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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.