The Westcoast 11.6 slide seat sculling rowboat flies across the water rowed by a single rower with a pair of ultra-light carbon sculling oars. It nicely handles rowing in nasty chop, wind, waves, or boat wakes and conditions that are far too rough for a racing shell or open water shell. Tracking is positive due to the full-length keel.

Used as a personal gym at the cottage, or the yacht, it provides full body exercise while breathing fresh clean air. Doctors and health professionals recommend rowing because it’s a low impact, full body exercise using up to 90% of your muscles including both legs at once to power up the stroke. No stress on the knees while burning up to twice the calories as jogging. Great for stress relief, cardio, weight control, cross training, rehab and just plain enjoyment. To teach yourself to row check out  How To Slide Seat Row by Olympic Gold Rower Adam Kreek.

The ergonomics of the rowing gear is close to a standard racing shell with standard 9’6” (288cm) sculling oars. We can supply Carbon Fiber Club Style Scull Oars  These can added to your order delivered to you with your boat.

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, or a small motor such as the Torqeedo Electric Outboard.  For use with an outboard motor add the factory optional  Motor Pad to your order.

For fixed seat traditional rowing 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. The metal fittings are custom-cast bronze.

This boat can be parked on a dock, the deck of a yacht, 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 add 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 rowboat built to last 100 years  providing rowing or sculling, fitness and fun, for generations of rowers. Our commitment to highest possible quality with superior design makes this the best boat of its size in the marketplace. It is CE certified plus Canadian and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.

Maintenance involves cleaning the teak and applying a coat of teak oil requiring under 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” adding substantial 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  by simply swopping the rowing unit for the supplied fixed seat, with the option of being ordered as a Sailing Model with all three modes integrated into the same boat. It has been used extensively and is available as a Lifeguard Patrol Rowboat.

Call 1-844-880-5151 or email to get a quote for a Classic Whitehall Spirit® and accessories delivered to your driveway, cottage, or marina anywhere in southern Canada or the mainland USA. We ship worldwide with Whitehall Spirit® rowing boat owners now located in over 52 countries.

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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?”

Price Before Options:

$26,195 USD


Hand built lapstrake styled fibreglass hull with built in buoyancy, bilge drain and plug, one slide seat unit with hinged cast bronze outriggers and gated oarlocks, solid teak finely finished gunnels and fixed seats plus one detachable seat, 4 bronze traditional oarlock bases, bow eye, stern eyes, custom cast bronze bow and stern fittings, and a bronze builders plaque.

Other options and accessories are available.

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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 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 $3290.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $3100.00 USD
Rowing Footstops Standard
Stern motor pad $310.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $785.00 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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