The mid-sized cruiser with maximum potential...

The CR 2600 sets the stage for your main event. If you’ve dreamed of owning a family sized weekender but mooring, antifouling and constant maintenance are not on your agenda, this could be your passport to a lifetime of memories. With all the style and flair of its larger sibling, the CR 2600 represents a milestone in family boating, offering an edgy yet versatile boating experience.

Eye catching and spacious, the tightly drawn lines and subtle curves hint at something special and stepping on-board only confirms your first impression. Making the most of its 2.49m beam, the CR 2600 is both spacious and innovative. An elegant helm console with twin seat provides the captain and first mate a commanding view through the panoramic windscreen. Ergonomics have been well considered and everything falls easily to hand. The sliding curved solid cabin door reflects the detail Whittley is renowned for.

A full service galley and generous V-berth are complemented by the rear lounge, which morphs into another berth. The wide rear deck is accessed via a drop-down door and hides cavernous storage below deck. New zip wake automatic trim tabs are now a standard feature on the CR 2600.

Powered by your choice of petrol or diesel Volvo Penta Sterndrives, up to 380HP, the CR 2600 has long legs and excellent long-range cruising potential. All this in a performance powerhouse bred to thrill.

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CR 2600 Technical Specifications
Max People 8
Overall Length 8.50m 
Length on Trailer 8.70m*
Height on Trailer 3.30m*[windscreen]
Width on Trailer 2.49m
Beam 2.49m
Deadrise [at transom] 19°
Fuel Capacity 200L
Water Capacity 100L
Dry Towing Weight 3,200kg**[approximately]
Standard Engine Volvo Penta V6-200 G SX
Maximum Horsepower 300hp

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“Since 1953, Whittley has done a dinkum job of building trailerable family cruisers. It’s the leader in this field and the CR 2600 continues the trend."

David Lockwood







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Standards & Options

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The Whittley Marine association with Volvo product spands back over 40 years, with Whittley Marine being one of the first boat builders in the country to supply Volvo powered boats. Since then the engine bays of Whittley’s have evolved to house the new technology that Volvo has produced and lead the industry with. In more recent years, Volvo has continued to expand its product range, with not only a new generation of engines but to know include engine and battery management, flushing systems and integration into Garmins head units.

A Volvo Penta engine, is more than an engine that gets installed into your boat package, the partnership know extends further through out the whole boat. Whittley along with Volvo Penta encourage users to experience these new advancements in the Whittley boat packages.

“Quality is what makes Volvo the market leader in marine propulsion. In fact Volvo has driven most advancements in marine propulsion since its early beginnings as the first stern drive engine manufacturer and also the first to deliver to the market the industry leading duo prop drive. A Volvo Penta powered Whittley boat, leaves the factory, tested, prop correctly and built to provide you with years of unrivalled performance, longevity and reliability“

Eventha Peroni, Plant Manager, Whittley Marine

engine management system

For reliable and easy display of engine data
The innovative new Engine Management System removes traditional analogue gauges and replaces these with digital gauges through either a Garmin or Glass Cockpit 7”,12” or 16” MultiFunction screen. At one glance users can now have accurate fuel flow figures and full automotive-like integration and engine data. The new system offers users a clean smooth dash with one hole cut for the Garmin Screen. It removes cumbersome wiring and mechanical gauges - known trouble spots in boats - while offering incredibly accurate data to the operator. It’s all accessible at the touch of a button. The Engine Management System is available on engines in the Volvo range from 200 to 430HP.

Click HERE for more information regarding the Engine Management System (PDF).

battery control module

Removing common issues associated with battery and power management
The new Battery Control Module acts as a powerhub for the entire electrical system, removing the need for traditional barrel style switches, replaces them with the convenience and safety of multiple fully sealed membrane push buttons. The system effectively manages the charging and distribution of power between batteries from the motor and power usage throughout the boat. The clearly labelled membrane buttons on the front of the Battery Control Module allows owners to turn batteries one and two on or off or link them together. The Battery Controller Module is also wired directly to the engines alternator, with unrestricted flow of power from the engine to the batteries. This enables batteries to be charged more quickly, via less running time and promotes battery energy life. There is also a built in battery charger - just plug into any 240 volt power source and charge your batteries.

Click HERE for more information regarding the Battery Control Module (PDF).

