Why Row?

1.)  Rowing combines a full-body fitness sport with a recreational activity, offering a complete physical and mental conditioning program all in one.

2.)  Rowing requires a minimum of skills to achieve, (you can learn to row in one afternoon), yet will remain a challenge throughout the years as you continue to improve.

3.)  People of all ages, sizes, and physical limitations can learn to row and achieve a level of accomplishment that is both physically beneficial and personally rewarding. Rowing is now recognized as an effective means of therapeutic conditioning used in various applications, such as for joggers with bad knees to those physically handicapped.

4.)  And most important, rowing puts you in a unique and refreshing atmosphere-far from the madding crowd-one that stimulates your senses while challenging your efforts.

You’ll come to find that rowing never encourages boredom; that you’ll actually look forward to your next row, whether it’s to workout or work less. The fascinating sport of rowing, simply put, is a fun way to stay fit.

Why Choose a Sliding Seat Row Boat?

Are you looking for the stability of a sliding seat row boat? Do the sweeping graceful lines of this sliding seat row boat appeal to you?

If so, a Heritage skiff from Little River Marine is the boat for you!

What are the advantages of a sliding seat row boat?

  • Because of their wider hulls, sliding seat row boats are more stable than rowing shells.
  • Each Heritage model has enough room to carry a passenger, and the Heritage 15 and 18 have the ability to accommodate a second rower.
  • A motor mount or sail can be mounted on your sliding seat row boat.
  • Little River Marine’s patent pending folding rigger system makes the boat easy to transport.
Why Choose a Rowing Shell?

Do you want the speed and grace of a rowing shell? Can you imagine sliding across the water in a sliver of motion, rowing effortlessly as you surge forward? Do you dream of the oars chanting their cadence?

If so, one of Little River Marine’s rowing shells is the boat for you!

From the novice rower… …to the athlete

What are the advantages of a rowing shell?

  • Light weight – our rowing shells start at only 39 pounds, making them easy for one person to carry
  • Speed – because of their narrower hulls, a rowing shell is faster in the water than a dory
  • Low-Impact – rowing doesn’t involve any jarring motion like jogging, tennis, or other sports
  • Easy to set up – easy to mount rigging systems make setting up Little River’s rowing shells a breeze


The Boats:

Why is sliding seat rowing so spectacular?

  • It’s easy to learn—With our broad range of shells and skiffs to choose from anyone can learn to skim across the lake comfortably on the first day.
  • Go at your own pace—Row as gently or as strenuously as you like.
  • Great aerobics—You may be surprised to learn that rowers burn more calories per minute than any other athlete—yet the rowing motion is good for your old “war injuries.” And sliding seat rowing gives you a full body workout.
  • Low impact—Rowing is often used in medical rehab programs because of its gentle nature. And sliding seats are more comfortable and ergonomically suited for rowing than fixed seats.
  • Cover lots of distance—These boats really fly—even when you row at a leisurely pace. This means you see and explore more beauty each time you row—and that’s exciting!

Best entry level shell on the market. Superior features and glide. Superior looks. As stable as shells get. Includes a passenger seat. 39 pounds light. No “canoe” construction here, and at a great price. Life is too short to row an ugly boat.


All Boats at a Glance

Little River Marine manufactures a variety of rowing shells and skiffs.

Traditional Skiffs

Heritage 18 Sculling Skiff
Elegant flagship of our fleet. The Heritage’s are the best designed, most elegant looking rowing skiffs you will find. Superior speed due to hull design. Converts easily from one to two rowers, and carries passengers.
Heritage 15 Sculling Skiff
The best selling rowing skiff worldwide. Endorsed and owned by coaches, magazine editors, and boat builders. Beautiful, tremendous glide, smart features. Also available as a double, and as a 65 pound ultra light.
Heritage 12 Yacht Tender
New multi-purpose yacht tender that rows well, sails hard, is 85 pounds light and beautiful lines. Famous Heritage bottom design for an excellent glide, and can be rigged for sliding seat rowing, traditional fixed seat rowing, sailing, and a motor.

Rowing Shells

Best entry level shell on the market. Superior features and glide. Superior looks. As stable as shells get. Includes a passenger seat. 39 pounds light. No “canoe” construction here, and at a great price. Life is too short to row an ugly boat.
The most popular open water shell in America, because of it’s design. Great performance. Very dry. Gorgeous looks. Stable yet fast. Now full carbon fiber and instant release rigging. This is a lifetime pleasure to row.
Favorite open water shell of clubs because it is sleek, light, fast and easy to rig. Full Carbon Fiber. Ultra light. Instant release rigging. Superior engineering, rigging, stiffness, and features over Arrow or Star.
Rated #1 rowing double by Small Boat Journal. This “just right” double is not too short to inspire, not too long to handle. Not to narrow and tipsy, not too fat and sluggish. A well priced, well designed recreational. Converts to a Single.
Pro Am 25 & Pro Am Elite
The fastest open water racer on the market. Full Carbon Fiber standard. Instant release Rigger. Two sizes to fit your weight.
Popular racing shell at a great price. Now fully carbon fiber and instant release rigger. Stiff and light. Easiest to row of all racing shells because of its hull shape and low seat deck.



Stanley Rowing

Exclusive Dealer of Little River Marine skiffs and shells in Maine!

22 Bar Harbor Road on the Ellsworth/Trenton Town line.


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