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Recreational & Touring Boats - Swift Freedom

Recreational & Touring Boats - Swift Freedom

“Freedom” is the name of Swift’s range of boats that are not designed for conventional Olympic style racing. This is a very appropriate name as it includes our Para, Recreational/Explore, and Touring boats, all of which give the rower the freedom to do what they want.

Recreational/Explore 1x and 2x

Swift Racing’s Recreational/Explore boats (Singles, Doubles and Pairs) are built to a FISA design. They are available in 3 grades of construction, either Elite (principally for Para racing), Club A or Club B, all with composite sandwich construction, providing stiffness and durability.

This is especially important in these flat bottomed stable boats, as the type of construction needs to achieve an optimum balance of stiffness and durability whilst at the same time keeping the weight manageable.

Recreational/Explore boats are particularly useful for introducing beginners to rowing.

The increasing trend towards touring and exploring remote and otherwise inaccessible stretches of water in recent years has also seen an increase in their popularity, whilst these boats are also favoured as an alternative to training in a fine racing shell, especially in open water or rougher conditions (please see note below about offshore/coastal boats).

They are also perfect for heavier loading and resistance training, where focus can be placed on power and strength, with less concern about balance (think floating ergometer!)

Recreational/Explore boats are stable due to their greater width/beam and flat bottoms. They track well due to their length, and also have a good turn of speed.

A Recreational Single was even used one year in the Czech Junior Championships by a novice rower, and it helped her to achieve a 3rd place finish!

Touring/Training Gig 2+/x/3x and 4+/x/5x

The Touring Gig 4+ and 2+ complete the range of Swift Freedom boats and offer the added feature of conversion to coxless 5x (Quintuple scull) and 3x (Triple scull) format. Ideal for both touring and training, these stable and robust boats are the same shapes as those already popular across Europe.

Please be aware that the Freedom range are not offshore/coastal boats, which are designed and built to deal with large waves on the sea, and are self bailing, usually with an open stern/transom. Click here for details on Swift Racing’s separate range of offshore/coastal boats.

For a quotation for your ideal Freedom Recreational/Explore boat specification please click here

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


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  • Fine Racing Singles

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    1x Elite Carbon 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing QR Clear Carbon Black New £5,550 +VAT RCUK-RS-381 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing QR White Black ON DEMO £4,395 +VAT RCUK-RS-318 ON DEMO
    1x Elite Plus 75-90kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £4,750 +VAT RCUK-RS-336 Enquire
    1x Elite Carbon 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing QR Clear Carbon Black ON DEMO £5,550 +VAT RCUK-RS-316 ON DEMO
    1x Elite Carbon 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing QR Clear Carbon Black New £5,550 +VAT RCUK-RS-382 Enquire
    1x ClubA 70-83kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £3,650 +VAT RCUK-RS-407 Enquire
    1x Elite Plus 57-70kg Ali Bow Wing White Black New £4,750 +VAT RCUK-RS-405 Enquire
    1x ClubA 57-70kg Ali Bow Wing White Black SOLD £3,650 +VAT RCUK-RS-406 SOLD
    1x ClubA 57-70kg Ali HD Wing White Black New £3,650 +VAT RCUK-RS-356 Enquire
    1x ClubA 50-65kg Ali Wing +Backstay White Black New £3,650 +VAT RCUK-RS-394 Enquire

    Fine Racing Doubles/Pairs

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    2x/- Elite Carbon 85-100kg Ali Wing White Black Ex-Worlds - ON DEMO £5,600 +VAT RCUS-RS-214 ON DEMO
    2x Elite Carbon 85-100kg Ali Bow Wing White Black SOLD £5,900 +VAT RCUS-RS-440 SOLD
    2x/- Elite Carbon 70-85kg Ali Bow Wing QR Clear Carbon Black ON DEMO £8,700 +VAT RCUK-RS-403 ON DEMO
    2x/- Elite Plus 70-85kg Ali Bow Wing QR White Black New £7,450 +VAT RCUK-RS-396 Enquire
    2x/- Elite Plus 57-75kg Ali Wing White Black New £7,450 +VAT RCUK-RS-395 Enquire
    2x/- Club A 57-75kg Ali Wing White Black ON DEMO £6,000 +VAT RCUK-RS-404 ON DEMO
    2x/- Elite 50-60kg Ali Back 2-Stay White Black SOLD £4,500 +VAT RCUS-RS-357 SOLD
    2x Club A 50-60kg Ali Wing White Black New £5,550 +VAT RCUK-RS-287 Enquire

