Guideboat

THE GUIDEBOAT

Adirondack Guideboats debuted during the 19th century, were incredibly fast and remain among the fastest fixed seat rowboats ever built. The hull of our guideboat is an exact reproduction of our founder’s extremely rare 1892 J. H. Rushton Saranac Lake Guideboat. While guideboats share lines with canoes, they’re not. They are rowed and not paddled, capable of carrying great weight, heavenly on glassy smooth early morning rows while also noted for winning innumerable open ocean races. Guideboats feature two rowing positions, are capable of car topping and are comfortable for up to three. A remarkably handsome classic returns.

PRICE :
$4,850.00

Includes a pair of our exclusive 19th century designed handcrafted Canadian Sitka Spruce Guideboat Oars fitted with GBC oarlocks.

DELIVERY DETAILS :
Boats usually ship within 1 week of ordering. $300 flat rate delivery charge within the Continental United States (AK and HI excluded). See SHIPPING for details and shipping to other areas.

BOAT AGREEMENT

Lifetime Warranty

Our boats have a limited lifetime warranty. Read More...

Purchase Agreement

I understand that my purchase of a boat from Guideboat Company is a final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason outside of product defect.

Life Vest Acknowledgment

I understand that with boats under 16 ft long, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be carried for each person on board. If stored, these life jackets must be readily available (easy to get to), and you must show passengers the location of life jackets and other safety equipment. I have been offered life vests with my purchase and understand that boating law requires a life vest for each person occupying the boat.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

Each California built hull maintains the lines of our 19th century original. Hulls are of hand laid biaxial composite for heightened strength and grace, generously trimmed in hand joined, oil rubbed solid American cherry. Finished in our signature midnight blue, hand waxed to perfection.

SPECS :
  • LENGTH 15'4"
  • HEIGHT BOW AND STERN 22"
  • HEIGHT AMIDSHIP 18"
  • BEAM WIDTH 40"
  • WEIGHT 89 LBS
  • Three solid cherry fixed seats are centered in cane, and like the originals are built in the Adirondacks of upstate New York.

  • Our boat is hand laid biaxial composite, extremely strong and light. Marine bronze cutwaters are fitted for added bow and stern longevity.

  • We’ve cast the exclusive GBC oarlocks and four oar straps in bronze locally in Marin County. A pair of Canadian spruce oars are also included.


HISTORY

Prior to summering in the Hamptons or Tahoe became chic, the late 1800’s witnessed Adirondack Guideboats ferrying the likes of Morgan, Rockefeller and Post to their captain of industry Adirondack camps, deep woods lakeside retreats, each grander than the other. Without road let alone path but graced with endless and pristine lakes, the way in was by Guideboat. These beautifully proportioned craft were for sportsman and their guides as well as hauling materials to build the camps themselves. Guideboat builders proliferated with many small workshops meeting the increasing needs of sportsman and their guides.

DIRECTIONS TO GUIDEBOAT’S FLAGSHIP

129 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

1-415-888-2871

COMING FROM THE SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 101 TOWARDS MILL VALLEY

  • Proceed on Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Continue on Highway 101 approx 5 miles and exit onto CA-1N Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit.
  • Continue straight for 1 mile and CA-1 N turns slightly right, becoming Almonte Blvd.
  • Continue straight for 1/2 mile onto Miller Avenue.
  • Follow Miller Avenue for 2 miles.
  • Guideboat is on the left at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard.

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON HIGHWAY 101 TOWARDS MILL VALLEY

  • Proceeding on 101 South past San Rafael, CA continue on 101 S for 5 miles.
  • Take exit for Mill Valley/East Blithedale. Turn Right onto E. Blithedale.
  • Continue straight for approximately 1 1/2 miles to Millwood Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Millwood and head down the hill 3 blocks to Miller Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Miller Avenue and go 100 yards to entrance to Mill Valley Lumber Yard.