The Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11’6” Sailboat is called the “Adult Sailing Dinghy” because there’s room for one adult seated comfortably aft, and one or two people and a picnic basket or the family dog forward.

This rowboat handles superbly under sail in both light airs or high winds. The fuller hull shape produces a lift effect when sailing hard on the wind keeping the boat dry and stable. Downwind, the Westcoast 11.6 scoots along and is a joy to be aboard. If the wind dies just drop sails and row home at 3 to 5 knots under oars. Some owners fit the boat with a small outboard motor for fishing. The Torqueedo Electric Outboard is a popular choice.

The Westcoast 11.6 is rigged with a 56’ mainsail and jib and a removable bowsprit. The complete rig sets up in minutes. The mast simply drops into its socket or stows within the boat. For jib handling there are optional gunnel mounted Jib Jammer Racks.  See: Sailing Gear Page for more accessories.

The boat floats in only 6” (15cm) of water with the centerboard and rudder fully retracted. This boat can sail in quite shallow water and is very easy to land or launch on a beach.

This boat can be fitted with an optional sliding seat sculling unit.

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.

This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 comes with an impeccable lapstrake fiberglass hull, solid teak woodwork, copper riveted gunnels, custom cast bronze fittings, bilge drain/plug, and a bronze builder’s plaque.

The Westcoast 11.6 is right at home on the deck of a yacht, at the cottage, parked on a Dock Bunk or stored on a Boat Dolly or a small boat trailer in the garage. If the boat is stored outside, we recommend adding a Sunbrella cover and Lexan battens to keep it pristine. For tying up to a dock add a set of tie-up lines and fenders to your order.

There is a factory option of a  Solid Teak Floor or an Ocean Tender Fully Buoyant Floor which adds extra reserve buoyancy to the boat. Simply pull the drain plug and the empty boat will self-bail. Other Factory Options include a Stainless-Steel Keel Strip or a Custom Name. Check out the sailing options on the Sailing Gear Accessories Page.


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

This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria, BC. It’s a sailing rowboat built to last 100 years providing sailing and rowing pleasure for generations. It is CE certified and Canadian, and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.

There are videos on How to Sail and How to Slide Seat Scull and How to Row Fixed Seat for those who prefer to teach themselves.

Call 1-844-880-5151 or email for a quote including delivery to your driveway, cottage, or marina anywhere in southern Canada or the mainland USA. We ship crated boats worldwide via ocean cargo. Whitehall Spirit® rowing boat owners are now located in over 52 countries.

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Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 Sailing Fixed Seat Rowboat

Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 Sailing Fixed Seat Rowboat

Owner Rick Thomas:

“I’ve had more fun sailing this boat than I ever did with my 35’ keelboat plus, I keep it for free parked on my boat trailer.”

Price Before Options:

$30,995 USD


Hand-built lapstrake style fiberglass hull with built-in buoyancy, bilge drain and plug, finely finished solid teak gunnels and fixed seats. It also includes four bronze oarlock bases, a bow eye, stern eyes, and custom cast bronze bow and stern fittings. This sailing model is equipped with a cast bronze kick-up center board, kick-up rudder, mast, boom, mainsail, jib, sheets, and halyards, and a bronze builders plaque.

Other options and accessories are available.

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 below 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. We do not recommend a varnish finish on any of our boats, because any coating system will eventually need to be stripped, which will compromise the woodwork itself – it’s costly and time-consuming.

The mast and boom is made from clear, tight-grained Sitka spruce and coated with three coats of marine-quality varnish.

Length 11’6″ (3.5 m) Weight 243 lbs (110 kg)
Beam 54″ (137 cm) Power 2-6.5 hp OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-4 (600 lbs/272 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 36 lbs (16 kg)
Mainsail Area 56 sq ft, 5.6 sq m Optional Jib 20 sq ft, 2 sq m
Centerboard down 2’3″ (69 cm) Bowsprit Add 2′ (0.6 m)
Teak floorboards $3200.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $3695.00 USD
Stern motor pad $385.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $785.00 USD
Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $3200.00 USD

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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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