The Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17™ double slide seat sculling model is a thermoformed copolymer Whitehall like its sister ship, the Solo 14™. It is built with meticulous attention to detail and is virtually maintenance free. The high-gloss white surface finish is UV resistant, tough, acrylic-coated, and adds pristine quality to the beautiful sweeping lines of its striking hull shape.

Harold Aune and his design team have embodied more into this model than is remotely possible with any other medium. Its innovative double-position slide seat sculling stations enable leg power to be fully utilized in the rowing stroke, whether rowing single or double. Inherent buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable. Safety nonskid coating and a high level of attention to detail are standard, as well as ample places to tie lines and securely attach items like seat cushions. The video on the right covers this fully, along with many other details. Click here to see Team Whitehall Border Patrol and Team Sparta racing the first leg of R2AK in rough water wind and waves. To download a PDF brochure showing boat and accessories pricing for the Solo 14 and Tango 17, click here.

This award-winning design has been tested by real-world stresses over time by hundreds of owners and by Whitehall Spirit® Rowing Club of Victoria members since 2010. Loved by all rowers, there is no other double slide seat “All Water” sculling boat in the world like the Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17. As Olympic gold rower Xeno Müller says, “It’s a perfect boat, like an all-terrain vehicle. Great for going out sculling in all but the worst conditions. The ideal training platform for beginners of any age to learn a proper rowing stroke. Excellent for rowing clubs to retain older members and gain new ones, and also for families to enjoy the art and sport of sculling while getting fit and staying healthy.”

Length Overall : 17′ (5.18 m) Waterline Length : 16′ 5″ (5 m)
Height Overall : 26″ (66 cm) Weight Overall : 200lbs (90 kg)
Pin-to-Pin Width : 63″ (160 cm) Beam : 46″ (117 cm)
Draft : 6″ (15 cm) Depth : 18″ (46 cm)
Track Travel : 36″ (91.5 cm) Top Speed : 5.5 Knots (9.26 kph)
Carrying Capacity : 800lbs (364 kg) Person Capacity : 1-5
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The hull and deck are constructed from an ultra-strong co-polymer plastic using a heat/vacuum forming process called thermoforming. Co-polymer is rigid and stiff and will not change shape like rotocast polyethylene does when exposed to direct sunlight. Co-polymer is also much more impact-resistant than fiberglass hull construction and is virtually maintenance-free.

The exterior and interior have an acrylic coating called Solarkote® bonded to the surface that is UV-proof. That means the boat retains a glossy yacht-like finish and stays shiny and looking good for years. An ‘interdeck’ bonded between the hull and deck further stiffens the boat and reinforces the cockpit deck, track tower bases, and footstop mounts, which are subject to the major forces of the rowing process. The double hull construction makes the Tango 17™ virtually unsinkable just like the Solo 14™ model.

The metals and copolymer plastic used in construction of the Tango 17™ are 100% recyclable. See more details on the features page.

To keep the Tango 17™ looking new, all that’s required is a few minutes spent wiping it down with a damp cloth when needed. This means there is much more time to spend actually using the boat.
BASE PRICE: $10,740.00 USD

Pricing & Accessories PDF (USD)
Pricing & Accessories PDF (CAD)


The Tango 17™ comes equipped with all of the features shown below as standard and included. The only factory options to consider are the stainless steel keelstrip, motor pads and a custom boat name. These can be seen under “Factory Options” in the Accessories section of the website.


Sliding Seat
This slide seat design has been used for over a century. Seat holes and cutaway fit the coccyx and sit bones. Anodized tracks allow smooth sliding.


Adjustable foot stretcher fits any leg length. Velcro straps enable regular footwear to be worn by the rower. Heel cups adjust up or down for varying shoe sizes.


These cast aluminum outriggers create the correct span for 9’6” carbon fiber sculling oars. The rower can remain seated when the outrigger is hinged inboard.


Outriggers Inboard
Outriggers hinge inboard when coming alongside a dock or boat. By being closer to the dock, the boat is more stable, safer and easier to get into or out of.


Fixed Seat
The sliding seat removes easily and the fixed seat snaps into place. The fixed seat stows between the track risers, flush to the floor for convenient storage.


Traditional Oar Socket
Oarlock sockets cast into the outrigger bases allow traditional “oars on the gunnel” style rowing using either or both of the fixed seats.


Top quality nonskid located on the cockpit floor prevents slipping and makes it safer and easier to move around. Dog-friendly.


Drain plug
Pulling the plug when storing the boat out of the water keeps the hull from collecting rain water and makes draining easier when hosing the boat down.


Mushroom Cleat
Cleats are used for hanging fenders or spring lines when tying to a dock. The mushroom shape has no sharp corners to help prevent snagging on clothing.


Batten Ends
The batten ends come installed ready for battens. Battens enable a boat cover to shed rain water. See the accessories page for ordering a set of custom Lexan battens.


Sturdy Bow/Stern eyes
A recessed bow eye protects other boats from damage and takes the worry out of coming alongside. They are strong enough to lift or tow the boat.


Conveniently secure your cushions or gear using these durable plastic tie downs, suitable for webbing strap.

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In Canada and the US, our company truck, trailer, and driver will custom deliver your Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17™ right to your door, dock, or marina! We can arrange for shipping worldwide by air or sea.

Orders sent by land, sea, or air freight forwarders are carefully crated and shipped by common freight carrier and are fully insured. Cross continent shipping takes about ten days. Worldwide orders are done by air cargo (within days) or by ship (allow four to six weeks). We have provided crating and shipping services for over twenty years. All products shipped outside Canada are exempt all Canadian taxes.

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