The Mad Hueys unleash The Animal 7
GOLD Coast icons The Mad Hueys 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 have become a household name for embodying the coastal lifestyle through wild fishing, surfing and boating stunts, carried out 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 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.
“It’s surreal to think that a bunch of mates from the Gold Coast have been able to build a successful business just from doing what we love,” said The Mad Hueys owner Shaun Harrington.
“It shows that people love getting behind locals and really align with the products we’re putting out that reflect our lifestyle. We’re growing our brand a lot this year, with some exciting projects ahead.”
To celebrate The Animal 7’s launch, The Mad Hueys are giving fans the opportunity to get their hands on its Offshore Division for 15 per cent off. The line includes UPF 30+ shirts, fishing jerseys, hoodies and board shorts. A huge giveaway will follow next month, including a grand prize.
On Friday, May 13, The Mad Hueys will be hosting a community event on the Gold Coast. Members of the public can come and see the new boat, meet the boys and help them raise funds for flood affected Northern Rivers communities. The boys saw the devastation first hand when they were on the ground during the floods, performing rescues and delivering supplies.