The Mad Hueys on the Gold Coast, Australia, have unleashed their latest offshore weapon The Animal 7. The vessel by Stessl Boats will be ground-zero for the team’s latest surfing, fishing and partying antics, which have grown them a 400,000-strong following on Instagram.

The Mad Hueys embody the Queensland coastal lifestyle through wild fishing, surfing and boating stunts, by Shaun and Dean Harrington and mate Dean Morrison. With the help of their trademark “shoey”, the trio has built a local empire that includes clothing, sunglasses, stubby coolers, bags and thongs, as well as the annual release of fundraising merchandise.

Recently, The Mad Hueys donated $12,000 to the charity Legacy, which supports the families of service people killed or injured in the line of duty. The funds came from sales of the 2022 “For the Diggers” merchandise range, which sold out within 24 hours.

From 2019 to 2020 alone, the company experienced 80% growth, with 15% of its revenue now coming from fans overseas. The majority of The Mad Hueys’ international revenue comes from the USA.

To celebrate The Animal 7’s launch, The Mad Hueys are giving the opportunity to get their hands on its Offshore Division for 15% off. The line includes UPF 30+ shirts, fishing jerseys, hoodies and board shorts.



Specs:  The Animal 7:

  • Length Overall: 7.70mm
  • Length Bow to Transom: 7.30m
  • Beam 2.5m
  • Depth: 1.5m
  • Bottom Sheet: 5mm 5083 High Tensile
  • Side Sheet: 4mm
  • Transom: XL/S
  • Weight (boat only): 1,400kg
  • Horsepower Rec: 250hp
  • Horsepower Max: 300 hp
  • Pax: 6
  • Series Tab Name: 730
  • 5mm 5083 high tensile Keel Sheets 4mm 5052 Side Sheets
  • 4mm Bulkheads and frames fully welded to hull – not floating
  • Full height transom with twin boarding platforms
  • Walk through Transom door
  • Fully welded gunnels and side decks Fully welded Self Draining Checker Plate floor with Scuppers
  • Extruded Side Decks
  • Enclosed rear transom with twin hatches
  • Large aluminium anchor well
  • Raised front walk around deck
  • Walk around Centre Cabin
  • Folding hard top with radio box and storage shelf
  • Rocket launchers and grab rails
  • Large centre cabin design
  • Large dash fascia for over size electronics
  • Tinted acrylic wrap around windscreen Seastar Hydraulic steering
  • Gussi Sports Steering wheel
  • Helm seat boxes with Deluxe folding helm seats on slides & swivels
  • Tinned marine wiring harness with battery switch
  • 5 gang switch panel with 12V socket
  • 12V bilge pump
  • LED Navigation lights and Anchor light
  • Australian Standards Approved underfloor foam flotation
  • 3 Piece Upholstered bunk cushions 1350mm