Whaleboat is proud to present the adventure row boat C23. This uniquely designed rowing boat is a genuine seaboat, that will keep you safe and dry, even in the most demanding conditions. If you seek adventure at sea or want to explore the great rivers and big lakes of the world, this boat is for you. With 2 rowers and a sweep on board there’s still plenty of room left for backpacks, safety jackets, a tent, anchor and much more.
C23 specifications:
Length: 23 feet/6.9 m, beam: 5.5 feet/1.7 m, weight: 198 lbs/90 kg

Quality
  • By using carbon/ epoxy/ foam, the lightest and stiffest boat is created, weighing only 90 kilo.
  • Only the best materials are used: marine grade Aluminum, stainless steel bearings, polyurethane wheels, the strongest leather.
  • Building the boat by the VARTM process eliminates air pockets and creates a far superior end product.
Simplicity
  • One size fits all: only one type of screwdriver needed to rig the whole boat! You don’t have to bring your workshop to the boat….
  • Complete protection while manoeuvring: rubber rail around the boat acts as a fender
  • Indestructible stainless steel oar locks
  • Strong stainless padeye: no need to worry when your precious boat has to be towed to the next adventure, no hustle with ropes around outriggers
  • Changing from rowing to sculling in a jiffy: just take the same seats and foot plates and put them in the right position!
Safety
  • Wider boat: more relaxed when rowing bigger seas
  • Higher freeboard: better protection against wind and waves
  • Watertight compartments(6): boat keeps floating, even when filled with water to the gunwales
  • No outriggers: reducing the risk of serious injury in case of a capsize
  • High, flared bow: prevents the boat from nosediving and lifts it up when going over a big wave
  • Long midsection: collecting white water and keeping balance low and centred
  • Selfdraining plus pump (optional): gets white water out fast

The C23 is the best open seaboat in terms of quality, stability and security.

Just a few more reasons to try the C23

Experience

The ocean designed this, not a computer program!
We’ve been building different open water rowboats for several years now, using them in the North Sea, rowing them for thousands of sea miles, learning by mistake and gathering priceless knowledge at sea, perfecting our craft slowly until we were happy with the result. The C23.

Versatility

Whether you want to row in your backyard pond, or you want to push through heavy surf, or you want to pack up your tent and camping gear for a long adventure weekend with some friends, all this is possible with the C23.

Aesthetics

In memory of what the ‘old salts’ used to say: ‘if it looks right, it is right!’
We couldn’t agree more…

Click here for hi-res photos of the C23 adventure rowboat.

Get in touch!

Call us to discuss your plans and how we can help: +32 477 877 237

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Morgen avond vertel ik over mijn afgelopen avonturen van de 7 summits en hoe ik er naartoe ga. Vanaf 19u in dé klimbar van de klimax in puurs (Cyriel verschaevestraat 17, Puurs). Iedereen welkom!
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This is what I've realised in the past 2.5 years, every day I prepared, trained, cycled and rowed to get finally to the summit of Carstensz Pyramid.
22nd of February I'll give a public presentation in my hometown Dendermonde. This is a fundraiser for the INGO Shangrilahome.
location: zaal mariakring, OLV kerkplein 8, 9200 Dendermonde (Belgium)

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Rowing alone was a very special experience, sometimes fun, sometimes not.... getting the boat in the water at low tide on this uninhabited island was always very hard work. And then I still had to start rowing... #vayamundo #secutec #whaleboatc23 #adventure #rowing #7summits #sea #ocean #powerlifting #sports #expedition #sufferfest #beach #beachlife #boat #indonesia #dontgiveup #keeppushing koendegezelle ...

Another great late afternoon training in de Haan! 🌊💪🏼 Average speed: 6knts
Headwind: 4bft #whaleboatc23 #vandurmebrothers
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Learning how to master the waves 🌊 🌬5 BF West
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We had an awesome training out on the water in De Haan with our rowing friends! 🌊💪🏼 #powerhouse #oceanrowing #whaleboat #twac2019 #C23 #O28 #whaleboatc23 #dehaan ...

Rock and row in Indonesia with georgeweden
Wie meer wil horen over de afgelopen avonturen is steeds welkom komende vrijdag in Dendermonde! Zaal mariakring, olv kerkplein 8 dit ten voordele van de shangrilahome!
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People interested in hearing about my life stories very welcome in Dendermonde, Belgium. If not I'm available for international bookings too ;)
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Any idea how it looks like to take rest on a tiny island? It got really hot there so used some driftwood to hang my hammock for some shade.
This is just before leaving on the 80 km crossing to Misool island about 2 weeks ago.
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