The Westcoast 11.6 slide seat single scull rowboat flies across the water powered by a pair of ultra-light carbon fiber sculling oars. It easily handles rowing in nasty chop, waves, or boat wakes. Tracking is positive due to the full-length tracking keel. When rowing at the cottage, or used as a personal gym on a yacht, sliding seat sculling provides complete full body exercise while on the water breathing in fresh clean air.
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. There is no stress on the knees, and you burn up to twice the calories as jogging. Perfect for stress relief, cardio, weight control, cross training, rehab and just plain enjoyment. To learn more about slide seat sculling or how to teach yourself to row check out our How To Slide Seat Row by Olympic Gold Rower Adam Kreek.
The ergonomics of the sculling gear are virtually identical to a racing shell and there is little to no stress on the back, arms or legs. Any standard 9’6” (288cm) sculling oar will work but If you require a pair of sculling oars we recommend the Carbon Fiber Club Style Scull Oars we stock and can add to your order and ship to you along with your boat.
The Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 handles wave conditions that are way too rough for a racing shell or even an open water shell. We have had reports from owners that were caught out rowing in extreme conditions and the boat handled it very well with no problems.
The Westcoast 11.6 has an “untucked” full transom rather than the “wineglass” shape of a Whitehall. The fuller hull shape adds buoyancy aft, making the boat suitable for carrying a heavier load, and, if desired, a small motor such as the Torqeedo Electric Outboard. Just be sure to add the factory option of a Motor Pad.
It can carry passengers while in slide seat sculling mode and easily converts back to a traditional fixed-seat rowboat for transporting more people or gear. Two fixed seat rowing stations enable a choice of rowing position depending on the load carried.
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.
The hull is hand-laid fiberglass, impeccably finished inside and out. The woodwork is solid teak finished in hand-rubbed oil. Copper rivets and roves are used on the gunnel, and the metal fittings are custom-cast bronze.
It is an ideal shore boat or yacht tender, great for keeping at the cottage, parked on a dock, or on a trailer in the garage. If the boat is going to be stored outside on a Boat Dolly, Boat Bunk or small boat trailer, we recommend adding a Sunbrella cover and Lexan Battens to your order to keep the boat pristine.
If tying up to a dock is part of your planned use, consider adding a set of Tie-up Lines and Fenders to your order.
This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria, BC Canada. It is a sculling boat built to last 100 years or longer providing rowing/sculling fitness and fun 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, Canadian and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.
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.
It is available with a Factory Optional Solid Teak Floorboard or a fully-buoyant “Ocean Tender Floor” which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy to the boat. The forward storage locker enables gear such as small gas tanks, tackle boxes, or lifejackets to be left aboard, dry, and secure.
This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 Slide Seat Sculling model, like all our models, is also a Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat gear by simply swopping the rowing unit for the supplied fixed seat, or as an option of being ordered as a Sailing Model with all three modes integrated into the same boat. Finally, it has been used extensively and is available as a Lifeguard Patrol Rowboat.
Call or email to get a quote for a Classic Whitehall Spirit® and accessories delivered to your driveway or cottage anywhere in southern Canada or the mainland USA. We also ship worldwide with Whitehall Spirit® rowing boat owners now located in over 52 countries.
Purchasers often require explanations or further information. We are happy to offer our assistance either by a voice phone call or by email. Please call or email to get a quote for your 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.
Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 Slide Seat Sculling Rowboat with Ocean Tender Floor
What People Are Saying
Henry Turkel of San Francisco reports:
“My Westcoast 11.6 sculling rowboat certainly blows by other rowing dinghies of comparable size, and she turns heads and drops jaws whenever I row through an anchorage at speed. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard “That sure is a pretty boat and where did you get her?”
Base Price: $26,995 USD
Boat Pricing PDF: Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11’6″ Slide Seat Sculling Model
Classic Whitehall Models Accessories USD Pricing PDF: Download Here
|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)|
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|Teak floorboards||$2200.00 USD|
|Ocean tender fully buoyant floor||$2100.00 USD|
|Stern motor pad||$150.00 USD|
|Stainless steel keel strip||$650.00 USD|
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