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.

Many notable persons have enjoyed rowing and salmon fishing from this design including Zane Grey, Bob Hope, and John Wayne.

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.

This Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 model is also available with slide seat sculling gear or as a sailing model and also as a fishing rowboat model.

Here are links to videos on How to Sail and How to Slide Seat Scull and How to Row Fixed Seat available for those who may want to teach themselves to row sail or scull.

Base Price $33,795 CAD

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    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 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 $3,445 CAD
    Ocean tender fully buoyant floor $3,250 CAD
    Stern motor pad $195 CAD
    Stainless steel keel strip $905 CAD
    Slide seat unit (includes hinged bronze outriggers) $3,380 CAD
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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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