by Dom Wiseman

Whittley and Northside Marine have announced a joint stand and some fantastic 4-day deals on the Australian debut of the Cruiser CR 2080 and CR 2180 at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. Whittley Marine and long-time Brisbane based dealership, Northside Marine, will unveil the two new Yamaha Outboard powered packages with fantastic rebates available from all three parties for the duration of the show.

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Bill Hull, Sales Manager at Northside Marine, had this to say about the exciting Queensland release of these two new affordable packages. “After recent feedback from our customers and social media platforms, the demand locally in Queensland has grown for Whittley’s smaller models from the CR series to be offered with Yamaha Outboards over traditional stern drive powered packages. Northside Marine along with Yamaha Motor Australia, have worked closely with the Whitley R&D team to deliver affordable cruiser packages that we feel are high performance with minimal maintenance cost to the Queensland new boat buying public.”

The Yamaha powered CR 2080, features the latest CAD designed 19-degree deadrise hull, with a fiberglass stringer system with foam filling as standard. It measures 6.2 meters in length and 2.2 meters in beam. It is rated to carry 6 adults and features toughened glass windows recessed into the hull for a sports look.

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The CR 2080 Outboard package, powered by a Yamaha F 115 and Mackay Trailer, will be available drive away from $66,805, turn key from Northside Marine in QLD.

“With over 60 plus years cruising experience from the Whittley family, this CR 2080 really is the ideal family pocket cruiser. It features standard cabin headlining and a unique removable rear seating arrangement for two, to maximize cockpit space for fishing while still offering comfortable seating whilst underway. With a saving of $3,441 for the 4 days of the show, there’s many reasons why this boat should be at the top of your family’s shopping list” Mr. Hull said.

The CR 2180, powered by Yamaha’s F 130 4 Stroke Outboard, the CR 2180 comes standard with hydraulic steering, full camper covers, pressurized sink and rear shower as well as 1.8-metre long bunks and a chemical toilet. It is a family sports cruiser which can be towed behind most mid-sized vehicles. It also features full walk around side decks and a privacy curtain in the cabin.

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The CR 2180 Outboard package, powered by a Yamaha F 130 and Mackay Dual Axle Trailer will be available as displayed drive away from $83,990, SAVE $8,000, for the show only.

Mr. Hull, continued to say that. “The ideal mid-sized family Australian made sports cruiser, the CR 2180 Outboard offers all the benefits of Whittley’s larger models in a compact and easy to use size. Coupled with a Yamaha Outboard, cost of ownership is minimal and lasting memories are maximized as this package is full of family cruiser features that are all standard so you’re ready to hit the water with no hidden costs. The CR 2180 can easily convert from a comfortable overnighter, to an onwater sports fun machine, to a fishing machine; it is a package perfect for every family. From a run to Moreton Island to an extended week away at the Whitsunday Islands; the possibilities are endless.”

Both new CR Cruiser outboard packages come on factory supplied and fitted, high quality Mackay Trailers and feature a full 5-year warranty from Whittley.

Mr. Hull finished by saying. “Locally made in Melbourne, Whittley continues to build high quality, value for money family cruiser packages and is the market leader this category. Northside Marine cannot wait to show you these new outboard powered models at the show, and we feel that these will fit right in with local Queensland boat buyer’s needs. I urge you to take advantage of these fantastic four-day show deals.”

Accompanying the two new model releases on the Northside Marine stand will be models from Whittley’s affordable fishing CW series, larger legally trailerable CR series models and the SL 25 from the Whittley off shore hybrid fisher/cruiser series.