stern drive-powered package, as the technology has come along way and integrates into the boat seamlessly through Whittley’s new on-board Pulse system. I encourage them to ask questions at this year’s show,“ declares Mr Whittley.

To explore the exciting new 2018 Whittley model range, models will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on the Northside Marine stand # PW 7 & 9 on the 24th to 27th of May. Factory rebates are also available for the duration of the show, with new boat sales incentives available for customers looking to secure a high quality Australian-made Whittley, at fantastic show deals.

 

About Whittley Marine

Whittley Marine is a third-generation Australian boat-builder based in Melbourne. This family-owned and operated company has focused its resources on providing high-quality boats to boating families since 1953. A marine industry innovator, Whittley’s award-winning range of family cruisers and fishing boats truly offer “A Boat for All Seasons” – versatile boating solutions that can be enjoyed all year round.

 

For further information or to arrange a personal factory tour, contact 
Alan Whittley, Director of Sales and Marketing, Whittley Marine Group,
+61 421 170 192 or via alan@whittley.com.au. For additional information about Whittley Marine’s class leading range of fiberglass boats visit www.whittleymarinegroup.com.au.

 

 

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