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!
- 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
- Quick release riggers
- Electronics wiring
- Boat Name
- Deluxe boat cover
- Rigger cover
- Rigger frames / plates for additional rigger configurations
|Honeycomb Carbon Sandwich Laminate
|Honeycomb Kevlar Sandwich Laminate
|Performance with Resilience
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.
- 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
Within our eights range we offer both wing rigger and three-stay rigger options. Standard set-ups for each construction are shown below.
Please note: Variation of the parts can alter the price and weight of the final boat.