Adirondack Series Guideboat
Please note: Over the last few
years there has been an overwhelming demand for our Adirondack Series boats and, in particular,
the Guideboat 18. In order to ensure that you get your family boat in time for the
summer, PLEASE order well in advance. Now is the time to get into these great
and Dave enjoying Stony Creek
The Adirondack Series Guideboat 18 is an incredible boat. Built from
one of the two fastest Guideboat hull designs, it is in the top end of family boats for
performance & versatility.
Also check out our
Adirondack Series Guideboat 15.
Whether training for racing in open water, increasing strength without
loss of flexibility, family fun, or even fishing, the Adirondack Series Guideboat 18 is an
exceptional boat. The Guideboat 18 can also be rowed as a fixed
seat, single or double, as well as a sliding seat single or double. It can
be sculled as a single or double with passengers (it's truly comfortable) and plenty of
additional gear. The Guideboat 18 can also take a low thrust electric
motor and travel for hours quietly and at good speed with incredible
Unlike recreational & racing shells, the
18 will row through the roughest of waves, either from nature or motor boats.
an exceptional boat but do not attempt water conditions beyond your ability.)
Whether rowed as a single or a double, with or without additional recreational
gear, or with an electric motor, the Guideboat 18 will keep you dry in all
(Heather & Gunnar Baldwin and their new Guideboat 18 on Key West)
The Guideboat 18 is one of the two fastest
Guideboat hull designs. It is
one of the most stable boats that you will ever row, and it may be considered a top race
boat (it finished the 90 mile race of the Adirondacks in high order in its first year)
that does double duty as a long distance cruiser (it carries well over 800 lbs. -- at
speed). It is easily the most efficient of all family hull designs.
The Adirondack Guideboats become more stable with heavier loads due to the
superior "V" shaped hull design.
The Guideboat 18 is one of the premier exercise boats. It is the ultimate
cross trainer. It increases strength without loss of flexibility, helps greatly in
second wind acquisition without over training, and helps you keep your peak longer in
other competitions. Rowing is the best aerobic, low impact, progressively
resistant form of top quality strength building. In the shortest period
of time you can achieve a superior workout.
The Guideboat 18 has covered the 90 mile race of the Adirondacks in record
times. It has performed faster than all recreational rowing shell doubles now
in existence and is as responsive as recreational doubles and many recreational
singles. A leisurely and comfortable "row all day pace"
by rowers is 4 to 5 mph. A 5 to 6 mph pace can be maintained with
moderate exertion and a 7 to 8 mph pace is achievable by seasoned
rowers. All these speeds are increased when rowing the Guideboat 18 as a