Why Choose Sykes?
We understand purchasing a new boat can be a confusing and, at times, overwhelming process.
At Sykes, we believe purchasing a new boat should be an exciting and enjoyable time. We’re here to help and answer any questions you have, and also provide you with advice and recommendations along the way.
Why do our customers choose Sykes?
Sykes has been building world class boats for over 50 years. At our Australian factory, we have a team of over 50 highly skilled employees.
All of our performance racing boats are Australian made in our Breakwater factory. Our staff are highly trained from all areas including composites, design, engineering, and metal fabrication.
Sykes boats are built to the highest quality and have been trusted for use at national and international level. Sykes only use the finest materials in the manufacture process, ensuring each boat is built to last.
Sykes boats are used in various high performance programs and have been successful at numerous international and national events. Over the years, Sykes boats have won Olympic and World Championship medals.
Sykes source the highest quality materials from Germany, Italy, Japan, France and USA for use within our boats. With a comprehensive quality control program in place, our customers receive a high quality boat design that has been rigorously tested both on and off the water.
Sykes boats are made to the specifications of each customer. With over 50 years of experience in boat building and catering for beginners to high performance athletes, we ensure all users are comfortable in our boats.
Sykes is price competitive to other leading boat manufacturers. We will provide you with a high quality boat, with low maintenance costs that is suited to your needs. We aim to keep our prices as low as possible to ensure all of our customers have access to high quality equipment. Unlike other suppliers and manufacturers, part of our profits are re-invested back into the Australian Rowing community through various sponsorship projects.
Easy Access to Spare Parts
Sykes hold a healthy amount of spare parts on hand that can be collected or sent by express post to minimise time off the water.
Knowledgeable Customer Support
Sykes staff have extensive experience in all aspects of the sport and business – rowing, coaching and manufacturing. When you contact Sykes, you will speak to a team that has intimate knowledge and understanding of the sport.