X1 Design

The X1 or ‘tear drop”, as it is sometimes referred to as, Stämpfli was developed by the Finnish Technical Shipbuilding College in Helsinki for the three Olympic Piarist Karpinnen. Worldwide the new hull shape was immediately accepted by the scullers with many finding that the X1 design was the fastest shape to date. This hull is 8.1 meters long and available in a full range of average crew weights up to 110kg, with a bias towards more volume in the stern than the bow it provides more stability and confidence to scullers at the catch. The X1 has a slender bow with the main boom under the cockpit.

Stampfli X1 Single Scull

X1 Construction

The construction of all Stämpfli composite boats (except the ST1), incorporates nomex honeycombs that are placed between pre-impregnated (preprag) carbon and glass fibers, that are then heated under vacuum and cured at 130 ° C. The resulting bond is 6-8 times stronger than that of the “wet lay-up”.

This substantially increased strength of the bond, along with the use of carbon fibers, makes the hull stiffer, longer-lasting and less vulnerable to damage.

X1 Photos


Rigger Options
  • Aluminium 3 stay rigger
  • Aluminium wing
  • Aluminium reverse wing
  • Carbon 2 stay
  • Carbon wing
Other Rigging Options
  • Dreher Carbon Footstretcher
  • Dreher Carbon Seat
  • Carl Douglas Aussie Rail Slides
  • Nike Omada Shoes
Optional Features
  • Nielsen-Kellerman wiring & speedcoach
  • Boat Bag
  • Rigger Bag