Competitive rowing boats

Enlarge Team Dory wooden racing boat for four rowers

Team Dory wooden racing boat for four rowers

Fyne Boat Kits have a range of competitive fixed-seat wooden rowing boat kits that are quick to build and are proven race-winners. The kits cost much less than traditionally-built rowing boats and, due to their modern construction, are lighter and stiffer than most similar boats. They are a great choice for rowing clubs wanting to build low-cost traditional-looking wooden boats that will win races.

Our kits contain everything that is needed to build the boat, except a few basic tools and consumables and the final paint and varnish. The plywood panels are accurately computer-cut with pre-cut joints, pre-drilled tie holes and panel location marks. The kits include all the necessary epoxy resin, fillers, copper ties, fibreglass fabric and solid wood. Our construction manuals are very detailed and we provide free technical support throughout the building process.

The speed and ease of construction, together with the low price of the kits, make for a low barrier to entry for small rowing clubs who don't have the time or experience to build a less advanced plywood kit. Boats built from our kits are fully coated with epoxy resin, eliminating most of the maintenence required for traditional wooden boats.

The Whitby Fisherman's Amateur Rowing Club won both the four-oared category and the veterans over-40 category in the 2014 Great River Race on the Thames in their Northeaster Dory, Griffin, which they built from our standard rowing kit. Several other rowing clubs have also built Northeaster Dories.

Following their success racing their Northeaster Dory, the Whitby club approached us to provide a kit for a stitch-and-glue rendition of a traditional Cornish pilot gig, something nobody had attempted before. The first Whitby Pilot Gig, Monarch, carried the team to victory – just four months after the build was started – in the twenty-mile New Waterloo Dispatch Race, which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.

Northeaster Dory rowing boat

Northeaster Dory

A 17 foot clinker dory for solo or tandem rowing or sailing.

  • £1475Rowing kit
  • £1407Sloop rig sailing option
  • £130Sloop rig rope package
  • £1259Lug rig sailing option
  • £59Lug rig rope package
  • £104Lifting rudder option
  • £344Broken inwales option
  • £98Plans and manual
  • £58Strongback plans supplement
  • £30Study manual
  • £1PDF study plans

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The stable and fast Team Dory rowing boat for competition and expedition rowing

Team Dory

A stable and fast team rowing boat for competition and expedition rowing with a low barrier to entry.

  • £2950Team Dory kit
  • £1PDF study plans

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The Whitby Pilot Gig is a wooden racing boat for six-oared team rowing that is quick to build and based on a traditional Cornish Pilot Gig

Whitby Pilot Gig

A wooden racing boat for six-oared team rowing that is quick to build and as elegantly proportioned as the traditional Cornish Pilot Gig hulls.

  • £4500Whitby Pilot Gig kit
  • £3600Whitby Pilot Gig plywood only

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All prices include VAT.