Discover The Herley Elite 8 and Elite 8 Captain

Introducing the Herley Elite 8 and Elite 8 Captain, the perfect choice for those who want a premium powerboat that is both easily trailable and manageable in size. These boats are the scaled down versions of our highly popular Elite 9 model, featuring our signature aft angled windshield in the Elite 8 and a traditional forward raking screen in the Elite 8 Captain, ideal for repelling water when encountering bigger waves. The Elite range is highly customizable, allowing our clients to tailor the boats to their specific needs and design requirements. Contact our dedicated and professional team today to discuss how we can create your dream Herley Elite powerboat. We offer bespoke outfitting and support to ensure your boat meets your exact specifications.

Confidence at sea

The Herley Elite 8 is a premium plate aluminium powerboat that is built to withstand the toughest conditions at sea. Its sharp entrance plumb bow provides exceptional seakeeping abilities, while its shallow deadrise stern offers stability at rest. These features instill confidence when out on the open water, ensuring a safe and comfortable ride.

Our power boats are built like small ships, featuring a class-leading strength and weight distribution that includes a forward collision bulkhead and a sealed self-draining cockpit. The Elite 8 offers an unparalleled long-range fishing platform with fuel tank options that provide ranges of over 700km. Additionally, with single and twin petrol outboard options, the Elite 8 can reach speeds of over 40 knots, while joystick-controlled precision vessel movement makes for smooth handling.

 The Herley Elite 8 also boasts a luxurious finish, with bespoke outfitting options available to tailor the boat to your individual needs and design requirements. With its superior engineering, exceptional performance, and premium features, the Herley Elite 8 is the ultimate choice for discerning boaters who demand the very best.

Full Specifications

Length overall (LOA)


Load waterline (LWL)




Beam (WL)


Draft (Hull)


Displacement Dry

2.8 tonnes


Up to a maximum of 2 x 225hp Out Boards  


Twin or Single outboard

Top Speed Target










Internal Framing

4mm x9

Longitudinal stiffeners

6mm x8

Longitudinal Girders

4mm WEB + 50×6 FB RIDERBAR x2



Bow Rail


Grab Rails

Roofline, Cockpit Mullion, Cockpit overhead

Fender strips

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

  Seadek Cockpit through to Cabin 
 Optional  Seadek cockpit only  
 Optional  Optional Carpet or Vinyl in lockable
wheelhouse model  
  Maxwell Tasman Drum Winch 8-8 with 10mt of
8mm SL Gal chain 
 Optional  Lonestar GX2 Drum Winch including 90mtrs x 8mm
drum warp to 10mtrs x 7mm HDG chain)  
 Optional  Lonestar GX4 Drum winch kit  
  10kg Anchor, Anchor swivel, Bow sprit
  6x X-Fold cleats 
  Mast with Nav light , GPS antenna, VHF
antenna, AM/FM antenna, base 
 Optional  Radar Mount 
 Optional  Camera Mount 
  Zinc Transom Mount  anodes
  Pocketed 3 step ladder 
  Bait tank on port side, 120L tank, lights, 1600GPH pump with a glass front.
  Baitboard on a split board, drained bait bin under one side, tackle drawer under other, Knife and pliers cut outs. Slides and locks over centre of walkway, cupholders .
 Optional  Beer Rocket addition Beer Rocket Round-Cast-3/8″ NPT Drain-SST 0° x2 
 Optional Tuna Tube  
 Optional  Zipwake 450’s Trimtabs
 Optional  Zipwake 300’s Trimtabs
 Optional  Transom Door  Trimtabs
  Rod Holders 10 in rocket launcher 6 in  Cockpit 
  2x in side Decks 
Lowering rocket launcher manually lowered with locking catch 
Starboard swim door
Optional Dive door 
Optional Rod rack storage 
Electric Reel Outlets x2 
Pot Hauler 
  2x Captains chairs on gas risers and foot rests, with storage below in draws  
  Aft Bench Flip seat to face forward or aft 
  Teak table on hinges to fold into Port wheelhouse side 
  Hand rails offset from centre running length of cabin 
  Storage beside Helm seat, 1x storage locker 1x rod locker  
 Optional  Sliding door to forward cabin 
 Optional   Optional Upgrade Lockable Wheel House with a pillarless bifold door and bifold window   (instead of Lockable fwd cabin) 
 Optional  Optional Upgrade Diesel Heater  
 Optional  Optional Upgrade windscreen wash 
 Cooking   Portable Butane stove 
 Benchtop   Benchtop with Stainless sink and water on pull out sliders  
 ESKY/COOLER   ICEY-TEK 70L (55L if enclosed cabin) Long stored under seating on runners 
 Optional  Fridgetech Elegance Range CR49  
 Optional  Fridgetech Isotherm Draw Fridge 


Cup Holders x3

USB 12v Dual Charging x2

Timber/Stainless Steering wheel

Herley Dash construction

Rocker Switches

Plastimo Compass


Garmin GPSMAP 8416XSV with G3EC maps


Ss175hw 1KW 25o O degree in fairing.


