Odyssey 18™ Touring Rowboat
The Odyssey 18™ touring rowboat is designed specifically for one or two FrontRower™ rowing stations. It is large enough for two oarsmen plus gear yet small enough for solo rowing or solo with a passenger.
Our Odyssey rowboats are pure touring rowboats designed solely to enhance the pleasure of rowing. They have a comfortable blend of seaworthiness stability, efficiency, and carrying capacity.
Odyssey touring rowboats are narrower and more lightly built than traditional oar-on-gunwale type row boats, and will move through the water more easily. Unlike shells, they will have enough stability to handle chop and wakes from motor boats, and will be roomy enough to bring some gear along. They are comfortable for all day long rowing. They are also perfect for exercise rowing. They are great for flat water rivers, lakes, and bays--where they can handle reasonable chop and wakes from motor boats. They are not suitable for extreme conditions (white water rapids, heavy surf, breaking waves, high winds).
Some of the design features incorporated into the Odyssey rowboats:
Odyssey rowboats are available as plans.
Length overall: 18'-2"
Max. beam: 35-½ in.
Center depth: 12 ½ in.
Bow height: 25 in.
Bottom planking: plywood/foam core/plywood laminate (4mm-1/2"-4mm)
Hull weight: about 70 lbs.
Capacity: 2 adults
Designer: Ron Rantilla
At 287 lb. displacement (one adult rower):
Waterline length: 17'-1"
Waterline beam: 26.8"
Prismatic coefficient: 0.64
Hull speed: 5.54 kt (6.4 mph)
At 503 lb. displacement (two adult rowers):
Waterline length: 17'-7"
Waterline beam: 31.5"
Prismatic coefficient: 0.62
Hull speed: 5.61 kt (6.5 mph)