LITEBOAT

A company born in the middle of Atlantic ocean

ORIGIN

// FROM AN IDEA TO THE WATER

Returning from an Atlantic crossing (2009) then from a adventure in the ice of the Northwest Passage in 2010 (always rowing solo), I wanted a new rowing boat. I was looking for an easy, stable and light shell. A boat to go for a safe row in Corsica or in Brittany, that gives the same gliding feeling as a skiff (competition river boat). I wanted to be able to manage it alone and carry it on the roof of my car.

I searched for the boat in vain: it didn’t exist! Fast competition boats could be found, but they were too unstable and fragile, and coastal rowing shells were far to heavy for me. A meeting with Sam Manuard, a talented naval architect and sailor, made it possible to design a new concept of recreational rowing boat.

Liteboat was born.

Mathieu Bonnier, Liteboat founder

LET’S START ROWING

// LITEBOAT MANIFESTO TO DEVELOP THIS SPORT

At Liteboat, we are convinced that rowing brings many benefits to your physical and mental health. For many of us our busy days lack physical activity, but we still need a way to release stress and free our minds. Recreational rowing is a moderate non-impact activity. When rowing, you use all the muscles in your legs, back and arms, in a fluid motion so you glide across the water. This helps you recharge your batteries and relax your body without physical strain. You will also become more flexible.

Find some water, place your boat, install the oars, and take your first stroke… The glide. The silence. The feeling of being one with nature, is a feeling we too often forget. Beyond the technology, the advanced equipment, the performance, our boats are designed to offer you these precious moments. Moments that we love as much as you will. Welcome at Liteboat, let yourself be free…