Fusion RA210, 4x Fusion Signature series 6.6” 230w classic white. Clarion Amp 4 channel

Engine controls


Trim Tabs



Electronics can be owner specific 


Tread stairs


Side Shelf Upholstered storage


Two singles, convert to double with infill

 Navigation lights are  Hella 2nm Prt/Stbd, and Mast 
  Hella downlights in wheel house x3  
  Downlights in cabin x2 
 Optional  Courtesy in Cockpit x2 
 Optional    courtesy on boarding platform x2 
 Optional  Rear Flood x2 
 Optional  Hella APELO Blue/White underwater lights x2 

Fuel Tank

1x 425L approx. Filler, vent, hose, sender not included due to fuel type selection

Underfloor storage

3x Lockers, drained to overboard, hatch dogs, foam seal

Bow Thruster Optional 

12v 35kgf, independent battery

Bilge System

2x 110GPH

Cabinetry & Upholstery

Painted Aluminium

Timber trim

Lined Interior and overhead panels

All squabs and liner panels in Marine Vinyl

  Raw water jabsco Washdown kit 
 Bait tank uses rule 1100GPH pump, light, sea cock to pick-up 
  Fresh water tank system 90L approx. 
 Optional  Hot Water Cylinder 12v/230v 10L 
 Optional    Galavnic isolator if you have 240V shore
power system and hotwater  
 Optional  Fresh water diverter valve for deck wash 

Full Paint System

Herley Motor yacht standard, Partial fill and fair on hull

Shore Connection

12v – 15A – 3 Output, Marinco 16A – 230v Inlet

DC System

BlueSea Battery switching

BlueSea DC Distribution panel and circuit breakers

 DC Wiring Loom

House Battery and Box (Start Battery Not inc.)


Our vessels are outfitted with stainless fastners, polished Herley Logos and Vessel name, isolation protection and if we install the motors commissioning of the vessel. 


Forward Glass in either Aft raked or forward raked style, Live Bait Tank with glass window. 

Choice of either an open wheel house, or enclosed with a pillarless bifold door and bifold window in front of the reversable seat. 

Optional side sliding windows. 


Large forward hatch and  two wheelhouse roof hatches.

 Optional    Electric toilet under forward squab
 Optional   Enclosed head to starboard behind bulkhead 

Pull out Galley

Slide out Cooler


Experience ultimate comfort and relaxation in the cockpit of the Herley Elite 8 power boat. This luxury vessel is designed to provide an exceptional cruising and overnighting experience, featuring a slide-out galley with hot and cold water, a gas hob, and a stone counter top. Enjoy the convenience of a slide-out Icey Teck cooler, a hot and cold transom shower, and an optional private forward electric head. The Herley Elite 8 also boasts unparalleled fishability with its unique Herley Bait board, complete with cupholders, rod holders, tackle draw, defrost bin, and ample cutting room. The bait tank is located on the port side, featuring a slosh divider, light, and viewing window, while the Plastek tackle draw can be found on the starboard side. At Herley Boats, we use only the finest premium hardware throughout our Elite range, ensuring durability and longevity at sea.


Introducing the luxurious interior finish of the Herley Elite 8 and Elite 8 Captain – a perfect blend of functionality and elegance. You have the option to choose between an open or enclosed wheelhouse or a lockable forward cabin. Every inch of the interior has been built and designed to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. The helm area features custom bucket seats on air ride adjustable pedestals, with a rear two-person bench seat that can flip to face forward or aft, complete with comfortable arm and foot rests. The fold-out teak table allows for indoor dining. The helm itself is reminiscent of classic American game fishing boats, trimmed in highly polished timber, with soft head and side liners framing large, opening side windows and front windscreen. Storage has been a key consideration in the design of the Herley Elite 8, with ample options for lockable storage cubbies in the side pockets, designated rod storage, and slide-out storage under the captain and co-pilot seats, and under the floor. You will feel right at home in the Herley Elite 8 with its premium and functional finish, providing a sense of confidence and luxury at sea.


†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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