Herley Elite 8 and Herley Elite 8 Captain

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

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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.


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.


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.

Full Specifications

Length overall (LOA)


Load waterline (LWL)




Beam (WL)


Draft (Hull)


Displacement Dry

3.4 tonnes



2x 300Hp Yamaha


Twin outboard

Top Speed Target











Internal Framing




Longitudinal stiffeners


Fender strips

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


 Deck finished Seadek
 Vinyl planks in the wheel house 
 Marin carpet under table and fwd cabin
Optional  Esthec nautical decking through Cockpit 
 Maxwell Tasman Drum Winch 8-8 with
10mt of 8mm SL Gal chain
Optional LonestarGX2 Drum Winch Including 90mtrs x 8mm drum warp to 10mtrs x 7mm HDG
Optional Lonestar GX4 Drum Winch 
 10kg Anchor,
Anchor swivel, Bow sprit Assembly
 8x X-Fold cleats

4x pop out fender clips
 Mast with Nav lights, set-up to mount GPS antenna, VHF antenna, AM/FM antenna,
 Rod holders x10 in rocket launcher
Optional Motorised Lowering Rocket launcher 
Optional  Radar Mount
Optional  Night vision Camera Mount


Optional Zinc Transom Mount
 Retractable 3 step boarding ladder
 Bait tank on the port side, 120L tank, light, 1600GPH pump, Glass front
 Bait board has a split board, 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 0 degrees 
Optional transom door 
 Optional   tuna tube 
Optional Zipwake 450’s Trim Tabs 


  6x weld in Rod Holders in  Cockpit
Optional  Beer rocket upgrade per rod holder (replaces
weld in)
Optional Evo 360 rod holder 
 Folding seats on the Portand Starboard Aft corners, & main bulkhead facing aft
 Kill bin Underfloor insulated bin, drained via macerator pump overboard 
Optional Starboard swim Door
Optional Electric Reel Outlets x2 
Optional Handwash system 2x midships port and starboard, connected to raw water system
Optional Cockpit shower on aft platform, connected to fresh water system
 Optional Cockpit bar with a table that folds down from
Main Bulkhead, storage behind table
 Underfloor storage with sealed and dogged hatches, gutters run through to overboard scuppers, central area paneled floor left free, 4x divebottle or fender holders 
Optional Rod rack storage 
Optional Pot Hauler 
Optional Outriggers


 Port side forward seat one and half
seat with footrest to side saddle
 Helm seat folds up to expose more galley bench space, folding arm rests, folding bolster pad, foot rest on bulk head 
 Port side Aft twin seat facing forward 
 Table with 2 x drink holders, rise and fall to form bunk
 Handrails offset from center running length of cabin
 Storage underfloor storage, hinged panel 
 Optional    Diesel Heater
 Optional  Windscreen Wash
CookingOptional Induction hot plate (requires 240v)
Benchtop Benchtop with Stainless sink and Tap
 Storage shelf for phones with pantry area below 
 Optional Innox Clear Ice Ice maker 
 Optional Isotherm Draw Fridge DR85 under port side seating 


 Dash Cup Holders x2
 Stainless Sports Steering wheel
 Herley Custom Dash construction
 Switches x12
 Plastimo Compass Offshore 115
 Electronics Package Owner Specific  NMEA 200o starter kit, GPS Antenna, multiport connector, sounder  
 GPS Multi function display 12 inch  
 GPS Multi function display 16 inch  
Fusion Marine Stereo x4 6.5in speakers 



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


Overhead lockers Prt and Stbd, and access to Helm


Hella Downlights x2


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


Draw curtains, Held in with aft Velcro straps


Toilet Electric  Macerator Toilet
Cabinetry stainless sink and water, mirror and storage under sink unit 
 Timber paneled access  door 
OptionalBlack water tank (gravity discharge)



Gyro MC2 X2-3


Fuel Tanks 2x 275L, Port and Stbd fillers from Deck


House Battery Bank Mastervolt MLI 12/5500


Black Tank 60L


Bow thruster 


Driftwood crown cut veneer


Marine Vinyl


Carpet under table and forward cabin, vinyl in wheelhouse


 Raw water washdown system
 Fresh water tank system 90L approx.
Hose connection for fresh water system on aft platform

10L hot water cylinder  12v/240v system

Galavnic isolator if you have 240V shore power system and hotwater 
 Optional    Fresh water diverter valve Deckwash 


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



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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