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Coxless Fours & Quads


Coxless Fours and Quads provide a feeling of easy speed like no other when they are humming along between strokes. Sykes hulls aim to maximise the run between strokes with the least wetted area in contact with the water. 

Sykes' Fours and Quads boats have had success both in Australia and overseas, most recently medalling at the World Championships, Sydney World Cup and World Under 23 Championships.

Boat Type

  • Coxless Four
  • Coxless Quad

Mould Options

Standard Inclusions

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

Optional Extras

  • Quick release riggers
  • Electronics wiring
  • GPS (NK or Coxmate)
  • Boat Name
  • Deluxe boat cover
  • Rigger cover
  • 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.

Rower Weight (kg) vs Mould
Mould Length (M) 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100+
409 11.82 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
422 11.91 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
424 11.91 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

With today’s highly competitive market where imported products are more commonly seen in use at National Regattas, the Sykes coxless fours and quads continually prove they are among the best in the world.

A recent World Championship Gold medal in the U23 W4X for Mould 422, and a Bronze medal for the Senior A W4- in Mould 409 have showcased Sykes boats on a world stage. Similarly, the Queensland LM4- Penrith Cup four continue their winning streak in a Sykes Mould 409.

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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

  • Sykes Shoes (standard set-up)
  • Active Tools (adjustable length rowing shoes)

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Within our fours and quads range we have hulls of various composites which all have their advantages.

Some indicative pricing for popular boat setups with each construction are shown below. 

X indicates standard set-up COMPOSITES
Carbon Honeycomb Kevlar Honeycomb
RIGGERS Aluminium Wing X X
SEATS Carbon X
Timber X
Timber X
Coxless Four Standard Set Up From $23,112 +GST $21,922 +GST
Coxless Quad Standard Set Up From $23,712 +GST $22,522 +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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Mould 422:

Our club recently took delivery of yet another Sykes quad/four  (this one a mould 422).  We are a masters club with membership about 50/50 men/women, so flexibility is important to us. This new boat has been a huge success (as have all our Sykes quad/fours over the past 10 years).  It has quick-release riggers, which allow us fast changes from four to quad and back again at regattas. It also has frig rig plates which allow us to swap the sweep riggers to any position, so we can change to any sort of seating arrangement.  We use pop-out pin spacers so we can quickly change swivel heights.  All this gives us the fast flexibility we need with a membership of all sorts of ages and sizes and abilities.  The boat is a dream to row, fast and maneuverable.
Sue Wannan, North Shore Rowing Club


Our small Tasmanian club purchased a new Sykes 4-/4x- Carbon Coxless Wing Four Mould 422, with the boat arriving in late 2015.  We went through an extensive process before selecting this boat, including looking at a range of second hand boats.  In the end, the Sykes boat was actually seen as far better value for money.  As a small club from a lower socio-economic region, we also saw the Sykes boats as being very durable and therefore again value for money.  We do also have seven other older Sykes boats (all pre-2000, two 2x/2-, three 4x/4 with one being timber, two VIIIs including one timber), and they are all still in regular action, and are all still very row-able even 30-40 years after their original purchase.

Before and after the purchase, the Sykes team were very professional to deal with through the processes, and assisted greatly in organizing delivery to the club’s door. 
Peter Nichols, NNRC President

Mould 409

Mould 409 is undeniably a very fast boat. Based on the FISA shape designed by Klaus Filter, Jeff Sykes refinded...

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Mould 422

This boat was originally designed and built to accommodate rowers in the lighter school and club weight range and still...

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Mould 424

This boat is the Heavyweight version of the FISA Lightweight boat (Mould 409) designed by Klaus Filter. It features a...

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