Rowing a seaworthy slide seat rowboat that lets you use the combined power of your legs, core and arms strengthens your body and reinforces your soul.

Doctors and health professionals recommend slide seat sculling because it is a low impact, full body exercise. It uses up to 90% of your muscles, including both legs at once to initiate the stroke, with no stress on the knees and burns twice the calories as jogging. Perfect for cardio, weight control, cross training, rehab or just having fun. To learn more about slide seat sculling or perhaps how to teach yourself to row check out our How To Slide Seat Row video by Olympic gold rower Adam Kreek.

This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 sculling rowboat can row in conditions that are way too rough for a racing scull or even an open water shell. In calm water the smooth long glide is amazing for a boat of this size. There is ample room for a friend or two and even the dog to come along. A speed of 3 to 5 knots (6 to 9 km/h) can be maintained for hours with little to no strain on the rower.

The slide seat sculling model of the Tyee 14 features the standard attractive lapstrake-style planking called ‘clinker’ back in the day. Almost anyone can row this boat without difficulty. The hull is slightly wider and fuller than a Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 which is why it holds more people and carries a heavier load.

A large stowage locker is built-in and accessed through a hatch on the foredeck. This is great for stowing such items as small gas tanks, tackle boxes or lifejackets to be left aboard and kept dry and secure. On the top of this foredeck is a perfect spot for the dog to lounge.

This boat is fitted with one removable sliding seat unit with hinging bronze outriggers. These ultra-tough manganese bronze riggers fold inboard and make coming alongside a high dock safe and simple. This also makes boarding and exiting the boat much easier.

The slide seat unit will install or remove in minutes. Without the slide seat unit the boat is a traditional oars-on-the-gunnel fixed seat rowboat perfect for carrying one, two, three or four persons, for family fun or use as a yacht tender. The Tyee 14 is also well suited for fitting an outboard motor such as the Torqeedo electric outboard or other small motor on the transom. If this is a consideration, be sure to include the motor pad factory option on your order.


Tyee Spirit® 14 Single Slide Seat Sculling Rowboat with Solid Teak Floor

This boat is set up for standard 9’6” (288cm) sculling oars. We stock and can supply Club Style carbon fiber sculling oars that can be shipped along with your boat.

If you require traditional oars we supply the best available. There is a choice of Spruce/Carbon Traditional Oars with Leather collars and pressure cast oarlocks or all Carbon Fiber Traditional Oars with plastic collars and offset oarlocks.

This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 is right at home on the deck of a yacht, at the cabin, on a trailer in the garage or parked on a dock. If stored outside perhaps on Dock Bunk, or a Boat Dolly, or a small boat trailer exposed to weather, fitting it out with Lexan battens and a fitted Sunbrella cover are recommended. If tying to a dock is part of the scenario, consider adding a set of tie-up lines and fenders to your order.

The Tyee 14 is available with the factory option of either a removable solid teak floorboard system or a fully buoyant floor called the Ocean Tender Floor factory option is available. This buoyant floor option adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy, a further safety feature, handy for when the boat is used as a ship’s tender or shore boat. With no one aboard, simply pull the drain plug and the boat self-bails.

Other factory options include a stainless steel keel strip or a custom name on the transom.

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

Brian O’Sullivan, who uses a Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 as the ship’s tender on his 70’ Hatteras, reports:

“Our Tyee 14 gets a lot of use as a slide seat rowing boat for exercise, a rowing fishing boat, and as a sailboat.” Brian reports that it’s “become the ship’s favourite and offers hours of fun every day for the whole family.”

This Classic boat is built to last 100 years or longer by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria BC Canada to provide rowing pleasure for generations. 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 Canadian plus US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.

Purchasers often require explanations or more information. We are happy to offer our assistance either by a voice phone call or by email. Please also call or email to get a quote for a Classic Whitehall Spirit® and accessories delivered to your driveway or cottage anywhere in southern Canada, the mainland USA, or shipped elsewhere. 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.


Tyee Spirit® 14 Single Slide Seat Sculling Rowboat with Ocean Tender Floor

Price Before Options:

$28,995 USD

Complete boat with solid teak woodwork, bronze fittings, lapstrake fiberglass hull, bilge drain/plug, and bronze builder’s plaque – ready to row or scull.

Boat Pricing PDF: Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Single Scull (Slide Seat) / Trad Row Model

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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 14’2″ (4.3 m) Weight 225 lbs (102 kg)
Beam 51″ (130 cm) Power 2-8.5 hp OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-5 (750 lbs/340 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 56 lbs (25 kg)
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Teak floorboards $2649.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $2500.00 USD
Stern motor pad $150.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $695.00 USD

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