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Cadet Boats

Cadet Boats

Introducing the most age appropriate singles available today.

Based on an in-depth understanding of how youngsters respond to a challenge, the Cadet 1x and Cadet Mini are 2 genuine racing shape singles built with young athletes in mind.

These are 2 original racing hull shapes sized to fit and to keep young rowers motivated and able to improve.

Cadet 1x : for 45-60kg (99-132lbs), 720cm (23’ 7”) length

Cadet Mini : for 40-50kg (88-110lbs), 601cm (19’ 9”) length

Top & Bottom Moulding Process

By utilising just 2 moulds, the “top and bottom”, we are able to drastically reduce the amount of labour required, a major part of a boat’s cost.

The join of the 2 parts runs around the whole edge of the boats, giving them an advantage in toughness over “normal” shells when bumping into things.

For a quote for your ideal Swift Cadet boat specification please click here

You can also email us at enquiries@rowingcentre.co.uk or call us on 01582 872338.


  • Fine Racing Singles

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Wing White Black Ex Demo £3,250 +VAT RCUS-RS-439 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing QR White Black New £4,200 +VAT RCUK-RS-318 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £4,200 +VAT RCUK-RS-336 Enquire
    1x Elite Carbon 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing QR Clear Carbon Black ON DEMO £4,900 +VAT RCUK-RS-316 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 70-83kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Demo £3,250 +VAT RCUS-RS-405 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing White Black ON DEMO £4,200 +VAT RCUK-RS-335 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 70-83kg Ali HD Wing White Black Ex-Demo £3,000 +VAT RCUS-RS-449 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 70-83kg Ali HD Wing White Black Ex-Demo £3,750 +VAT RCUS-RS-450 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 57-70kg Ali HD Wing White Black Ex-Demo £3,250 +VAT RCUS-RS-412 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 57-70kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £4,200 +VAT RCUK-RS-263 Enquire
    1x ClubA 57-70kg Ali HD Wing White Black SOLD £3,000 +VAT RCUK-RS-302 SOLD
    1x ClubA 57-70kg Ali HD Wing White Black SOLD £3,000 +VAT RCUK-RS-320 SOLD
    1x ClubA 50-65kg Ali Wing White Black SOLD £3,000 +VAT RCUK-RS-252 SOLD

    Fine Racing Doubles/Pairs

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    2x/- Elite Plus 85-100kg Ali Wing White Black New £6,550 +VAT RCUK-RS-165 Enquire
    2x/- Elite  50-60kg Ali 3-Stay White Black Ex-Demo £4,300 +VAT RCUS-RS-357 Enquire
    2x/- Elite Plus 55-65kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Demo £4,500 +VAT RCUS-RS-229 Enquire
    2x/- Elite Plus 50-60kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Demo £4,800 +VAT RCUS-RS-358 Enquire
    2x/- Full Carbon 85-100kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Demo £5,600 +VAT RCUS-RS-214 Enquire
    2x/- Full Carbon 85-100kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Demo £6,000 +VAT RCUS-RS-440 Enquire
    2x/- ClubA 57-75kg Ali Bow Wing White Black Ex-Demo £2,200 +VAT RCUS-RS-095 Enquire
    2x ClubA 50-60kg Ali Wing White Black New £5,000 +VAT RCUK-RS-287 Enquire

    Fine Racing Quads/Fours

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    4+/x
    Bow Coxed Four/Quad
    Elite Plus 60-80kg Ali HD Wing (Quick Release) White Black New £11,400 +VAT RCUK-RS-285 Enquire
    4+/x
    Bow Coxed Four/Quad
    Elite Plus 55-70kg Ali HD Wing  White Black Ex-Demo £9,250 +VAT RCUS-RS-392 Enquire
    4+/x
    Bow Coxed Four/Quad
    Club A 60-80kg Ali HD Wing  White Black Ex-Demo £6,850 +VAT RCUS-RS-414 Enquire

    4-/x
    Coxless Four/Quad

    Full Carbon 75-95kg Ali HD Wing  White Black  Ex-Demo £9,500 +VAT RCUS-RS-215 Enquire

    4+/x
    Coxless Four/Quad

    Full Carbon 75-95kg Ali HD Wing  White Black Ex-Demo £10,000 +VAT RCUS-RS-441 Enquire

    Fine Racing Eights/Octos

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    8+ Elite Carbon 70-85kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-demo/Rental £16,325 +VAT RCUK-RS-193 Enquire
    8+/x Elite 85-100kg Ali Wing  White Black Ex-Olympics £14,000 +VAT RCUS-RS-216 Enquire

    Coastal Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO1x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing Light grey Light grey

    NEW

    £3,000 +VAT RCUK-CO-031 NEW
    CO1x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing Light grey Light grey

    NEW

    £3,000 +VAT RCUK-CO-032 NEW
    CO1x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing Light grey Light grey

    NEW

    £3,000 +VAT RCUK-CO-037 NEW

    Coastal Doubles

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO2x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red

    SOLD

    £5,400 +VAT RCUK-CO-026 SOLD
    CO2x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Light grey

    SOLD

    £5,400 +VAT RCUK-CO-031 SOLD
    CO2x Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Light grey

    SOLD

    £5,400 +VAT RCUK-CO-032 SOLD

    Coastal Coxed Quads

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO4x(+) Club Performance 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red

