How much does a Rowing Boat cost?

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How much does a Rowing Boat cost?

A rowing boat costs anywhere from £500 to £30,000 depending on the manufacturer, model, age & condition. Rowing boat cost is one of the most important factors to consider when making a purchase for a club or individual and here at Rowing Adverts UK we collect data on the hundreds of boats which are posted monthly on our advertising service and have put together the two top things to look at when considering a purchase –  type & make:


Which type of boat do you need?

The cost of the rowing boat will vary greatly depending on which type of boat you are purchasing. An 8+ (a boat for 8 people and one coxswain) will cost significantly more than a 1x (a single scull for one person).

When purchasing a new boat for a club it is important to take the following factors into consideration:

  1. How many athletes do I want to cater for on the water at one time?
  2. How many boats can I cater for on the water at one time? (It is harder to coach two 4 man boats than one 8 man boat)
  3. How will my clubs membership grow over the next few years?

Below are the minimum, average & maximum prices of the rowing boat prices on Rowing Adverts today:




What is your preferred make of boat?

There are several well known, high quality boat manufacturers in the UK and abroad who have a variety of models avaialble for the rowing enthusiast. This is an important factor to take into account when calculating the final rowing boat cost.

While all makes of boat will be sufficient for Junior and Masters club crews, those with ambitions to compete competitively in the domestic or international scene might want to consider a manufacturer whose boats have won at several significant events.

The most important thing to do is research all of the different manufacturers in detail comparing prices, functionality, warranties & accessories offered and make up your mind from there.

Below are some rough model comparisons based on Rowing Adverts data and links to the manufacturer sites:


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So I have chosen my Type & Model, whats next?

Once you have chosen the make & model boat you are interested in (EG: I want an 8 man boat and I like the Empacher range), you will have a rough idea of the rowing boat cost.

The final step to take is to consider what age and what condition the boat should be in. This will impact cost greatly so it is important to spend some time thinking this over.

Again, if the boat is for beginners or rowers who train infrequently, then an older boat will suffice. However if the boat is for a competitive crew, then a new boat would be the best option.


No matter what boat you end up choosing, we wish you the best of luck with your new purchase and let us know how you get on with the search and the final rowing boat cost in the comments!

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