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Eights racing is like no other. With such power and speed, a stiff and stable shape is needed to maintain speeds over 6 meters per second. Utilizing the latest technologies and computer programs, the Sykes eights boat range feature innovative engineering, significant rigidity increases, stronger and more modern deck styling and ultimately faster boats, while still maintaining the comfortable and stable Sykes shape.

Having been a successful boat range at all levels of racing from schools to international level, our boats are built for top speed eights racing!

Boat Type

  • 8+

Mould Options

Standard Inclusions

  • 5 year construction warranty
  • 2 year warranty on fittings and accessories
  • Anodised alloy wing rigger
  • Anodised alloy slides
  • Bearing wheels
  • 4 x Sykes tie down straps

Optional Extras

  • Quick release riggers
  • Electronics wiring
  • Boat Name
  • Deluxe boat cover
  • Rigger cover
  • Rigger frames / plates for additional rigger configurations

Construction Options

Construction Benefits
Honeycomb Carbon Sandwich Laminate Maximum Performance
Honeycomb Kevlar Sandwich Laminate Performance with Resilience

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Boat Ranges

Sykes offers a number of hull choices depending on the weight and style of the crew. Over the years, these boats have been developed and tested with some of Australia’s best rowers. To understand which boat will suit your needs start with table below. Of course for more information, please contact us.

Rower Weight (lb) vs Mould
Mould Length (M) 121 132 143 154 165 176 187 198 209 220+
857 17.2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
858 16.9 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
829 17.9 No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes

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Rigger Options

  • Bolt on (Standard)
  • Rowfit Quick Release fitting

Custom Boat Name / Pin Stripes

  • Custom Boat Name – Font available in Printed or Script
    • Font size options: 30mm (recommended for singles); 40mm (recommended for Pairs & Larger Boats)
  • Pin Stripes (6 or 12mm)
    • Top Colour
    • Middle Colour
    • Bottom Colour

Eights Flyer


Within our eights range we offer both wing rigger and three-stay rigger options. Standard set-ups for each construction are shown below.

X indicates
standard set-up
RIGGERS Aluminium X
Carl Douglas
SEATS Carbon X

Please note: Variation of the parts can alter the price and weight of the final boat.

Eights Flyer

Mould 857

Mould 857 is the first Eight development in our new Fifth Generation Eight series and you will find...

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Mould 858

Mould 858 is part of Sykes' 5th Generation Eight series and has been designed for an 187lb crew midpoint. The boat is...

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Mould 829

The Mould 829 is the Sykes heavyweight men's eight. This boat features the latest construction and engineering and low-profile riggers....

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Steering foot attachment

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