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Guideboat 15

Ann and Bob enjoying their new Guideboat 15

A New Generation of an American Classic

Please note: Over the last few years there has been an overwhelming demand for our Adirondack Series boats. In order to ensure that you receive your boat in time for the summer, PLEASE order in advance. Now’s the time to get out on the water in these great recreational boats!

VERSATILITY: The Adirondack Series Guideboat 15 can be rowed as a fixed seat or sliding seat single.  There is also plenty of room for a passenger, recreational gear or your favorite dog while sculling or rowing. In fact, the Guideboat 15 can carry a multitude of gear, people , and pets very efficiently in calm or rough water conditions.

SEAWORTHY: Unlike racing shells, the Guideboat 15 will row right through motorboat wakes, wind chop and small surf. (Do not attempt sea conditions beyond your capability.) The Guideboat hull is among the driest of all rowboats.

STABILITY: The Guideboat 15 has one of the two fastest traditional Guideboat hull designs while also retaining a high degree of stability in the water. It is an excellent training boat, fishing boat, family boat or cruising boat because of its stability.  As is the case with all Guideboats, the more weight that is carried the more stable they become due to their superior designed “V” shaped hull. The Guideboats track beautifully without a fin and only draws a few inches of water with people and gear aboard.

Oliver and Millie enjoying a row in Maine

FITNESS: If exercise is important to you, the Guideboat 15 is your boat. It provides excellent cross training for cyclists and joggers as well as all other sports.  In fact, you might abandon your other sport! The Guideboat 15 allows total aerobic (low-impact) exercise in a peaceful environment.  No other rowing boat or rowing shell will do what this hull will do for fitness.

PERFORMANCE: This Guideboat design has covered the 65 mile round trip Lake George to Ticonderoga distance in record time consistently over the last six years. It has made the 65 mile Ticonderoga run in less than 12 hours, without a sliding seat unit!  This hull will out row and out distance most open water shells in rough or calm water.  The Guideboat 15 will row all day at 5 mph easily, 6 to 7 mph with  moderate exertion 8 to 10 mph at race pace by seasoned scullers.

Oliver and Millie enjoying a row in Maine


Length: 15′ 9″
Beam: 37″ at shear, 18″ at waterline
Draft: 4 inches
Hull Weight: 70 lbs
Capacity: 550 lbs
Ro-Wing Rowing Unit Weight: 16 lbs


Hand Laid Hull with Cloth and Roving in Isothalic Resin
Cored Deck
Varnished Mahogany gunnels and nose pieces
Positive flotation located in the bow and stern compartments
Hull Color:  White (please request a color swatch for additional colors)


$6,100      Guideboat 15 Hull, including self-bailer
$   795      Ro-Wing seat rowing unit
$   660      Dreher carbon fiber, adjustable handle, light-weight macon sculling oars (Hatchet available)
$7,555      Total boat purchase

Guaranteed Lowest Freight

Do you need a trailer to get your Guideboat 15 to the water? Check out the Trailex Trailers.
These trailers are perfect for towing. Lightweight and easy to manage.

Do you need a boat rack or slings for storing your boat on land, a boat dolly or a cover?
Take a look at our
Rowing Accessories Page!

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