Fours (4+)

4+ HULL DESIGN CHOICES
VHP 4+ E HULL 4+ D HULL 4+ ADVANTAGE 4+
Hull Size In development S, M, L One size (fits S) One size (fits L)
Model In development V1, M2, Ultralite II V1, M2, Ultralite II, Performer V1, M2, Ultralite II, Performer

Hull Designs (4+)

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E HULL
Designed in 2005

The E hull, designed by Manolo Ruiz De Elvira, three-time America‘s Cup award-winning Naval Architect, features a shortened boat length and wider beam, which reduces drag and provides significantly more stability. The E hull is bow coxed and available in three sizes.

D HULL
Designed in 1992, Redesigned in 2012

The D hull, designed by two-time America‘s Cup award-winning naval architect Bruce Nelson, has a long waterline, which reduces pitch and surge while maintaining a moderate level of stability. The D hull design is now outfitted with wing riggers. The D hull is bow coxed and available in three sizes.

ADVANTAGE HULL
Designed in 2006

When training novice crews, stability is often your primary goal. Advantage hulls provide 25% more stability than other hulls, with only a minimal increase in drag. In addition, this hull design incorporates a large coxswain seat—big enough to accommodate rowers. The Advantage hull is stern coxed.

 

Models (4+)

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We offer four models: the V1, M2, Ultralite II, and Performer. Each model is uniquely constructed to meet the needs of your program. The major difference between models is the amount of carbon fiber used in each hull, which determines the level of stiffness and durability. The V1, M2, and Ultralite II models are constructed from multiple layers of unidirectional carbon fiber and Nomex ® honeycomb, and cured at 250°F. The Performer is constructed from multiple layers of high-impact fiberglass with carbon fiber reinforcement and is also cured at 250°F. Some programs require high-performance racing boats, while others need durable training boats. Whatever your needs are, we have the perfect fit and price for you!

 

Standard features in all models include:

  • 5 year Bow to Stern Warranty
  • Four ‘size specific’ hulls (S, M, L, XL) and ‘uni-size’ Advantage hull
  • Airfoil aluminum wing riggers
  • Fully adjustable, patented VHP shoe system
  • Fully adjustable carbon fiber footboards and shoe plates
  • Carbon fiber seats
  • Chrome plated stainless steel fasteners and hard coat anodized aluminum parts

V1 “ROW THE RHINO”

The V1 model features the unique “rhino skin” (ultra-dense carbon layers), providing maximum impact resistance, stiffness, and durability. Available in E, D, and Advantage hulls.

M2

The M2 model has every feature and detail of the V1 model except the Rhino skin. The M2 is more than comparable to the top-of-the-line boats from other manufacturers. Available in E, D, and Advantage hulls.

ULTRALITE II

The Ultralite II model is the best value on the market for budget-conscious programs that want a carbon and honeycomb boat. Available in E, D, and Advantage hulls.

PERFORMER

The Performer is the workhorse for many programs because of its incredible durability, moderate weight and great pricing. Its single-skin construction deflects upon impact, which drastically reduces damage, and is recommended for novices and learn-to- row programs. The Performer model is available in the E, D, and Advantage hulls.

V1 Logo M2 Logo Ultralite II Logo Performer Logo
 

Components (4+)

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The transmission of power from rower to shell is critical to achieving optimal performance. The main points of power transmission are feet, seat and oarlock. These “transmitters” must be ergonomic, efficient, adjustable, durable, stiff and light. Our experience as rowers and coaches in consultation with industry experts has allowed us to engineer and produce the best racing shell components available. You can be confident in the performance of these components stroke after stroke, year after year. Every part of a Vespoli racing shell is covered by our 5 year Bow to Stern Warranty.

 

WING RIGGERS

  • Aircraft grade aluminum
  • Efficient airfoil shape
  • Hard coat anodized
  • Inset mount
  • Custom rigging dimensions
  • Stainless steel pin with snap-on height washers
  • Adjustable backstays
  • Optional pontoon mounting bracket

VHP SHOE SYSTEM

  • Double safety release system: heel ties and instep strap
  • Water resistant, durable synthetic material with ventilation holes
  • Instep and heel adjustment straps allow each VHP shoe to fit a range of three sizes
  • Shoes mounted on carbon shoes plates or optional Power Wedge shoe plate
  • Removable, anti-microbial, neoprene bootie
  • One piece injection molded sole that increases stiffness and eliminates cracking
  • Exclusive to Vespoli Shells

NIKE SHOES (OPTIONAL)

  • Wrap around tongue
  • Arch supporting straps
  • US Men”s Sizes 6-15 (not adjustable, snug fit)
  • Custom shoe mounting plate required

FOOT STRETCHERS

  • Carbon fiber footboard and tube
  • Adjustable footboard angle and shoe height
  • Wide foot placement
  • Saw-tooth side channels for precise stretcher adjustment
  • Power Wedge shoe plate; features 7° wedges molded from carbon fiber and adjustable toe splay; (optional)

SEATS

  • Comfortable, ergonomic shape
  • High strength carbon construction
  • Low drag, machined Delrin®, super-bearing wheels
  • Single action undercarriage
  • Wide wheel placement
  • VHP seat top featuring wider sit holes to accommodate varying hip widths, and stern tilt for maximum power transmission (optional)

TRACKS

  • Hard coat anodized
  • Adjustable
  • Mounted on plastic wedges

FASTENERS

  • Chrome plated stainless steel fasteners
  • Hard coat anodized aluminum parts

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wing Rigger VHP Shoes Booties VHP Seat Carbon bow and stern tips
 

Sizes & Weights (4+)

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4+ SPECIFICATIONS
Hull Size Avg. Crew Weight (lbs.) Length Max. beam at waterline Wetted surface (sq. ft.) Average weight of rigged shells (lbs.)
V1 M2 Ultralite II Performer
E HULL
ES 4+ 130-160 40' 9" 18" 56 114 113 112 N/A
EM 4+ 160-185 41' 9" 19.5" 59.2 118 117 116 N/A
EL 4+ 185-220 41' 9" 19.75" 62.2 119 118 117 N/A
D HULL
DS 4+ 130-170 43' 4" 16.75" 54.5 118 116 116 N/A
ADVANTAGE HULL
ADV 4+ 145-190 41' 4" 20.75" 62.8 120 119 118 125