Heritage 18 Classic Sculling Skiff
Versatility to fit your lifestyle.
A larger version of the Heritage 15, the Heritage 18 is a slightly more stable row boat than its smaller sibling. Its larger carrying capacity makes it suited to family trips. All of our rowboats are crafted using hand-laid fiberglass. She is incredibly dry and at home in any waters. Just ask David Bean, who rowed a Heritage the entire coast line of Texas. Or ask the man who rowed his heritage completely across the Baltic Sea from Sweden to Germany.
Another rower has a Heritage mounted on his 65′ Motor yacht, and has rowed his skiff all over the Western Hemisphere including Panama, Alaska, and the Caribbean.
Thanks to our Patented folding rigger, set up and launching is a breeze. Slide your Heritage off the dock, push off, swing out the rigger and go. It’s that simple!
Fold the rigger all the way in and it serves as a handle for lowering yourself in and out of the boat.
The Magic of Design
We have been designing racing shells for 30 years, and know sliding seat and light-weight technology. Our design thinking is simple: “Exercise should be Inspirational.” Make this skiff wide enough to stand, and no wider. Make her sides tall enough to be dry, but not so tall the wind blows you over. Make her as light and tough as possible.
New for 2012 – Carbon!
New for 2012! The Carbon Classic is super light and great for rooftopping. All carbon hull & deck make for an incredibly ridgid, lightwieght ocean-capable adventure craft.
Heritage Construction Choices:
There are 3 construction choices. This page has been about the Classic, which comes fully lined, with massive floatation, and is medium priced. There are 2 other construction choices.You may choose an ultralight carbon hull for the Heritage 18, or the new economical Guideboat. She also has a sailing option.
The Heritage 18 model comes two ways, as a single or the Heritage 18 double. The 18 double comes standard with the ability to convert it into a balanced single.
The Heritage Size Models
The Heritage comes in three sizes, the Heritage 12, the Heritage 15 and the Heritage 18. The Heritage 15 and the Heritage 18 can be rigged to row as a single or a double station. The difference is that the Heritage 15 is a lighter launch, and thus easier to handle, while the Heritage 18 has a longer water line, and thus a better rowing double. Which row boat is best for you? If you will be rowing mostly as a single, the 15 is probably best. If you plan to row mostly as a double (and occasionally as a single) then the 18 is your best bet. The Heritage 12 comes as a single only, but can carry passengers. It is a good choice where space is a concern, or weight, or to use as a tender to a big boat.