The Westcoast 11.6 can row in wave conditions that are much too rough for most boats of this size. A steady speed of 3 to 4 knots (to 9 km/h) can be maintained for hours. It’s very stable. Wakes or waves are no problem at all for this is a great sea boat. The [...]
The Westcoast 11.6 slide seat single scull rowboat flies across the water powered by a pair of ultra-light carbon fiber sculling oars. It easily handles rowing in nasty chop, waves, or boat wakes. Tracking is positive due to the full-length tracking keel. When rowing at the cottage, or used as a personal gym on a [...]
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.
Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat In 1990, designer Harold Aune was asked to design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat that is easily [...]
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. [...]