The Wooden Boat Shop’s (WBS) latest launch was on display at the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The Kooyong 28 is the first of the Kooyong 28 range with various options to suit the vast array of activities that equal the dream lifestyle by the sea.
WBS, famous for the Couta boats, Nepean and Cheviot Launches, wanted to design and construct a strikingly handsome day boat with good performance and the ability to go into very shallow water, but equally at home in the ocean.
“I wanted to build a boat that allows people to explore the great locations of Port Phillip Bay and we wanted to offer the market a stylish no-nonsense day boat with classical work boat lines. The Kooyong 28 floats in 300 mm of water, making it very adaptable for shallow water cruising, yet she is at home in a Bass Strait Seaway also.” Tim Phillips – WBS Director
The Kooyong 28 Walkaround is the ideal boat for fishing, swimming, dining or commuting. The Kooyong 28 range suits a range of activities such as taking family and friends to picnic or overnight in locations that were previously out of reach. The Kooyong 28 is perfect for cruising the bay, watching spectacular sunsets or simply taking in the delights the boat and the rich coastlines have to offer.
“The Kooyong 28 ticks heaps of boxes, appealing equally to the cruiser who wishes to lunch and swim, and to the keen angler.” Tim Phillips – WBS Director
The spacious open design is an all-purpose boat, in which you truly can walk around. The Kooyong 28 offers all the space of a larger boat, with the ease of a smaller boat and is legally road towable giving the option to travel to a number of places by road.
The natural highlights of the oiled African Teak decking, brilliance of the polyurethane paint, patina on the raw bronze fittings, all enduring features that will stand the rigors of time. Hand crafted from the finest base materials your Kooyong 28 will look great and be economical to maintain for generations.
The Epoxy fibre skin affords a magnificent appearance with no more maintenance than a G.R.P vessel. The shippy T top affords great cover from the sun for extended fishing or cruising trips.
The Kooyong 28 is a traditional inspired day boat type that will cruise at 25 knots, with a self-draining cockpit and easy cleaning after usage and fishing.
Its traditional appearance features a high bow with a strong sheer, centre console with maximum internal room. It’s full length chine and extra strong construction is dry- stable and very seaworthy.
The Kooyong 28’s variable dead rise planning hull was designed by Australia’s leading naval architect, Andrew Dovell, giving it an edge in design. The hull design has followed on from the style of previous WBS constructions such as the Shearwater 38 and the Cheviot 32. Combined with WBS’s unique styling and construction method, paired with twin outboards or optional stern drive, performance, comfort and safety at sea are assured.
Features of the Kooyong 28 include:
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