The Tyee Spirit® 14 Fixed Seat Traditional Rowboat is renowned for the way it carries a load and comfortably handles wind, waves, and choppy tidal waters. It has a fullness of beam which extends along the hull, and the transom is three inches broader than the Whitehall Spirit® 14. The Tyee 14 traditional rowboat has an “untucked” 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 outboard.
This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria BC Canada. It is a rowing boat built to last 100 years or longer providing rowing pleasure 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 and US Coast Guard approved. Built-in buoyancy makes it virtually unsinkable.
Two full-size rowing stations enable tandem rowing or a choice of rowing position depending on the load aboard. With no load aboard, it is usually rowed from the aft position. It can easily be handled by one person. It can also be rowed, although less efficiently, facing forward while sitting in the aft (rear) position using the forward oarlocks. The forward storage locker enables gear such as small gas tanks, tackle boxes, or lifejackets to be left aboard, dry and secure.
For the traditional rower, this model represents a boat that is practical and perfect for rowing in lakes or the ocean and easily handles rough water. It was designed and built originally by the famous pioneer boat builder Joe Painter in 1910, specifically for rowboat salmon fishing off the coast of Campbell River, BC.
Owner Raul Barbarbieri of Milan, Italy, states:
“My Tyee 14 traditional rowboat is beautiful and her harmonious and classic lines have a fascination that is lacking in modern boats. Looking at her, one can understand the care and love that went into her making: the apparent simplicity of detail denotes careful study to identify simple and perfect solutions, the working, both of the glass fiber and of the wooden parts, a truly amazing finish.”
An optional solid teak floorboard system is available as well as a fully buoyant “Ocean Tender Floor” which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy to the boat.
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||14’2″ (4.3 m)||Weight||210 lbs (95 kg)|
|Beam||51″ (130 cm)||Power||2-8.5 hp OB|
|Depth||18″ (46 cm)||Persons||1-5 (750 lbs/340 kg)|
|Draft||6″ (15 cm)||Floorboard||Add 56 lbs (25 kg)|
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|Teak floorboards||$2486.00 USD|
|Ocean tender fully buoyant floor||$2275.00 USD|
|Stern motor pad||$122.00 USD|
|Stainless steel keel strip||$552.00 USD|
|Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers)||$2256.00 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.
Ordering/Delivery Details & Policies
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