Kanghua Spirit

Our best-selling range, the Kanghua Spirit offers the stiffness and performance expected of an elite-level racing boat for a surprisingly affordable price. Strong and durable as well as lightweight and fast, it has 100% carbon external construction, while the internal skin is 95% carbon and 5% Kevlar to reduce weight and improve impact resistance. Aerospace-grade honeycomb core provides stiffness and excellent resistance to impacts and water ingress. Kanghua Spirit boats have carbon-finish interior and trim, except for the Ix, which has no carbon trim.

Available in all weights and types, from Ix through to 8+, all Kanghua Spirit boats are based on the popular hull shapes widely used in top-class competition and come with shoes, aluminium wing riggers, chevrons/spears if required and a five-year warranty on the hull. Carbon bow wing sculling riggers are available as an option.

ES Rowing Services carries the full range of spares.


Spirit construction

External skin Carbon
Internal skin 95% carbon / 5% Kevlar
Reinforcement Carbon tapes
Core material Aerospace-grade honeycomb
Seat decking Carbon
Ribs Carbon
Curing type Epoxy
Vacuum-sealed Yes
Oven-cured Yes

Special Offers


Kanghua Spirit 8+ 90kg (used for the King’s Cup, HRR 2019):
£16,000 + VAT (£19,200 inc VAT)

Kanghua Spirit Ix 80kg 2014 (used – private sale). Pink spears, carbon trim, excellent condition, unused since 2019 due to owner’s relocation: