Little is known about the origins of the Whitehall but the elegant and practical design was first used in New York in the early 1800â²s by navy builders. It was used as a workhorse carrying cargo and men to and from ships in harbor and ranged in size from 12 footers up to 24 feet.
Our Whitehall 13â and 17â are traditionally designed rowboats with the distinctive wineglass stern. The principle difference between the two models is that the 13â² design is lapstrake hull with a liner and has an adjustable single rowing seat. The 17â² has a smooth skin hull with two fixed seats giving you the flexibility to row single or double.
The more popular Whitehall 13 design can easily be rowed by one person with room for two passengers. The adjustable rowing seat is teak and the passengersâ are fiberglass offering positive buoyancy adding to the boatâs stability and seaworthiness. It can also be towed behind a larger boat as a tender and carried on a car to any destination. And for those times when you want a little power the transom on either model can accommodate a two or three horsepower engine as long as you donât mind using a tiller extension when boating alone.
As with all Rossiter Boats, the Whitehalls are built for each individual customer and, as such, you can choose from a range of colour combinations to match your tastes. You also have the option of Kevlar if you would like yours a little lighter.
Draft: 0 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 3 ft. 10 in.
Max load: 500
Standard features: Wineglass stern
Motor mount will accommodate up to a three horsepower outboard motor - tiller extension reccommended
All Stainless Steel fasteners
Unsinkable level flotation
13' is suitable for use as a tender
7'6" Sitka Spruce spoon blade oars
Choice of colors
Lines and fenders
Custom-fitted colour-matched Sunbrella cover
Whitehall 13 has an optional second rowing position for child with seat and oarlocks