Sleek lines and a beautiful sheer make the Duckling a delight to row and own. She is light and responsive and easily handled, providing great exercise for the single oarsman. As a three-panel per side design, she'll glide through the water nearly effortlessly.
At 95 lbs. the Duckling 17 is a very car-toppable boat, easy for one person to handle. Folding pattern oarlocks and eight foot spoon blade oars give her a lot of power.
A flotation seat compartment and the natural buoyancy of her wood make her unsinkable. For leisure rowing, or as an exercise machine, a more graceful and beautiful rowing boat would be hard to find.
The Duckling 17 basic hull kit includes hull panels CNC cut from BS1088 marine ply, the plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 9" pallet weighing 450#.
This basic hull kit does not include dimensional lumber, as those are best fit on-site. It also does not include cloth or epoxy, we can provide pricing on request.