Heritage 18 Guide Boat

Newest to our Heritage line is the Guideboat It is built with the same integrity as the classic Heritage, but sold at a more economical price. It is also lighter weight at about 75 pounds.

Built-in Stern and Bow passenger seats

Built-in Stern and Bow passenger seats

Sold as either a Single or Double

Sold as either a Single or Double


Heritage 15 Guide Boat

Newest to our Heritage line is the Guideboat It is built on the same acclaimed hull shape and design as the Classic Heritage, but sold at a more economical price. This is a single skin boat, which means it is made from a hull mold only, similar to a canoe. The inside has a gel coat finish. The Heritage hull is famous for its stability. One can even stand in it and cast a fishing pole.

Speed wise, the Heritage is certainly the fastest traditional design that can claim the ability to stand in. How fast is that? Between 25 and 30 feet per stroke. It’s inspiring. A recent client spent 4 months using his Heritage 12 as a tender and clocked between 4mph and 6.2 mph on his GPS. That’s the 12 footer!

Whether in a 15 or an 18, the Guideboat can be purchased as a single or a double. If you order the boat as a single, it can later be retrofitted into a double by ordering the seeking rowing station and adding the mounting brackets.

The benches are wood for a touch of tradition without overwhelming maintenance. The sliding seat monorail sets on top of the bench just as in the Classic. One may remove the slider (or order it without a slide) to row in the traditional fixed seat way. For and aft are built in passenger seats, which function as the flotation compartments as well. The rigger design is fixed in the outboard position as in a shell. Top of the line Concept II oarlocks are standard.

Specifications and Accessories


  • Drop-in Unit row station
  • Ideal for car-topping
  • Stable enough to stand in and cast a fishing pole
  • Black or white rails
  • Available as single or double


Length 17′ 8″ or 5.38 m
Approx. Weight unrigged 75

Suggested Purchase Order

Guideboat Heritage 18 SINGLE
Includes 1 sliding seat monorail with outriggers, and 1 wood bench
1 pr. sculling oars carbon/glass Macon-Spoon $599/pr
Heritage 18′ Cover (Sumbrella) $399
Guideboat Heritage 18 DOUBLE
Includes 2 sliding seats, 2 monorails with outriggers, and 2 wood benches
Cockpit Drain, installed $65
2 pr. sculling oars carbon/glass Macon-Spoon $1198/2pr
Motormount/Transom reinforce packing Thicken transom and reinforce it to handle adding motor and motor mount $225



Heavy Duty Sling Dolly – 15′ $629
Motor Mount (Motor not included) $125
Offshore Sponsons. Cool. Hand inflates, slides easily on/off track, adds only 3 lbs each but massive safety flotation with no extra windage, knocks down big seas $995
Build Package for in-water storage. Permanent in water boats should have thicker gel coat (adds 15 lbs) on Vinyl ester skin coats $195
Trolling pole holders. custom mounted our way. secure, for big fish. Sold in Pairs Rods at your finger tips when row-trolling $99
Oarbag $149
SUV/CAR Kit $119
Princess passenger seat, made of Cherry and wicker $175
Addl’ storage compartment $65
Removable Hardbar Rack $225
Stern eyes, thru-bolted, installed $40/pr
“Front-view” Mirror and mast $99
Standard bronze oarlocks for fixed seat rowing $65 pair
Fixed seat rowing: Attached mounting blocks and oarlock bases (need one set for single, 2 sets for double and 3 sets for single/double converting) $95/ set
Keel Skid Plate. While the keel is extremely strong, this exterior Dynel and Graphite skid plate will hide scratches and dings from running into rocks $195
removable Roll Bar* car Rack $265
Big tire Portage Dolly, easy carry and fits in boat $299
Large storage and launching dolly for Heritage 18 $499
Color: White / Bone No Charge
Color: Yellow $200
Color: Any Other $400
Teak Package (Transom & Gunnels) $1595