Deal Island 55


Adventure awaits

The Deal Island 55 encapsulates the best of The Wooden Boatshop development over the last 30 years. The boat’s larger volume offers more space and privacy to the growing number of families, couples or friends that enjoy travelling and cruising together.

An expansive experience

This is the ideal vessel for getting off the beaten track for an adventure or two. With lithium batteries, a single engine and twin double berths and twin ensuite bathrooms, the Deal Island 55 is an absolute thoroughbred of a boat. She is spacious and private and provides the perfect platform for seeing the best of what our oceans have to offer.


Length       55’
Beam        16’5”
Draft        5’5”
Power      Volvo Penta D13 1000 hp

Top Speed        28 knots

Cruising Speed        18 knots

Fuel Capacity       2700 L
Water Capacity        500 L   
Displacement       15.5 tons

Design Features

︎Hydronic heating, wood fire & air conditioning
Feel at home with superior climate control, so you can relax no matter the outside temperature.

︎ Lithium batteries
Extremely advanced electrical & battery system charged by the Volvo Penta engine & solar. The battery system will go from flat to full in less than three hours, saving money & weight, and guaranteeing reliability. The Deal Island 50 can store roughly as much energy as the average house uses in one day. Incredible.

︎ Sliding sunroof, sliding wheelhouse doors & electric windows
Webasto sliding sunroof, slide opening wheelhouse doors & electric rear windows to completely open the wheelhouse and saloon. Keeps the wheelhouse and cabin cooler in warmer weather, and warmer in cooler weather. There’s nothing like the flow of fresh ocean air when travelling long distances underway!

︎ Traditional fishing wet well & pot hauler
To keep fresh fish, crayfish, oysters & muscles alive, so that you’re eating fresh seafood every day of the week! DC powered crayfish pot hauler. A legacy of our origins celebrating traditional “working” boats.

︎Contemporary & modern interior
A restrained design sensibility makes for a simple, modern aesthetic that won’t age a day. Every aspect of the interior has been scrutinised over a thirty-year period to reflect a practical and utilitarian vessel. The natural beauty of timber, bronze and the wide-open sea is accentuated at every turn.


“ We believe the market is for twin double cabins with separate bathrooms. To accommodate this, we’ve increased the beam to 16’6”, with only a 5% performance reduction due to her longer length.”

Director, The Wooden Boatshop