Whitttley- 65 Years of Australian Boat Building


This year Whittley Marine is celebrating 65 years of building high-quality, family fishing fiberglass boats in Australia. To mark this milestone Whittley Marine 

is releasing two limited edition heritage cruisers; the Fleetmaster 23 & Fleetmaster 26. These new cruisers will be on display at stand #D4 at the Melbourne Boat Show, from the 28th June to the 1st July at the Melbourne Convention Centre.Untitled 4The Whittley Company & Family has built high quality boats since 1953. Brothers Jim and Ossie Whittley built a bond wood boat for a friend in Victoria’s northern suburbs, beginning a legacy that has lasted over 65 years. More than 400 bond wood cruisers were built in the 1950s and 60s before the company became one of the pioneers of fibreglass boat 

building in Australia. Today Whittley prides itself as one of Australia’s premiere boat builders, employing more than 50 people and producing some of Australia’s highest quality and best value fiberglass boat packages.

Whittley Marine Managing Director, Neville Whittley said, “The Whittley company has always been known as a boating family, building high quality family boats for Australians. The Fleetmaster model name is well known being one of the most popular sports cruiser models, since fiberglass boat building was introduced to the company. The Melbourne Boat Show is Whittley’s hometown boat show, so it’s the perfect time to release these new model packages. We encourage patrons to come and help celebrate Whittley’s 65 year birthday and experience the Whittley

 range of quality boats, built right here in Victoria.”
The new Fleetmaster 23 soft top sports cruiser has an overall length of 7.6 meters. Retaining all the classic Whittley hallmarks, with a standard double berth, fridge, sink, stove and toilet, along with a large moulded rear platform, the Fleetmaster 23 is ideal for water sports, extended weekend living, fishing or cruising. The hull features a computer designed variable deadrise for the perfect balance between ride and stability. Packaged with a high quality Mackay Trailer, Volvo Penta V6 200 SX and a long list of standard equipment, the soft top sports Fleetmaster 23 BMT package is available from MRRP of $99,990*.

The hard top Fleetmaster 26, features a stylish full length hard top and large sliding sunroof ideal for Australia’s unique alfresco style boating. It has

 an overall length of 8.5 meters and remains under the legally trailerable beam of 2.5 meters. The large cabin features a stand up head and well-appointed galley, with accommodation for four adults and a sliding cabin door for privacy. If you have dreamed of owning a family sized weekender but mooring, antifouling and constant maintenance are not on your agenda then the Fleetmaster 26 could be your passport to a lifetime of memories! The larger hard top model, the Fleetmaster 26 BMT package, with a Mackay Trailer & Volvo V6 200 SX is available from MRRP of $149,990*. It represents the very best value in the local trailerable cruiser boat market.

“The two new Fleetmaster models are designed specifically for local Australian boat buyers. They offer great value with a high quality hull, motor and trailer package and are available for a limited time only. They will be on display at the Melbourne Boat Show, as well as through the Authorized Whittley dealer network. Enjoy the savings (with discounts of more than $25,000). It is a fantastic time to consider the Whittley boating lifestyle and enjoy the savings.” Mr Whittley added.

The Fleetmaster models remain under the legal trailer towing width of 2.5 meters, avoiding the cumbersome over width towing regulations in each state and territory. This includes signage, flags, flashing lights and other restrictions. Whittley also offer a hassle free and easy towing experience with a high quality Mackay trailer. Powering the package is Volvo Penta’s new next generation V6 200, an all aluminum block and fresh water cooled engine, which integrates seamlessly into the boat maximizing usable live aboard space.
Mr Whittley said, “Victoria is a fantastic trailer boat state and there is no better way to create lasting memories than on a new boat with your family. A legally trailerable, live aboard style family boat is the ideal way to explore Victoria’s boating destinations for an extended weekend. You don’t have to stay in the one location, there is so much to explore with your family. The weekend starts the moment you pull out of the driveway.”

