The Whaly console and seats shown in these photos will however be exactly the same used for all of three of the larger Whaly boats.The same console and seat will fit the Whaly 310, the Whaly 370 and the Whaly 435.
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Please note that the two smallest Whaly models in their range - the Whaly 210 and Whaly 270 - are not suitable to install the console inside them. This is simply due to a lack of space.
These are manufactured in the Netherlands by Whaly and have been specifically designed to be complementary to and integrated with the standard tough Whaly boat hull.
Both the Whaly seat and the Whaly console are made from the same tough moulded polyethylene used on the main boat. Please note that the standard colours of both the Whaly seat and Whaly console is black (other custom/ matching colours are available, however at extra cost and only on request – similar to the principles of a certain automotive magnate the Mr Henry Ford of the US of A……..).
The seat and console on the Whaly’s just slide down into the vertical grooves located along the sides of the main boat. The Whaly seat is a very simple, fully-enclosed box unit and comes complete with a hinged lid/seat. This Whaly bench seat is wide enough for one person to use comfortably, or two at a squeeze. The Whaly seat unit is level with the side seating, thus allowing one to move around from cross bench to side bench seating
The design of the Whaly console is fundamentally quite similar to the Whaly seat.
However over on the right-hand side, the Whaly console has a simple raised and curved upright section, which is designed to take the steering wheel. This Whaly console gives a simple and straightforward helming position, which can be used by the helmsman either seated or standing.
With a fully equipped and remote steering Whaly, the outboard engine will be permanently fitted to the stern of the Whaly boat. As part of the complete package, we provide a steering wheel and cable steering system, the steering all being run back to the outboard engine. Outboard engine throttle controls will also be fitted, these throttle controls must be side mounted on the console, again with the control cabling run back in tubing to the engine. The fuel tank system can either be mounted at the stern (open for ease of access) or more normally a small removable petrol tank can be located inside the Whaly’s bench seat - thus keeping the rear deck area completely clear for the crew to move about on. Battery boxes are normally located inside the Whaly seat or console, always with a top-mounted battery isolator switch. All the steering, fuel, controls and electrical cabling is run inside tough and flexible tubing, to protect it.
We normally rig these Whaly boats with everything suchas fuel and battery etc inside the seat and console, simply to maximise neatness and maintain deck tidiness (on the principle a tidy boat is a safe boat). We can however, as always be flexible to meet your requirements.
Please note there is only a small amount of storage space left inside the Whaly seat and console, so this stowage is suitable only for small items.
This photo (right) shows the optional accesssory of the comfortable Whaly padded seat - which are simply fitted to the top of the bench seat
The Whaly seat and console can be positioned almost anywhere along the length of the boat, either fully forward, centrally or right back near the stern. However the centre console option is probably the most popular as it suits many applications. However the inherent flexibility and simplicity of the Whaly console and seating system allows your own Whaly helming position to be fully customised to suit your own specific requirements.
We will admit that there is only a limited deck space left on the Whaly 310 model when this boat has the console fitted. However this Whaly 310 boat is small, very lightweight (for easy trailer launching) and is easily manoeuvrable when out on the water. Therefore on the Whaly 310, the centre console position is always a firm favourite.
This phto shows the largest whaly the 435 in blue with the console in the centre of the boat - showing space both foward and aft. In the two smaller whaly boats, the amount of deck space reduces proprtionately - as shown by the bulges on the side of the hull.
On the larger Whaly 370 and Whaly 435 models, when the Whaly console is fitted to the boat there is still a considerable open deck space remaining along the whole length of the boat.
This extra space on these two larger Whaly boat models allows you flexibility when positioning the Whaly seat and console somewhere along the length of your Whaly boat.
This photo shows the amount of space on a Whaly 435 with only a single optional bench seat positioned near the front of the boat - and a tiller steeering outboard at the stern.
Please note that the Whaly console and seat position are fixed once installed.
Therefore the exact console position does need to be confirmed when the Whaly boat is ordered. Whilst the seat and console can be positioned in any of the grooves along the boat, please remember that the steering cables and electrical wiring controls on the Whaly will be pre-set to the correct (and fixed) length. When building your Whaly boat, our engineering workshop will set all these cables and tubes to the right predetermined length - when the boat is being built and prepared in our workshop – to suit your preferred seating and helming position.
