In extra jolly news, Whitehaven has welcomed new owners into the fold recently, including a very happy owner of a superb Harbour Classic 40, called “Soda”.
The owner is Mark Turnbull OAM, Gold Medal winning Olympic sailor, who was impressed by the classic lines and craftsmanship of the HC40.
“I have definitely come to power boating from the sailing world and was greatly attracted to the more traditional lines of the Whitehaven Harbour Classic 40,” he told us. “We love the look and style of these classic day boats, but to have a brand-new version with all of the bells and whistles meant that we didn’t have to compromise and could make it our own.
“For us it wasn’t about maximising the number of berths, top speed, or toys or to be just another white boat, but to maximise the pride of ownership, and part of this is the degree of customisation that Whitehaven offer from the very start to make this our boat.
“We loved the HC40s 1 and 2 (both in Sydney), but wanted to open it up even more, so we opted for the galley up version, maximised the fridge space and reducing some of the galley elements as most of the time it will be used as a day boat. We created an even greater connection between inside and out by changing the standard door and lift up window, to be full-width, bi-fold doors so it opens fully up. But also given that its home will be in Melbourne, being able to close it up is important too!”
Mark has just taken delivery of his custom-crafted HC40 in Melbourne and looks forward to spending time aboard with family and friends over summer at Blairgowrie and Sorrento.