The Westcoast 11.6 slide seat single scull rowboat flies along using 9’6″ sculling oars. It easily handles rowing in nasty chop or waves. Tracking is positive due to the full-length tracking keel. When utilized as a yacht tender or at the cottage, the sliding seat sculling gear provides complete exercise making it a perfect personal gym.
The ergonomics of the sculling gear is virtually identical to a racing shell, meaning there is no stress on the back, arms, or legs. The oars are perfectly balanced to the rower.
This boat handles conditions that are way too rough for a racing scull or even an open water shell. It is an ideal shoreboat or yacht tender, great for out at the cabin, parked on a dock, or on a trailer in the garage.
It can carry passengers while in slide seat sculling mode and easily converts back to a traditional fixed-seat rowboat for transporting more people or gear. Two fixed seat rowing stations enable a choice of rowing position depending on the load carried.
See the Traditional Westcoast 11.6 model for more details about traditional row mode for this boat.
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. Where did you get her?”
This boat is custom made by our master craftsmen in our shop in Victoria, BC Canada. It is sculling boat built to last 100 years or longer providing rowing/sculling fitness and fun 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.
The hull is hand-laid fiberglass, impeccably finished inside and out. The woodwork is solid teak finished in hand-rubbed oil. Maintenance requires only about three hours per year. Copper rivets and roves are used on the gunnel, and the metal fittings are custom-cast bronze.
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 and, if desired, a small motor such as the Torqeedo electric outboard.
It is available with an optional solid teak floorboard or a fully-buoyant “Ocean Tender Floor” which adds substantial extra 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 is also available with Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat gear or as a sailing model. It has also been used extensively as a lifeguard patrol rowboat.
|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||$1916.00 USD|
|Ocean tender fully buoyant floor||$1785.00 USD|
|Stern motor pad||$122.00 USD|
|Stainless steel keel strip||$504.00 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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