The Alden 18 is the most versatile open water rowing shell. It offers all the benefits of the Alden 16, plus the ability to easily set up for double or single person rowing. The Alden 18 uses the patented Alden Oarmaster drop in unit. Weighing only 18 lbs, this self-contained sliding seat unit can be inserted and removed in seconds making it quite easy to convert the boat from a single to double, or even to take a passenger.
The 18 features the same hull design as the Alden 16, but is a bit longer with a stiffening section to maintain rigidity when loaded. The large cockpit has extra space for storage and touring. The double has been rowed all over the world, including an coastal adventure from Alaska to Washington State, loaded with gear. Even on shorter trips, you will appreciate this shell's stability and versatility.
SpecificationsLength: 18'Width: Waterline Beam: 29″ Overall Beam: 32″
Weight: 40 lbs unrigged
Funtional Wt Cap: Approx. 450 lbs
Construction: Hand laid fiberglass, thermoplastic polymers, marine finish, fore and aft bulkheads with positive foam floatation.
Features: Access port and storage bag, bow line, integrated keel, a rub rail.
Fiberglass $3795 Single $4490 Double