    SOLD

    £10,000 +VAT RCUK-CO-023 SOLD

    Trainer Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    TR1x ClubB 75-90kg Ali HD Wing  Light Grey Aqua Blue New £2,200 +VAT RCUK-TR-002 Enquire
    TR1x ClubB 60-75kg Ali HD Wing  Light Grey Red ON DEMO £2,200 +VAT RCUK-TR-001 Enquire

    Recreational/Para Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    Rec1x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black New £2,650 +VAT RCUK-PR-091 Enquire
    Rec1x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black New £2,650 +VAT RCUK-PR-092 Enquire

    Recreational/Para Double Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    Rec2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-demo £3,650 +VAT RCUK-PR-075 Enquire
    Rec2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black New £4,300 +VAT RCUK-PR-083 Enquire

    Touring Gigs

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    2+/x/3x ClubB 65-95kg - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire
    4+/x/5x ClubB 65-95kg - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire

    Cadet Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    CA1x ClubB 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Orange ON DEMO £1,200 +VAT RCUK-1062 Enquire
    CA1x ClubB 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Blue New £1,750 +VAT RCUK-CA-005 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Red Ex-Demo £1,650 +VAT RCUS-CA-016 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Red Ex-Demo £2,200 +VAT RCUS-CA-001 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Blue Ex-Demo £2,200 +VAT RCUS-CA-002 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 45-60kg Ali Bow Wing White Yellow Ex-Demo £2,200 +VAT RCUS-CA-003 Enquire

    Dragon Boats

    Type Spec Boat Weight Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    DB10 - - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire
    DB20 - - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire
  • Boats are supplied with reverse wing riggers, as now popular with Elite and International rowers. As well as negating the need for backstays, what young rower would not want to have the same set up as the World and Olympic champions?
    Each boat has the choice of 2 rigger sizes, with span and work height suitable for small people.

    Cadet Riggers

      Work height Span Lateral Pitch Recommended height of rower
    Small 14.5 151(148-154) 1 degree 150-165cm (4’11”-5’5”)
    Large 16 155cm (152-158) 1 degree 160-175cm (5’3”-5’9”)

    Cadet Mini Riggers

      Work height Span Lateral Pitch Recommended height of rower
    Small 13 147cm (144-150) 1 degree 140-155cm (4’7”-5’1”)
    Large 14.5 151cm (148-154) 1 degree 150-165cm (4’11”-5’5”)

    The same riggers cannot be used on both the Cadet 1x and the Cadet Mini 1x.
    Custom riggers are not offered.
    Quick Release (QR) is available as an option.

  • Tough gelcoat finish

    By opting for gelcoat over the polyurethane paint we use on our normal racing shells, we are both providing a tougher finish, and again reducing the labor and costs involved. All hulls will be in white, with a choice of 4 colors for the “top”, which comprises the bow and stern decks and the cockpit.

    Deep orange RAL2011  Aqua blue RAL5012
    Yellow RAL1018 (as below) White RAL9003

    "Step in" design

    To help with those first training sessions, we have incorporated a "step in" design to the seat decks. By being able to step into the boat at a lower position, the center of gravity is lowered and less leg muscle development is required than normal racing boats.

    Choice of 2 grades

    Our objective for our Cadet range is to offer a low cost and sturdy racing shape single for young rowers to learn sculling skills in a challenging, responsive and therefore self-teaching boat. Our "Club B" construction uses skins of fibreglass, with carbon reinforcing, that sandwich a core material to provide overall stiffness at a lower weight than multiple skins of fibreglass. The core for the hull is Lantor coremat, and for the decks, seat deck and saxboards is closed cell PVC foam. Due to the small sizes of the hulls and the use of sandwich construction the overall boat weights are kept manageable. 

    When researching the demand for these boats it became clear that there was interest in having a lighter weight boat, comparable to that of Elite racing shells. By using our "Club A" construction, which involves switching the skins from fibreglass to Kevlar, we have been able to produce very low cost singles that can be competitive and will hold the interest of the rowers much longer than heavier, more stable "learner" boats. 

    There are other differences between the Club A and Club B versions:

     

    Club A: £2,150 +VAT Club B: £1,700 +VAT
    Same carbon stretcher as normal racing shells, with choice of shoes or our Flexfoot.
    Same carbon seat top as our normal racing shells, above a choice of our single or double action chassis.

    Cadet weight: 15.5+/-0.5kg (34+/-1lb)
    Cadet Mini weight: 14+/-0.5kg (31+/-1lb)
    A simple design, plywood stretcher with Flexfoot attached directly.
    Roto-moulded plastic seat top, above a choice of our single or double action chassis.

    Cadet weight: 16.5+/-0.5kg (36+/-1lb)
    Cadet Mini weight: 15+/-0.5kg (33+/-1lb)
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Reasons Why

5 Reasons to use a Swift Racing Cadet boat:

  1. Rugged and durable – designed to cope with the challenges and limitations presented by young beginners to the sport.
  2. Designed along the principles of the full racing shell – to help encourage and motivate young starters to progress more easily to full-sized racing shells, without the perception or image of a more restrictive boat.
  3. 2-part mould construction both reduces costs and optimises strength and toughness.
  4. Reverse-wing riggers, to give young rowers precisely the same rigger set-up as Olympic and World Championship winners.
  5. Easy ‘step-in’ design reduces the effort needed and dangers associated with young rowers getting into the boat, particularly at their stage of physical development.

Albert, Broxbourne RC

I am continuing to enjoy the boat, it is as solid and comfortable as any I’ve ever rowed in – if I had serious ambitions I would definitely upgrade to the top class of boat you guys sell, but for my level the club boat is superb and was great value.