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!
Bill and Dave enjoying rowing together on Stony Creek
Built from one of the two fastest Guideboat hull designs, the Guideboat 18 is in the top end of touring boats for performance and versatility.
Looking for a smaller boat? Check out our Adirondack Series Guideboat 15
Whether training for racing in open water, increasing strength without loss of flexibility, family fun, touring, or even fishing, the Adirondack Guideboat 18 is an exceptional boat. The Guideboat 18 can be rowed as fixed seat or sliding seat. The Guideboat 18 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 efficiency.
Unlike recreational and racing shells, the Guideboat 18 will row through the roughest of waves, either from nature or motor boats. The Guideboat 18 is an exceptional boat, though remember, 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 water conditions.
The Guideboat 18 is one of the two fastest Guideboat hull designs manufactured and one of the most stable boats that you will ever row. The Guideboat 18 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 good speed). When fully loaded, it is easily the most efficient of all family hull designs as 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 and the ultimate cross trainer for a heavier rower or for doubles. Rowing the Guideboat 18 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 double.
Length: 18 feet
Beam: 42 inches
Draft: 4 inches
Hull Weight: 85 lbs
Capacity: 850 lbs
Ro-Wing Rowing Unit Weight: 18 lbs
Hand Laid Hull with Cloth and Roving in Isothalic Resin
Varnished or Oiled Mahogany Wood Trim
Hull Color: White – other colors can be requested
Pricing for Guideboat 18 rigged as a single:
$4,650 Hull, including self-bailer
$ 795 Ro-Wing Sliding seat rowing unit
$ 35 Assembly and rigging of Ro-Wing sliding seat rowing unit
$ 595 Dreher carbon fiber, adjustable handle, light-weight macon sculling oars (Hatchet available)
$6,075 Total boat purchase
Pricing for a Guideboat 18 rigged as a double:
$4,650 Hull, including self-bailer
$1,590 Ro-Wing Sliding seat rowing unit
$ 70 Assembly and rigging of Ro-Wing sliding seat rowing unit
$1,190 Dreher carbon fiber, adjustable handle, light-weight macon sculling oars (Hatchet available)
$7,500 Total boat purchase
Guaranteed Lowest Freight
Do you have to trailer your Guideboat 18 to the water? Check out the Trailex Trailers.
These trailers are, lightweight and easy to manage. Perfect for towing!