Herley Boats Elite 9 metre aluminium trailer Boat

Discover The Herley Elite 9

The Herley Elite 8.9 is our largest aluminium trailer boat. Using the proven platform of our Herley Commander and Captain we have designed a vessel for ultimate comfort and luxury at sea with the convenience of having it on a trailer. Herley Boats fleet are designed from the hull up and the Elite is no exception. We have retained our proven hull shape which draws from traditional plumb bow theory, creating a long waterline length and fine entry with a relatively flat aft area, she is both stable at rest and underway. The Herley Elite boasts quality and comfort with a high performing ride . The Elite is built with weight in mind to keep her towable, using the latest technology we have the Elite weighing in at 4.2 tonnes on the trailer and 3.4 tonnes on the water. 

 The Herley Elites long waterline and plumb bow give the boat a comfortable ride, free of pounding. Another benefit of the plum bow the forward cabins and head have full head height. Widening the beam from 2.5 to 2.8 meters and building the Herley Elite 9 with a variable deadrise to 9.5 degrees aft this supports the boats inherent stability. The Elite boasts large living spaces and multiple sleeping areas, creating an ultimate trailerable sport fishing launch. As an added option for increased comfort we can equip the boat with a Quick DC mc2x3 air cooled gyro stabilisation system, to ensure everyone feels comfortable on board. 

Full Specifications

Length overall (LOA)

8.9m

Load waterline (LWL)

8.7m

Beam

2.8m

Beam (WL)

2.7m

Draft (Hull)

0.400m

Displacement Dry

3.4 tonnes

Motors

2x 300Hp Yamaha

Driveline

Twin outboard

Top Speed Target

51knots†

Hull

6mm

Topsides

5mm

Decks

4mm

Wheelhouse

4mm

Internal Framing

4mm

Frames

X9

Longitudinal stiffeners

X10

Fender strips

Full Length Bump rail at Deck level, Quarter rail above waterline

Deck Finish

Sea Dek Cockpit, Non-skid Foredeck

Anchoring

LSM GX3 Drum Winch, 10kg Anchor 120m x 8mm DB Nylon, 10mt of 8mm SL Gal chain.

Bow Rail

Aluminium Centre split Railing, 2x Bow Rod Holders

Cleats

8x X-Fold cleats

Fender Clips

4x pop out Fender clips

Hatches

1x CLW51 Foredeck, 2x CLW25 Rooftop

Grab Rails

Roofline, Cockpit Mullion, Cockpit overhead

Roof Equipment

IRIS s290 Thermal camera, 3x 100w Solar panels, TACO motorised VHF & FM Aerials, motorised Anchor Light, Hella Nav lights, motorised Rocket Launcher

Underwater lights

3x Ocean LED x4 blue

Trim Tabs

Zipwake 450’s

Boarding Ladder

Retractable transom pull out ladder

Bait Tank

Port side, 120L tank, lights, 1600GPH pump, Glass front, Tank Divider

Tackle storage

Stbd Side, Custom arrangement, Plaztek/Plano storage

Storage lockers

At deck level and drained to overboard system

Tow hook

Stainless towing eye

Bait board

Split board, drained bait bin under one side, tackle drawer under other, 2x BeerRocket rod holders, Knife and pliers cut outs. Slides and locks over centre of walkway

Underfloor Mechanical Space

Water Pumps, Sea Cocks from Sea chest, Zipwake distribution, Fuel filter, Fuel manifold with fuel dump outlet.

Rod Holders

2x 15° 360’s Aft, 2x Beerrocket 0° Midships, 2x 15° 360’s Fwd

Handwash

2x Midships port and starboard, raw water

Folding Seats x3

Port and Starboard Aft, Fwd Bulkhead facing Aft

Electric Reel Outlets x2

Port and Starboard Midships

Picnic Table

Folding from Port Gunnel, and removable

Ice Maker

240v Clear Ice 18kg per day

Gunnel Padding

Around all areas, becomes backrest in bulkhead corner seat

Switching

C-Zone panel on starboard mullion

Hookah Air supply

Storage locker on Stbd side

Stbd Swim Door

Folds down to become swim platform, Folds inboard to be used as dockside door

Side Steps

For Access forward

Fish Bin

Underfloor Insulated bin, drained via macerator pump overboard

Underfloor storage

Sealed and dogged Hatches, gutters run through to overboard skuppers, Central area panelled floor left free, Outboard Midships 4x dive bottle/Fender holders, Outboard Aft panelled floor and open

Skupper drains

Deck drained aft through 100mm pipe, Grilled deck plate

Lighting

Courtesy lights under toe kick, Hella Downlight, Hella Flood lights x2

Access

Lockable Bifold Door and Bifold Window through to Wheelhouse

Seating

Port Twin Seat Aft, One and a half seat forward with footrest to side saddle

Table

2x Drink holders, Rise and fall to form Bunk 2m long

Refrigeration

85L Drawer Fridge under Aft Seat

Power

240v and USB charging point under table

Lighting

3x Hella Downlights

Handrails

Offset from centre running length of cabin

Storage

Underfloor storage, hinged panel

Power outlet

240v VIMAR GPO with USB socket in galley

Cooking

Induction hot plate, 12v Pie Oven

Benchtop

With Stainless sink and water

Cabinet

Storage shelf for phones with wireless charging, Pantry area below

Monitor

Fold out smart tv 24” HDMI input to Garmin MFD.

