At Open Water Rowing Center, we’re very familiar with Maas shells. We’ve been rowing these exceptional shells in our club program every day since 1985, tackling the challenging waters of San Francisco Bay, and have been a dealer for Maas since 1987. Many of our members have become Maas boat owners themselves.
We have 14 Maas shells in use as club boats and we store 100 private shells, the majority of which are Maas shells. These boats have proven themselves over the years in performance, durability and easy upkeep.
Why buy a shell through Open Water Rowing Center?
Our prices are the same as the prices direct from Maas Boat Company, and we offer many helpful extras.
- We have plenty of time to spend with you.
- You can try out the Maas shells here, and speak to other Maas owners with years of experience with these shells
- We can help you to decide which shell is the best for your skill level, storage constraints, water conditions, and other important factors.
- We can show you how to set-up and maintain your Maas shell in top condition.
- We also have information about other types of shells, to help you compare them to Maas shells.
- We can help you refine your open-water rowing technique in these unique shells.
We can assist you with your plans for graphics, if you want to customize your shell. We have worked with many people planning their boat designs, and we have a good idea of what designs work best with the lines of the shells. If you need ideas, we can walk you through our boathouse to illustrate the available colors and design possibilities.
We will rig the shell properly for you and give you a private, one hour coaching session here at OWRC as part of the shell sale.
We can deliver your shell to you if you live in the Bay Area, for a small delivery charge.
We’re open every day to answer your questions after you buy your shell. Got problems with technique? Not sure if you should change the rigging? Call us.
If you are interested in trying out the Maas shells, call and schedule a time to come in. You’re welcome to drop in at any time, but we’ll be able to spend the most time with you if we know when you’re coming.
|January through April||7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.||7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
|May through September||7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.||6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
|October through December||7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.||7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
Read more about the remarkable Maas shells at the pages linked below:
|MAAS Flat-Water Single|
2011 MAAS SHELL PRICE LIST
(Shell prices given below are for white shells, colors are extra as noted.)
Open Water Shells
|Maas Aero||Length 21’3”, Beam 25”, Beam at waterline 19”|
|In fiberglass, weight 39 lbs.||$3,995|
|In carbon fiber, weight 35 lbs.||$4,745|
|Maas 24||Length 24’, Beam 20”, Beam at waterline 14”|
|In fiberglass, weight 39 lbs.||$4,245|
|In carbon fiber, weight 36 lbs.||$4,995|
|Maas Flyweight (rowers below 140 lbs)
||Length 24’,Beam 16.5”, Beam at waterline 12”|
|In fiberglass, weight 34 lbs.||$4,245|
|In carbonfiber, weight 31.5 lbs||$4,995|
|Maas Double||Length: 31′, Beam: 22.5″ Beam at waterline: 14.75″|
|Only in carbon fiber, weight 65 lbs.||$7,995|
Flat Water Shells
|Maas Flat Water Single||Length 27’, Beam at waterline 12”|
|Only in carbon fiber, weight 35 lbs.||$4,600|
Extras and Options:
|Self bailer, installed (Important for rough-water)||$120|
|Ritchie compass, installed (deck mount)||$250|
|Nexus compass, installed (deck or bulkhead)||$250|
|Large (rough water) Skeg||$40|
|Medium Skeg (Flyweight or Single)||$40|
|Lightweight package for carbon fiber shells (saves 1.3 lbs.)||$425|
|Color other than white||$150|
|Heart Rate Monitor XL2 (Complete)||$484|
|Speed Coach Red (Complete)||$294|
|Speed Coach Gold (Complete)||$344|
|Stroke Coach (Complete)||$189|
Colors and Graphics
Hull/deck color other than white is $150 per color. Note:using colors other than white or light gray for the entire deck and/or hull will add weight to your shell. Stripes are $80 and up depending on design chosen.
AVAILABLE COLORS: dark blue, light gray, yellow, red (stripes only), black (stripes only), teal, and dark teal
Dreher Fixed Length Oars, Macon, or Hatchet Blade $450.00/pr
Best weight choice for most scullers.
Dreher Adjustable Length Oars, Apex, or Apex R (Lollipop) Blade $550.00/pr
Best for experienced scullers; requires very light touch!
A $1000 deposit will activate your order. We will give you an approximate delivery date when you place your order. Wait time for shells generally runs from 2-4 weeks in the winter to 4-6 weeks in the spring and summer.
Give us a call at 415 332-1091 if you have any questions or want to get an order started.