Sculling boats for Kids aged 4-5 up to Adult
Do you know a child who wants to learn to scull? Most rowing shells are much too big for small children. Now you can buy a smaller boat that is just the right size for learning to row.
Little Sculling Boats™ are smaller and more stable versions of adult single sculling boats. They are perfect for young kids aged about age 4+ and some adults (up to 5′6″). Our 2016 model fits a range from 35 lbs up to 200! We make the only sculling single for children this size, and the only one that will fit such a range.
Please click on the link below to see a video of learning to scull in a Little Sculling Boat™:
Our boats are perfect for learning to scull safely and well. A kid can learn to scull, turn and back, within an hour. Really!
Lightweight, stable and durable
Our smaller boats are lightweight, stable and durable. We make the hull out of molded fiberglass (unless you request carbon fiber). It is fitted with a sliding seat, adjustable foot board, aluminum riggers and Concept2® oarlocks. Anodized riggers for salt water use are available at additional cost. The Little Sculling Boat™ hull is available in one of four bright colors–yellow, orange*, red, blue–or white. The boat deck is available in your choice of bright yellow, bright orange* or white.
About Pricing and Cosmetics
We are trying to sell boats at as low a price as possible, so as many kids as possible can try it and enjoy sculling. Our ‘A’ model boat is relatively simple, and in the building process we don’t spend time and money for perfect cosmetics that do not affect safety, ease of use, and durability. We sell our boats ‘direct,’ for the most part, to keep the price low. If you want a great durable, fun boat for a kid, and you want a low price, buy the ‘A’ model.
If you care about the cosmetic details, we’ll add the labor and materials to make it look more slick, but we have to charge more – that’s the model ‘B.’ If you want a lighter one for ease of carrying to the water, and in case you can get some races together, plus a slicker look, buy the ‘C’ model.
We offer three models as of April 2016:
A) Fiberglass boat (~ 35 pounds rigged) with sculls: $2675.
The A Model is a fiberglass boat, affordable and great for learning and enjoying sculling.
B) Fiberglass boat (~ 35 pounds rigged) with clear coat finish added, wet-sanded & buffed, with sculls: $4225.
The B Model is for those who want a more finished appearance. The boat will have a nicer exterior look.
C) Fiberglass and carbon fiber boat (~ 25 pounds rigged) with clear coat finish added, wet-sanded & buffed, with sculls: $5225.
The C Model is for those who want both a nicer exterior finish and a lighter, stiffer boat.
*Please note, for an Orange hull or deck we must charge $100 more.
See a Little Sculling Boat™ in Cambridge MA or Concord MA. Demo boats are in use at Long Beach Rowing Association in California, in Oklahoma City, and Orleans Sweeps & Sculls on Cape Cod. Also, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, in VT, has one of our 2013 production boats.
Distributors: Evergreen Rowing in Tacoma WA has boats to try and is a distributor for NW US and W. Canada (B.C. & Alberta). Rowers World, in Ottowa, has a demo and is a distributor for Canada (except B.C. & Alberta).
For a list of 1 week summer day camps, see Kindersculls in NY. Kindersculls is a traveling, half-day summer camp for 4-9 year olds. Each day includes warm-ups and stretching, lessons in equipment handling, safety, and sculling technique, a craft project, and lots and lots of rowing.
All Little Sculling Boats™ include oarlocks and Little Sculls made for us by Concept2®. All of our boats, sculls and parts are designed and built in the US.
A safety video link is above right and on the safety page.
To contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Little Sculling Boat™ Company LLC, Cambridge & Concord MA, USA phone: 617.233.5247