The hull is hand-laid fiberglass, impeccably finished inside and out. The woodwork is solid teak finished in hand-rubbed oil. Maintenance requires only about three hours per year. Copper rivets and roves are used on the gunnel, and the metal fittings are custom-cast bronze.
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.
It is available with an 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 is also available with Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat gear or as a sailing model. It has also been used extensively as a lifeguard patrol rowboat.