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Pairs & Doubles


Rowing as a double or pair is the ultimate test of the bond between two athletes. Having developed our range of pairs and doubles with some of the greatest to ever row, Sykes boats are built for speed but also to enable maximum co-ordination between rowers.

Built for efficiency down the course saving up for that sprint home, numerous Australian crews have used a Sykes boat to become World and Olympic champions.

Boat Type

  • Pair Only
  • Double Scull Only

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
  • 2 x Sykes tie down straps

Optional Extras

  • Quick release riggers
  • Electronics wiring
  • Boat Name
  • Protective cover
  • BatLogic plates

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)
213 9.87
223 9.87
229 9.32
233 9.92
214 new 9.65
Rower Weight vs Mould
Mould 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100+
229 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
213 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
214 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
223 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
233 No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sykes has a strong history in pair and doubles racing at World Championships. We are confident this will continues with our latest addition to the Sykes fleet: Mould 214.

M214 is a pair/double designed for heavyweight women and lightweight men and is at the forefront of hull design for its weight category. Through our testing, modeling and on-water results, we have measured a significant advancement on existing designs on the market, and most noticeable, the improved stability achieved alongside a more efficient hull shape.

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Rigger Options

  • Wing 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 pairs and doubles 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 X X
SEATS Carbon X
Synthetic X
Timber X
SHOES New Wave X X
Coxless Pair Standard Set Up From $14,770 +GST $13,396 +GST
Double Scull Standard Set Up From $15,440 +GST $14,320 +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 213:

Our club treated ourselves to a Sykes lightweight (213 mould - 60-69kg) double in time for last year’s Australian Masters championships. We named it the Rod Keable, after the club’s oldest member (84 years old at the time, and still competing). Appropriately enough, Rod was in the stroke seat of its first outing, the Mixed Masters H-K double, in which they were second. Its second outing, the next day, was in the Womens’ Masters G pairs. First! And there have been lots more firsts in it since.  We love the boat, light, responsive, and behaves well in all sorts of water. Best of all, it rewards good rowing.  We have quick-release riggers on it, and have it set up so it can be foot steered from bow or stroke seat (although we haven’t used this feature yet!)  
Sue, North Shore Rowing Club


"We recently purchased a 213 and 223 from Sykes, and they have quickly become sought after boats among both the students and masters at our club. The convenience of quick release scull and sweep riggers, coupled with superb hulls, make these boats our de facto 'regatta' pairs/doubles for our members. Judging on our 20+ year old Sykes boats still being used daily, we can comfortably expect these new kevlar-skinned boats to serve our club for a long time to come."
Rob, UNSW Rowing Club

Mould 229

The M229 double is an uncompromising hull for light crews and is a tribute to minimum drag. It has Jeff...

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Mould 213

This boat is arguably Sykes most successful elite boat and has consistently medalled at both international and national levels. The...

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Mould 214

Mould 214 Coxless Pair/Double is the latest hull development in the Sykes fleet. Through our testing, modelling, and on water...

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Mould 223

The M223 is the heavyweight version of the M213, designed with a semi circular and narrow hull. Most notably this...

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Mould 233

The Mould 233 pair/double varies significantly from the Mould 213 shape in that it is slightly more narrow at the...

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