Our Heritage Line
The Heritage comes in three sizes, the Heritage 12, the Heritage 15 and the Heritage 18. The Heritage 15 and the Heritage 18 can be rigged to row as a single or a double station. The difference is that the Heritage 15 is a lighter launch, and thus easier to handle, while the Heritage 18 has a longer water line, and thus a better rowing double. Which row boat is best for you? If you will be rowing mostly as a single, the 15 is probably best. If you plan to row mostly as a double (and occasionally as a single) then the 18 is your best bet. The Heritage 12 comes as a single only, but can carry passengers. It is a good choice where space is a concern, for to use as a tender to a big boat. Also, ladies tend to prefer it’s smaller size.
Reminiscent of the romantic rowing craft which graced the waters at the turn of the century, the Heritage line is as much a joy to look at as it is to row. All of our rowboats are crafted using hand-laid fiberglass.
This row boat will probably stay in your family for generations. Its timeless lapstrake hull, swooping sheer and wineglass stern give her classic good looks. At first, one just wants to look at it and imagine the quiet streams and golden sunsets where a Heritage belongs.
Which Heritage is best for you?
Click on Heritage 12, 15, or 18 below, or scroll down to shop now!
Heritage 12 Carbon$8,095.00 – $8,495.00
Heritage 12 Classic Yacht Tender$6,595.00 – $6,995.00
Heritage 12 Sliding Seat Guideboat$6,095.00 – $6,495.00
Heritage 15 Carbon Double$9,795.00 – $10,195.00
Heritage 15 Carbon Single$8,595.00 – $8,995.00
Heritage 15 Classic Double$8,395.00 – $8,795.00
Heritage 15 Classic Single$7,095.00 – $7,495.00
Heritage 15 Double Guideboat$7,795.00 – $8,195.00
Heritage 15 Single Guideboat$5,995.00 – $6,795.00
Heritage 18 Carbon Double$10,395.00 – $10,795.00
Heritage 18 Carbon Single$9,095.00 – $9,495.00
Heritage 18 Classic Double$8,795.00 – $9,195.00
As an exercise rower, she is much better than traditional dinghies, due to her advanced hull shape, light weight, and stiffness. Women often choose the Heritage 12 as a boat that just “fits” better. When used for sliding seat, men seem to prefer the famous glide of the Heritage 15 or 18. But, when there are space limitations, the 12 is perfect. All 3 are stable, allowing the rower to stand. The 12 Yacht Tender is a better “family” sailing version as it carries a smaller, single sail. The 15 and 18 are more high performance with 2 sails.
We’ve built in an enormous amount of safety flotation, much like an inflatable raft has. The entire gunwale is shaped like a large horseshoe, all Coast Guard Certified air chamber flotation. An inflatable has this tube on the outside because it must be round to be made of fabric. We have placed the flotation in the inside and made it an appealing shape to the eye. No longer do yachtsmen need to settle for tenders that have forgotten form in the name of function. This is a romantic rowing craft much like that of which had graced the waters at the turn of the century.
Its timeless lapstrake hull, swooping sheer and wineglass stern give her classic good looks. This graceful craft will probably become a treasured family heirloom, thus: Heritage.
There is an optional second mounting station (for the sliding seat monorail) for those who wish to better relocate weight in the boat when passengers are aboard. The floor is non-skid, and there are over-sized lifting rings, bow and stern, for davits. New for yachtsmen is an optional all white gunwale, so there won’t be any chance of scuff marks against your main vessel.
What’s Her Best Feature?
Versatility to fit your lifestyle. Take a partner, or pile in the kids. Row hard or just sail. Clamp on a two-horsepower motor. Pack a lunch and go exploring. Strap it on the car for summer vacation.
Built with a wider hull than rowing shells, the Heritage is terrifically stable. This allows the rower to stand while launching or even at sea. One can even stand and cast a fishing pole. The Heritage also has a prominent bow enabling it to charge into the roughest seas. The deep-tracking keel and high stern will thrill you as you surf down sea. This is the first truly “ocean-capable” sliding-seat rowing craft. No more waiting for calm weather to row!
The sail/row design is well thought out so you may do both at once: row out, then sail home. Everything is cleanly designed to remove and re-attach instantly, even at sea.