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Westcoast 11.6 Traditional Rowboat with Fixed Seats

The Westcoast traditional rowboat was designed by Rudy Kirmshe in 1971. His design criteria called for a rowing boat ideal for family use, seaworthiness, and ease of rowing and handling. The Westcoast 11.6 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 rowing stations enable a choice of rowing position depending on the load aboard. With no load aboard, it is usually rowed from the aft position, but the forward and aft position enable a choice and the ability to trim the boat effectively. It is not designed for tandem rowing (two persons rowing at the same time) even though there are two stations. Excellent for the lake or salt water, or a great beach boat for the family cottage. It’s an ideal tender for a larger yacht. Many have been built as lifeguard boats and have proven to be very successful.

We recommend 8’ oars for this model, set up for non-overlapped use depending on the preferences of the rower. 7’6″ oars are a little short for the beam.

This fixed-seat traditional rowing boat 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® Westcoast 11.6 model is also available with slide seat sculling gear or as a sailing model. It has also been used extensively as a lifeguard patrol rowboat.

Owner Dick Nobel says:

“June and I are still enjoying our Westcoast. We took delivery 12 years ago this coming September. It is still in fine condition and gives us much pleasure. We usually just go rowing in it, but we occasionally put a small Yamaha outboard on the stern. Either way, it gets us out on the water, which is just on our doorstep.”

Harold Aune says:

“Marie and I have used this boat for several years as our ship’s tender on our sailboat Physis for over 12 years. It is an amazing boat that has served us well in all sorts of conditions. Ours is also rigged for sailing and with slide seat sculling gear to keep us fit and healthy.”

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BASE PRICE: $12,250.00 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® WestCoast 11’6″ Traditional Rowing Model with Fixed Seats

Accessories PDF: Classic Whitehall Models 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.

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 11’6″ (3.5 m) Weight 175 lbs (79 kg)
Beam 54″ (137 cm) Power 2-6.5 hp OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-4 (650 lbs/295 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 36 lbs (16 kg)
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Teak floorboards $1916.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $1785.00 USD
Stern motor pad $122.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $504.00 USD
Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $2256.00 USD
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Ordering

We encourage you to contact us by phone or email when placing a boat order to ensure that details are handled in the best manner possible.

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.

You may also email directly to Michael@whitehallrow.com for boat sales. To see our ordering policy, click here.

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