Proudly designed & built in Australia, for our unique boating lifestyle!
THE HOME OF SUPERIOR BOAT CRAFTSMANSHIP
Since 1953, Whittley Boats have been committed to building and designing high quality, legally
trailerable, Australian made fiberglass boats in Melbourne. Now with over 30,000 boats built, the Whittley
Marine Group remains committed to crafting boats from its factory in the suburb of Somerton Melbourne
to take Australian families boating. All models are backed by a five year structural warranty and supplied
turn key as boat, motor & trailer packages ready to just add water.
When you purchase a Whittley we are with you every step of the way, bringing over seventy years of
boating knowledge to every boat package. Follow the steps that occur through the new boat buying
process at the Whittley Factory below:
The Melbourne Whittley factory employs over eighty skilled staff. The factory crafts every aspect of construction, from the seats to the hull, which ensures quality throughout the build.
Each new Whittley is custom made to meet the end users boating needs, style and specifications.
The gelcoat process is where a new boat package first starts to take shape, it is applied to the boat mould.
In this process fibreglass is sprayed using the lamination gun on top of the gelcoat.
After lamination, the floor liner will be put in and the hull and deck will be joined.
This stage includes fitting the internal mouldings, hard tops, fuel tanks, water tanks, plumbing and windows.
WOODSHOP & CNC CUTTING DEPARTMENT
Using our in-house CNC cutting machine also means we can cut all our own materials from rubber flooring through to the plastic seat backs.
This is where a stern drive or outboard will be fitted to the boat.
For over forty years, we have worked with Mackay Trailers to design a drive on drive off solution best suited to each individual Whittley hull and model. The trailer at this stage is put under the boat and adjusted.
UPHOLSTERY & CANOPY
One of the things customers often notice in a Whittley is the quality of the canopy and the upholstery, this is because these are made in-house by the Whittley Factory.
Items like the engines fluid levels and basic controls are checked whilst the engine is run at the pre-delivery area of the factory.
The majority of Whittley Boats are water tested prior to shipment from the factory.
FINAL QUALITY INSPECTION
Under bright lights the boat final inspection is completed and the order is checked to ensure all selected options are supplied and installed to the highest of standards.
All our boats that are shipped to a Whittley Dealership are shrink wrapped prior to being loaded onto a truck for transport.
FREIGHT TO WHITTLEY DEALERSHIP
Once wrapped boats are loaded onto a truck and sent to the appropriate Whittley dealership ready for hand-over.
ON WATER DEALERSHIP HAND OVER
A detailed hand-over check list is completed by the Whittley Salesperson and the customer is shown all the key functions of the boat and best practice surrounding the use, storage and towing of the boat.
AFTER SALES & SERVICE
Your relationship with the Whittley Factory continues long after your new boat is delivered, with customer support and service locations throughout Australia.
Whittley has a dedicated spare parts warehouse, which orders and oversees the supply of all spare parts requests by Whittley customers.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BUY AN AUSTRALIAN MADE BOAT?
By buying a locally made boat, you support Australian workers and their families directly. If you spend your money here,
you keep your money here in Australia. It also ensures that your boat is designed and built for Australia’s unique boating
conditions and not modified to try and suit them.
Dealerships Near Me
12-14 Somerton Park Drive, Campbellfield Victoria Australia 3061