Why Whitehaven

Whitehaven Motor Yachts is the culmination of the vision, determination and expertise of passionate boat-builders, Keith and Ryan Hanson. Inspired by the tranquil reaches of Whitehaven Beach in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, they designed and built their ideal bluewater cruising vessel.

Like its namesake, the Whitehaven range of motor yachts is a sanctuary, redefining luxury boating and offering the opportunity to experience the ultimate escape and superlative standard in relaxation.

Whitehaven Motor Yachts occupy an echelon of their own.

The concept of Whitehaven evolved with the aim of creating an Australian-designed, high quality, customised product.

“Understanding the Australian boating culture underpins the design of the entire range of Whitehaven Motor Yachts,” explains Keith. “We consider boats like our homes and we want them to be versatile – for entertaining, family holidays, fishing, relaxing at anchor or clocking up sea miles undertaking long-range, offshore cruising.”

Starting from scratch with tooling, the Whitehaven design team were charged with conceptualising the ideal long-range cruiser, with impeccable offshore capabilities. The major considerations were to develop a hull that offered an immensely stable, dry, economical and comfortable ride in all conditions.

The other significant factor was to stand alone in the use of space within the boat, with panoramic internals and unrivalled levels of personalisation for owners.

Whitehaven motor yachts stairsWhitehaven is a luxury brand to reflect your identity. “We have developed an Australian-designed boat using Australian building techniques with master craftsmanship. It’s the marriage of many years of bluewater boating experience and the latest design and finishes to achieve exactly what you want in a boat.”

Whitehaven Motor Yachts are designed to deliver excellent performance and efficiency whether you’re a harbour cruiser or an offshore adventurer. The deep V bow provides smooth dry performance while the hydrodynamic hull design offers wide beam stability amidships and aft. Considerable emphasis in our hull design is placed on creating an efficient running surface offering exceptional long range cruising fuel economy, whilst shaft drive diesel engines and meticulous build ensure bluewater integrity.

Comprising models from 60 to 90 feet, Whitehaven Motor Yachts are available in a range of Flybridge boats, stylish Coupe cruisers and a Sun Bridge series. The team at Whitehaven works with owners from the hull up to create a bespoke product that perfectly suits their needs and boating ambitions. A myriad of options can be accommodated in a level of customisation rarely seen outside the superyacht segment and produced at comparable pricing to the leading production manufacturers.

Teams of master craftsmen source only the finest materials and finishes to create the most luxurious interiors, featuring high gloss or satin timbers in a range of premium variations, along with exclusive European fabrics, leathers and fittings.

“The layout and finishes enhance onboard liveability, with a feeling of space and tranquillity, airy and panoramic living areas, generous staterooms, gourmet entertainer's galleys and cleverly concealed utilities and functional zones,” says Ryan. “Boating is not only easier and more enjoyable, but infinitely more luxurious. Master-crafted finishes teamed with exceptional fabrics and fittings mean a Whitehaven Motor Yacht is more comparable to a luxury home than a boat. Your Whitehaven is appealing to every one of your senses - whether relaxing at anchor or bluewater cruising.”

True to their brand promise, Whitehaven puts as much significance on Warranty and After Sales Service. The Whitehaven team aims to ensure that your boating life is hassle-free and purely pleasurable.

All Whitehaven Motor Yachts are supported by a national factory backed warranty and after sales service support for complete peace of mind. We have an excellent dealer network in both Australia and New Zealand to support sales, service and maintenance arrangements which covers all aspects of your vessel.

Whether you’re new to boating or a seasoned boatie seeking complete ownership of your next project, Whitehaven delivers the pinnacle of craftsmanship – the ideal motor yacht that can fulfil your dreams of exploring our blue planet. Hence the phrase ‘Your Journey Your Whitehaven’.