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Eights racing is like no other. With such power and speed, a stiff and stable shape is needed to maintain speeds over 6 metres per second. Utilising the latest technologies and computer programs, the Sykes eights boat range feature innovative engineering, significant rigidity increases, stronger and more modern deck styling and ultimately faster boats, while still maintaining the comfortable and stable Sykes shape.

Having been a successful boat range at all levels of racing from schools to international level, our boats are built for top speed eights racing!

Boat Type

  • 8+

Standard Inclusions

  • 5 year construction warranty
  • 2 year warranty on fittings and accessories
  • Anodised alloy wing rigger
  • Anodised alloy slides
  • Bearing wheels
  • New Wave shoes
  • 4 x Sykes tie down straps

Optional Extras

  • Quick release riggers
  • Electronics wiring
  • Boat Name
  • Protective cover
  • BatLogic plates
  • Rigger frames / plates for additional rigger configurations

Construction Options

Construction Benefits
Honeycomb Carbon Sandwich Laminate Maximum Performance
Honeycomb Kevlar Sandwich Laminate Performance with Resilience

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Boat Ranges

Sykes offers a number of hull choices depending on the weight and style of the crew. Over the years, these boats have been developed and tested with some of Australia’s best rowers. To understand which boat will suit your needs start with table below. Of course for more information, please call or email us.

Mould vs Length
Mould Length (m)
827 16.9
847 16.9
857 17.2
828 16.9
848 16.9
829 17.9
Rower Weight vs Mould
Mould 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100+
827 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
847 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
857 No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
828 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
848 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
829 No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Since our first eight’s design won the King’s Cup in 1973, Sykes designs have been the dominant force at Australian National Championships. Our highly successful M827 and M840 designs have been re-engineered with improved strength and rigidity, which translates into increased speed. The hull construction has been strengthened with a thicker honeycomb/Nomex core and continuous moulded flange.

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Rigger Options

  • Bolt on (Standard)
  • Rowfit Quick Release fitting

Custom Boat Name / Pin Stripes

  • Custom Boat Name – Font available in Printed or Script
    • Font size options: 30mm (recommended for singles); 40mm (recommended for Pairs & Larger Boats)
  • Pin Stripes (6 or 12mm)
    • Top Colour
    • Middle Colour
    • Bottom Colour

Shoe Options

  • New Wave (standard set-up)
  • Active Tools (adjustable length rowing shoes)

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Within our eights range we offer both wing rigger and three-stay rigger options. Some indicative pricing for setups that are often chosen with each composite are shown below. 

X indicates
standard set-up
Carbon Honeycomb Carbon Honeycomb Wing Carbon Honeycomb
Mould 828/829 or
847/848 Carl Douglas Aerowing Riggers
RIGGERS Aluminium X X
Carl Douglas X
SEATS Carbon X X
Synthetic X
Timber X
SHOES New Wave X X X
Price for Standard Set Up From $40,634 +GST $39,614 +GST $41,430 +GST

Please note: Prices are in Australian dollars. Variation of the parts can alter the price and weight of the final boat.

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Sykes is proud to offer our customers within Australia the options of Consumer Finance and Commercial Leasing through our finance providers Once Credit and Axsesstoday.

For further information, visit our Finance page or visit the Once Credit and Axsesstoday websites.

Mould 827

This mould has now been superseded by our latest development. Refer to Mould 857.

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Mould 847

The M847 has proved to be very successful on the national stage for Schoolgirl First Eights and Year 10 Schoolboy...

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Mould 857


Mould 857 is the first Eight development in our new series...

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Mould 828

Mould 828 is suitable for crews up to 88kg. This hull design has been very successful over many years across...

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Mould 848

The M848 eight features a low-wetted-surface cross-section with a lot of camber, which allows it to carry little volume in...

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Mould 829

The Mould 829 is the Sykes heavyweight men's eight. This boat features the latest construction and engineering and low-profile riggers....

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