The Westcoast 11.6 can row in nasty conditions that’s impossible for most boats this size. It’s very stable and seaworthy.

A steady speed of 3 to 4 knots (5 to 9 km/h) can be maintained for hours.

Designed by Rudy Kirmshe in 1971 as a rowboat for family use, or a yacht tender  for easy rowing with three or four adults aboard.

It is a single position rowboat with two rowing positions. With one person aboard it’s rowed from the mid seat. With two persons, rowing from the forward seat trims the boat nicely.  For three or more row from either seat.

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 teak gunnels and the fittings are custom-cast bronze.

Options include a pair of 8’ Spruce/Carbon Traditional Oars with Leather Collars and pressure cast Oarlocks, a Stainless Steel Keel Strip, Sunbrella Boat Cover with Lexan Battens or a set of Tie-up Lines and Fenders.

Factory options include a Solid Teak Floor or an Ocean Tender Fully Buoyant Floor that adds substantial reserve buoyancy to the boat, great for when the boat is used as a ship’s tender or shore boat. Simply pull the drain plug and the empty boat will self-bail.

Other Factory Options include a Custom Name on the Transom.

Small gas tanks, tackle boxes, or lifejackets can be kept dry and safe in the forward storage locker.

The wide buoyant stern is ideal for an outboard motor.  Check out the Torqeedo Electric Outboard.  Be sure to add the factory optional Motor Pad to your order.

The Westcoast 11.6 is at right at home on the deck of a yacht, at the cottage, on a trailer in the garage. If parked outside on a Dock Bunk or Boat Dolly or boat trailer a Boat Cover and Cover Battens is recommended to keep it pristine.

Like all Classic Whitehall Spirit® boats it’s CE certified plus Canadian, and US Coast Guard approved.  It’s fully buoyant and  built to last 100 years.

Call us at 1-844-880-5151 or email with questions or to book your order. We are happy to provide personal expertise based on over 40 years experience and feedback from thousands of happy owners.

Harold Aune says:

“Marie and I used the Westcoast 11.6 for several years as our ship’s tender on our 47’ sailboat Physis. It is an amazing boat that serves us well in all sorts of conditions. Ours is rigged for sailing and with slide seat sculling gear which keep us fit and healthy.”

Price Before Options:

$19,995 USD


Hand built lapstrake styled fibreglass hull with built-in buoyancy, bilge drain and plug, finely finished solid teak gunnels and fixed seats, four bronze oarlock bases, bow eye, stern eyes, custom cast bronze bow and stern fittings, 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 – teak does not require varnish finish.

Length 11’6″ (3.5 m) Weight 175 lbs (79 kg)
Beam 54″ (137 cm) Power 2-6.5 hp OB
Depth 18″ (46 cm) Persons 1-4 (650 lbs/295 kg)
Draft 6″ (15 cm) Floorboard Add 36 lbs (16 kg)
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Teak floorboards $2995.00 USD
Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $2990.00 USD
Stern motor pad $310.00 USD
Stainless steel keel strip $785.00 USD
Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $3200.00 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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