Benefits of a sterndrive

› VALUE FOR HP – purchase a 200 HP V6 sterndrive, for the price of most 70 HP four stroke outboards.
› DOESN’T IMPEDE ON USEABLE SPACE – compact dimensions and Whittley design minimises intrusion into the rear fishing or cruising platform.
› CLEAN TRANSOM – no big OB to bang lures and sinkers into or try and fish over.
› QL NEUTRA-SALT FLUSH SYSTEM – standard on all sterndrive engines, reduces the need to flush your engine, simply push a button.
› ECONOMY – large swept volume, giving high low end torque and better fuel economy, with a further 15 percent improvement on duo prop packages.
› HIGH TORQUE – faster hole shot.
› HOT WATER – all Volvo Penta engines have the option of hot water service connections.
› TOP SPEED – Volvo Penta duo prop offers higher top speed compared to single prop outboard options.
› STABILITY – a lower centre of gravity compared to outboard engines improves stability at rest and underway.
› FRESHWATER COOLING – standard on all Volvo Penta sterndrive engines.
› ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – comply with the world’s most stringent emission standards.
› DUO PROP DRIVE – twin counter rotating propellers bite hard to produce unparalleled thrust, acceleration, planing and handling with lower vibration and noise levels.
WARRANTY & AFTER SALES SUPPORT – large dealer support network across the globe.
AVAILABLE IN BOTH PETROL & DIESEL – enjoy the benefits of a sterndrive, in either petrol or gasoline variants.

For more information on the full range of Volvo Penta Engine and marine related products, talk to your local Whittley dealer or better still ask for a on water demonstration and feel the difference a Volvo Penta makes your Whittley.

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d3 140evc engine

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v6 200 240 280 mechanical engine

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v8 300 evc engine

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QL Nautra Salt Flush System

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*The Battery Control Module, Engine Management System & Garmin 7” MultiFunction Screen are standard on models; CR 2380, XS 24, CR 2600, CR 2800, SL 22, SL 25 HT, SL 26, SL 28 HT. The Battery Control module only is also standard on the CR 2180. The Engine Management System & Garmin 7” MultiFunction screen is available as an option on the CR 2080 SD, CR 2180, FF 2100 & XS 20 models. Garmin 4.5 & 7 Echo Map Models are available as options on the CR 2080 & CR 2180 models, and the Garmin 4.5 Echo Map is stndard on the SL 20. Garmin Radar & Auto Pilot Options are only available on SL 25 HT, SL 26, SL 28 HT, CR 2600 & CR 2800 models. Garmin VHF Radio’s are standard on all models, except the CW range and CR 2080 OB & SL 20, off which they are an option. Please contact your local Whittley dealer for more information.
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Garmin is the worlds leading producer of navigation equipment and has a long association with the marine market as well, building a wide range of products specifically for marine use. The Whittley - Garmin partnership grew with the development of the Engine Management System, which provides Volvo engine data onto a Garmin Multifunction screen. It now also includes the fitment of Garmin’s VHF Radio’s, Radar’s and Autopilots, as well as MultiFunction screens with GPS and FF capabilities.

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garmin multi function screen

For A Clearer & More Advanced MultiFuction DisplayScreen For Your Whittley
A Garmin MultiFunction screen offers (7” and above) the highest quality display on the market, and is coupled with Garmin Thru Hull Transducer and Garmin Maps card. Whittley offers as standard fitment on its larger range of boats, Garmin’s 7” MultiFunction screen with the option for 12” and 16” models. In smaller model boats, the Garmin 4.5” and 7” MultiFunction screens are available. What ever your needs, a factory supplied and fitted Garmin screen has you covered. Please talk to your local dealer to learn more about the Garmin screen package options which are available for your Whittley.

garmin echomap sounders

Afforable Fish Finder & GPS Sounders By Garmin
A Garmin MultiFunction screen offers (7” and above) the highest quality display on the market, and is coupled with Garmin Thru Hull Transducer and Garmin Maps card.

garmin vh radio

Superior Two Way Communications By Garmin
In a recent change, Whittley models fitted with a standard VHF radio are supplied with a Garmin VHF two way radio. A Garmin VHF is the highest quality and best value VHF on the market, and comes with the assurance and support that all products sporting the Garmin brand offer.

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Advanced Marine Navigation
Whittley factory fits Garmin’s range of Auto Pilots and Radar options, please talk to your local Whittley dealer for more information about these available options. Whittley factory fits Garmin’s range of Auto Pilots and Radar options along with a full range of Fusion Entertainment options, please talk to your local Whittley dealer for more information about these available options.

* The Battery Control Module, Engine Management System & Garmin 7” MultiFunction Screen are standard on models; CR 2380, XS 24, CR 2600, CR 2800, SL 22, SL 25 HT, SL 26, SL 28 HT. The Battery Control module only is also standard on the CR 2180. The Engine Management System & Garmin 7” MultiFunction screen is available as an option on the CR 2080 SD, CR 2180, FF 2100 & XS 20 models. Garmin Radar & Auto Pilot Options are only available on SL 25 HT, SL 26, SL 28 HT, CR 2600 & CR 2800 models. Garmin VHF Radio’s are standard on all models, except the CW range and CR 2080 OB, off which they are an option. Please contact your local Whittley dealer for more information.

