Fours/Quads (4-/x)

VHP 4-/x
Hull Size M, L
Model V1, M2, Ultralite II

Hull Designs (4-/x)

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Designed in 2014

Designed to perform at gold medal speeds, this all-new, high-performance hull is the result of extensive research and comparative analysis of other top performing hulls. Working closely with Bruce Nelson, two-time America‘s Cup award-winning naval architect, we developed a design that significantly reduces drag as hull speed increases. The new VHP hull features a long waterline and a reduced wetted surface without sacrificing stability.


Models (4-/x)

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We offer three models: the V1, M2, and Ultralite II. Each model is uniquely constructed to meet the needs of your program. 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 major difference between models is the amount of carbon fiber used in each hull, which determines the level of stiffness and durability. 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
  • 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


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


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 VHP, E, and D hulls.


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

V1 Logo M2 Logo Ultralite II Logo

Components (4-/x)

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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 ourĀ 5 year Bow to Stern Warranty.



  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Hard coat anodized
  • Adjustable
  • Mounted on plastic wedges


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


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

Sizes & Weights (4-/x)

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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
VHP39 (4-/x) 130-170 38' 9" 16.9" 53.6 105 / 113 104 / 112 103 / 111
VHP41 (4-/x) 185-220 40' 9" 17.4" 59.3 106 / 114 105 / 113 104 / 112