16 Mar Finito flies the Whitehaven flag at SCIBS
Whitehaven and Integrity will be on show for the first time together at the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, displaying several superlative models at the rebranded floating headquarters for both brands.
Director, Bruce Scott said “We are looking forward to the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which will be the first time both brands are displayed together since Whitehaven’s purchase of Integrity some nine months ago.
“The purchase of Integrity serves many objectives,” he continued. “It opens up opportunities for Whitehaven to reach new markets, an established dealer network and supply chain for both brands, as well as demonstrating our commitment to being a long-term proponent in the boating industry.”
Adding depth and strength in numbers to the Whitehaven fully-bespoke offering, Integrity Motor Yachts are classic trawler-style boats from 32 to 55-feet which have a loyal following with boaties seeking value for money and hassle-free, low-maintenance single-engine boats.
Since 2008, Integrity has sold more than 90 of its long-range cruisers. Integrity owners love the spacious layouts, flow-through from cockpit to saloon, large cabins with lots of storage, all the mod cons and ability to add custom touches during the build process.
Testament to the popularity of the Integrity range, there are nine boats currently in build and six of them have customers’ names on them.
Overseen by Operations Director and respected boat builder, Ryan Hanson, bringing the Whitehaven and Integrity brands under one umbrella has resulted in synergies between management, sales and operational functions. “We are able to engage more inhouse dedicated resources to R&D, engineering, quality control and sales, all of which assist us to deliver an even better product for our customers,” said Bruce.
The 30th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show promises to be bigger and brighter than ever, particularly since SCIBS is now the only boat show in the region and significant on an international scale.
Integrity will have three new generation sedan models on show: the 320, 380 and the sensational 440 with updated styling.
Whitehaven will host owners, VIPS and guests aboard the exceptional Whitehaven 7500 Finito, an impeccable example of the brand’s superbly-crafted motor yachts, conveying the timeless appeal of a Whitehaven and the almost limitless scope Whitehaven owners have to bring to life their dream motor yacht.
“We are proud to celebrate five years since the inception of the Whitehaven 6000 series, building on the original motor yachts pioneered by Keith and Ryan Hanson which are close to commemorating nine years on the water.”
The boat that started the Whitehaven Journey for Bruce and Julie Scott, the original Whitehaven 7000, Komotion, is as spectacular today as it was when it first launched in 2011.
“The Whitehaven concept of a fully-custom built boat, the process involving such expertise and precision craftsmanship, the quality of build and how it stands up to the test of time were what motivated us to enter the business,” said Bruce.
Whitehaven 7500 Sports Yacht, Finito is being offered for sale. Her Darwin-based owners are eager to continue their Whitehaven Journey, dreaming bigger, planning to design and build their unique Whitehaven to their own specification.
“Denise told me her creative juices are still flowing,” said Ray David. “We enjoyed the entire build process so much, from start to finish – visiting Taiwan, customizing everything about the boat, really getting absorbed into the experience. The Whitehaven mob is a good bunch as well. Nothing is too much trouble. We are still ecstatic about Finito. We just want everything bigger!
“It will be 6m wide and 24m in length,” he continued. “That’s longer and wider than Finito, with room for a bigger tender, bigger engines and more fuel so we can go out longer and further. We have plans to spend more time in the Louisiades Islands and you just can’t get good quality fuel there.
“We’re going to have to call her ‘Just Kidding’ though, because we thought Finito would be our final boat.”
The new Whitehaven, referred to as ‘Baroque’ at this early stage, will be Ray and Denise David’s third Whitehaven. “Denise won’t be changing a lot about the interiors, apart from giving the new boat its own personality, but the basis will be Finito, which functions so well for entertaining and living aboard.”
Finito will be open for inspection by appointment at SCIBS, and Ray and Denise will be in attendance to meet prospective Whitehaven owners and inspire them with the compelling highlights of their Whitehaven Journey.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to show off Finito,” said Ray. “It’s the 30th edition and everybody will be there. Boaties who know their stuff will appreciate the engineering, design and freedom owners have to bring their vision to life.”