What Sets Us Apart

TFA_Sleeve_Collar_Assembly_600x600_300RInnovative Design

Dreher carbon fiber parts are made from premium quality carbon fiber prepreg with all design done in-house as well as the tooling and manufacturing of the parts. Dreher was the innovator for the adjustable oar, use of carbon in the handle, blades and shafts, and autoclaving of the shafts. Dreher lead the market with the use of aerodynamic elliptical shaft, which minimizes drag in the last third of the shaft. Our latest innovation is the Alpha integrated oar with revolutionary tool-free adjustable oars, where on-water can be done in less then a minute by hand. This feature is now available on all Dreher adjustable sculls. See photo to the left showing mechanism for inboard / outboard adjustment.


Knowledgeable Staff

With over thirty years in the business, Durham Boat Company’s staff has an intimate knowledge about all aspects of the sport. Whether you have questions regarding oars or sculls, indoor rowing tanks, boat hardware, rigging, or general training you will find that Durham Boat Company has answers. We have always been keenly interested in equipping our customers with the best equipment and information available, contact us today and learn more.


Quality CraftsmanshipTip_Tail_View_600X600_300R_Blades

The superior craftsmanship of our products begins with an in-depth understanding of carbon fiber and the processes in use in construction of rowing equipment, and the biomechanics, where applicable the aerodynamics and fluid dynamics of parts to insure the highest performance. Each carbon fiber part/product and 3D printed part used in production is designed and produced on site in New Hampshire and any mold or mandrel are design using CAD and other related programs. We strive to create life-long customers by providing them with undeniably superbly built products.

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Tool-Free-Adjustment FAQ
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Now that more are more people are opting for the Tool-Free-Adjustment, we getting some questions. How to get the best out of feature? Use the feature day-in and day-out to get familiar with which rig works best in a head-wind, tail-wind … Read More

How To Paint Your Oars
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One question that we receive a fair bit recently from customers is how to best paint the blades on our oars and sculls. There are a wealth of different techniques and philosophies out there, but we wanted to share with … Read More

Tool Free Adjustment System For Dreher Oars
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Mike Dreher has come up with a revolutionary design for a sleeve and collar system for oars and sculls.  On par with the impact of the swivel lock which replaced thole pins over 100 years ago, this design allows quick and easy … Read More