Many boat trailer builders have claimed for years, that the trailer is just as important as the boat, when it comes to making a decision on a new boat package and they are right! Since Mackay’s beginnings, Whittley have worked alongside them to perfect a trailer design which is custom built to suit the Whittley hull.

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“A high quality trailer, is as bigger part of the boating experience as the boat is. Towing your Whittley with a custom-made Mackay Tr ailer is a breeze."

Steve Whittley, Managing & Design Director


Deluxe Rear Straps

Deluxe Front Straps

High Quality Winch

Whittley Decal Kit

Spare Wheel & Whittley Cover

Quality Fulton Jockey Wheel

Electric Break Controller

Led Lights


Teflon Catchment Skids

Keel Ladder Rollers

Carpeted Side Skids

Front Wobble Rollers


Ever struggled to put your boat on and off the trailer by yourself, sick of having the hazard of a slippery ramp. All Mackay Trailers supplied by Whittley come L&R Boat Latch ready, its only a matter of ticking the option box, and all the risk disappears with the factory installation of the L&R Boat Latch.

If you are watching your total trailering package weight, an easy and smart way to reduce this is via Mackay’s range of premium aluminum trailer upgrades. Mackay’s aluminum trailer range are not bolted together, but rather fully welded for strength and are designed for our tough Australian roads. Not only are they light in weight, also being aluminum in construction means that the trailer has further protection against corrosive salt water, over a galvanized trailer.

For more information about Mackay Trailers for your Whittley Boat, please consult your local Whittley dealer.

* Please Note: Images are supplied for generic use and standard equipment and features may vary from model to model, Whittley reserves the right to change specifications of its trailers at anytime.

There’s good news for buyers of new Whittley boats. The R&D team has come up with the very latest in high-tech onboard operating systems to install on our popular range of boats. Utilising sophisticated digital gear from respected brands such as Garmin, Fusion, C-Zone and Volvo, we have created the next-generation fishing station for the SL and cruiser helms for the CR models.

“The future is now. It is such a huge step forward. 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, ever new Whittley customer where possible should seriously consider the new Pulse system in their new boat, its a game changer on so many levels and changes the way we use our boats. “

Steve Whittley, Managing & Design Director

NEW Whittley Pulse on board system, is a revolutionary new system in boating. The system brings together five of the most innovative companies in the Australian marine industry. The Whittley Pulse System adds functionality, easy to use car like integration between all vital functions of your boat, superior control and a one screen, one touch approach to the helm layout and controls. The Whittley Pulse System integrates the below six key area’s of your boats functions and combines them all into one screen, central to the heart of your boat. The system can also be operated by users smart devices. It enables users to have an easier and faster system, to maximise there time out on the water, with a clean and simplified helm lay out.

The Volvo Penta easy boating approach is applied to the new one look, one touch, one system which integrates the controls and monitoring system of your engine, through to the Garmin Multi Function screen. The new Engine Management System, creates a safe and user friendly driver helm, with all the engines key information and fuel flow data provided, by removing the need for mechanical analogy gauges and replacing them with a digital display. Through Volvo Penta’s E Key, the Whittley Pulse System removes the need for a mechanical barrel style ignition switch, and replaces this with a two button digital key start remote. (not available on EVC engine offerings, as EVC engine packages offer additional E Key fob and panel). Click HERE for more information on the Engine Management System (PDF).

The Fusion Entertainment experience is incorporated into the Garmin multifunction screen, through Fusion Link. Fusion Link is the pivotal centralised control to all functions of your Fusion Entertainment system, with either full screen control or the Fusion Link media bar located specifically for quick access, whilst on other Garmin screen functions. The Fusion Link includes Fusion’s bluetooth streaming feature, so your playlists are only a finger push away. Fusion Link reduces the reliability and need for the Fusion head unit to be located on the valuable dash, with the Fusion Entertainment controls being able to be operated from the Garmin screen or via your smart device.

C Zone, offers automotive like integrations into the marine environment, which is ruggedly engineered to suit the harsh marine environment. Safety & reliability is upmost importance, the C Zone switching system has been tested in the worlds toughest marine environment in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and exceeds ABYC and CE standards, by providing a closed water tight central one box footprint in the boat. C Zone digital switching enables users to switch digitally of the Garmin screen items like; anchor lights, navigation lights, budge pumps and deck washes to name a few, all from the Garmin Multi-Function display screen.

