A few years ago, Denman Marine approached a local firm to produce a Sliding Seat Rowing Unit that could be manufactured in Tasmania for the Australian market. The brief was to produce a rowing unit of high quality that could be "dropped in" to all of Chesapeake Light Crafts designs that are capable of accommodating a sliding seat rowing unit.
We are proud to have provided this great product together with Rowfit International to many satisfied customers over the last few years. Rowfit International has been involved with the rowing sport for over 20 years, with experience in producing Olympic level components. Some of the components in our sliding seat rowing unit have in fact been used by Olympic level rowers.
This new unit shares some features with other brands available but has been built with quality and longevity in mind. This is a robust piece of gear with a double track for added stability and support, foam covered carbon fibre seat for more comfort, fully adjustable foot braces with neoprene lined straps with a clear anodized finish. There is a option of a black anodized finish at an extra cost but the manufacturer recommends clear as it is easier to keep it looking good with spray on products.
We can also supply oars along with the rowing unit, please contact us and we will send you a quote. We suggest the Croker S6 Trainer with Macon blades for use with the rowing unit as we have found them to be one of the best manufacturers of performance oars in Australia. The S6 Trainers are made from fiberglass which is more forgiving and durable when compared to the stiffer carbon shafts but slightly heavier. They are still relatively light at 1800grams but offer a little more robustness and a small amount of flex which is desirable in open water rowing. These shafts are normally used by schools and clubs Australia wide. We are more than happy to provide you with the S6 Trainer or a different set of oars if you would prefer a more performance suited oar, simply have a look around at Croker’s website and let us know.