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Here Comes Summer

The chance to save thousands on Malibu and Axis Models is here in time for Summer. We're having a Malibu & Axis Demo and Floor Stock Sale! Call or email for pricing, on 3265 8029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, come in store today to see what amazing offer you could get on these models. Check out the details on individual models below. Save up to $10k! Make your Malibu Dreams come true today



Higher quality, not higher cost- Buy Australian made and save tens of thousands of dollars in import costs, when compared to a boat not made in Australia.

Industry best re-sale value- Malibu and Axis retain their value year after year and continue to outperform any other brand. We don’t discount from inflated starting RRPs, you’ll get the same great value every day.

5-year Australian factory warranty- Fast access to service and parts from a factory located in the same country as you and a warranty fully compliant with stringent Australian consumer laws.

Unparalleled dealer stability- A stable dealer network with over 95 years combined experience in supporting Malibu and Axis owners for the lifetime of their boat ownership.

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2018 Easter Bargain Boat Bits Catalogue

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Yamaha Outboard Technician Grand Prix - Congrats Graham

We would like to congratulate Graham one of our Senior Service Advisors in our Service Department. Graham ranked as one of the top performers in the Yamaha Marine Oceania Technician Grand Prix held recently.

He was one of eight finalists throughout Australia and New Zealand selected to compete in a days contest working on Yamaha Outboard Motors. Graham did not take the honours this time around as the competition was very high (congrats to Tony Powell of Telfer Marine in Rotorua New Zealand on this fantastic achievement), though we are very stoked to have one of the elite Yamaha Outboard Technicians in Oceania on our team.

The Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix, which took place on the 16th of November 2016, is a technical knowledge and skills based contest, held at Yamaha’s National Marine Training facility in Brisbane. The event brings together the very best Yamaha Marine Technicians from Yamaha dealerships all over Australia and New Zealand. These exceptionally skilled technicians represent their dealership, state, and country, in their quest to be crowned the most outstanding marine technician in the Trans-Tasman region.

The competition, held biennially, is a major highlight for the Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA), who pride themselves on the skills Yamaha technicians develop through the extensive training the academy delivers. YTA’s mission is to keep Yamaha’s Marine Technicians up to date with the cutting edge skills and knowledge required to support the ever developing range of Yamaha outboard engines.

After all potential candidates have completed the online qualifying assessment, eight finalists from regions across Australia and New Zealand are selected to compete in the official event. The event breeds ambition and healthy competition within Yamaha workshops, as technicians aspire to be selected to attend the Grand Prix which is essentially race day in Yamaha`s Technical Academy program. The event keeps skill levels for marine servicing in Yamaha dealerships throughout Australia and New Zealand at very high levels.

The personal development of Yamaha technicians in the market through this training and testing equates to excellence in aftersales service for Yamaha customers, who consequently are the real winners from the knowledge and skills gained by Yamaha Technicians who take part in YTA’s programs.

So if you would like to book in your outboard for a service with the best, be sure to contact the Northside Marine Service Department on (07)32658020.

Why Choose Stacer...

Why Choose Stacer...

1. Boat Range
There really is a Stacer boat to suit everyone! With over 70 models in the range, whether you are after a serious fishing rig, a family fun machine or a budget friendly tinnie, Stacer has you covered.

With 8 ranges including open boats, Prolines, the SF Series, Outlaws, Nomads, Runabouts, Bowriders, Cabins and Stacer’s Plate series; take your time to browse through and find the perfect boat to suit your on water needs. 

With models ranging from 2-7 metres in size there is plenty of variety and even room to option up your boat with extras for a truly personalised experience.

2. Boat Options
While every Stacer is designed ready to go, we understand you may want to complement your boat package with options and add-ons to suit your boating needs and lifestyle. Every boat is complete with a list of optional extras you can pick and choose from to add a personal touch. Stacer’s range of options includes paint and stripes, canopies and Bimini’s, seating, storage options and floor coverings, electronics, and lots more.  Match this with the best in outboard technology - Yamaha Outboard Motors, you have a package that will stand the test of time.

