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Seeking a Fishing Friendly or Family Friendly Boat?

Fishing is by far the most popular boating activity in Australia. But many keen fishers will most likely agree that in addition to being FF fishing-friendly, the boat also needs to be ‘family-friendly’ and ‘friends friendly’ to cater for friends and family. Whittley has made the selection process a lot easier in their very distinctly and clearly named FF Series. They do nominate FF as Fish Finder but telling the family it’s family-friendly could make them feel right at home and why not.

The Whittley FF Series has plenty of features that make this series of runabouts great for fishing and great for family boating activities.

Whittley FF Series

Whittley Marine Group is based in Melbourne and has been in the boat building biz since 1953. That’s a lot of friendships made through ‘friendly’ boats and happy customers. The company started building timber boats and moved to fibreglass and the manufacturing process has continued to develop by embracing new technologies and new materials.

The Whittley FF 1950 is the latest addition to the FF Series and is positioned as a mid-sized trailer boat at just over 6 metres. It has a capacity for 6 onboard and while described as a sports fishing boat, the family-friendly features expand and enhance its appeal well beyond throwing a line.

One of the big considerations for those approaching boat ownership for the first time (and there are a lot of you courtesy of COVID-19 travel restrictions) is having a suitable vehicle to tow the trailer and boat. The purchase of the boat may be workable with your budget but you may not want to add to that by having to get a bigger car. The FF 1950 might solve that issue as it can be towed by many smaller-sized SUV or larger sedans. You’ll need to check the towing capacity of your existing vehicle to confirm this and check with your state road authority for specifics re towing vehicles.

Features of note on 1950 include a walk-through transom door for easy access, moulded platforms for fishing and a 2.2-metre beam to provide good stability. Storage is well considered with dual tanks for your catch which keeps the cockpit clear. Side pockets are generous and offer good storage for all those bits and pieces the family need for a day out.

One thing you definitely need on a family day is shade and a place to rest. So do fishers between bites. The cabin has a V-berth with cushions and storage under the bunk. The 1950 is rated to take 115-150 HP outboards.

Another offering in the Whittley FF Series is the 2100 which is positioned as the all-rounder. At 6.6 metres this model provides living aboard comfort and fishing convenience in a very compact and affordable package. The features include tackle lockers, rod holders, bait board and many other inclusions as standard.

The cabin is well laid out and appointed to create a great living space and a chemical toilet will be appreciated. The captain has all the tech and gauges required on the ergonomic helm. A great set up overall for the necessary features for overnight stays so you don’t miss those first bites.

Definitely worth checking out the Whittley FF or other Series at the next boat show or make a special visit to their website or nearest dealer.

Finance Friendly Buying

As marine finance specialists, we see FF as finance friendly! Our team of consultants make the boat buying process as fun and friendly as possible and with our cheap loans, finance friendly. When buying a trailer boat, we can provide finance for either the boat only if you have your own trailer, the boat such as a Whittley FF and the trailer as a complete package. Both can be with or without the engine.

Some dealers will offer the engine as part of the deal while some buyers may want to select a different engine from possibly a different seller. As long as the engine and boat are purchased at the same time your Jade Boat Loans consultant will work towards including them in the one boat loan.

There is no difference in the interest rate for boat only or combination packages. Our same boat finance cheap interest rate applies to all these options. By combining all your requirements into the one loan (don’t forget the extras and options) you have the one loan repayment to address each month. Streamlined finance sourcing and a streamlined repayment set-up. Plus no deposit finance is available so you may be able to include the full purchase price in the loan. Leave your readies for bait and refreshments!

To get a rough idea of what your repayments may be on a Whittley FF 1950, just head to our boat loan repayment calculator and start working up the figures. If considering a FF boat – fishing-friendly, family-friendly and finance friendly, speak with Jade Boat Loans.

For a lending quote for a Whittley FF Series model, speak with us on 1300 000 003

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