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Choosing your Van Dusen Racing Shell

Van Dusen racing shells are designed for athletes competing at top international levels, but their lightness, strength and responsiveness have also commended them to rowers who value their engineering excellence, durability, and functional grace.

CURRENT PRODUCTION MODELS

Our current production model is the ADVANTAGE
ADVANTAGE shells are available in the following configurations:

SINGLES

  • Advantage Flyweight
  • Advantage Lightweight
  • Advantage Heavyweight

DOUBLES, PAIRS, PAIR/DOUBLE CONVERTIBLES

  • Advantage Lightweight
  • Advantage Heavyweight

HULL SIZE AND WEIGHT CLASS

Hull Sizes are based on weight class. Each Van Dusen hull size is designed to minimize hydrodynamic resistance and to optimize athletic performance for rowers in a particular weight class.

SINGLES

FLYWEIGHT

  • up to 155 pounds

LIGHTWEIGHT

  • 140 – 175 pounds

HEAVYWEIGHT

  • 165 – 220 pounds
DOUBLE AND PAIRS

FLYWEIGHT

  • Not available

LIGHTWEIGHT

  • 130 – 185 pounds

HEAVYWEIGHT

  • 170 – 240 pounds
*Please inquire about a custom heavyweight single for people over 220 lbs

DIMENSION COMPARISON WITH PAST MODELS

Dimensions of the ADVANTAGE and our previous model, the TRADITIONAL

Dimensions of Van Dusen Shells
Length Overall Waterline Beam Maximum Depth Weight Range
 Advantage Hulls:
Advantage Flyweight 1x: 25.15 ft 9.58 in 8.72 in up to 155 lbs
Advantage Lightweight 1x: 25.98 ft 9.64 in 8.72 in 140 – 175 lbs
Advantage Heavyweight 1x: 26.49 ft 10.38 in 9.00 in 165 – 220 lbs
Advantage Lightweight 2x/2-: 32.54 ft 13.46 in 9.90 in 130 – 185 lbs
Advantage Heavyweight 2x/2-: 33.53 ft 14.11 in 10.17 in 170 – 240 lbs
Traditional Hulls:
Lightweight 1x: 25.89 ft 8.92 in 10.50 in 135 – 175 lbs
Midweight 1x: 26.51 ft 10.00 in 10.50 in 155 – 195 lbs
Heavyweight 1x: 26.50 ft 11.60 in 10.25 in 180 – 200 lbs
Double/ pair: 31.51 ft 13.70 in 11.25 in 150 – 200 lbs
Composite racing shell being rowed in competition
Customer Service Request

CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUEST

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  • Repair Requests
  • Boat Demos
  • International Orders

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