Rannoch Adventure evolved organically from founder Charlie Pitcher's passion for sea-going adventure and the desire to excel in all aspects of ocean rowing. The sport has become hugely popular in recent years and continues to grow with events taking place worldwide.
Upon completing the 2009 Trans-Atlantic Race, Charlie’s first boat, JJ, beat the entire fleet and then went on to set the solo world record the following year. Rannoch’s second boat, Soma, then smashed this record again soon after. Since then, Rannoch has manufactured around 150 high quality and innovative boats to the ocean and recreational rowing communities.
In 2021 we launched Roxy Expeditions in our 12 person ocean rowing boat. We are passionate about making rowing accessible to everyone and Roxy enables us to do just that. From crossing an ocean to island hopping in Scotland, we have something for everyone keen to try their hand at ocean rowing.
Rannoch Adventure is based in Burnham on Crouch which is near international air and shipping ports. We pride ourselves on being the only rowing business out there that is run by rowers and short-handed sailors and put our entire focus on rowing. We have access to the water 24/7 for training and are within very close proximity to RYA recognized sailing schools for training courses. We are also incredibly proud that almost all of the trade that is involved with the construction of Rannoch boats is local to Burnham itself.