Pairs/Doubles (2-/x)

2-/x VHP PAIRS / DOUBLES
Hull Size Avg. Crew Weight (lbs.) Length Max. Beam at Waterline Average Weight Rigged Shells (lbs.)
VHP HULL
VHP29 (2-/x) 110-145 29' 11" 12.875" 49 / 53
VHP30 (2-/x) 145-180 30' 14.09" 53 / 57
VHP32 (2-/x) 180-220 32' 3" 13.28" 55.5 / 59.5
 

Hull Designs (2-/x)

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VHP HULL
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.

Standard features include:

  • 5 year Bow to Stern Warranty
  • Three ‘size specific” hulls (S, M, L)
  • 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
 

Components (2-/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.

 

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