1996 Woodvale Ocean rowing boat.
5 successful crossings of the Atlantic and this year I used it to
row the Black Sea.
I did extensive repairs to her last year and she is solid and
watertight. She could do with a repaint but was a dream to row. I
installed brand new electrics last year that worked without a fault.
New solar panel, vhf radio, amp and speakers, USB connections and a
brand new echo max system. Two sets of oars, epirb, drogues and sea
The boat is sat on a custom built aluminum trailer that tows a
Total weight is under 750kg so no need for a brake but we towed to
Georgia and back without a problem (you wouldn't even know it was
there!). The trailer is fully vosa checked with a certificate and is
still under warranty (cost me £1900). Incidentally if you plan on
towing through Europe you need this certificate!
Shame to sell the boat but kinda need the dosh and
any future rows would be in a four or maybe in a peddle powered boat
so it's now surplus to requirements! I'd happily row it across
something bigger than the Black Sea.
Purchased for, and competed in, the
2015/2016 Talisker Atlantic Challenge.
Originally built by Roger Haines, to an
excellent standard in 2008, DIDI (as she is known) went on to cross
the Atlantic in that year, then in 2011 with the husband and wife
Tiger Team and most lately with Adrian and Martin in the 2015/16
Talisker Atlantic Challenge.
She was given a good refurbishment in
advance of the last Talker race, which included a new rudder.
She also comes with a Raymarine
auto-tiller, with a separate ST200+ spare. Power is provided by
solar cells feeding 2 x batteries.
DIDI also comes with many extras, which include: >>>
I purchased the boat with the intention of rowing
it across the Atlantic, however a change of plans has
forced me to re sell the boat.
She is currently set up for single rowing however all parts are
available, enabling her to be set up as a pairs boat within a few
I bought the boat in excellent condition with a massive inventory
(see below) and have since stripped the boat down and repainted her
in bright yellow, replacing any fittings necessary.
July 2016: London Pride has just undergone a 'mini refit' at
world renowned ocean boat builders Rossiters of Christchurch to
bring her back up to standard.
Having spent nearly £3,000 on this and having also reduced the
price, she is seriously up for sale, any interested parties can
contact me or Rossiter's directly