4 reasons you should consider a Whittley boat
Here at Hunts Marine, we're proud of the fact that we stock a broad range of boating brands. From names recognised around the world, such as Glastron, to smaller, family-owned marques, our customers really are spoiled for choice when they step into our showroom looking for a new vessel.
Whittley are one such brand that falls under the 'local family business' banner. From humble beginnings, Whittley has, since its formation over 60 years ago, become one of the most recognisable names in Australia. You know from the very first moment you hop into a Whittley boat that you're in for an awesome experience - here are four reasons you should consider getting one when the time comes for a new vessel.
1. A family owned business
Whittley first came about when two brothers, Jim and Ossie, built a wooden boat for a friend way back in 1953. The boat was of such a high quality that soon enough, the Whittley brothers had a long line of people queuing up to get a boat built by them. It wasn't too long before the brothers set up their own shop, and their unrivalled quality became a hallmark of the brand. The business grew and grew, and soon, the Whittley brothers had shops all over Australia.
The values and workmanship that the Whittley brothers held dear throughout their boat-building career still hold strong today.
The values and workmanship that the Whittley brothers held dear throughout their boat-building career remain strong today, so whenever you buy a Whittley craft, you know that years of hard work and love have gone into its design and construction. As a boating family, Whittley create boats for families - whether it's for fishing, skiing, or simply cruising the blue coast of New South Wales.
2. A seal of quality
This single-minded devotion to quality has ensured Whittley boats remain so consistently popular. It's not just that the Whittley team have a knack for building quality vessels - every last rivet and bolt is subject to rigorous checks before use, from the wheelhouse to the rudder. Indeed, the majority of the parts are manufactured in-house, meaning that the quality of the materials can never be called into question. After all, why would a family business risk putting out anything less than the best when it's their name and reputation at stake? Additionally, Whittley themselves proudly stand by every boat they build, a confidence rarely seen in this day and age.
3. A design for life
For some people, owning a top-class boat is something that they believe will never happen to them. They might believe that buying such a boat will require them to remortgage their home or win the lottery, but with Whittley, that isn't the case at all. The manufacturer themselves state that they create boats people dream of owning for an affordable price, and these boats are often tailor-made to a customer's specific requirements. What's more, Whittley is renowned as forward-thinking brand that is constantly pushing the envelope when it comes boat design - they lead where others follow.
Whittley is renowned as forward-thinking brand that is constantly pushing the envelope when it comes boat design.
4. Enduring value
Much as when buying a car, when you purchase a boat, you'll want to know how much value it will retain throughout its life, for when the time comes to sell. Luckily, Whittley boats are built to last, with a value that depreciates very little over time. Therefore, when you hand over the cash and take your shiny new craft home, there's a good chance you'll see a nice chunk of it again when trading it in. As Whittley boats are so desirable, you'll have no shortage of takers - including us at Hunts Marine. We'll be sure to give you an excellent price!
Be sure to get in touch with us to find out more about our Whittley range, or may be drop on by to check them out in the flesh - you won't be disappointed!