Newfound Woodworks

16′ 8″ Whitehall Pulling Boat

Kit Specifications

Length (LOA) 16'8"'
Length (LWL) 15.23'
Beam (BOA) 42.00"
Beam (BWL) 37.80"
Weight 113 lbs.
Displacement (Capacity) 725 lbs
Draft (at Capacity) 8.13"
Center Depth 16.20"
Depth at Bow 27.99"

The Whitehall Pulling Boat is a classic wooden rowing craft based on an old New England design. This boat is slightly narrower than the Rangeley Lake Boat with a traditional skeg and elegant “wine glass” transom. Noted for being fast, seaworthy, and capable of carrying a large load, Whitehalls were the workhorse of commercial ports in the 19th century. The Whitehall is fitted with double oarlocks and when rowed in tandem is a quick straight-tracking bullet. The classic smooth lines of the craft coupled with the fluid rowing motion of the oarsman are guaranteed to turn heads.

About Our Kits

All of our kits are created as we get orders. Please email us ( with your name, address, telephone number, and shipping address (if different) and we will email a quote that includes packaging and shipping costs. A “kit” can include everything or just certain items. If you just want strips, email us with the pertinent name and address, the design you are building and we will email a quote. We mill all of our strips here at our facility in New Hampshire to the highest standards after air drying the cedar. If you pick up at our shop, of course there is no shipping charge. We will shrink wrap your materials so that they are impervious to the weather. A kit can be picked up with a vehicle that you would normally use to transport your canoe or kayak.

The Rowboat Pre-Kit Includes:

Woodstrip Rowing Craft” by Susan Van Leuven, “Cedar Strip Boat Building” DVD, “Applying Fiberglass and Epoxy ” DVD, and Strip Building Notes. This informational package is intended to give you a variety of instructional and reference materials that you will need to build a boat and is an especially good primer if you have never built with cedar strips and fiberglass. You can get the Pre-Kit first and then decide on a specific rowboat design.

The Whitehall Kit Includes:

Plans, Construction Notes, Coved and Beaded 6′ to 10′ Northern White Cedar Strips, About 30% Full Length Western Red Cedar Strips, Solid, pre-milled Mahogany Outwales, Scuppered Mahogany Inwales, Spanish Cedar Thwarts and Stern fan seat parts, Seat Hardware, Ash/Spanish cedar Stem Laminations, Deck Material with pre-formed coaming, oar blocks, Spanish Cedar transom materials, Fiberglass, Slow Cure, Low Viscosity, Non-Blushing Epoxy, Epoxy Application Supplies, and Varnish. CNC cut mold Forms for rowboats are NOW INCLUDED IN THE KIT PRICES. All mold forms now include Clamping Grooves for Stapleless Construction.

If you have built a strip boat before and are confident in your skills, you could build the complete boat from the kit package without purchasing the Pre-Kit.

E-mail us with your complete address and the design you are interested in and we will quote shipping and packaging costs.


If you haven’t built a stripper before and aren’t sure about the process, you may want to get a Pre-Kit first. This includes our “Cedar Strip Building” DVD, “Applying Epoxy and Fiberglass” DVD, and Susan Van Leuven’s book, “Wood Strip Rowing Craft“.

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    Pre-Kit Price: $98.00 | Buy Pre-Kit
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