DRB PERSPECTIVE OF BOW

The Drake R.B. will not only be fast, but it will be beautiful.

DRB HULL PLAN & PROFILE

The plan view shape shows the designed fine entry and fullness aft which allows for the greater speeds in race conditions. The brown strip is a inner keel. The gray gunwales show the wide outer rails which put the oarlocks further outboard.

After winning races with the Drake 17 — designed for pleasure rowing — I decided to design a racing version empirically, purely for speed, yet retain the Drake aesthetic as much as possible. Because you have to look good when you win.

Drake Raceboat

BEAUTY...DESIGNED TO WIN

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA 18' 3" | Beam 48 1/2" | LWL 17' | Depth 14" |      Displacement 306lbs | Hull Weight 75lbs | Cp 0.58

THE DESIGN BRIEF

Go fast! (hull designed for speed: high prismatic coefficient)
Be lightweight! (4mm Okoume, Ply-lapstrake planking)
Adaptable for fixed-seat or sliding-seat rowing
Oar-on-gunwale using 8 1/2' oars or oar-on-outrigger using sculling oars
Win races! (optimized set up for fitness rowing, training, and racing)

DRB HULL PERSPECTIVES

The bow view shows a very fine entry and the stern view shows the fullness in the aft end which will support rowing at higher speeds.


CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

Gallery coming soon ...