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Whitehall

Maine Whitehalls

For centuries the Whitehall has been known for being fast, seaworthy and beautiful. It’s roots go back to the early 1800’s when these boats were the workboats of the busy harbors, ferrying captains, guests, businessmen and seamen to and from their schooners. Today’s modern mariner, with an interest in fitness and and a desire for an environmentally sound workout that is easy on the body and mind, will find that the Whitehall rowboat is again relevant. Our Maine Whitehall tender is an adaptation of a Whitehall that has been gracing Maine’s Harbors for many years. The lines were taken from an old, much loved and used rowboat.

Most noteworthy is that you will appreciate what an absolute delight she is to row.

Our handcrafted Maine Whitehall is made of high performance marine meranti plywood with epoxied seams. Cottrell Boatbuilding’s whitehalls are trimmed in either teak or mahogany (transom, seats and rails), oiled or varnished. Finally, we finish the whitehall tender with multiple coats of top quality Epifanes and Petit’s paints and varnishes. Each Cottrell Boatbuilding Whitehall comes complete with the proper handcrafted oars made by Wes Reddick of Rower’s Oars.

I love this boat! She handles like a dream and is fast as the wind. Well balanced, light and smooth, with perfectly matched oars. What’s more, she is beautiful. The guys at NSY tease me by saying I should put a motor on her. I enjoy telling them Camellia is a rowing boat!! Thanks for a perfect work of art and the most funt boat I have ever owned.
~ Mary Johnstone

Our Maine Whitehall is available in three sizes: 10’, 12’ 6” and 15’.

10’ Maine Whitehall AKA “The Tadpole Tender”

There are plenty of dinghy’s at the dock, but not many are proper yacht tenders. Our tadpole Tender is.

Scaled down from our original 12’6” she has all the wonderful rowing attributes that a good Whitehall is known for making her a fabulous Whitehall tender. She tows particularly well, can rest aboard a swim platform, hang from davits or even stow away on a cabin top. There’s plenty of room for passengers and gear and still plenty of freeboard. What you will appreciate the most is what an absolute delight she is to row.

10ʹ Maine Whitehall AKA “Tadpole Tender”

  • LOA: 10ʹ 2ʺ
  • Beam: 45ʺ
  • Weight: 72 lbs.
  • Finish
    • Oak: $7,495
    • Mahogany: $7,995
    • Teak: call for pricing please
  • This whitehall can also be built with traditional plank on frame construction.
  • Contact us for quote.

12’ 6” Maine Whitehall

This is the handcrafted Maine whitehall we started with many years ago. This is the ideal boat for one or two rowers. She is seaworthy, a pleasure to row and is easily handled by one or two persons. It’s a fabulous boat for the lake or saltwater. She makes a great beach boat for the family cottage, and is also easily trailered if your adventures call for it.

12′ Maine Whitehall

  • LOA: 12ʹ 6ʺ
  • Beam: 47ʺ
  • Weight: 90 lbs.
  • Finish
    • Oak : $8,995
    • Mahogany: $9,495
    • Teak: call for pricing please
  • This whitehall can also be built with traditional plank on frame construction.
  • Contact us for quote.

15′ Maine Whitehall

For the traditional rower, our 15’ is an excellent choice. She is the perfect size boat for rowing on lakes, rivers and the ocean. This whitehall handles rough water very well. She rows easily and the resulting glide from one stroke is both delightful and rewarding. In addition, the classic full-length keel keeps the whitehall tender tracking straight while under way, a very useful characteristic for long-distance rowing.

15′ Maine Whitehall

  • LOA: 15ʹ
  • Beam: 48ʺ
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Finish
    • Oak: $11,495
    • Mahogany: $11,995
    • Teak: call for pricing please
  • This whitehall can also be built with traditional plank on frame construction.
  • Contact us for quote.