Recreational / Touring Boats

The type of boats generally used for recreational rowing and touring are based on the continental  "C" type coxed quads. They are wider and more stable than racing boats, whilst having the same "feel" and requiring similar technique to row.

The "official" specification of a coxed quad "C" gig is as follows:

  • Length 11 metres
  • Width 80 cm at the widest point
  • Weight approx 80 kg

This is about 20 kg heavier than a racing four, but can still be lifted by 4 strong or 6 average people. A reasonably competent crew can average 10 km per hour, and of course, there's plenty of room for spare kit and refreshments.

Here are links to various manufacturers, with their UK distributors if available