Saturday 6 March 2010

A coastal and adventure rowing boat

A new company, Hartwanger Rowing of East London in South Africa, is producing an interesting line of boats for 'coastal and adventure rowing'. The Bombaloza is designed for adventure rowing, with a hatch in the forward buoyancy compartment to keep dry stuff dry. Unusually for commercially produced boats, the 6m hull is made of epoxy ply for strength and lightness - it weighs just 35kg.
The video is great - rowing through the surf on the Indian Ocean looks a blast!
The price is R16,500, which is about £1,500 plus shipping and import tax (until the pound dives again - buy now at pre-election prices).

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