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!
- 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
- Quick release riggers
- Electronics wiring
- Boat Name
- Protective cover
- BatLogic plates
- Rigger frames / plates for additional rigger configurations
|Honeycomb Carbon Sandwich Laminate||Maximum Performance|
|Honeycomb Kevlar Sandwich Laminate||Performance with Resilience|
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.
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.
- 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
- New Wave (standard set-up)
- Active Tools (adjustable length rowing shoes)
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.
|Carbon Honeycomb||Carbon Honeycomb Wing||Carbon Honeycomb
Mould 828/829 or
847/848 Carl Douglas Aerowing Riggers
|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.