This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria BC Canada. It is a rowing boat built to last 100 years or longer providing rowing pleasure for generations of rowers. Our commitment to the highest quality plus superior design makes this the best boat of its type in the marketplace. It is CE certified and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.
Two full-size rowing stations enable tandem rowing or a choice of rowing position depending on the load aboard. With no load aboard, it is usually rowed from the aft position. It can easily be handled by one person. It can also be rowed, although less efficiently, facing forward while sitting in the aft (rear) position using the forward oarlocks. The forward storage locker enables gear such as small gas tanks, tackle boxes, or lifejackets to be left aboard, dry and secure.
For the traditional rower, this model represents a boat that is practical and perfect for rowing in lakes or the ocean and easily handles rough water. It was designed and built originally by the famous pioneer boat builder Joe Painter in 1910, specifically for rowboat salmon fishing off the coast of Campbell River, BC.
Many notable persons have enjoyed rowing and salmon fishing from this design including Zane Grey, Bob Hope, and John Wayne.
Owner Raul Barbarbieri of Milan, Italy, states:
“My Tyee 14 traditional rowboat is beautiful and her harmonious and classic lines have a fascination that is lacking in modern boats. Looking at her, one can understand the care and love that went into her making: the apparent simplicity of detail denotes careful study to identify simple and perfect solutions, the working, both of the glass fiber and of the wooden parts, a truly amazing finish.”