The Legendary 2015 Whittley SL22

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2015 Whittley SL22 a Boating Great.

For decades, Whittley Boats has been a name synonymous with quality, innovation, and exceptional craftsmanship in the boating industry. Established in 1953 by Jim Whittley, this Australian family-owned company has consistently delivered boats that have captured the hearts of millions of boating enthusiasts worldwide, not just in Australia.   Whittley is a truly great Australian company that has rather decent size factory in Melbourne.

The Whittley SL 22 is undoubtedly a Legend of the Seas

Among the extensive range of boats produced by Whittley, the 2015 Whittley SL 22 stands out as a true legend of the seas. Measuring 22ft (6.71m) in length, this mono hull fibreglass construction boat offered and still offers an unparalleled boating experience.

Powered by the renowned Volvo Penta V6-200 G SX engine, the Whittley SL 22 boasted impressive performance and reliability. Whether you were into fishing, cruising along the coastline, engaging in a bit of water sports fun or just chilling with the family on a lazy Sunday, this boat delivered the power and agility needed to make every outing unforgettable.

Unmatched Features and Versatility of the SL22.

One of the key reasons why millions of people worldwide consider the 2015 Whittley SL 22 as one of the best fishing and/or family boats in the world is its extensive list of features. Whittley had thoughtfully designed this boat to cater to the diverse needs of boating enthusiasts and they always build their boats to cater for Aussie conditions.

The 2015 Whittley SL 22 came equipped with fishing outriggers (might have been optional though I think), a 210-litre fuel tank, and a lockable cabin door with an upholstered V-berth and a removable marine toilet. The cabin also featured a sink, stove, and slide-out fridge, ensuring that you have all the amenities needed for a comfortable and enjoyable boating experience.

Entertainment was taken care of with the inclusion of a Fusion stereo system, Bluetooth connectivity, and speakers. Additionally, the boat features a compass, windscreen wipers, and a horn on the dash, ensuring safety and convenience while navigating the waters.

With LED anchor lights, navigation lights, and cockpit lights, the 2015 Whittley SL 22 ensured visibility even during night time adventures. The self-draining deck and separate anchor locker made maintenance a breeze, while the stainless steel split bow rails, front eye bolt, and rear folding ladder added to the boat’s functionality.

Whittley also prioritised safety by providing a moulded recess for a fire extinguisher and an EPIRB. The inclusion of a pressurized water system and a rear shower ensures that you can freshen up after a swim, while the bait board, live bait tank, and bait cutting board catered to the needs of most fishing enthusiasts.

Completing the package is a drive-on, drive-off trailer, making transportation and storage hassle-free. Whittley’s commitment to quality was very evident in the 5-year hull warranty provided with the 2015 Whittley SL 22, offering peace of mind to boat owners.

A couple of things that they didn’t come standard with were a bit of mystery, such as marine radio and GPS navigator. However, these devices were available as optional extras and common choices people opted for were:

1.  Lowrance Elite 9 CHIRP combo sounder / GPS4

2.  Garmin Echomap Plus 95SV touch screen GPS/Sounder5

3.  GME GX600 VHF radio with aerial4

4.  Garmin 115i VHF radio and aerial

Other Whittley Boats I really like.

Whittley has always been very innovate and is always expanding their range.   Their boats always meet the evolving needs of boating and fishing enthusiasts. From compact day boats to luxurious cruisers, Whittley offers a diverse selection of boats that combine style, performance, and functionality.

A few personal favourites are:

a)  The Whittley CR 2080, a compact and versatile cruiser perfect for day trips.

b) Whittley CW 1950, is in my opinion, one of the best fishing boats ever made.

c)  The Whittley SL 27 and SL30 are a testament to the company’s constant commitment to excellence, offering unrivalled luxury and performance.

With each new model they churn out, Whittley continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in boating, ensuring that every boat enthusiast can find their perfect vessel.

They certainly did a great job with the SL22.

When it comes to the 2015 Whittley SL 22, it is no wonder that millions of people worldwide consider it as one of Whittley’s best boats and a true legend of the seas. Its outstanding features, exceptional performance, and versatility make it a boat worth every cent.

Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast, a water sports lover, or simply seeking a comfortable and reliable family boat, the Whittley 2015 SL 22 was sure to exceed your expectations and provided you with countless unforgettable moments on the water.

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