    Fine Racing Quads/Fours

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    4-/x Coxless Four/Quad Elite Carbon 60-80kg Ali Bow Wing Clear Carbon Black New £14,400 +VAT RCUK-RS-398 Enquire
    4-/x Coxless Four/Quad Elite Plus 60-80kg Ali Bow Wing White Black ON DEMO £12,700 +VAT RCUK-RS-399 Enquire

    Fine Racing Eights/Octos

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    8+ Full Carbon 85-100kg Ali Wing  White Black Ex-Olympics ON DEMO £13,500 +VAT RCUS-RS-216 ON DEMO

    Coastal Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Deck Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO1x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Blue New £5,950 RCUK-CO-172 Enquire
    CO1x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Yellow New £5,950 RCUK-CO-173 Enquire
    CO1x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Red ON DEMO £5,950 RCUK-CO-174 ON DEMO
    CO1x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Red SOLD £5,950 RCUK-CO-175 SOLD
    CO1x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Red New £5,950 RCUK-CO-176 Enquire
    CO1x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Red SOLD £3,950 RCUK-CO-178 SOLD
    CO1x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Bow Wing (QR) Light grey Red SOLD £3,950 RCUK-CO-179 SOLD

    Coastal Doubles

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Deck Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO2x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Blue New £9,350 RCUK-CO-190 Enquire
    CO2x Elite Carbon 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red New £9,350 RCUK-CO-191 Enquire
    CO2x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Light grey New £6,550 RCUK-CO-186 Enquire
    CO2x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red RESERVED £6,550 RCUK-CO-187 RESERVED
    CO2x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red New £6,550 RCUK-CO-188 Enquire
    CO2x Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Blue New £6,550 RCUK-CO-189 Enquire

    Coastal Coxed Quads

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Deck Condition Price Serial # Action
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Blue SOLD £12,300 RCUK-CO-151 SOLD
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Light grey New £12,300 RCUK-CO-152 Enquire
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Light grey New (Avail Sept22) £12,300 RCUK-CO-153 Enquire
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red New (Avail Sept22) £12,300 RCUK-CO-158 Enquire
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Red New (Avail Oct22) £12,300 RCUK-CO-161 Enquire
    CO4x(+) Elite Plus 65-95kg Ali Folding Back Light grey Blue New (Avail Oct22) £12,300 RCUK-CO-162 Enquire

    Trainer Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    TR1x ClubB 75-90kg Ali HD Wing  Light Grey Red SOLD £2,600 +VAT RCUK-TR-005 SOLD

    Recreational/Para Single Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    Rec1x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black SOLD SOLD RCUK-PR-092 SOLD
    Rec1x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black SOLD SOLD RCUK-PR-098 SOLD

    Recreational/Para Double Sculls

    Type Spec Crew Weight Rigger Hull Trim Condition Price Serial # Action
    Rec2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black SOLD SOLD RCUK-PR-075 SOLD
    Rec2x ClubB 60-105kg Ali Wing White Black SOLD SOLD RCUK-PR-083 SOLD

    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 ClubB 65-95kg Ali 3-Stay Light Grey Black New £10,350 +VAT RCUK-GI-078 Enquire
    4+/x ClubB 65-95kg Ali 3-Stay Light Grey Black New £10,350 +VAT RCUK-GI-079 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 £2,050 +VAT RCUK-CA-005 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 45-60kg Ali Bow Wing QR White Red SOLD £1,950 +VAT RCUSA-CA-016 SOLD
    CA1x ClubA 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Red New £2,500 +VAT SRUSA-CA-001 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 40-50kg Ali Bow Wing White Blue New £2,500 +VAT SRUSA-CA-002 Enquire
    CA1x ClubA 45-60kg Ali Bow Wing White Yellow New £2,500 +VAT SRUSA-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
  •   Club A Club B Variation
    1xR 18kg 20kg ±1kg
    2xR 33kg 36kg ±2kg
    2-R 31kg 34kg ±2kg
    Gig2x 59kg 64kg ±2kg
    Gig4x 84kg 93kg ±2kg
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Reasons Why

6 Reasons to use a Swift Racing Recreational boats

  1. Built to FISA specifications.
  2. The ideal boat for beginners to rowing.
  3. Provide the optimum balance of stiffness and durability whilst keeping weight to a minimum.
  4. Designed to cope with open water and rougher conditions (nb. NOT coastal/offshore).
  5. Perfect for exploring and adventuring into otherwise difficult to access stretches of water.
  6. Ideal for resistance training and for heavier loading training programmes.