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HUDSON has developed a partnership as the exclusive boat supplier with Hydrow;

Powered by Live Outdoor Reality, Hydrow is a state-of-the-art erg that streams immersive workouts led by world-class athletes live from waterways around the world. Hydrow brings the experience of rowing in synchronicity on the water to thousands of new rowers at home.

Based in Boston and Miami Beach, each Hydrow athlete is provided a custom USP 1x for training and filming with a fleet of 2x’s and 4x’s available for mixing and matching crews to shoot live on-water workouts. 
HUDSON also supports Hydrow by sourcing matching boats for filming workouts in iconic and interesting locations around the world.

“When it came time to select equipment for our athletes, we knew there was only one call to make. HUDSON is the perfect partner – their support has allowed us to bring rowing directly into users’ homes, unlocking rivers and waterways around the globe in a completely new way.”– Matt Lehrer, Hydrow

HUDSON is a World Rowing Partner, Official Supplier to Rowing Canada and US Rowing, Gold Boat Builder for Head of the Charles, exclusive boat partner with The Gold Cup and Hydrow.

HUDSON - Hydrow around the world

Loch Ness
Loch Ness, Scotland


British Parliment
British Parliament, England


Port of Redwood City
Port of Redwood City, CA


Miami, FL


New Hull Shape - U1.12


HUDSON introduces the addition of a new Hull Shape to our Ulitmate SHARK Predator (USP) and SHARK Predator (SP) line of 1x’s:  U1.12 and S1.12

The 1.12 and the 1.11 have nearly identical drag profiles but obtained in different ways.  We know the 1.11 is rocket fast for straight line courses such as 2k’s.   River courses and Head Races can require more turning, so the 1.12’s shorter waterline and more rockered shape allows the 1.12 to turn more easily while giving the athlete a more “dynamic” feel and essentially more feedback.

The 1.12 is slightly wider at the waterline (5mm), draws additional depth (1 cm more than the 1.11).  The 1.12 is also shorter than the 1.11 with the 1.12 having a waterline length of 6.94 meters (7.34 for the 1.11).

Comparison of U1.12 and U1.11 dimensions.  Identical for SP - S1.12 and S1.11



HUDSON Boat Works is expanding its operations with the incorporation of HUDSON USA.

HUDSON USA will be led by former SHARK Team and US National Team members Matt Muffelman and Dan Walsh in the Greater Boston, MA region and Sarasota, FL.

Following the success of HUDSON UK in Great Britain, the US business will offer enhanced local support, service, and distribution to the Eastern US.

HUDSON is a World Rowing Partner,  Official Supplier to Rowing Canada and US Rowing, Gold Boat Builder for Head of the Charles Regatta, and exclusive boat partner with The Gold Cup.


Matt Muffelman
Matt Muffelman
2008 USA Lighweight M8+
2008 USA LM8+ World Champions (Matt in Stroke Seat)


Dan Walsh
Dan Walsh
2008 USA M8+
2008 USA M8+ Olympic Bronze Medallists (Dan in 5 Seat)

Great 8+’s return to the SHARK Zone for 2017 HOCR

2017 HOCR Great 8+s

The 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta proved to be one of the warmest and driest in recent history, which led to people looking for their shorts and sunglasses, and to a reported 300,000 spectators lining the banks.


Racing kicked off at 7:45AM on Saturday, October 21st - boating out of the SHARK Zone, Tom Bishop of the Quintin Boat Club was the first athlete on course, and by the end of the race had built up an over 40 second lead to win the Men’s Senior Veteran’s Single.

2017 HOCR Tom Bishop

The Men’s Great 8+ signalled a changing of the guard at the top end in the sculling world, with Olympic Silver Medallist Damir Martin, and Olympic Bronze Medallist coxswain Peter Wiersum being the only carryovers from 2016. Racing a USP U8.42 the competition promised to be stiff with University of California Berkeley and Rowing Canada (also racing a USP U8.42) looking strong. The Great 8+ managed to smash the previous course record, but were bested by 2.7 seconds in the end by an outstanding performance by Cal.

2017 HOCR Cal 8+

The Women’s Great 8+ were returning 4 scullers and their coxswain from their winning 2016 boat, but a late illness saw 2016 Olympic Silver Medallist Gevvie Stone step back into the boat on race day, and a shuffle of the seating order. The transition appeared seamless as the Women won, beating the US and Canadian Training Center entries, and setting the course record by close to 30 seconds in a USP U8.21.

2017 HOCR Great W8+

In addition to the Great 8+’s, four of the world’s top Lightweight Men from the Skibbereen Rowing Club in Ireland joined HUDSON and Concept2 in the SHARK Zone. Brothers, and Rio Silver Medallists, Paul and Gary O’Donovan were game to race the newly designed U2.22 USP 2x. They would be racing against 2017 World Championship Lightweight Men’s Pair Champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. The O’Donovan brothers we’re leading the Championship Doubles at the Cambridge Boat Club by more than 4 seconds, but took the last corner wide to finish second by the smallest of margins; one tenth of a second.

2017 HOCR Champ 2x

In the Collegiate races, the Cavaliers from UVA raced their USP U8.42 to a win and set a course record in the Men’s 8+’s. The Women from Bates echoed that performance with a win, and setting a new high water mark by over 20 seconds.



Men's Senior Veteran Singles I and II [70+]

Qunitin - Tom Bishop (1)

Men's Senior Master Eights [50+]

Melbourne Uni. (Grand Masters Champs - 12th overall)

Men's Senior Master Fours [50+]

Sammamish R.A. (Grand Masters Champs - 7th overall)

Men's Senior Master Doubles [50+]

Toronto Sculling Club (Grand Master Winner - 7th overall)

Women's Master Doubles [40+]


Women's Senior Masters Singles [40+]

Ridley Grad BC – Michelle Prince (1)

Women's Alumni Eights

Virginia (1) *Course Record

Women's Club Eights

CRI (Club Champions - 4th Overall)

Men's Master Fours [40+]

Sammamish R. A. (1) *Course Record

Women's Master Eights [40+]

Toronto Sculling Club (1)

Men's Championship Doubles

RCA (Lightweight Champions - 3rd overall)

Women's Championship Doubles

RCA (Lightweight Champions - 2nd overall)

Mixed Legs/Trunk/Arms Fours

CRI (1)

Mixed Inclusion 4+

CRI  (1 and 2)

Mixed Inclusion 2x

Austria (1) *Course Record

Womens Youth Coxed Quad

Don RC (1) *Course Record

Men's Youth Doubles

GMS Rowing (1) *Course Record

Men's Youth Fours

South Niagara RC (1) *Course Record

Men's Championship Fours

University of California Berkeley (College Champs - 2nd overall)

Men's Championship Eights

University of California Berkeley (1) *Course Record

Men's Collegiate Eights

University of Virginia (1) *Course Record

Women's Championship Eights

Sudbury RC (1) *Course Record

Women's Collegiate Eights

Bates College (1) *Course Record