Ocean whaler 565

 Well finally got a chance to take my "new" 2nd hand ocean whaler out in some decent chop.

I have to say wow!

Having been an ally monohull man most of my life Id have to say Im now a believer, firstly in fibreglass and secondly in trihulls.

Mighty impressed with its stability and the ease it handled all directions of sea. Particularly the following waves over 3 mile reef today.

A good indicator is always how many hail marys the finance minister/deckie says when shes out with me in any sort of weather.

The good lord would have been thankful for the rest as she never bothered him once i dont think!

She was "very comfortable" when asked as we surfed down through the shallows between breakers.

Certainly the dryest centre console ive ever been on too.

Looking forward to seeing how it handles the late return trip from rotto. 

Great fishing platform too!

Can highly recommend if anyones thinking of a change from the traditional ally monohull.

Got some fish too! :-)


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Good one straith

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:57

Have heard a lot of good reviews about these. 

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 I like the look of these

Fri, 2017-02-24 07:54

 I like the look of these hulls. I was interested in buying one a couple of years ago before having another youngun and am now looking for a versatile boat that I can go for crays, crabs, fishing in the 40's, family days and is easily towed for holidays. 


Thanks for your review.



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wanted ocean whaler 565

Sun, 2017-02-26 22:47

 hi Team,

had one of these rego was  Db391 had a 90hp yamaha 2s on it -if anybody knows where it is i would be keen to buy back


if anyone wants to sell one let me know


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Not many around

Mon, 2017-02-27 13:30

Chris there arent many out there for sale. (A good sign Im hoping)

Maybe get in touch with Nigel Johnson from Ocean Whaler marine in rockingham.

He probably knows quite a few owners hes sold boats to still and may be aware if someones thinking of selling? 


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 They are great boats

Mon, 2017-02-27 18:51

 They are great boats

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Just spotted one

Sat, 2017-03-04 11:22

 On Gumtree. It's at a boat yard in Mandurah. 

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 Yeah cheers checked that one

Sun, 2017-03-05 08:16

 Yeah cheers 

checked that one out -rough condition


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 Shot out west end rotto

Sun, 2017-03-05 14:57

 Shot out west end rotto thursday amongst lightning and thunder!

Wasnt rough but still a good long ride.

Whaler never missed a beat.

Again impressed me as a fishing platform. So stable with a cpl of idiots running from side to side with rods, nets etc...

Nice queen snapper and a dhuey didn't hurt either!