We would like to use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience on our website. If you consent to us using cookies, please click 'Accept Cookies'.

0

Cart

Your cart is empty!

Para/Adaptive Boats

Para/Adaptive Boats

Here’s a fact – Swift Racing Para/Adaptive boats win World Championships and break World Records. None more impressive than Birgit Skarstein of Norway’s new World Record in the World Rowing Cup 2018 in Belgrade.

Swift Racing’s Para/Adaptive boats have been built around FISA’s own designs, and are consequently approved by FISA for international competition. They are available in 3 grades of construction: Elite (with honeycomb), Club A or Club B, both of which are sandwich construction, to provide stiffness and durability, whilst optimising weight efficiencies.

Some of these boats’ unique features include:

Straps – all Swift Racing Para/Adaptive boat seats are supplied with velcro straps as standard, with one leg strap for each seat, and one chest strap for each back support.

Stretcher Types – Swift Racing Para/Adaptive boats come with a choice of either rowing shoes or flexfoot stretchers. The rowing shoes have a quick-release tag and heel restraints. The flexfoot is a modified version of that used by Concept2 for its rowing machines, with an enclosed (no hole) heel and heel restraints. Please be sure to choose the most suitable option for your situation and safety.

Floats / Pontoons -For full details on fitment options for Swift Racing’s Para/Adaptive boats, please see the Fittings or Spares and Accessories pages. Alternatively, use our ‘Boat Builder’ tool to

Combined Para and Recreational Boats -

If you wish to order a boat that can be used for both Para/Adaptive and Recreational purposes, firstly specify the standard Para/Adaptive boat, then add the following accessories;

  • Seats (300mm wide).
  • Seat rails (the holes in the seat deck for attaching rails are the same for both Para/Adaptive and Recreational, so it’s very easy to change the rails).
  • Check Riggers - if you order a Para/Adaptive boat with an especially narrow span etc, you may need to order extra riggers for recreational use.

To price up your ideal Para/Adaptive boat specification please click HERE


  • Fine Racing Singles

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    1x Elite Plus 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £3,800 +VAT RCUK-RS-271 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £3,800 +VAT RCUK-RS-241 SOLD

    Fine Racing Doubles/Pairs

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    2x/- Elite Plus 70-85kg Ali Wing White Black New £6,150 +VAT RCUK-RS-264 Enquire
    2x/- Elite Plus 57-75kg Ali Wing White Black New £6,150 +VAT RCUK-RS-260 Enquire

    Fine Racing Quads/Fours

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    4-/x
    Coxless Four/Quad
    Elite Plus 60-80kg Ali Wing (Quick Release) White Black Ex-demo £9,975 +VAT RCUK-RS-212 SOLD
    4+/x
    Bow Coxed Four/Quad
    Elite Plus 60-80kg Ali Wing (Quick Release) White Black New £10,700 +VAT RCUK-RS-285 Enquire

    Fine Racing Eights/Octos

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    8+/x Elite Plus 60-75kg Ali Wing (Quick Release) White Black Ex-demo/Rental
    (Currently on rental)
    £16,500 +VAT RCUK-RS-099 Enquire

    Coastal Single Sculls

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

    New

    £2,500 +VAT RCUK-CO-013 Enquire

    Coastal Doubles

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

    New

    £4,600 +VAT RCUK-CO-026 Enquire

    Coastal Coxed Quads

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

    On Demo

    £8,800 +VAT RCUK-CO-023 Enquire

    Trainer Single Sculls

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    TR1x - - - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire

    Recreational/Para Single Sculls

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    PR1x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black New - Avail Aug 2019 £2,400 +VAT RCUK-PR-088 Enquire

    Recreational/Para Double Sculls

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    PR2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-demo £3,550 +VAT RCUK-PR-075 Enquire
    PR2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black New £3,900 +VAT RCUK-PR-083 Enquire

    Cadet Single Sculls

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    CA1x ClubB 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Blue New £1,650 +VAT RCUK-CA-005 Enquire
    CA1x ClubB 45-60kg Ali Bow Wing White Red New £1,650 +VAT RCUK-CA-011 Enquire

    Dragon Boats

    Type Spec Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    DB - - - - - Contact us for details - - Enquire
  • Sizes and crew weights of the boats

      Length
    mm
    Width
    mm
    Depth
    mm
    Crew weight
    range kg (approx)
    1x 6360 510 265 65-105
    2x 9160 515 275 60-100

    Riggers & Pontoons/Floats

    In order to make the cockpit as accessible as possible, both the 1x and 2x are built to take Swift's aluminium wing riggers.  

    In order to allow ideal positioning of the pin (line of work), all Para 1x and 2x are built with 6 sets of holes to attach the wing rigger to the boat. The 2nd hole from the stern is the default position. The rigger can be moved aft by 30mm, changing the pin position by the same amount. It can also be moved towards the bow, by 30, 60, 90 or 120mm. The reason to want to move the pin position relative to the rower is to enable a better oar angle at the catch, leading to greater boat speed, as well as more enjoyment. 

