Designed to Excel Deceptively simple lines minimize drag, creating a remarkably easily driven hull. The contemporary square stern extends waterline length - combined with full ends to dampen pitching, the new Merry Shell is fast and exhilarating to row. The hard chined, shallow hull offsets any tendency to roll, while lowering the center of gravity for a very stable platform. Beginning rowers enjoy the Merry Shelly’s forgiving stability while improving rowers appreciate the speed and performance rarely achieved in recreational shells.
Fun to Row We designed the Merry Shell for performance—and for fun. We made sure it would be as right for a rigorous athletic workout as for a leisurely trip across the lake, or a picnic on the beach. The built-in skeg provides both superior tracking and maneuverability while the low profile hull reduces windage, enhancing the rowers ability to hold a course. The high volume bow lifts over wakes or waves, and decks with sealed, positive flotation instill confidence. Not having to wait for perfect conditions, means more time to row!
Simply Beautiful Full-width decks have been carefully contoured with clean contemporary lines admired by all. Fewer parts and a fast-track assembly sequence make this simplest Merry kit to build. Finish it bright, paint the hull, add deck hatches, compass, deck bungees, bailers - customize it to be your very own.
Merry Shell hull kit $895
Uses Deck Plate fit kit
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