Little River Marine
Celebrating 37 years, Little River Marine has built over 10,000 Adventure Rowing Crafts. Our rowing shells and rowboats are hand crafted using fiberglass and carbon-fiber, the lightest and strongest construction method known.
Company founder Bill Larson, a former Master Nationals Medalist in rowing, designs our line and oversees all aspects of construction. Our boats are made in the United States at our home plant in Gainesville, Florida. Our knowledge in sliding seat rowing and lightweight construction far exceeds any other builder of this kind.
Row Boats & Skiffs
Our skiffs, such as the Heritage 15 or Heritage 18, are very stable rowboats that are perfect for exercise or family trips. Safe and dry, these boats are aesthetically beautiful and well crafted. Newest to our line of Sail/row skiffs are the Heritage 12, designed to be a great sliding seat yacht tender and for people with space limitations, and the band new Legacy 5M, a double rower capable of serious waters and designed from scratch to be a capable sailing vessel as well.
Open water rowing shells, such as the Sprint , Sea Shell , or Cambridge , are light, fast, and exciting to row. With some experience, they can even handle the ocean. In calm waters, almost anyone can learn to row these sculling shells in one outing.
A crossover shell, the Regatta has a open water hull with a flat deck, for ultra-light weight. Flat water rowing shells, like the Olympus or Pro Am , are for competitive sculling and training. They are best suited to athletic people who do most of their rowing on calm water, but the speed and grace of flat water sculling shells can be amazing!
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London man rows from Miami to NYC
Lewis Colam of London, England, rowed over 2,000 miles up the East coast of the U.S. in support of Alzheimer’s research. Lewis completed the solo row in a Little River Marine Heritage 15. Read more about Lewis’ journey…
We’re on the cover of PassageMaker!
A story by Bill Parlatore about rowing. The best full-body exercise that has no limitations on age, sex or any lifestyle. Make your body as fit as possible and enjoy longer and healthier life with a sliding seat row boat. This is one of those delicious stories that takes on life from many perspectives. It is my favorite type of project, appealing from many angles. View the article.
Younger Next Year
Chris Crowley talks about rowing his Heritage in this wonderful New York Times Best Selling book. He calls sliding seat rowing the “miracle sport”. Get the book and see why. Younger Next Year is a must read for anyone over 40. I read the first 30 pages and was so inspired, the next morning I rowed to the Gulf Stream and back! Read more…
We’re on the front page of the Miami Herald!
Little River was featured in the Miami Herald for the annual Miami Boat Show.View the article.