February 6, 2021
New Haven, Connecticut- Echo Rowing, one of the world’s top open water recreational rowing shell companies, and Vespoli USA, a manufacturer of world class racing shells, are happy to announce their new partnership. Vespoli will manufacture and distribute Echo Shells in North and South America. Alex Thomson, Owner of Echo explained, “Vespoli with its 40-year tradition of building high quality racing shells is a perfect partner for us. Their technical expertise in racing shell composites and service throughout the region have been the gold standard in the business for a long time.” Vespoli CEO, Dave Trond, is looking forward to the partnership and working with this new market. “We took one look at the Echo hull designs and the unique folding riggers and knew it would be a good fit for the market and a good complement to our current line of shells. Recreational and open water rowing is growing rapidly around the world.” The Echo is very stable, easy to row, and easy to store. It can be car topped and is durable enough to be launched from just about anywhere, public launch sites, lakes, rivers, or the beach. You don’t need a boat house! The Echo also makes a great training boat for clubs and schools.
About Echo Rowing:
For twenty years Echo Rowing has been one of the worlds top open water recreational rowing shells. The boats, with their unique “folding rigger system” have been described as the ‘mountain bike of rowing shells”. Easy to row, transport and store, the Echo has been a stalwart of rowing adventurers from Alaska to Australia. The unique hull design has the ability to handle heavy or calm water on rivers, lakes and in the ocean. In fact, two former members of the US and Canadian National Rowing Teams rowed Echoes across the Bay of Fundy!
About Vespoli USA:
Vespoli USA has been building world class rowing shells for over forty years. The company has always sought to innovate, using the latest design and manufacturing techniques to build fast, comfortable, and durable racing shells. We build with the highest levels of craftmanship. We have employees that have honed their skills with us for 25 to 39 years, now teaching the next generation of boatbuilders. Vespoli also provides the best service in the industry, hands down. Vespoli racing shells are rowed all over the world at every level from middle school novices to Olympic champions. The company is now employee owned and, as always, looking for new and better ways to provide the best value and service to the rowing community.