Perhaps one of the most exciting features of WHISTLER is her dinghy "garage". The hydraulic gate and sled which extend out over the jets will allow the owner to launch the 10' tender from the interior storage compartment with the push of a button. Powered by twin 1001 hp Caterpillar C-18s coupled with Hamilton HJ403 water-jets, WHISTLER will cruise in the low 30s with a max speed of 35 knots. In her first sea trials the day after her launch, she hit over 37 knots! She features the fly-by-wire Blue Arrow electronic control system with mouse and joystick for steering and docking ease.
The interior is finished in mahogany with walnut and white Formica accents. Accommodations include an owner's cabin with en-suite head and an office which converts to a guest cabin, also with its own head. Granite galley countertops, maple soles, a lifting 32" television with DirecTV and electric grill help round out the contemporary design. She is also our first new build to use Alexseal paint; her hull is a beautiful Dark Gray with Pegasus Gray pilot house and topsides.
We're honored to be part of a project that was also selected as Southern Boating's Designer's Choice in June 2008.