Shoreside conversations fall silent when a pair of rowers stroke into view in a Classic Whitehall Spirit® 17 sculling rowboat.

It’s equipped with two slide seat sculling units. Wave action or a nasty chop on the water? No problem. That’s what Whitehall boats were designed to handle.

This boat offers comfort in calm water and safety in wind and waves. Beginners and hard-core rowers love this boat for fitness training, rehab, cross-training, a low-impact full-body workout  or simply getting out exploring local waters breathing fresh clean air.

There’s room for a third passenger or a couple of dogs and it can be rowed comfortably by one rower. It’s great for rowing on lakes, rivers, or the open ocean.  Maintain a speed of 3 to 5 knots (6 to 10 km) for hours or faster speeds of up to 6 knots (12km) for shorter durations.

Doctors and health professionals recommend slide seat sculling because it’s a low impact, full body exercise using up to 90% of your muscles. You use both legs at once to power 70% of the row stroke. Slide seat sculling burns double the calories as jogging with no stress on the knees. Recommended for joint conditioning, cardio, and weight control. To learn more about slide seat sculling or even teach yourself to row watch the video  How To Slide Seat Row by Olympic Gold Rower Adam Kreek.

With two sliding seats and hinging bronze outriggers that fold inboard, coming alongside a dock, seawall, or yacht is simple and easy.

For tying up to a dock consider adding a set of tie-up lines and fenders to your order.

This boat is set up for standard 9’6” (299cm) sculling oars. We can supply Club Style carbon fiber sculling oars  which can be delivered along with your boat.

The slide seat units can be detached or installed in minutes. For traditional rowing a total of three solid teak fixed seats are included and can be installed quickly converting the boat into a fixed seat traditional rowboat. See the Classic Whitehall Spirit®️17 Traditional model

Factory options include a removable Solid Teak Floor or the Ocean Tender Fully Buoyant Floor  that adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy, great for when the boat is used as a ship’s tender or shore boat. Pull the drain plug and the empty boat will self-bail. Other factory options include a Stainless-steel Keel Strip, Lift Rings, Lift Strops  or an attractive custom name on the transom

Highest quality and superior design make this the ultimate boat of its type. Built-in buoyancy means it’s virtually unsinkable. Its CE certified plus Canadian, and US Coast Guard approved. This Classic Whitehall Spirit® rowboat is  built to last 100 years  providing rowing pleasure for generations of rowers.

It’s also available as a Sailing Model or the top-of-the-line Whitehall Spirit® Expedition Model.

Maintenance involves cleaning the teak and applying a coat of exterior teak oil taking about three hours per year. See  Care, Storage & Maintenance of your Classic Whitehall Spirit® boat.

This boat is at home at the cottage, on a trailer in the garage, parked on a dock, or the deck of a super yacht. If stored outside, exposed to weather on a Dock Bunk, small boat trailer or a Boat Dolly, we recommend  Lexan battens and a fitted waterproof Sunbrella cover.

To book an order give us a call at 1-844-880-5151 (9:30 – 5:00 PST) or email with questions or to place an order. We are happy to provide personal expertise based on over 30 years’ experience.

Our truck and driver offer custom delivery to your driveway, cottage or marina in southern Canada or mainland USA. We offer certified custom crating for offshore boat orders and have shipped worldwide for over 30 years. At present there are thousands of Whitehall Spirit® boat owners located in over 52 countries.

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Price Before Options:

$31,495 USD

More info and to place your order:

Phone 1-844-880-5151 or email to receive a comprehensive quote that covers fully insured custom curb side delivery via our company truck and driver. This service is available for most locations in the USA or Canada. We also offer worldwide shipping and have shipped Whitehall Spirit® boats to over 50 countries.

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.
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 $4725.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $3910.00 USD
Stern motor pad $310.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $970.00 USD
Jiffy Reefing $528.00 USD
Single slide seat (one in middle) -$3200.00 USD

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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.

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