The boat that will be getting us across the Atlantic

Team Cē has chosen a boat which has stood the test of two previous crossings of the Atlantic - in 2003 as Bluebell and in 2001 as Spirit of Swindon.


The boat started off life as a flat pack plywood kit, and conforms to the criteria laid down by the race organisers.  The boat is based on a design by Peter "Spud" Rowsell and Philip Morrison, who were originally asked by Sir Chay Blyth to design a rowing boat capable of undertaking a competitively rowed ocean passage, to accommodate two people with their stores and to allow simple construction worldwide.


The key dimensions are:

Length - 7.1 m (23.4 ft)

Beam - 1.9m (6.3 ft)

Weight (fully laden) - 750kg (1,650 lbs)


Boats based on the design have now undertaken the Atlantic Rowing Race 72 times, a testimony to the suitability of the boat for its purpose!.