Driving the integration of the Whittley Pulse System, is the standard Garmin multi function display. The Garmin multi function displays can be set up to customise your display, and with different modes; docking mode, cruising mode and even fishing mode. With the unique pinch to zoom feature, these multi function screens are available in 7” 12” and 16” options offer increased safety, simplicity and quality. Not only is the multi function screen the centre of your boats control. It also incorporates the vary latest GPS navigation feature and Fish Finder sonar.

Whittley has also added, as part of the new system, custom built marine grade high quality plug and play wiring looms, featuring tinned wire for increased longevity in the harsh marine environment. Customer can also refer to a detailed wiring diagram, in a professionally presented format. The system also features a standard battery charger, to ensure upon returning from your trip, you can simply plug in a power lead and charge your batteries, to promote longevity.

The Volvo Penta Battery Management System, is made of four key area’s, comprising of the; battery control module, e key remote, battery sensors and 2.5” battery management display screen. Volvo’s battery control module acts as the boats battery control hub, which enables the removal of traditional barrel switches and replaces these with simple push button membrane switches. Users via these buttons can select to turn batteries on, link batteries together or isolate them. The e key remote enables you to turn on and off your batteries, via a digital wireless key, removing the need to locate cumbersome battery barrel switches. Battery sensors are connected to the batteries, and provide battery data and information back to the 2.5’ battery management display screen.

Volvo's innovative 2.5’ battery management display screen offers users the ability to isolate batteries, switch from battery one to battery two, look what percentage the batteries are at and also what power is going in or out of the batteries at any given time. All this information is important in ensuring your extended stay out on the water is possible with out battery failure. The system also enables the full output of the engines alternator to charge the batteries, ensure batteries are charged more quickly whilst the engine is running promoting increased battery life and battery power levels. Volvo Penta’s Battery Management System, is the closest thing to ensuring you never have battery failure out on the water, and can enjoy a overnight stay and have power to run the house battery and sufficient power to start in the morning. Click HERE for more information on the Volvo Penta Complete Battery Control Module PDF.

Connectivity and simplicity are the hallmarks of the Whittley Pulse System, by simply download the Garmin Helm App, for your smart device the user can conduct all the boats functions on the Garmin screen, through their smart device. The Garmin Helm App, offers users the ability to contact all area’s of the Whittley Pulse System off an external device whilst away from the helm. Sit in the rear of the craft and control the sound and track that you are listening too, watch the sonar as it picks up a school of fish under you or even turn lights on all in the palm of your hand.

For more information on the Whittley Pulse System, please contact your local Whittley dealer.

The Whittley Pulse System is standard on CR 2800, CR 2600, CR 2380, SL 22, SL 25 HT, SL 26 & SL 28 HT.

The ultimate way to trim your new whittley, is by setting and forgetting with Zipwake automatic trim tabs.

“The Zip Wake system has two main benefits, aied at making the driving of your boat as simple as possible. The tab's are automatic, meaning, set and forget, ensuring your boat is level whilst underway. The tabs also set themselves into the fully down position whilst transitioning to and from the plane. Which ensure the bow lift often associated with larger boats, is minised and maximum visbility is maintained. both these features are ideal for customers new to boating as it simplifies the planning and driving of your boat. I would recommend the Zip Wake system to customers looking at buying a Whittley from our CR range.“

Alan Whittley, Direct or Sales & Marketing


Dynamically eliminates uncomfortable and dangerous boat pitch and roll.

Automatically minimizes wave resitance and saves fuel.

Innovative 3D controls provide unmatched control of running trim, heel or heading.

Patented series of durable fast-acting interceptors provide supreme lift force characteristics.

All-inclusinve mass-produced modular design provides built-in quality, simple installation and easy expansion whilst making the system affordable.


Near full beam inceptor arrangements are much more efficient at making lift compared to trim tabs with narrow span.

Zipwake's interceptor blade extends just 30mm, whereas trim tabs often project 1500 reflecting substantial drag.

Zipwake's blade stroke takes 1.5 seconds, outperforming conventional trim tabs by at least a factor of 5.

Interceptors provide more effective trim control creating less waves which directly leads to better fuel economy.

Simply set, forget and your boat is trimming itself in many ways, it makes planning so easy and effortless!

Zipwake is standard on the CR 2800 and CR 2600 models.
Zipwake is an option on CR 2080, CR 2180, CR 2380, XS 20, XS 24 and FF 2100 models.

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A Whittley is the ultimate reward. A feeling of prestige, an ownership experience without compare. Not exclusive to boating only, your Whittley experience begins from the moment your enquiry and interest starts, with the support of the Australia wide premium Whittley dealer network. Your boating journey and story starts at your local Whittley dealer. To locate your closest dealer and to embark on a new boat ownership experience unlike any other click here.

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