The new Whisper 300 is a beautiful yacht for people who want something different. Quieter, more efficient and created more sustainably, Whisper Yachts exude understated grace and class, while treading more lightly on our environment.
In fact, the Whisper 300 needs just two 70HP engines to achieve speeds of 26 knots while burning far less fuel than comparable craft. Twin outboard engines are cleverly concealed under a soundproofed cover, meaning that engine noise is minimised and cruising under motor is a pleasure.
Featuring a large, sociable cockpit with hardtop shelter, the Whisper 300 has been designed for the important job of long lazy days on the water with friends and family. There is ample weekending room in the cabin below, which features a double berth and private heads, and two more can sleep under the hardtop with the saloon table dropped. Her galley is compact but has everything you need including dedicated drinks storage and fridge.
Designed for a more sustainable future she is built almost entirely from nature’s finest carbon fibre: Wood. Wood helps dampen noise while creating a lighter, stronger boat that needs less power to plane. Good news for the environment and your pocket. Everyone loves the idea of it. It’s warm to the touch, looks incredible and conveys a romantic charm that nothing can match. Best of all if the wood is sustainably sourced, trees are the ultimate carbon capture machines – wood is literally carbon sucked from the air.
Traditional wooden boats can need a lot of looking after, but the Whisper is definitely not a traditional wooden boat. She has been built with an innovative combination of modern epoxies and pre-treated timber. Additionally, all structural timbers are saturated in epoxy and the whole monocoque construction is glued together with no seams or mechanical fasteners. Below the water line she is completely sheathed in a glass fibre and epoxy, so she essentially behaves like a GRP boat. Maintenance is only needed for external varnish, so we keep this to a minimum and ensure it’s all protected by the cockpit enclosure. It’s a well proven construction method that’s been cleverly adapted to take advantage of computer controlled manufacturing techniques – a signature innovation and a guarantee of exclusivity.
Her hull is strong but light. At the waterline she is longer and slightly narrower than normal, making her easily powered (ideal in fact, for conversion to electric when batteries and charging infrastructure improve). This means smaller, lighter engines and less fuel burn.
Her environmental credentials go right down to things like timber choices (cork decks instead of teak), Solar panels to avoid the need for shore power, and even an optional rainwater recycling system to keep the fresh water flushing toilet independent of shore filling.