The Westcoast slide seat single sculling rowboat just flies along using 9’6″ sculls and 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 and workout for the rower.

The ergonomics of the sculling gear is virtually identical to a racing shell, meaning there is no stress on the back, arms, or legs, and the oars are perfectly balanced to the rower. You can row this boat in locations and conditions that are way too rough for a racing scull or even an open water shell. Two or three strokes take her up to speed. Four to 5 knots (6 to 9 km/h) can be maintained for hours with little to no strain on the rower, making it possible to cover great distances in good time.

The Westcoast 11.6 sculling rowboat can carry passengers while in slide seat sculling mode, although some weight or another passenger forward will help to trim the hull for smooth rowing. It easily converts back to a traditional fixed-seat rowboat for transporting people or gear. The slide seat unit itself installs or removes in minutes, converting the boat back to a traditional oars-on-the-gunnel rowboat, perfect for carrying three or four persons or if an outboard motor is utilized. On the sailing version of this model, the slide seat unit mounts over top of the centerboard well. A large stowage locker is built in, accessed through a hatch on the foredeck – a perfect spot for the dog to lounge.

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?’”

Like all Whitehall Spirit® boats, it features built-in buoyancy forward and aft, and is shown here with the optional removable solid teak floorboard system. An “Ocean Tender Floor” is available as well, which adds substantial extra reserve buoyancy (an important safety feature) to the boat, perfect for when the boat is used as a ship’s tender or shoreboat. With no one aboard, simply pull the drain plug and the boat self-bails down to to a dry floor.


Base Price $20,419.00 CAD

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Complete boat with solid teak woodwork, bronze fittings, lapstrake fiberglass hull, bilge drain/plug, maintenance kit, bronze builder’s plaque, & How to Row DVD – ready to row or scull.

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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.
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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