Welcome to the Website of Solent Rowing Boats Ltd; a workshop building and refurbishing traditional fixed seat wooden rowing boats for the recreational and competitive coastal rowing scene.

Who are we?

A business dedicated to supporting the growth of English Coastal Rowing in fixed seat rowing boats; our expertise includes supporting all wooden traditional, classic and heritage rowing boat.

What do we do?

We build St. Ayles Skiffs and provide all the fittings that they use – oars, footrests, cushions and covers. We repair and maintain other traditional rowing boats like Cornish Pilot Gigs and Solent Galleys.

We offer:

  • Building St Ayles Skiffs, the new immensely popular Community Rowing Boat including:
    • Bare Boat Hulls for you to complete;
    • Complete Boats with a range of finishes;
    • Mark IV High Buoyancy versions;
  • Providing a range of equipment including:
    • Oars & Leathers;
    • Floorboards;
    • Cushions & Covers;
  • Repairing and maintaining
    • Classic wooden rowing boats;
    • St Ayles Skiffs;
    • Oars and Rudders;
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