The Zephyr hull shape was designed by Naval Architect Ted Van Dusen. It is designed to be stable enough for a novice to feel comfortable on the first row, yet provide the necessary feedback to improve technique. It is very easy to reenter after a capsize, with no fear of damage. It's advanced hull shape feels surprisingly fast and lively for such a stable shell and experienced rowers can have an enjoyably productive workout in it. We have built it to be extremely sturdy for club and school use and it's the perfect family boat.
Cored-construction hull and deck. Honeycomb fiberglass outer skin and Kevlar inner skin. Full length foam cored Kevlar frame 3 layer hull and 1.5mm soric cored deck. High performance vinyl-ester resin is nearly as strong as the best epoxies and is much tougher than any other resin. The rigging is made of heavy wall tubing and will not bend, slip, or go out of adjustment. The boat has no fragile edges to crack or hang up on the dock. All rigging is bolted into heavily reinforced sections of the hull and will not pull loose. All screws are backed up with extra Kevlar pads and cemented in epoxy. The Kevlar full length frame and 3 layer hull provide tremendous impact resistance.
Adjustable for height, pitch, and spread. Adjustable tracks. Anodized aluminum rigger is removable with six nuts. Concept II oar locks. The rigger forms a convenient handle, and a center hatch allows access to adjust tracks and for storage. Several optional handle configurations make carrying easy.
Seat: Molded dual action seat with 32 inch adjustable tracks and an extra wide wheel base of 11 inches for added stability and clearance for your calves.
Stretchers: Peinert designed fiberglass clog foot board with foam padded straps. Provides secure comfortable footing for all sizes of feet. Track shoes optional.