The Westcoast 11.6 can row in conditions that are much too rough for a racing scull or even an open water shell. A steady speed of 3 to 4 knots (to 9 km/h) can be maintained for hours. As with all our models, this boat is right at home on the deck of a [...]
The Westcoast 11.6 slide seat single scull rowboat flies along using 9’6″ sculling oars. It easily handles rowing in nasty chop or waves. Tracking is positive due to the full-length tracking keel. When utilized as a yacht tender or at the cottage, the sliding seat sculling gear provides complete exercise making it a perfect personal [...]
This rowboat handles and performs superbly under sail in both light and high winds. The hull shape forward produces a lift effect when gunnel down, hard on the wind. This makes it harder to drive the gunnel under and keeps the interior dry. Off the wind, the Westcoast sail model scoots along gracefully and is a joy to be aboard.
In 2000, when the City of Vancouver embarked on replacing inventory in their fleet of wooden lifeguard patrol boats, they contacted Whitehall Rowing & Sail in Victoria, BC. Whitehall was asked if one of their models could be adapted and customized for use as a replacement for Vancouver’s aging wooden lap strake (clinker style) fleet. [...]