Rowing Boats -

"Swift offer some fantastic options for Schools with boats that represent amazing value for money and proven shapes that are constantly featured on the podium at International Regattas. For U17 boys and Senior Schoolgirls the 806+ is the perfect shape, while for Senior Schoolboy crews the 805L+ will be the ideal size. There is absolutely no reason to spend $50,000 on a new eight when you can get comparable quality and a proven shape for much less"
Alastair Isherwood
Former World Rowing Champion

Eights -

Mould #

808+

807+

806+

805L+

805H+

Crew weight – kgs

50-65

60-75

70-85

75-90

85-100

Length – cms

1600

1653

1700

1760

1760

Waterline Beam -cms

47.3

51.6

53.2

56.2

56.6

Boat Shapes

The single most important factor to consider when choosing a racing boat is the design weight. To maximise your crew’s speed, it is essential they row in a boat suitable for their weight. Swift Racing offers an extensive range of 29 boat moulds (perhaps the most of any boat manufacturer). Not only does this ensure you are rowing a boat designed for your crew’s weight, that is not a “cut down” version of a larger boat, it is also likely you will have a choice of suitable moulds to optimise your rowing experience.

Eights (8+) Price List

Club A

Competition Grade
$ 27990 Including GST
  • Competition stiffness
  • Built to last
  • Kevlar/coremat/carbon construction

Carbon Elite

Performance Grade
$ 32990 Including GST
  • Minimum weight
  • Maximum quality
  • Kevlar/honeycomb/carbon construction

Carbon Pro

Ultimate Performance
$ 34990 Including GST
  • Full carbon construction
  • Maximum stiffness
  • Super lightweight
  • Full carbon honeycomb construction

Included with every boat.....

Against rowing shoes - Rigger cover - 3 year warranty on hull - 2 year warranty on fittings

Additional options......

Boat covers - Quick release rigger - Custom colour options

Construction

A general note about rowing boat construction. Honeycomb, or foam sandwich hulls, have become the standard for rowing boat construction. The method of construction used by boat manufacturers is surprisingly similar. A selection of carbon, Kevlar, and fibreglass layers are bonded to a core material (usually honeycomb or coremat). These are then heat-cured under vacuum at high temperatures to set. A core material is used to make a sandwich structure in order to increase hull thickness. This is directly correlated to boat stiffness. As honeycomb is very lightweight, it makes an ideal core material. Coremat is used as an alternate core material, however because of its greater density it results in a heavier boat. Coremat does however offer better impact resistance, and is easier to repair than honeycomb.

Construction Type

Core

Layers

Purpose

Carbon ProHoneycombCarbon/ Honeycomb/ CarbonMinimum weight and maximum stiffness boat for those that want the best
Carbon EliteHoneycombKevlar/Honeycomb/ Carbon KevlarMinimum weight for the budget conscious competitor
Club ACorematKevlar/Coremat/ Carbon KevlarA competition boat that is built to last
Club BCorematFibreglass/Coremat/ FibreglassA workhorse! Great for Schools and clubs wanting a durable, reliable boat

Spare Parts & Accessories

A downloadable catalogue of all parts and accessories is available here. All items are available to purchase online. For program leaders there is the option to generate a list for a purchase order.

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Boats Currently in Stock

PBR distinguishes itself from other manufacturers by having the most popular Swift moulds in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Click on the box below to view current boats in stock.

Rewards Program

Many of our customers are benefiting from our rewards program, with cheaper boats or more of them. The prices on our price list are what all our customers pay - we are completely fair and transparent in pricing. In lieu of offering discounts, we reward our loyal customers through our rewards program. Please visit the PBR website or contact us for more information.

Order Windows

Boats are generally delivered in each quarter throughout the year. Please contact us for details of the next order window. In addition, we try to keep boats in stock to service customer needs immediately or reduce wait times where possible.

Viewing Opportunities

PBR travels to as many regattas as possible and on most occasions have a boat on display. If you are interested in viewing our range of boats, please do not hesitate to contact Katelyn or Alastair.