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Whale & HOC Yachts: A Winning Partnership

For the past year, Whale has been working closely with Swedish boat manufacturer HOC Yachts to supply water and waste pumps for use in their exclusive vessels, most notably featuring in the group’s new 33P Explorer yacht which was officially launched in September.

Built to operate in any climate and manage challenging conditions, the 33P Explorer is a modern and stylish boat which is aesthetically pleasing, while uncompromising in functionality. The HOC project has always been about providing customers with the most reliable and highest quality boats on the market. To achieve this goal, HOC Yachts actively source and integrate premium components and products into the build of their boats.

The new HOC33P Explorer features the Whale Compac 50 manual bilge pump, Gulper IC bilge waste water system, Watermaster freshwater pressure pump, Gulper IC grey waste water system and Gulper Toilet Pump. Designed for confined spaces where you have limited space to fit your pump, the Whale Compac 50 can be easily installed in tight bilge spaces where other pumps simply cannot fit. The pre-assembled Gulper electric bilge pump with built in intelligent control saves the user both time and money by reducing four separate components to one pre-wired system and switches on and off automatically for ease of use. Delivering smooth consistent flow of freshwater and running dry without damage, the Whale Watermaster automatic pressure pump has been designed based on more than 70 years of marine product experience. Operating only when required, the high capacity Gulper IC grey waste pump manages waste from a single drain. For optimal black waste management, the no clog, no filter Gulper Toilet Pump is virtually unblockable pumping up to 18 litres of waste per minute.


At the recent METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam, Vilhelm Djurberg, CEO of HOC Yachts had nothing but praise for Whale saying, “The decision to use Whale products on the new HP33 Explorer was made based on the durability and reliability of the Whale pumps and their new intelligent control features. Also, Whale’s long history and fantastic reputation as a company made them the obvious choice for us. Their products are not just a part of our success, but a key contributor.”

Brian Maxwell, Business Development Manager at Whale commented, "We are delighted that HOC chose to specify our innovative and reliable products for its exclusively stylish and comfortable range of boats. It’s been an exciting time working closely with them and I look forward to continuing this working partnership and seeing what the future holds.”

By working together to provide the best in class pumps, Whale has become a key partner for HOC, helping them produce boats that are now setting new standards within the boating industry.

For more information on Whale’s complete Marine product range visit or for more information on the new HOC 33P Explorer visit

If you have any queries, please contact Hayley Ferguson at or telephone: 028 9127 6525.