Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Sailing Rowboat with Optional Slide Seat

The Whitehall Spirit® 14 Sailing rowboat is fast under sail and can easily exceed its rowing speed of 5 knots as it slips lightly across the water. It handles crisply due to the large kick-up rudder. Boat speed can easily be maintained for smooth tacking in light airs, in spite of the long tracking keel. The jib is useful in heavy winds when the main can be dropped, rolled on the boom, and stowed inside the boat next to the gunnel. The centerboard trunk containing the solid cast bronze centerboard enables the boat to be fitted with a sliding seat sculling unit, complete with hinged bronze outriggers and 9’6″ open-water sculling oars. The conversion back to a traditional row boat or sail boat takes only minutes. This sailing rowboat is perfect if you want to travel long distances, explore coastal waters, lakes, or rivers, or if you would simply like the best of the best. Needing only 6 inches of water with the keel and rudder fully retracted, it can tuck into quiet, unexplored, and uncrowded spots. It’s also easily beachable for when you want to explore shorelines.

The mainsail and jib are identical to those on the regular sailing model, although a clew outhaul tackle is included on the boom, and the mast is 6″ longer and rigged to hoist the roller furling light air jib. The mast is also built in two parts with a carbon fiber sleeve, enabling compact stowage inside the boat.

The mast simply lifts out to stow within the boat and easily breaks down into two parts for easier onboard storage. An additional feature is a Spectra running backstay. The mainsail on this standing lug style rig can be tacked across in full control using only the mainsheet. Reefing gear is standard and the mainsail can be reefed while out on the water.

This sailing rowboat features built-in buoyancy forward and aft, and is shown here with the optional removable solid teak floorboard system. An “Ocean Tender Floor” is available as well, which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy (an important safety feature) to the boat, perfect for when the boat is used as a ship’s tender or shoreboat.

Harold Aune says:

“The boat sails really well in a variety of conditions. We sailed it to the limit in Raid Finland with no breakages and on many occasions we were the fastest boat in the 21 boat fleet.”


BASE PRICE: $22,210.00 USD

Complete boat with solid teak woodwork, bronze fittings, lapstrake fiberglass hull, bilge drain/plug, maintenance kit, bronze builder’s plaque, two fixed seat rowing stations, pivoting bronze centerboard, kick-up rudder, Spruce mast, boom and lug, mainsail, jib, sailing gear & How to Row & Sail DVD – ready to row or sail.

Boat Pricing PDF: Whitehall Spirit® 14 Sailing Model w/ Optional Slide Seat

Accessories PDF: Classic Whitehall Spirit® Accessories Pricing

The hull is hand-laid fiberglass, impeccably finished inside and out. The woodwork is solid teak finished in hand-rubbed oil, meaning maintenance is not an issue, and will require only about three hours per year. Copper rivets and roves are used on the gunnel, and the metal fittings are custom-cast bronze. The photo album below shows close-up details of the fine workmanship.
Length 14′ (4.25 m) Weight 273 lbs (124 kg)
Beam 50″ (127 cm) Power 2 hp LS-OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-4 (650 lbs/295 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 46 lbs (21 kg)
Mainsail Area 75 sq ft, 7.5 sq m Jib 25 sq ft, 2.5 sq m
Centerboard Down 22″ (56 cm)
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Teak floorboards $2728.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $2595.00 USD
Stern motor pad $182.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $552.00 USD
Jiffy reefing $528.00 USD
Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $2256.00 USD
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In Canada and the US (excluding Alaska & Hawaii) we can provide custom curb side delivery of your Whitehall Spirit® boat.

We arrange for worldwide shipping by sea and have provided shipping quotes, crating and export assistance for thirty years.

In North America call 1-800-663-7481. If you are located elsewhere in the world, call 00+1-250-361-2628 or email sales@whitehallrow.com for general inquiries.

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