Another shot of the same boat, this time from the stern (for land-lubbers: this is the back of the boat). This Whaly 435 rigid boat is shown here fitted with the remote steering version of the Yamaha high-trust 25hp outboard engine (Yamaha FT25 outboard engine) and for this charity safety boat application we installed the seat and console nearest the stern of the boat. This leaves a large amount of room in the from of the boat - in this case for kids and safety equipment. This Whaly 435 is in the standard grey colour and the boat has been mounted on an Indespension boat trailer -all finished off nicely with that indespebnsible accessory, the high-quality and high-visibility Pennine Marine prop-bag.
If you look closely in the photo above you we see we have included a marine VHF/DSC radio mounted in the conosle (mounted just below the steering wheel)
Overall image of the Whaly 435 boat taken from the bow.
This boat signage was made by Pennine Marine especially for this charities sailing trust support and rescue boat. The boat name is thanking this donor for their generous donation.
Whaly 435 used as a charity sailing club rescue boat -shown here in our workshop
When fitted with a console and remotely steered engine, the Whaly 435 rigid boat is ideal for use as a harbourmasters craft or inshore workboat.
Just because of the boat's great stability, this outstanding feature of the Whaly 435 means it is always superb as a workboat, being noticeable more stable in this respect than all of its competitors. The rigid hull, solid flat deck and beamy layout makes the Whaly 435 a tough and durable boat. The internal layout is also extremely practical, with the long bench seats being ideal "steps up and out" and the centre well being ideal to store long and bulky items
The Whaly 435 can be used by shipping companies as a professional workboat. Its robust design and tough construction make it ideal for inshore use.
The Whaly Boat 435 is an ideal size and shape for use as a rescue and support boat for sailing schools, watersports clubs and other water-training activities.
The Whaly 435 is the same size as many of the traditional small ribs which are often used by sailing clubs and RYA approved training establishments. However the Whaly 435 is wide, extremely stable and has the rounded "tube shaped hull", the shape of which makes it an ideal boat for easily pulling the casualties out of the water. Used inland (catagory D waters) the Whaly 435 has a total capacity of 12 persons, making it a capricious load carrier . The Whaly 435 is also an extremely tough and durable rigid boat, making it ideal for the rigers of duty at watersports clubs and training schools.
The Whaly Boat 435 rigid boat is for sale "boat hull only" at Pennine Marine for incl VAT ( excluding VAT).
The Whaly Boat 435 Pro, the heavy-duty version "boat hull only" is for sale for (excluding VAT)
Please note that the Whaly consoles, engine, trailers and all optional accessories can either be purchased separately - or as a complete package from ourselves.
Should you require a complete Whaly 435 boat with console, engine and trailer package, please contact ourselves for a quote.
However a good example of a Whaly 435 with a 25hp engine and trailer is given below
EXAMPLE OF WHALY 435 WITH FITTED SEAT / CONSOLE AND OUTBOARD ENGINE
A new Whaly 435 boat complete with 25hp outboard engine and a fitted Whaly seat and console. This new Whaly boat will be fully fitted out and neatly rigged by ourselves with all necessary steering, engine control rigging, battery and electrics and a 25 litre fuel tank. The battery and tank are located (neatly concealed) within the console and seat respectively. Our total price for standard Whaly 435 boat and 25hp engine - fully rigged - including VAT.
A complete road trailer package for the Whaly 435 including lighting board, jockey wheel, tie down straps, prop safety bag and all necessary adjustment - including VAT
Alternative sizes and makes of outboard engine can be fited to the Whaly 435 - prices on application from ourselves.
Optional navigation and safety equipment such as chartplotters, depth-sounders and marine VHF radios can be fitted to the Whaly 435 console - please contact ourselves for further details and prices.
Please note that the Whaly boat shown in this photo was fitted with several optional extras, including custom-made boat name-plates, a marine radio and auxillary batteries for running bilge pumps etc. The black Whaly boat and console etc shown in this image are however the standard Whaly products. In this case, the seat and console were fitted at the stern of the Whaly 435 to maximise the amount of space foward -however moving them forard does not cost any more.
Photo of this Whaly 435 boat was taken in our old Skipton workshop, with our forklift and large outboard engine test tank in the background.