For centuries Whitehall rowboats were the fastest boats on the water before the introduction of gasoline engines.

17′ (5 m) was a preferred size, easily handled by one person and able to carry 4 or 5 people. Whitehall boats were rowed by everyone from harbour police to water taxis in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The History of the Whitehall rowboat tells the story of the Whitehall rowboat.

The Classic Whitehall Spirit®️ 17 traditional fixed seat model is a great personal or family rowboat, picnic boat, touring
boat, or fishing boat. The Whitehall Spirit® 17 is also available as a Double Position Slide Seat Sculling Boat, Sailing Model, or the fully loaded Whitehall Spirit® 17 Expedition combining rowing, sculling, and sailing, into one extraordinary boat.

This traditional rowing model has three fixed-seat rowing stations with on-the-gunnel bronze oarlocks. We stock traditional oars with Sitka spruce handles, leather collars, bronze oarlocks and carbon fiber shafts and blades.

The aft or center traditional fixed seats work best when rowing alone. It’s possible to have two or even three people rowing together. It cruises smoothly along at 4 to 6 knots (8 – 12K).

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

An optional Solid Teak Floorboard is available.

The optional fully buoyant Ocean Tender Floor adds extra reserve buoyancy, great when the boat is used as a ships tender or shore boat. Pull the drain plug and the empty boat self-bails. Other factory options include a stainless-steel keel strip or a classy custom name on the transom

To book an order give us a call at 1 880 844 5151 (9:30 – 5:00 PST) or email with questions or to place an order.

Our truck and driver offers 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.

Owner Steve Jorgenson reports:

“I think I’ve already exceeded the annual legal limit on fun. The Whitehall is so stunningly beautiful that whenever I’m parked somewhere it always gathers a crowd of admirers.”

Owner Robert Dunshee reports:

“The boat rows like a dream. My wife and I row tandem, but the boat rows equally well (not as fast, of course) solo. It is beautiful and we take a not-so-well-concealed pride in all the approving comments we get. In fact, being in the boat is like being a part of a lovely piece of sculpture! It’s art that one can use. The boat is easy to trailer – very important to us because we want to use it frequently; at least once or twice a week.”

Price Before Options:

$24,995 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 shows close-up details of the fine workmanship. The woodwork is hand-picked solid teak, usually bookmatched. It is hand-rubbed with three coats of our special outdoor oil – teak does not require varnish finish.
Length 16’11” (5.2 m) Weight 272 lbs (123 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)
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Teak floorboards $4360.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $3400.00 USD
Stern motor pad $310.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $970.00 USD
Single slide seat unit (with two positions with bronze outriggers) $3200.00 USD
Double slide seats unit (with two positions with bronze outriggers) $5600.00 USD
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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.

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Call toll free in (North America): 1-844-880-5151
Outside North America: +1-250-361-2628

We are located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia Canada on the Pacific side of North America. If you call outside of our normal business hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and get our message machine, please let us know the best time and way to reach you.

Find Your Classic Whitehall Spirit® Boat

All 18 classic boat models can be ordered in different configurations to suit your needs.