HOW ARE COASTAL BOATS DIFFERENT TO TRADITIONAL ROWING BOATS?
In general, coastal rowing skiffs are built to handle rough water conditions safely. They are wider and deeper than traditional boats. The strong lip joint construction around boat increases overall durability and stiffness, making the boats easy to carry and crucially helps repel water when rowing through waves.
WHAT ARE THE BOATS MADE OF?
Swift Coastal racing boats are built using sandwich construction with fiberglass cloth and Lantor coremat with carbon tape for reinforcement of high stress areas. All of our coastal racing boats weigh in right at the FISA minimums allowed. They have a tough gel coat finish, with light grey hulls and choice of 4 colors for the upper part.
DO THE BOATS MEET NZ MARINE STANDARDS?
Yes Rowing NZ Safety Rules apply when on the water and they are also FISA certified.
WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE?
The boats come with standard fittings - complete set up of riggers, rudder cox seat (quads) etc. Extras include boat bags, boat slings, oars and trolleys.
DO I HAVE TO BE A SMALL PERSON TO COX?
No, any body shape can be accommodated in the comfortable quad cox seat.
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
Exchange rates means the prices can vary.
Talk to us about Finance Options.
WHAT TYPE OF OARS ARE USED?
Regular sculling oars. The Swift strengthened - purpose built oars will handle the rougher coastal conditions.
CAN I TRY BEFORE I BUY?
Yes, definitely. If you're unable to come to Nelson for a trial run, please still get in touch and we will see if we can put you in contact with a club or owner from another area. Another option, is to experience our boats on one of our amazing rowing tours. More information here.
WHAT SIZE ARE THEY?
Singles are 600cm length, 75cm width & 35+2kg in weight. Doubles are 750cm length, 100cm width & 65+3kg in weight. Quads are 1070cm length, 130cm width & 155+4kg in weight.
Full specs are available here
WHAT AFTER SALES SERVICE IS AVAILABLE?
We are not 'box sellers' - we are relationship builders. Just pick up the phone and give us a call.
DO YOU SWEEP OR SCULL?
Mainly scull. However, sweep oar is an option. Just talk to us.
WHAT COLOURS CAN I ORDER?
Deck options are red, blue, yellow or white. If these colours are not in stock, you'll need to allow 8-10 weeks lead time.
WHAT ARE THE LEAD TIMES?
If boats are not available from stock you'll need to allow about 8-10 weeks from time of payment.
IS THERE A WARRANTY?
Coastal boats come with a 5 year warranty, riggers and attachments have a 3 year warranty. Contact us with any issues as boats need to be repaired under warranty in Nelson with our approved repairer. Conditions apply. Options are repair or replacement, depending on situation.
WHERE CAN I GO RACING?
We are planning to facilitate coastal beach sprint racing off the famous Tahuna Beach in Nelson and other events in Tasman Bay. Subscribe through our website and you'll be kept up to date.