The Westcoast 11’6” Sailing Rowboat is known as “The Adult Sailing Dinghy”. This is because there’s room for one large adult seated comfortably in the aft end, and one or two more, and perhaps a picnic basket forward.

The Westcoast 11.6 sailing rowboat is rigged with an attractive standing lug sail with a 56 square foot area plus a jib with a removable bowsprit. This efficient, easily-handled rig sets up in less than five minutes. The mast simply lifts out of its socket to stow within the row boat. The mainsail can be tacked across in full control easily using only the mainsheet.

The large kick-up rudder and cast bronze centerboard, require only 6” (15cm) inches of water to float with the centerboard and rudder fully raised up so it can sail in shallow water and is very easy to land or launch from a beach.

This rowboat handles and performs superbly under sail in both light or high winds. The hull shape forward produces a lift effect when sailing hard on the wind. This keeps the boat very dry and stable in windy conditions. Off the wind, the Westcoast 11.6 sail model scoots along and is a joy to be aboard.

This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria, BC and is a sailing rowboat built to last 100 years or longer providing sailing and 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.

The low integral centerboard trunk containing the solid cast bronze centerboard allows the boat to be fitted with an optional sliding seat sculling unit, complete with hinged bronze outriggers and optional 9’6″ open-water sculling oars. Conversion back to a traditional rowboat or a sailboat takes only minutes. It’s fully beachable and is well suited as a shoreboat for a sailing or power yacht. Explore new areas or load it up for camping expeditions.

The Westcoast 11.6 features solid teak woodwork, bronze fittings, lapstrake fiberglass hull, bilge drain/plug, maintenance kit, bronze builder’s plaque, two fixed seat rowing stations, pivoting bronze centerboard, kick-up rudder, Spruce mast, boom and lug, mainsail, jib, sailing gear – ready to row or sail.

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

Base Price $34,295 USD

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    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 $2400.00 USD
    Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $2200.00 USD
    Stern motor pad $182.00 USD
    Stainless steel keel strip $650.00 USD
    Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $2600.00 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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    Westcoast 11.6 Standard Sailing Rowboat with Optional Slide Seat Whitehall Rowing and Sail

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