Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17® Double Slide Seat Sculling Rowboat

This rowboat changes your life for the better, providing fitness, health, and positive energy. Being out on the water, in nature, breathing fresh clean air is good for the lungs, body and soul. Knowing this stable seaworthy boat handles wind and waves safely, brings confidence and a feeling of well-being while rowing.

Fitness, Health, And Positive Energy
By Yourself Or With A Partner

The Tango 17® is built with modern, ultra-tough, light weight copolymer. It never needs painting or even waxing. Simply wipe the boat down with a wet cloth to keep it shiny and clean.

  • It’s a rugged all-water fitness rowing machine for all rowers including beginners, recreational, and hard-core professionals.
  • It’s a stable platform for rowing even in wind and waves.
  • It uses up to 90% of your muscles with no stress on the knees while burning up to twice the calories as jogging or kayaking.
  • It can be rowed as a single, by yourself, or as a double, with a partner and even take the kids or the dog along
  • The Tango 17® won leg 1 of the Race to Alaska (R2AK) three times.
  • Take your Tango 17® camping or on expeditions; it’s faster, more comfortable and holds more gear than a kayak.
  • Double hull construction makes the Tango 17® totally buoyant and virtually unsinkable just like the smaller Solo 14®.
  • US and Canadian Coast Guard approved and CE certified.

We recommend Carbon Fiber Sculling Oars we supply ordered separately to ship with the boat. If tying up to a dock is intended, add a set of tie-up lines and fenders to your order.

The Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17® is at home at the cottage, on a trailer in the garage, parked on a dock or the deck of a yacht. Lexan cover battens and a fitted waterproof Sunbrella® cover are recommended If stored outside, on a dock bunk, a boat dolly, or small boat trailer.

For pure enjoyment, cardio, weight loss, and stress relief doctors and fitness trainers recommend slide seat rowing. It’s a full body low impact exercise that engages up to 90% of your body’s muscles. Both legs used at once initiate the stroke, followed by the back and arms burning twice the calories of jogging with no stress on the knees or joints.

To learn more or teach yourself to row check out our How To Slide Seat Row video by Olympic gold rower Adam Kreek.

Call or email to get a quote for a Tango 17® and accessories delivered to your curbside or dock anywhere in mainland North America. We also ship worldwide with Whitehall Spirit® rowing boat owners found in over 52 countries.

Call 1-844-880-5151
(9 AM – 5 PM PT)
Email Sales@WhitehallRow.com

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Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17® Double Slide Seat Sculling Rowboat

Price Before Options:

$12,995 USD


Two slide seat units with hinged aluminum outriggers, sculling oarlocks. adjustable footpad, bilge drain and plug, drop-in-place fixed thwarts (trad rowing seats), bow & stern eyes, non-skid, inside cleats, tie-down eyes, and cover batten bases.

Other options and accessories are available.

More info and to place your order:

Phone 1-844-880-5151 or email sales@whitehallrow.com 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.


“When I row my Tango 17® three of my passions come together, family, health and rowing. It’s perfect for rowing in calm or wind and waves. An ideal training platform for beginners of any age and perfect for families to enjoy the art and sport of sculling while getting fit and staying healthy.”

-Xeno Muller, (6’2” 240lbs) Olympic Gold Rower
(Holder of the fastest single scull 2000 meter event for 15 years.)

The hull and deck are constructed from an ultra-strong co-polymer plastic using a heat/vacuum forming process called thermoforming. Co-polymer is rigid and stiff and will not change shape like rotocast polyethylene does when exposed to direct sunlight. Co-polymer is also much more impact-resistant than fiberglass hull construction and is virtually maintenance-free.

The exterior and interior have an acrylic coating called Solarkote® bonded to the surface that is UV-proof. That means the boat retains a glossy yacht-like finish and stays shiny and looking good for years. An ‘interdeck’ bonded between the hull and deck further stiffens the boat and reinforces the cockpit deck, track tower bases, and footstop mounts, which are subject to the major forces of the rowing process. The double hull construction makes the Tango 17® virtually unsinkable just like the Solo 14® model.

The metals and copolymer plastic used in construction of the Tango 17® are 100% recyclable. See more details on the features page.

Length Overall : 17′ (5.18 m) Waterline Length : 16′ 5″ (5 m)
Height Overall : 26″ (66 cm) Weight Overall : 200lbs (90 kg)
Pin-to-Pin Width : 63″ (160 cm) Beam : 46″ (117 cm)
Draft : 6″ (15 cm) Depth : 18″ (46 cm)
Track Travel : 36″ (91.5 cm) Top Speed : 5.5 Knots (10.186 kph)
Carrying Capacity : 800lbs (364 kg) Person Capacity : 1-5
To keep the Tango 17® looking new, all that’s required is a few minutes spent wiping it down with a damp cloth when needed. This means there is much more time to spend actually using the boat.

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The Tango 17® comes equipped with all of the features shown below as standard and included. The only factory options to consider are the stainless steel keelstrip, motor pads and a custom boat name. These can be seen under “Factory Options” in the Accessories section of the website.


Sliding Seat
This slide seat design has been used for over a century. Seat holes and cutaway fit the coccyx and sit bones. Anodized tracks allow smooth sliding.


Adjustable foot stretcher fits any leg length. Velcro straps enable regular footwear to be worn by the rower. Heel cups adjust up or down for varying shoe sizes.


These cast aluminum outriggers create the correct span for 9’6” carbon fiber sculling oars. The rower can remain seated when the outrigger is hinged inboard.


Outriggers Inboard
Outriggers hinge inboard when coming alongside a dock or boat. By being closer to the dock, the boat is more stable, safer and easier to get into or out of.


Fixed Seat
The sliding seat removes easily and the fixed seat snaps into place. The fixed seat stows between the track risers, flush to the floor for convenient storage.


Traditional Oar Socket
Oarlock sockets cast into the outrigger bases allow traditional “oars on the gunnel” style rowing using either or both of the fixed seats.


Top quality nonskid located on the cockpit floor prevents slipping and makes it safer and easier to move around. Dog-friendly.


Drain plug
Pulling the plug when storing the boat out of the water keeps the hull from collecting rain water and makes draining easier when hosing the boat down.


Mushroom Cleat
Cleats are used for hanging fenders or spring lines when tying to a dock. The mushroom shape has no sharp corners to help prevent snagging on clothing.


Batten Ends
The batten ends come installed ready for battens. Battens enable a boat cover to shed rain water. See the accessories page for ordering a set of custom Lexan battens.


Sturdy Bow/Stern eyes
A recessed bow eye protects other boats from damage and takes the worry out of coming alongside. They are strong enough to lift or tow the boat.


Conveniently secure your cushions or gear using these durable plastic tie downs, suitable for webbing strap.

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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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