History of the FISA Design: The FISA hull was developed at the request of FISA, the international governing body for the sport of rowing. Initially hull shapes for 1x, 2x/2- and 4x/4- were designed for open women and lightweights. In 1987, the first FISA hull was rowed to a World Championship gold medal. Since then, many successful crews have chosen to use the FISA hull and it has become the de facto standard at the World Championships.
In 2008, we reintroduced the FISA Single in carbon construction coinciding with a move from Europe to Canada. We offer two hull capacities; The FISA (Standard Displacement) and FISA II (Large Displacement) hull shape. The FISA II hull is 1/2″ deeper and and 1/4″ wider than the original FISA I hull. Both boats are the same length. All of the boats are equipped with Dreher carbon seats, Dreher foot stretchers and a Dreher hollow carbon wing rigger.
The molds were relocated to Maine in 2011 and the manufacturing method insures the same stiffness and weight, with an enhanced surface finish. Boats are outfitted with Dreher carbon rigging components made by us, in our factory in New Hampshire. The carbon rigging parts are identical to what we sell to premium boat builders throughout the World. The FISA single provides you the same rowing experience that you would see from some of the most expensive boats. The boats are available in bright white with black trim