    In Spring 2010 Swift updated the mould for 1x and 2x so as to increase the length of the cockpit, giving more room for adjustment of the stretcher towards the stern. 

    As with all Swift boats, it is also possible to specify your requirement for pin position, span and work height, when ordering a boat. 

    In line with FISA’s rules of racing, only the Para 1x is supplied with pontoons/floats. Swift pontoons/floats are designed to be used on any rigger that uses a rigger block as fitted to Swift's ali wing and ali Euro riggers, ie. with a long hole, that is 12mm wide.

    From FISA’s “2007 FISA ADAPTIVE ROWING REGULATIONS”
    PART IV – BOATS AND CONSTRUCTION
    Regulation, Rule 31 – Boats and Equipment
    3. Standard Adaptive 2x: The FISA Standard Adaptive 2x has a fixed seat and MAY have stabilizing pontoons. 
    4. Standard Adaptive 1x: The FISA Standard Adaptive 1x has a fixed seat and MUST have stabilizing pontoons. 

    Para 1x and 2x boat weights

      Club A Club B Variation
    1x 24 26 ±1kg
    2x 37 40 ±2kg

    The weights shown above include the following:

    1. Aluminium frame seat.
      Aluminium frame back support (wide type).
      Pair of pontoons/floats.
    2. 2 of aluminium frame seats.

    In 2009 FISA revised the boat weights for the Para 1x (from 22kg to 24kg) and 2x (from 36kg to 37kg)

    Swift are keen to make their boats the 1st choice for Para rowers. If you have any suggestions about how else we can do this, please let us know.

    Para 4+

    Swift also makes a Para 4+, which is the standard Olympic shape and weight. For information on these boats, please see Swift Racing boats section of the website.

  • The seat deck on Swift's Para 1x and 2x is 16mm thick (compared to 5mm for Olympic type racing boats), to withstand the large forces experienced during Para rowing. 

    Swift's Para seat rail is of a very simple design. It is a "C" shaped profile, with a large surface on the base, to spread the load over the seat deck. Additionally, each rail is fixed to the seat deck with 7 bolts, to ensure a solid connection between the rail and boat. 

    Into this "C" profile Swift's slide extra strong "T" shaped bolts, which together with hex locking nuts are used to fix the seat or back support to the seat rails (4 bolts, 1 for each corner). This is not a quick release system, but it does have 2 advantages, in that it can be adjusted with 1 hand, and that when all nuts are tightened, there is zero play/slack.

    There is a choice of two types of Para seat, both of which are independent of the back support. One is a low profile aluminium frame and soft cushion seat, and the other is a very low profile, simple, flat carbon/PVC foam seat to which can be added your own cushioning. Both seats can be used with leg straps. Seat position is adjustable fore and aft, along the length of the seat rail. 

    There are also two types of back support with aluminium and soft cushion frames, with the back support completely independent of the seat. One is wide bodied, and the other has a smaller width towards the top, which smaller rowers will find allows better pull through with the arms. The position of the seat back is adjustable fore and aft, along the length of the seat rail, as well as being adjustable for angle.

    Caution/Warning

    Before starting to use any rowing equipment, especially seats and back supports, it is very important that any protruding parts, such as bolts, nuts and and edges are adequately covered with padding. 

    Also check that there is no direct contact between legs and seat rails.
    Individuals who may be predisposed to developing pressure sores, such as persons with spinal cord injury should seek medical advice as to the most suitable interface between themselves and the seat. 
    Cushions should not only provide comfort, but help protect against the direct sitting pressures and shearing forces incurred in rowing.

  • Straps

    All Para seats are supplied with Velcro straps as standard, with one leg strap for each seat, and one chest strap for each back support.

    Stretcher Types

    Swift offer both rowing shoes and flexfoot stretchers. The rowing shoes have a quick release tag, and heel restraints. The flexfoot is a modified version of that used by CII on its rowing machines, with an enclosed (no hole) heel, and heel restraints. 
    Please choose the most suitable for your situation and safety. 

    For more details see “fittings” page.

  • If you wish to order a combined Para & Recreational boat, please first order the boat in Para version. Then you will need to add the following fittings:

    • Seats (300mm wide)
    • Seat rails (the holes in the seat deck for attaching rails will be the same for Para and Recreational, so it is easy to change the rails)
    • Riggers? (if you order an Para boat with an especially narrow span etc, you may need to order extra riggers for recreational use)

     

        

Find your Boat icon

Find your Boat

Search boat stock
Reasons Why

5 Reasons to use a Swift Racing Para/Adaptive boat:

  1. Approved by FISA for international competition.
  2. Championship winning and record-breaking design and technology.
  3. Huge scope of adjustment and range of accessories to allow set-up for rowers of all adaptive situations.
  4. Optimum level of safety features, to allow for fast and efficient detachment, if necessary.
  5. Can easily be converted into a Recreational / Open Water rowing boat if required.