We started by working with one of the sport’s most decorated and accomplished racing shell designers, Klaus Filter. Over the past 50 years, Filter-designed boats have won more international gold medals than any other hull and Klaus continues to refine his designs as our Chief Designer.
We have also since partnered with Graeme King (ex Harvard Boatman) to design a more stable and easy to steer hull optimised for university and college crews with less water-time.
Our designers and engineering team use the latest CAD software to design and analyse the hull and cockpit to optimise performance, ergonomics and aesthetic design. This same process is applied to the design and construction of the small parts and fittings too.
RACING HULL SHAPES
Designed for: Efficiency
Klaus Filter was the only slender hull designer to empirically test and account for human impact on rowing shells. He calculated and applied extensive data to refine the shape, waterline, and thus the wetted surface accordingly. What you get is a pragmatic hull that’s optimised for thru-water performance when rowed.
Designed for: University & College Crews
Available in 4+ and 8+ the King (designed by ex-Harvard Boatman Graeme King) is a staple of US Collegiate & Junior Rowing Programmes. This smooth running, fast yet stable hull holds course records at many regattas and head races including Head of the Charles.
It’s long waterline helps fight boat check and porpoising, the large fin helps stabilise your crew and the higher rocker with responsive rudder makes this hull easy to manoeuvre, perfect for curvy venues.
The combination of speed, stability and manoeuvrability make this an ideal choice for university and college crews who often have less water time compared to other programmes.
RECREATIONAL HULL SHAPE
Broader beam, shallower hull curve, these shells provide a greater level of stability than their pure racing brethren, but still offer manoeuvrability and sleekness not typically found in this class of recreational boat.