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.”
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
|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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How to Order
Many customers first print the “Pricing and Accessories PDF”, in the “Pricing” tab above, for the boat they are planning to purchase, and then check-off the items they are interested in before calling or sending it to us. This is a good way to begin the process.
Alternatively, you can call to discuss your options, especially if you are unsure about what Whitehall boat model you are interested in. Your order may be as simple as a basic rowing model with oars, or as elaborate as a slide-seat rowing & sailing model with accessories, delivered to another continent.
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