A rowing boat made for all

Returning from a solo row in South Atlantic (2009) and from an adventure in the ice of the Northwest Passage in 2010 (still solo row), I was looking for a new type of rowing boat.

I was dreaming of an easy, light and very stable boat:

  • to row safely near the coasts of Corsica or Norway with the same speed feeling that you have with a skiff (competition boat for rivers),
  • to be able to handle my boat alone,
  • to be able to carry it on the roof of my car.

I searched in vain for this boat worldwide: it did not exist!
There were many fast racing shells but too unstable and fragile, and the existing coastal rowing boats were too heavy for my projects.

Liteboat was born.

Mathieu Bonnier
Mathieu BONNIERLiteboat founder
  • Solo rowing Atlantic crossing 2009 (Sénégal>Guyana)

  • Northwest passage rowing 2010

  • North Atlantic rowing crossing attempt (USA> France) 2012

  • Race To Alaska Row&Sail (Port-Townsend – Ketchikan) 2016

  • Rowing the Race To Alaska Prologue (Port-Townsend – Victoria) 2017

  • Race To Alaska with LiteXP – 2018

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Rowing is a complete sport. In addition to bringing you physical well-being, you will enjoy an exceptional environment. Practicing an outdoor activity is de-stressing, it is time to disconnect and take a moment for yourself. Find the perfect location nearby and we’ll help you find the right boat for you.