Single Sculls (x1)
The most popular boat sold, our Single Sculls are a high quality , high performance boats offering all the latest in boat technology for you to be at your best come race day.
All of our boat are made using “sandwich construction”, with honeycomb used throughout our Elite and Elite Carbon boats. The hulls of our Club A and Club B boats use Lantor Coremat as the core material, which gives excellent stiffness and durability.
We ensure the same high quality riggers, fittings and finishing on our elite racing boats are used on all our boats across the range. A rigorous quality control system, with every boat checked for various criteria at each stage of production. Furthermore, all data is recorded and used for future development.
The quality of design, construction and performance of our boats is fast being discovered across the country living up to our belief ‘Quality Does not have to Come at a Price.’
|Crew weight - kgs||50-60||57-70||60-70||70-80||70-83||83-100||100-115|
|Crew weight - lbs||110-132||125-154||132-154||154-176||154-183||183-220||220-253|
|Length - cms||790||778||790||790||800||830||845|
|Moulds||Crew weight||Elite C Upgrade||Elite||Club A||Club B|
FISA Single Scull (1x) minimum weight is 14kg
Full Carbon Upgrade
skins will be 100% carbon from end to end. This results in even greater stiffness, especially for longer
boats, such as 4s and 8s.
The single most important factor to consider when choosing a racing boat is the design weight. To maximise your crew’s speed it is essential that they row in a boat that is designed for their weight.
As at February 2010, we have 21 different moulds for “Olympic” type racing boats (7 for 1s, 6 for 2s, 5 for 4s, and 3 for 8s), all based on tried and tested designs, with proven track records, including FISA's own designs for singles, doubles and fours.
With our range of 21 moulds, which is perhaps the most of any builder, not only will you be rowing in a boat that was designed for a crew of your weight, and is not a "cut down" version of some larger boat, but it is likely that you will have a choice of suitable moulds.
To see our latest list of moulds, please contact us.
Crew weights guide
When ordering boats, please specify the average crew weight required in kilogrammes
1st = 6.35kg, 1lb =0.454kg, with 14lbs to a stone.
Honeycomb or foam sandwich hulls have now become standard for rowing boat construction. The method of construction used throughout the industry is surprisingly similar. A selection of carbon, kevlar and fiberglass cloths are bonded to a core material, usually honeycomb or coremat, these are then heat-cured under vacuum at high temperatures. The standard method used by the majority of high quality boat builders, is however labor intensive. China has adopted all the recent technological advances, and benefits from both a history of experience, and low labor costs. For these simple reasons, China is rising to the top in the boat building industry.
Boat Colours and Boat Names
The standard color for Swift boats is white hull and canvas decks, with black tips for the bow and stern, and black trim on the saxboard btops and wave breaker. The deck joint line is also black. For the hull and decks, we use 3 coats of a UV resistant polyurethane paint, with 2 additional coats of trim, to help protect your boat, especially the most vulnerable areas,