Wooden Boat School - Annapolis Wherry Rowing Shell
The Annapolis Wherry offers thoroughbred performance on the water combined with breathtaking grace. This boat has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds and hundreds built all over the world.
Solid stability, sea kindly lines, excellent tracking, a buoyant bow, and ample flare make the Wherry a natural choice for rowing in choppy conditions. The open design allows for plenty of sprawling and a picnic basket when beach cruising. Stability is strong for a performance rowing boat: you can step into the boat from a dock and even stand up. However, the narrow waterline means that the Annapolis Wherry is as fast as many “rec” shells, sprinting at 7 knots and cruising at 4-5 knots. At this speed you could cover 30 or 40 miles in a day.
Can be used for camping and fishing expeditions. Used with a sliding seat, the Wherry might be unsurpassed as a rowing trainer, exercise boat, long-distance cruiser, or even for open water racing.