SL 28

Whittley SL Series

SL 28 Key Features

Maximum Number of Persons
Hull Length
Sleeping Accommodation
Fuel Capacity (Outboard)
Fuel Capacity (Sterndrive)

The Whittley SL 28 comes with standard equipment all our competitors charge you extra for!


The best just got bigger and badder, and the horizon just got so much closer.

BMT standard packages starting from MRRP AUD $210,799 (model specific) ex factory*.

In response to customer demands for an offshore-focused battle wagon capable of running to the canyons in greater comfort with a bigger payload, Whittley has come up with the goods. The company consulted the experts – the customers who ply the ocean for big game – and engaged fishing and boating luminaries and listened to the boating media, asking one question: “What do you want?” Distilling the responses and collating the data, Whittley built their boat.

The SL 28HT is the largest Australian-made legally trailerable sportfishing boat to hit the waves, and at just shy of 9m, it’s no stripped-out fishing shell. This is every ounce a Whittley and doesn’t sacrifice comfort for fishing prowess.

It will even perform double duty as a family cruiser if the need arises.

But this rig was conceived first and foremost to tackle blue water and big fish, to compete and to win. It features a practical helm capable of housing a 12in head unit and will handle even the worst tackle junkie’s collection.

The SL 28HT is available in single- or twin outboard configurations, or you can power it with a fuel-efficient Volvo Diesel sterndrive. For the ultimate in performance, consider Volvo’s next-generation V-8 380 DPS.

Built tough and still capable of being towed behind large SUVs, this big rig commands respect and refuses to be ignored.

*MRRP. Manufacturers Recommended Retail Price. Includes GST, on water costs (pre-delivery charges), and an on-water hand over. Excludes safety equipment, registrations and freight. Advertised BMT price is for standard stern drive boat, motor and trailer packages.


Specs, Features & Options

Key: S (Standard), O (Optional), N/A (Not Available)


SL28 O/B (H/T)

SL28 S/D (H/T)

Anchor Light S S
Auxiliary Fuel Tank (in lieu of kill tank) – 71 O O
Engine box insulation N/A S
Fill-in bulkhead N/A N/A
Navigation Lights S S
Separate Anchor Locker S S
Stainless Bow Rail S S
Under-floor Storage/Kill Tank S N/A

Interior Fittings

Bunk Cushions S S
Cockpit Lights (pair) S S
Deck Wash Pump O O
Extra Table Mount Base O O
Infill Cushions S S
Lockable Door O O
Plumbed Bait Tank S S
Rear Folding Side Seats (pair) O O
Rear Removable Carpet O O
Rear Shower S S
Side Coaming Padded (each) N/A N/A
Sink S S
Sports Steering Wheel S S
Stainless Steel Cigarette Lighter O O
Stove (portable) S S
Toilet – Electric Marine O O
Toilet – Electric Marine with holding tank O O
Toilet – Porta-Potti S S

Exterior Fittings

Bait Board – Deluxe O O
Bow Roller S S
Glass Windscreen S S
Fender Basket on Front Bow Rail O O
Rear Ladder S S
Stainless Steel Rod Holder S S
Stainless Steel Hand Rail (on Hardtop ONLY) S S
Targa or Rocket Launcher S S
Engine Compartment
Auto Bilge Pump (plus 2nd manual bilge pump) S S
Hydraulic Steering S N/A
Pre-rig O N/A


12V Outlet O O
27mhz Radio S S
Battery – Dual S S
Cabin Light S S
CD Player and Two Speakers S S
Electric Winch (including anchor and chain) O O
Fit Depth Sounder/GPS O O
Fridge – 12V S S
Gas Detector N/A S
Horn O O
Hot Water System N/A O
Ritchie Compass S S
Spotlight – Remote Control O O
Spotlight – NON Remote Control – rear facing O O
Trim Tabs S S
VHF Radio O O
Windscreen Wiper (starboard) S S
Windscreen Wiper (port) O O

Canopy Fixtures

Bimini Top N/A N/A
Cabin Divider O O
Window Front Clears S S
Window Front Clears – U-Shape Zips N/A N/A
Window Side Clears S S
Fly Screen on Hatch O O
Fly Screen in Storm Cover (includes window) O O
Sun Awning O O
Storm Cover Off Sun Awning O O
Storm Cover Off Targa Bar S S
Front Hatch Internal Block-Out Cover O O
Zips in Storm Cover (each) O O
Windows Front Clear – 3 Straight Zips N/A N/A
Vyback Clears O O
Vyback Clears (tinted) O O


Max # of Persons 8
Sleeping Accommodation 2
Hull Length 8.3m (27.23ft)
Length Overall 8.74m (28.67ft)
Beam 2.46m (8.07ft)
Dead Rise (at transom) 23º
Dry Weight BMT – Outboard (inc. heaviest motor and trailer) 2675kg* (5885lb*)
Dry Weight BMT – Stern Drive (inc. heaviest motor and trailer*) 2875kg* (6325lb*)
Fuel Capacity – Outboard 250L (66gal)
Fuel Capacity – Stern Drive 400L (105.6gal)
Water Fresh Capacity 100L (26.4gal)
Maximum Permissible Power of Outboard Motor 350hp
Maximum Permissible Power of Stern Drive Motor 380hp
* Additional weight for the hardtop version will equate to a further 100 kg (220 lb) of weight to the BMT.

** Dry weight BMT – for both outboard and sterndrive – includes heaviest motor and trailer no more than 405 kg (890 lb) for SL2100; 550 kg (1210 lb) for SL2200; 750 kg (1650 lb) for SL2400; 780 kg (1716 lb) for SL2600.

NOTE: Whittley stated hull length is true centreline length and does not include the bowsprit or marlin board/swim platform where fitted. Length overall is the total centreline measurement that includes bowsprit and marlin board/ swim platform. Fluid measurements are in US gallons.