3. Stacer Quality
Spanning over a 10 acre site at the Gold Coast’s Marine Precinct the Stacer Factory currently manufactures up to 20 boats a day and over 2000 boats annually. Each Stacer boat is created from marine grade aluminium from a team of expert welders, carpenters and painters. 

With the use of innovative manufacturing process including plasma cutters and a 750 ton Press each model is crafted with attention to detail to provide customers with a product that will last for generations. Every boat is carefully tracked throughout the construction process and with multiple quality control check points integrated into all development stages we hold our staff accountable to producing craftsmanship to the highest quality.

So if your in the market for a new boat, be sure to check out the Stacer range and have a chat with the friendly team at Northside Marine. Visit Northside Marine at 2294 Sandgate Road, Boondall, QLD, 4034; check out our extensive range of floor stock in our online showroom - simply click here; or give us a call on 07 32658000, we are happy to help.

Northside Marine - The Hub of Stacer Boats in Queensland!

Boat and Marine Servicing

Beat the Christmas Rush book your boat service today! Phone Steve and the team on 07 3265 8020

Avoid Boat Trailer Bearing Failure

The number ONE reason for boat trailer nightmares is Bearing Failure?

Below are 10 handy tips on how to avoid bearing failure.

1.  Get your bearings serviced regularly – at least once per 6 months, and definitely before a major trip. Even if your trailer is not being used, condensation of air occurs in the bearing cavity and can cause rust to commence. Deterioration can happen quickly; and often results in problems occurring at the worst possible time.

2.  Check the grease levels yourself, either by removing the cap or bearing buddy, or looking through the clear lens of the Durahubs. Milky grease is a sign that it has been compromised by water. Repack the bearing with grease if required, but never overfill the cavity or bearing buddy.

3.  Try and avoid submerging your bearings (and trailer) too deep in the water if you can help it. Most trailer designs nowadays supports the launch and retrieval of your boat without deep submerging of the trailer. On a single axle trailer, aim for somewhere between the axle and top of the guards; and with tandems, do not submerge below the front axle line. How deep you go is also governed by how steep or shallow the ramp is.

4.  Ensure your bearings have a cap, cover or bearing buddy. Covers can and do fall off; however they should be replaced immediately. So not submerge the bearings of the trailer in the water, without a bearing cover of sorts. You’re only inviting water in, and major problems down the line. All our trailers are supplied with high quality bearing buddies or covers.

5.  Wait for the bearings to cool off before submerging the trailer in water. After a long trip to the ramp, your bearings & grease will have heated up – but once the bearings are submerged, the cool temperature will cause the grease to contract and ‘suck in’ water into the bearing cavity.

6.  Feel your hubs for excess heat when travelling. They should not feel any hotter than a cup of coffee. If they are ‘overheating’ then if prepared, attend to them yourself, or head to the nearest garage/ workshop for some assistance.

7.  Use the correct grease with your bearings; this should be high temperature marine grease, ideally lithium based, which will not degrade with water.

8.  Carry a spare set of bearings with you; and better still a spare hub with bearings in it – to make any changeover very easy. Also ensure that you have the correct bearings, and that these are well seated in the hub.

9.  Use double lip marine grease seals for better protection against water ingress.

10.  Ensure your trailer is built with the best quality components. Our range of trailers are built in quality controlled environments, with quality components and trailers are backed up by a proven warranty.

Northside Marine recommends using high quality, bearings, and a good quality marine grease. For further information, and to pick up some trailer parts have a chat to the Northside Marine Boating Parts & Accessories Team on 07 3265 8016 or simply pop in-store. Or if you are after a new trailer check out just some of the range available on our website (simply click here to view trailer range) or contact one of our in-house trailer experts on 07 3265 8000.

Celebrating 50 Great Years: 1965-2015

Celebrating 50 Great Years: 1965-2015

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