Whilst the R45 is the eternal ‘classic’ Rannoch rowing boat, the RX45 is a sleeker, faster and lighter carbon fibre version. The first RX45 prototype will be manufactured in spring 2022 with the first production boats being available from late summer 2022. The first 6 boats have already been sold.
The RX45 is set up to cater for 3 tall rowers all rowing at the same time. The front cabin has more leg room and the aft cabin has more volume than the classic R45. The hull is thinner and longer and the flatter bottom section means it will surf waves better.
The RX45 has redefined how we build ocean rowing boats with less material consumption, especially in the rowdeck.