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Carl Douglas Racing Shells offer three styles of boat to cater for every taste, from the sublime to the luxurious

CDRS don’t really build ‘off-the-shelf’ boats. Even on our ‘standard’ models we offer options for you to customise your boat to your individual preferences.

Once you have decided on your perfect boat, complete the Quote me a Boat form and we'll send you a quotation. Or if you're not sure, contact us to discuss all the option. Our 'Price Guide' document gives an overview of boat pricing.

The options start below with three styles of boat to cater for every taste:


CD-X

CD-X

Singles from £8,750
Pairs/doubles from £14,000

More responsive and a better performer than all other makes. The CD-X is tough, stiff, light and enduring. Built with the same meticulous care, to the same designs and with the same outstanding fittings as every Carl Douglas Shell, but with a hard, white, polished finish. The CD-X is a no-nonsense racing machine at a most affordable price.

Custom

Custom

Singles from £9,500
Pairs/doubles from £15,200

The original and still the best. The Custom has been developed and refined over 40 years into the pinnacle of performance and quality. This true composite combines the optimum properties of veneer, Kevlar, carbon and epoxy for the finest, stiffest, fastest shell and the smoothest experience. The hard, clear, polished finish enhances the true beauty of the matched Mahogany and Cedar grains and characteristic Maple deck stripe while protecting from mishap and misuse. The Custom is truly an object of love and a boat for life.

Special

Special

Singles from £10,300
Pairs/doubles from £16,480

For the person who demands the very best in everything. The Special has all the superlative quality and performance of all Carl Douglas shells, but in your very personal selection of veneers and details. Choose from a distinctive palette of beautiful veneers including Walnut, Rosewood, Black Tulip, Avodire and other exquisite woods for the ultimate high–performance personal statement. Further enhance your boat with inlaid names, logos and designs. Your Special will be a truly unique statement.

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