15 April 2020
Whitehaven Motor Yachts has announced that the largest Whitehaven to date is now under construction. The custom design and built Whitehaven 8000 is based on the Whitehaven 75 Finito and is the third boat in the range for repeat clients, Ray and Denise. They were asked what advice they would give someone considering a Whitehaven and this is what they had to say.
What should we expect to see in your new Whitehaven 8000?
Our new boat will be very similar to our last Whitehaven, Finito, in layout and appearance.
Finito functioned so well for our purposes it was hard to change. Our main reason was to house a larger tender in the tender garage as we do a lot of boating in remote areas of the Northern Territory.
The other changes are more subtle such as larger navigation screens and upgraded night vision camera. We have tweaked the joinery and changed decor colours so the new boat has its own identity.
What do you most enjoy about building your motor yachts?
We enjoy the process and challenge of a new build, whilst it can be stressful at times it is also very rewarding. We have chosen to build a Whitehaven again as they are a tough well-built boat which can be customised to suit the owner’s style of boating. Whitehaven are great to deal with and do their best to meet their buyers wishes.
Where are you planning to cruise in your new Whitehaven?
As the new boat will arrive by ship on the Gold Coast via Brisbane, we will spend some time boating around the Broadwater and then possibly do a trip to Sydney, exploring beautiful Sydney Harbour then begin the long journey home to Darwin. Once in Darwin our journeys are unlimited, such as the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, New Year Island, Port Essington, Wessel Islands etc etc. We also enjoy doing harbour cruises with friends when weather does not permit us going further afield.
What advice would you give to someone considering custom building a motor yacht?
My advice to anyone wanting to build a Whitehaven is go for it, you can either order to your specifications and interior design and decor or do as we have and have an adventure, meet some wonderful people, become part of the friendly Whitehaven family, enjoy the hospitality of the factory and really stamp your personality on your boat.