Long and lean, every sailors dream, she turns every head in town!
Whitehall rowboats are considered one of the most refined rowboats designs of the 19th century. The basic design is much older and of European ancestry. It strongly resembles a sailing ship's gig, or a Thames river wherry used by watermen as a taxi service. The design is fast, table and tracks beautifully. They were first made in the U.S. at the foot of Whitehall Street in New York City, and were used to ferry goods, services, and people on and off the boats coming into New York Harbor. The boats range from 14 to 22 ft in length, the larger requiring two people to row them.
The Whitehall Hope was a commissioned build at the NWSWB. She was built in 2002, class instructor was Dan Packard (noted Port Townsend shipwright and wood carver). Her design was taken from a 14’ New York-style Whitehall plan by the class.
Her dimensions are 16’ 1.5” LOA, 48.5” beam and draws 12” when loaded.
Displacement is estimated at around 200#
Her building materials are:
She is finished with “boat sauce” inside and topsides, hull is marine enamel
Hope is set up for single or tandem fixed seat rowing, and comes equipped with two sets of custom oars (modified Pete Culler type) and adjustable stretchers.
She comes on a 2002 custom Loadrite trailer, licensed in Washington State, registration is current.
She is tight and right when launched, has had very little use, and is in excellent condition.
Leigh O’Connor, head Boatwright at the school estimates her replacement value at approx. $20,000.00 not including the trailer.
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520 E. Whidbey Ave., Suite 106
Oak Harbor, WA 98277