THERE’S good news for Whittley owners and trailer boat aficionados alike – the Whittley R&D team has come up with the very latest in high-tech on-board operating systems to install on its popular range of trailer boats.
Presenting the Whittley Pulse.
Utilising sophisticated digital gear from respected brands such as Garmin, Fusion, CZone and Volvo, Whittley has created the next-generation fishing station for its popular SL range and cruising helms for its range of CR models.
After rigorous testing by Whittley owners and testing teams, the experts agree – it doesn’t get much better than this. Volvo offers car-like integration – everything is operated by the one waterproof ‘eKey’, which means no more lugging around big bundles of keys.
The eKey runs the battery management system and features battery protection and automatic start aid, borrowing energy from the auxiliary battery to ensure there is always power to start the engine. Whittley Marine Group managing and design director Steven Whittley said the future is now.
“It is such a huge step forward,” Steven said. “The Whittley Pulse is the heartbeat of our boats, bringing together all the key features into one key and one screen. “You’re only ever two clicks away from where you need to be to control all the functions of your boat.”
The system is connected to a Garmin or Volvo Penta glass cockpit display, which provides a clear visual on everything in 7”, 12” and 16” options. It’s clean and minimalist with no gauges. It is also connected to FUSION-Link, which talks to a concealed unit and can be operated via Bluetooth or by the Garmin Helm app.
All functions of the boat can be operated through this app, including a second screen, which means you can be down the back working the bait board or cooking your catch and still have a visual of what’s under the boat, as well as operate the lighting and switching from the palm of your hand.
“Keyless technology is in our homes and cars – and at last it’s available in the Whittley range of vessels,” Steven said. “This is a first for the local trailer boat industry and we are proud to work with our key suppliers to bring this technology into our boats for consumers to have an unrivalled, easy boating experience.”
Also for the first time, all the Volvo Penta engine data, including fuel flow and all other key engine functions, is displayed digitally on the Volvo Penta glass cockpit or Garmin screens, removing the need for traditional analogue gauges.
“The Whittley Pulse system really is the heartbeat of your boat,” Steven said. “I encourage all potential customers to explore the benefits of this new option when looking at buying a new Whittley.”
For more information on the Whittley Pulse system, please contact Northside Marine on 07 3265 8000 or visit northsidemarine.com.au