About CDRS

Founded in 1973 by Carl Douglas, a Chartered Engineer, Carl Douglas Racing Shells have become renowned worldwide.

Our guiding principle "fitness for purpose" is seen in all we do.

We combine modern materials and traditional craftsmanship to create unique, beautiful racing shells and superior rowing boat fittings.
Hand crafted but in the most modern of materials, our shells are strong, stiff, fast and light and will last a lifetime. They are also beautiful and you can combine your own choice of veneers to create a boat that is as unique as you are.

Using knowledge of fluid mechanics, structures and materials science, we create ultra-light racing shells that perform.

Our boat fittings are scientifically designed, meticulously engineered and precision machined to provide the best equipment. They will improve the looks and performance of any rowing shell.

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