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Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat

Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat In the 1990s, designer Harold Aune was asked to help design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat that is easily handled [...]

Minto 9’ 3″ Rowing Tender

Prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, small rowboat or even as a sailing boat, the Minto rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. According to retired boat builder Les Curley, in the late 1950s the “original” wooden hull was found washed up on the grounds of “Our Lady Minto [...]

A Freshly Minted Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Slide Seat Rowboat

Here’s a fly around view of a freshly minted classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Slide Seat Rowboat fitted with a fully buoyant ocean tender floor. This boat also features optional lifting eyes to enable the owner to hoist it up onto the deck of a larger boat where it will rest in chocks on [...]

What is the Best Rowboat for Exercise and Fitness

This is a question we are asked often at boat shows and on social media. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of exercise and want to be active while they are outdoors. They already know that rowing is good exercise, but what they want to know is what kind of rowboat is the [...]

Whitehall Case Study: Westcoast Lifeguard Patrol Boat – City of Vancouver, BC Lifeguards

In 2000, when the City of Vancouver embarked on replacing inventory in their fleet of wooden lifeguard patrol boats, they contacted Whitehall Rowing & Sail in Victoria, BC. Whitehall was asked if one of their models could be adapted and customized for use as a replacement for Vancouver’s aging wooden lap strake (clinker style) fleet. [...]

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