About Swift boats

Swift Racing Boats are manufactured in a modern, fully integrated factory based in southern China using proven materials and production processes.
All boats are heat-cured under vacuum using epoxy resins for maximum structural integrity and stiffness. All grades of boat use Nomex Honeycomb cores on the canvas decks and saxboards, and PVC for the seat deck and keel in order to provide additional stiffness and minimise the overall weight.

A note about general rowing boat construction

Sandwich construction (an inner and outer skin, with a core in between) is by far the most common construction type in modern rowing boat construction, and the methods used throughout the industry are surprisingly similar: Carbon, Kevlar or Fibreglass cloths and a core material, such as Nomex honeycomb or Lantor Coremat, are treated with resin and then heat-cured under vacuum at high temperatures.

A core material such as Nomex Honeycomb is used to make a sandwich structure in order to increase hull thickness and strength while adding very little to overall weight. The thickness of a composite structure directly affects its performance, in particular its stiffness over its length, and its local hardness. Lantor Coremat can also be used as an alternative core material, but because of its greater density, this results in a heavier boat. Lantor Coremat does however provide an easier bonding surface than honeycomb, has better impact resistance, often results in increased stiffness, and is easier to repair.