New SL 27 HT sport fishing trailer boat.

Melbourne-based fiberglass trailer boat specialist Whittley Marine Group has chosen the 2023 Melbourne Boat Present to launch the brand new flagship Whittley SL 27 HT OB mannequin at Docklands from 26 to 29 October on the Whittley Victoria Gross sales stand #28.

The Boat Present would be the first time the Victorian public can see the brand new SL 27 HT OB and coincides with Whittley Households and the Whittley Firm’s seventieth 12 months of boat constructing.
The newly launched deep V household fishing boat replaces the SL 26 HT mannequin and is the most important Sea Legend manufacturing mannequin the Victorian producer has produced. Designed as a maxi-trailerable deep-vehicle household fishing boat, the SL 27 HT provides an Australian-made hybrid boat designed for the distinctive Australian boating life-style.

Alan Whittley, Director of Gross sales & Advertising at Whittley Marine Group, had this to say concerning the all-new SL 27 HT Victorian launch. “The brand new SL 27 HT has been developed by Whittley’s in-house analysis and improvement crew right here in Melbourne, following intensive market analysis and consideration of what Whittley homeowners are in search of.

We acknowledge that Australian households want extra flexibility in the way in which they sail. The options this new crossover fashion boat provides make this potential for our prospects. The brand new SL 27 HT mannequin provides a number of customizable cockpit seating layouts, a devoted galley, bathroom and bathe amenities, a big fishing space aft and simpler entry to the water for diving and water sports activities through a aspect door and a swim platform aft. We predict this contemporary design provides the proper mixture of crossover options and family-friendly usability in a fishing boat format.”

With a very new hull form and inside format from the bottom up, the SL 27 HT provides a premium offshore journey that’s each visually hanging and engaging. Complementing the trendy exterior design is a freshly styled dashboard format that accommodates a 19” Simrad multifunction display screen and Brunswick’s Fathom choice for a full boat integration system, together with the boat’s key operational capabilities. Ergonomically designed, the SL 27 HT provides a contemporary, new and purposeful look, each inside and outside. The V180W windshield design provides superior power and higher visibility.

The brand new sports activities look hardtop options double shutters for airflow and a newly designed WB180A electrical sunshade on the rear. The boat’s format additionally permits for seamless airflow to the cabin and midship, not like many imported boats that provide restricted airflow as a consequence of restrictions of sliding cabin doorways.

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The discharge of the brand new SL 27 HT mannequin coincides with the Group’s seventieth 12 months of boat constructing by the Whittley Household. This detailed information of boat design has been included into the brand new mannequin. Mr Whittley continued: “Our new SL 27 HT units a brand new normal in domestically made fiberglass trailer boats. The brand new mannequin is aimed toward maxi-trailer boat patrons, with fundamental outboard packages capable of tow beneath 3,500kg relying on choices chosen, and nonetheless under the utmost authorized towing width of two.5 meters for Australian roads. There’s nothing else in the marketplace like this new mannequin and we predict this boat has broad enchantment. This SL mannequin has many new key options that actually set it other than the competitors.”

The SL 27 HT is designed as a real household boat, however do not mistake its true blue water enchantment for probably the most severe anglers. For the primary time within the Sea Legend collection, the boat’s subfloor options the brand new WBGRID wood-free stringer building and is crammed with foam. The SL 27 HT has the most important rear fishing working space ever supplied in a Sea Legend, with a self-draining deck with solid rear tracks and a fishing-focused Fish Grasp Bait Board choice. Mixed with a deep 23 diploma V hull, with superior angles for the smoothest potential sail offshore.

Nationwide Dealerships Normal Supervisor Brock Cohen had the next to say concerning the thrilling launch. “The discharge of this new maxi-trailer household fishing bundle could not come at a greater time as Australian households are in search of bigger trailer boats, given the recognition of bigger autos for towing them. The brand new SL 27 HT mannequin advantages from this whereas nonetheless being under the utmost authorized towing width of two.5 meters, not like most imported boats of an identical dimension. With an acceptable tow car, the SL 27 HT is designed for towing and exploring Australia.”

The SL 27 HT is designed for use as a severe offshore fishing boat, bay cruiser or prolonged weekender. It is only a matter of choosing your particular person choices. You may also choose one of many elective manufacturing facility packages, designed to make the method of buying a brand new boat even simpler. The Coast Tourer Version bundle offers the boat with all the favored hybrid cruiser choices for an prolonged keep on the water. The Marlin Broadbill Version bundle will customise the boat with probably the most severe choices for offshore anglers. These new choice packages are primarily based on inspiration from the automotive trade and assist customers put collectively the boat bundle round their crusing fashion. The inside seating format of the boat can also be customizable and out there in three distinctive configurations. New to the SL 27 HT is the onboard Sea Keeper stabilizer choice, supreme for stopping rolling motion in a seagoing setting. This selection will also be chosen with the boat’s new factory-supplied Relion Lithium battery choice, as a part of Brunswick’s Fathom know-how.

Mr Cohen went on to say: “The SL 27 HT ticks all of the packing containers as a household weekender and offshore sports activities boat. My crew and I look ahead to welcoming events to our 5 manufacturing facility sellers throughout the nation to expertise probably the most superior Whittley Boat the Melbourne manufacturing facility has ever produced. The announcement of the brand new mannequin additionally coincides with the design crew releasing the brand new 2024 mannequin modifications and shade choice choices out there in
the Whittley vary can even be on show at this 12 months’s Melbourne Boat Present.”

The SL 27 HT has a bigger ahead cabin, which provides extra space within the boat’s in a single day amenities. For the primary time in a Sea Legend mannequin, the SL 27 HT comes normal with a folding rear lounge that gives extra rear seating for 2 or three individuals and the flexibility to simply fold the lounge away once you need to fish.

The SL 27 HT is packed on a top quality twin axle aluminum Mackay trailer and powered by a Mercury Outboard or Volvo Penta Stern Drive. Every boat, engine and trailer bundle is customized made within the Whittley Marine Group manufacturing facility. The brand new SL 27 HT OB will make its Victorian debut on the Melbourne Boat Present at Docklands from October 26 to 29 and shall be on show alongside a specific new 2024 mannequin of Whittley Boats on the Whittley Victoria Stand #28. All new Whittley Boats When you order on the present you’ll obtain provides and reductions every year, and with new construct slots out there earlier than Christmas, there has by no means been a greater time to purchase than at this 12 months’s Melbourne Boat Present.
About Whittley Marine Group

Whittley Boats is a third-generation Australian boat builder primarily based in Melbourne and a part of the Whittley Marine Group. The family-owned and operated boat constructing firm has been offering high-quality boats to boating households since 1953. The corporate produces a robust vary of 13 fashions, consisting of sports activities boats, fishing boats, cruisers and day boats.

For additional data please contact: Alan Whittley, Director of Gross sales and Advertising, Whittley Marine Group +61 421 170 192 or at

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