MFD

Garmin GPSMAP 8416, Grid20 controller, External GPS GPS24XD, SS175HW Transducer, GT51M-TH Transducer

Stereo

Fusion BB300, 1600W Amp, 4x 200W Speakers, 450W Sub

Phone Booster

Cellfi 4g phone booster

Switching

C-Zone digital HKI switch panels x2

Equipment monitoring

Gyro, Yamaha, Zipwake

Yamaha controls

Electric tilt Helm, Joystick control, Bimini throttle, Sky hook/Fish Point and Auto pilot DES system

Other Equipment

Plastimo Contest Compass, Cup Holder

Helm Seat

Folds up to expose more Galley, Folding Arm Rests, Folding Bolster pad, Foot Rest on Bulkhead

Windows

Sliding Windows Port and Stbd, Central Opening window panel on gas stays

Camera system

Iris CMAC HTML5 onboard camera control, monitor, storage

Vessel monitoring and security

Garmin OnDeck

VHF

Garmin 315I Black Box VHF

Access

Timber tread stairs, Grab rail on Port Side

Port Bunk

1950mm Long, Backrest for use as lounge, rod storage x6 under Squab, Rod Storage x6 Above

Stbd Bunk

2400mm Long, Backrest for use as lounge, rod storage x6 under Squab

Lockers

Overhead lockers Prt and Stbd, and access to Helm

Lighting

Hella Downlights x2

Power

Vimar 240V USB power socket , Chrome black fascia x 2 (port and stab bunk)

Privacy

Draw curtains, Held in with aft Velcro straps

Toilet

Electric Macerator Toilet

Cabinetry

Stainless sink and water, Mirror on Bulkhead, storage under sink unit.

Access

Timber panelled Door

Lighting

Hella Downlights x2

Gyro

MC2 X2-3

Fuel Tanks

2x 275L, Port and Stbd fillers from Deck

House Battery Bank

Mastervolt MLI 12/5500

Black Tank

60L

Fire Extinguisher

6kg

1kg in galley

Cabinetry

Driftwood crown cut veneer

Upholstery

Marine Vinyl

Flooring

Carpet under table and forward cabin, vinyl in wheelhouse

Fresh water

Marco pressure pump and 2L accumulator tank, Isotherm 16L Hot Water Cylinder

Raw Water

Marco pressure pump DP12/E

Aft Bilge

2500 GPH Torrent Bilge system

Forward Bilge

2500 GPH Torrent Bilge system

AC System

Mass Combi Ultra 12/3000 with Solar input

C-Zone ACOI 240v Switching

Shore Power inlet in Cockpit

DC System

BEP Smart Battery Hub

C-Zone digital switching

C-zone motor controllers

Tank Monitoring

C-Zone digital monitoring

Remote Monitoring

Tank levels

Battery SOC

Location

Switching

One of the stand-out features of this boat is a combination boarding door and swim platform. We wanted to have easy access on and off the Elite from the dock. As such we have designed  a lowering side hull to produce a 1 meter wide swim platform close to the waterline opening up the cockpit and allowing for easy diving and swim access. Storage has been another important part of the build. There is lockable storage for 10 game rods and reels tucked up in the forward berths and a massive storage locker in the center of the saloon floor. Extra storage is built in under the saloon dinette, above the windows and under and behind the galley, there is special spaces designated for safety equipment. The cockpit has many features and uses. There is a fold out table on the portside gunnel, which can be relocated to the aft bulkhead seats giving the owner space to enjoy a cocktail outside but undercover. There is also a huge storage locker under the cockpit floor, the cockpit itself draining and primed for fishing adventures with feature like padded gunnels, state of the art rod holders, raw and fresh water washdowns and knee activated wash stations, and a forward kill tank with macerator pump-out and a dedicated compressor storage locker for diving.

Herley Boats Elite 9 metre aluminium trailer Boat Layout

In the saloon space, the dinette table lowers to form a third bed, while bifold doors and windows open the space to the cockpit. A forward-opening windshield allows air to flow through the space. Cabin fever is not something you will feel on the Herley Elite. There is a day bay for clothing, storage in overhead lockers in the forward staterooms, a dedicated tackle locker in the transom, and two large draining lockers for tuna bags or extra ropes and more in the transom. 

†Maximum speeds will vary depending on cleanliness of hull, condition of props and shaft, loading of craft, water and air temperatures, sea conditions and other factors. Speed estimates are therefore given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the part of Herley Boats Limited.

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