Whitehall Pulling Boat (2009)

This is a stunning example of a 14ft 8inch, Whitehall Pulling boat which was built in 2009 at the Lyme Regis Boatbuilding Academy. As such it has been finished to an extremely high standard by a talented boatbuilder that lavished hundreds of hours in completing this boat for his own use and pleasure.

It is in excellent condition having been lightly used and stored in a boat shed. 

The Whitehall is from a traditional design and is based on the designs by John Gardner of Mystic Seaport.

 

The original Whitehall Pulling boats of the C19th were used for ferrying men and supplies to visiting windjammers as they came into port. Apparently, they transported all sorts of 'essentials' out to the sail trading vessels including fresh fruit and vegetables, new recruits (press gangers) and amorous women of a certain profession were also popular cargoes. No matter their original cargo their crew favoured these boats over all others, as they were fast, easy to row and stable in carrying cargo.

 

Today, these attributes still prove popular and these craft remain popular as fast and stable rowers and tenders for traditional boats that will beat that old rubber dinghy for sheer good looks and better manners as a sea boat, as well as a practical alternative to canoes for young families as well as for ol' timers or young bucks who want to show off their rowing ability to a sweetheart.

The look is traditional but the build is made using modern techniques that provide for a long life and ease of care and maintenance . This particular boat has the added versatility of single or tandem rowing positions; forward and aft. She has mahogany planking and transom. Frames are of oak, sole boards are larch. Traditional copper roves and nails are used throughout. First launched in Lyme Regis in June 2009 she has been freshly painted and varnished in 2016 and so looks the part, is in excellent conditio and ready for a new owner. 

 

The boat is sold with a good quality trailer, rowlocks and oars. The boat could be easily adpated to sail if desired.

The look is traditional but the build is made using modern techniques that provide for a long life and ease of care and maintenance . This particular boat has the added versatility of single or tandem rowing positions; forward and aft. She has mahogany planking and transom. Frames are of oak, sole boards are larch. Traditional copper roves and nails are used throughout. First launched in Lyme Regis in June 2009 she has been freshly painted and varnished in 2016 and so looks the part, is in excellent conditio and ready for a new owner. 

 

The boat is sold with a good quality trailer, rowlocks and oars. The boat could be easily adpated to sail if desired.

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