The MAAS Double is designed as an open water racing shell as well as a club race trainer for intermediate to advanced rowers.
The MAAS Double has already captured four course records — 3 in open water, 1 in flat water.
Despite the MAAS double’s narrow (14.75″) waterline beam, excellent stability is achieved through a slightly flattened hull section shape and a low center of gravity. Rough water stability and dryness are enhanced by the flared hull from above the waterline. As on all MAAS shells, the externally bonded hull to deck lip reduces spray and adds stiffness. Other open water features include minimum volume cockpits, optional self bailers and carbon fiber splash guard.
Construction of the MAAS Double is of carbon fiber for stiffness; direct sized ‘S’ glass for impact resistance; syntactic foam core for panel stiffness and vinylester resin for toughness and ease of repair. There is a carbon fiber foam core stringer that adds substantially to longitudinal stiffness. Exterior finish is 4-6 mil gelcoat.
Preliminary flat water speed trials against top level flat water doubles have shown no appreciable speed difference. MAAS believes their new double will be far and away the fastest open water double available. If you want to win a race or set a new course record, this will be the boat to row. In flat water races when conditions are less than ideal, the MAAS Double would be a formidable contender.
SEAT: carbon fiber – this design is the best we’ve found for long distance rowing.
FOOT STRETCHERS: Carbon fiber/fiberglass cored construction, neoprene and velcro foot straps – easily adjustable over a 7.5″range – adjustable heel cup height.
RIGGER: Wing style. Welded 6061 T6 aluminum tube construction. Adjustable for height, spread and work through the pin. Elegant, light and rigid.
INSPECTION PORT: 6″ diameter – comes with an integral nylon bag for wallet, keys, etc.
SELF BAILER: Optional, very useful for choppy conditions – a must for open water racing – suction type, 4 oz.
SKEG: Large anodized aluminum
HULL AND DECK CONSTRUCTION: Syntactic foam core fiberglass, carbon fiber reinforced, acrylic modified epoxy resin, 4-6 mil get coal finish
POSITIVE FLOTATION is provided by six air bags.
OUTRIGGERS: Uni-directional carbon fiber, acrylic modified epoxy resin – very stiff and light.
OARLOCKS: Adjustable for height, pitch, and spread (155-165 cm)
— Length: 31′
— Beam on deck: 22.5″
— Beam at waterline: 14.75″
— Weight fully rigged: 66 – 68 lbs
MAXIMUM ROWER WEIGHT: 480 lbs
$10,900 Hull, including bow ball
$ 300 Self Bailer
$ 50 Deep Aluminum Fin
$ 1,250 Dreher carbon fiber, adjustable handle, light-weight hatchet oars (2 pair)
$12,500 Total (excluding freight)
$ 135 Splash guard optional
Guaranteed Lowest Freight