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Kanghua rowing boats

Kanghua is a new breed of racing boat, offering elite-level performance at a club-level price, and is happy … read more

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Kanghua is a new breed of racing boat, offering elite-level performance at a club-level price, and is happy to be a partner of the Leander Academy.Kanghua logo, rowing boat,

In the hands of Leander Academy athletes, Kanghua has enjoyed wins at Marlow International, Home Countries and British Champs, as well as medals at the National Schools Regatta and a semi-final at Henley Royal Regatta. And the recent National Schools Regatta, Henley Rowing Club and Putney High School bagged four wins between them in Kanghua 4s.

Rowing boat designs

Available in four ranges, Kanghua boats are based on the popular hull shapes widely used in top-class competition and the aerospace-grade honeycomb core used in all bar our entry-level range provides stiffness and excellent resistance to impacts and water ingress.

Kanghua, rowing quad, Danish Lightweights
Kanghua quad rowed by Danish Lightweights

KX and Spirit Ranges

The KX and Spirit ranges use all-carbon laminate for light weight and increased stiffness, and are equipped with riggers manufactured in the UK by ES Rowing Services.

Phantom Range

The Phantoms make excellent club boats, featuring a carbon and glass fabric outer skin, while remaining lightweight and strong. Identical in external construction, the Shadow range swaps honeycomb for a core mat core, reducing the price to offer unbeatable value.

Entry-level Range

The entry range boats offer particularly good value, featuring the same Aerospace grade honeycomb core with a carbon and glass fabric outer skin.  Lightweight and strong,

All ranges meet the very highest construction standards and are available in the full range of weights and sizes.

Kanghua, single scull, rowing,
Kanghua single scull

Eric Sims is behind Kanghua

Kanghua boats have been developed using the latest materials and techniques, and are constantly refined by Eric Sims, formerly of Eton Racing Boats. Eric, owner of ES Rowing Services, has worked as a consultant for Kanghua since early 2013, making frequent visits to the factory to ensure that the brand’s high standards are maintained. Eric has considerable experience of elite-level rowing, having represented GB for many years.

All new Kanghua boats sold in the UK are covered by a five-year warranty and are fully supported by ES Rowing Services, who can provide repairs as well as replacement parts, riggers and fittings.

For further information on Kanghua, or if you would like to try a boat, please contact Eric Sims on 01628 667781 / 07774 980811 or or visit the website.

For rowing spares, please email

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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