I am writing from a newly launched rowing club in the middle of Southern Sweden. Rowing is not a big sport in Sweden with only a handful of clubs and a little over 3 000 registered rowers. This makes sourcing of hardware a bit of a dilemma.
I have previously bought a couple of boats from a supplier in the UK and had them shipped. I have also acquired some older boats from a club here. But as every club would say, I need more boats.
I am interested in sourcing second hand boats and feel that the UK gives greater choice with however the complication of transport.
I am aware that purchasing from a supplier can help in having “transport-ready” products. But if I want to buy from a club is there a way of getting a transporter to take care of boats sufficiently? Crates? lifting? unloading?
Or is the only way to drive to the club and pick them up?
How does that work on Ferry/tunnel?
any advice welcome!
Norra Vättern Roddklub
There are some good sources of second hand rowing boats in the UK
- Sculling Boat Sales
- Rowing Adverts is a nascent service
- Rowing Service Noticeboard is a classifieds site
- Rowing Classifieds UK
- British Rowing Magazine has a classifieds section but you have to subscribe and there’s no free online edition
Rowing Boat Transport
Buying Second Hand Rowing Equipment
Mike Davenport has an excellent ebook Buy it Right – a buying guide for rowing equipment
Previous articles on second hand rowing boats and oars which include links not in the above
- How much do Second Hand Sculling Oars cost?
- Selling Second Hand Rowing Equipment
- How to choose second hand oars
- How much does a second hand single cost?