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Pairs & Doubles


Rowing as a double or pair is the ultimate test of the bond between two athletes. Having developed our range of pairs and doubles with some of the greatest to ever row, Sykes boats are built for speed but also to enable maximum co-ordination between rowers.

Built for efficiency down the course saving up for that sprint home, numerous Australian crews have used a Sykes boat to become World and Olympic champions.

Boat Type

  • Pair Only
  • Double Scull Only

Mould Options

Standard Inclusions

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

Optional Extras

  • Quick release rigger
  • Electronics wiring
  • Boat name
  • Deluxe boat cover
  • Rigger cover
  • 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+
229 9.32 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
214 9.65 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
223 9.87 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sykes has a strong history in pair and doubles racing at World Championships. We are confident this success will continue with Mould 214.

M214 is a pair/double designed for heavyweight women and lightweight men and is at the forefront of hull design for its weight category. Through our testing, modelling and on-water results, we have measured a significant advancement on existing designs on the market, and most noticeable, the improved stability achieved alongside a more efficient hull shape.

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Rigger Options

  • Wing 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

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Within our pairs and doubles range we have hulls of various composites which all have their advantages. Standard set-ups for each construction are shown below.

X indicates standard set-up COMPOSITES
Carbon Honeycomb Kevlar Honeycomb
RIGGERS Aluminium X X
SEATS Carbon X
Synthetic X
Timber X

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

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Mould 229

The M229 double is an uncompromising hull for light crews and is a tribute to minimum drag. It has Jeff...

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Mould 214

Mould 214 is designed around a 155lb crew weight range, specifically for heavyweight women and lightweight men. Through our testing, modelling,...

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Mould 223

The M223 is the heavyweight version of the M213, designed with a semi circular and narrow hull. Most notably this...

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