Shoreside conversations suddenly stop when a pair of rowers stroke into view rowing a Whitehall Spirit® 17 double-position “all water” sculling rowboat. With two sliding seat stations, this boat cruises right along. If there’s wave action or a chop on the water, no problem – that’s what these boats are designed to handle.
This Classic Whitehall Spirit® rowboat is impeccably built to last 100 years or more providing rowing pleasure for generations of rowers. Our commitment to highest quality plus superior design makes this the ultimate boat of its type in the marketplace. It is CE certified and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.
As with all our models, this boat is right at home on the deck of a yacht, at the cabin, parked on a dock, or on a trailer in the garage.
This double position slide seat Whitehall provides stability, comfort, and safety even while rowing in wind and waves. Works equally well for beginners and experienced or even hard-core competitive rowers, for fitness training or cross-training for those who desire a low-impact, full-body workout.
Unlike a narrow rowing shell there is room for a friend plus your dog and gear. Whether rowing in calm water or wind and waves on lakes, rivers and oceans, this boat makes you feel good. It can be easily rowed by a single rower.
5 to 6 knots (10 to 12 km/h) can be maintained for hours with little strain on the rowers. Rowing with a sliding seat uses 800 calories per hour, about double that of jogging without stress on the knees, joints, or connective tissues. The long, smooth glide needs to be experienced and enjoyed.
It’s fitted with two removable sliding seat units, bronze outriggers, and 9’6″ sculls. The slide seat can be removed or installed in a minute or two converting the boat to a double fixed seat rowboat.
An optional solid teak floorboard system is available as well as a fully buoyant “Ocean Tender Floor” which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy to the boat.
Owner Charlie Parks reports:
“I arrived safe and sound in Seattle in mid-August after rowing my 17′ Whitehall down from Skagway, Alaska through the Northwest Inside Passage. The Whitehall Spirit® 17 sculling rowboat proved to be the better choice over the 14′ only because it held more gear, enabling me to row the entire 1100-mile journey with another rowing partner.”
|Length||16’11” (5.2 m)||Weight||305 lbs (138 kg)|
|Beam||52″ (132 cm)||Power||2-8 hp LS-OB|
|Depth||18″ (46 cm)||Persons||1-5 (825 lbs/375 kg)|
|Draft||6″ (15 cm)||Floorboard||80 lbs (36 kg)|
|Teak floorboards||$3245.00 USD|
|Ocean tender fully buoyant floor||$3400.00 USD|
|Stern motor pad||$122.00 USD|
|Stainless steel keel strip||$588.00 USD|
How to Order
Many customers first print the “Pricing and Accessories PDF”, in the “Pricing” tab above, for the boat they are planning to purchase, and then check-off the items they are interested in before calling or sending it to us. This is a good way to begin the process.
Alternatively, you can call to discuss your options, especially if you are unsure about what Whitehall boat model you are interested in. Your order may be as simple as a basic rowing model with oars, or as elaborate as a slide-seat rowing & sailing model with accessories, delivered to another continent.
Ordering/Delivery Details & Policies
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Find Your Classic Whitehall Spirit® Boat
All 18 classic boat models can be ordered in different configurations to suit your needs.