The Tyee 14 traditional rowboat is renowned for the way it carries a load and comfortably handles wind, waves, and choppy tidal waters. It has a fullness of beam which extends along the hull, and the transom is three inches broader than the Whitehall Spirit® 14. The Tyee 14 traditional rowboat has an “untucked” transom rather than the “wineglass” shape of a Whitehall. The fuller hull shape adds buoyancy aft, making the boat suitable for carrying a heavier load and, if desired, a small outboard.

Two full-size rowing stations enable tandem rowing or a choice of rowing position depending on the load aboard. With no load aboard, it is usually rowed from the aft position. It can easily be operated by one and can be rowed facing forward while sitting in the aft (rear) position using the forward oarlocks.

For the traditional rower, this model represents a boat that is practical and perfect for rowing in lakes or the ocean and easily handles rough water. It was designed and built originally by the famous pioneer boat builder Joe Painter in 1910, specifically for rowboat salmon fishing off the coast of Campbell River, BC.

Many notable persons have enjoyed rowing and salmon fishing from this design including Zane Grey, Bob Hope and John Wayne.

Owner Raul Barbarbieri of Milan, Italy, states:

“My Tyee 14 traditional rowboat is beautiful and her harmonious and classic lines have a fascination that is lacking in modern boats. Looking at her, one can understand the care and love that went into her making: the apparent simplicity of detail denotes careful study to identify simple and perfect solutions, the working, both of the glass fiber and of the wooden parts, a truly amazing finish.”

This fixed-seat traditional rowboat features built-in buoyancy forward and aft, and is also available with a solid teak floorboard system or a fully-buoyant “Ocean Tender Floor” which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy to the boat (an important safety feature). The forward storage locker enables gear such as small gas tanks, tackle boxes, or lifejackets to be left aboard, while being kept dry and secure.

This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 model is also available with slide seat sculling gear or as a sailing model.


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.

The woodwork is hand-picked solid teak, usually bookmatched. It is hand-rubbed with three coats of our special outdoor oil – teak does not require varnish finish.

Length 14’2″ (4.3 m) Weight 210 lbs (95 kg)
Beam 51″ (130 cm) Power 2-8.5 hp OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-5 (750 lbs/340 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 56 lbs (25 kg)
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Teak floorboards $2486.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $2275.00 USD
Stern motor pad $122.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $552.00 USD
Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $2256.00 USD
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BASE PRICE: $13,670.00 USD

Complete boat with solid teak woodwork, bronze fittings, lapstrake fiberglass hull, bilge drain/plug, maintenance kit, bronze builder’s plaque, & How to Row DVD – ready to row.

Boat Pricing PDF: Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Traditional Rowing Model with Fixed Seats

Accessories PDF: Classic Whitehall Models Accessories Pricing

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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 for general inquiries.

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