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.
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.
All the Comforts
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.
“…a commendably pretty design that combines traditional boat building skills with some genuinely innovative ideas.” – Motorboat and Yachting
The Best Boat Building Material
Wood. 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.
What About Maintenance?
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.
A Positive Contribution
The Whisper is not proclaiming to save the planet. We are just trying to make a contribution in a positive direction. Do we really need 400 or 500HP on the back of a 30ft cruiser? Do we really need to travel at 40 knots? There are plenty of boats out there like that, if that’s your thing. The Whisper is offering something different.
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.
In addition to this, building in responsibly sourced wood makes a significant saving in CO2 emitted compared to a GRP equivalent. 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.
|Draft (engines up)||0.45m|
|Draft (engines down)||0.7m|
|Fuel Tanks||2x 120 litres|
|Top Speed||26 knots|
|Range (@20 knots)||150 nm|
Get in touch
Our customers are always welcome to come and meet the team and to watch the boat building in action. Wherever you are in the world we are always happy to speak to you.