We started by tapping 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.We have also since partnered with Graeme King (ex Harvard Boatman) to design a more stable and east 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
The King 4+ and 8+ hull shape (designed by ex-Harvard Boatman Graeme King) has a slightly flatter hull design compared to the WinTech Racing Filter range, more rocker in the keel, a larger fin and rudder and a roomier coxes seat. This is an easy hull to sit and manoeuvre making it an ideal choice for university and college crews who often have less time on the water.
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.