SYDNEY-BASED WHITEHAVEN Motor Yachts has revealed the concept for the 2022 Harbour Classic 40 model.

Powered by a single Volvo D6 480hp, this Harbour Classic 40 will be finished in Jaguar E-Type Racing Grey, reminiscent of James Bond, in a ‘vintage gentlemen’s cruiser’ look.

The boat now has major changes to its interior layout.

The latest evolution of the Harbour Classic 40 provides two private cabins below deck serviced by a central ensuite with a full standing shower.

The galley has moved to the main deck behind the helm, easily accessible from saloon and cockpit.

The cockpit’s expansive space includes a wet bar and BBQ.

“Our team has undertaken significant consultation with customers and taken on board the feedback.

Now we feel we have hit the sweet spot with these latest design changes,” says Whitehaven’s managing director, Bruce Scott.

“We have further found efficiencies in design and production … Whilst the amenities and specifications have improved, the price has never been more competitive.”

The Harbour Classic 40 was launched onto the Australian market in 2018 after Whitehaven saw an opportunity to modernise the Sydney Harbour day boat.

Bruce says, “For the 2022 model, we have maintained the clean, retro lines as well as a spacious and inviting cockpit for the perfect day on the harbour.”

“Like any of the yachts in the Whitehaven range, the Harbour Classic 40 is also customisable including the hull colour. Our strong relationship with the shipyard ensures, that even with personalised changes, we can deliver the Harbour Classic 40 in as short as 10 months.”


Engine: Single Volvo D6 480hp with ZF gear box inc. electronic controls

Length Overall (inc, swim platform): 12.9m / 42’ 3”

Beam (Max.): 3.9m / 12′ 8″

Draft (Approx.): 0.9m / 2′ 9″

Dry Weight (Approx. – Subject to change with engine options): 8100kgsSleeping Capacity (approx.): 4 persons


Fuel Capacity (approx.): 800 litres

Water Capacity (approx.): 450 litres