Stämpfli currently offers three different hull shapes in the Four/Quad range. We have taken three of the most successful hull shapes in the world and produced light, stiff racing boats that have over the last 20 years won all the major races.
Stämpfli SV4 (VEB Mould) is slightly shorter and wider than the Long Mould, which makes it comfortable and easy to sit, and lends itself to being suitable for any standard of oarsman/woman. This shape has achieved widespread success at various championships, Henley Royal Regatta and national regattas.
The VEB shape is the best selling hull shape since it was first used in the 1990s.
Stämpfli are proud to offer 11 different hull sizes for the SV4, each size having a 5kg (11.02 lb) average crew weight allowance. This sizing provides much finer building of boats.
Stämpfli High Performance boats are manufactured by using Nomex honeycomb sandwiched between high quality high modulus prepregnated carbon (96%) and glass fiber (4%), then heated under vacuum pressure and cured at 130°C (266°F). Stämpfli Club boats are manufactured by using Nomex honeycomb sandwiched between high quality prepregnated carbon (60%) and glass fiber (40%), then heated under vacuum pressure and cured at 130°C (266°F). The resulting bond is 6–8 times stronger than the "wet lay-up" used by other manufacturers.
This substantially increased strength of bond, together with the use of carbon fiber, makes the hull stiffer, more durable and far less susceptible to damage.
|X4||FISA Short Mould||11.80 m / 38.71 ft||52 kg / 114.6 lb (max)|
|S4||Stämpfli Long Mould||13.07 m / 42.88 ft||52 kg / 114.6 lb (max)|
|SV4||VEB Mould||12.85 m / 42.16 ft||52 kg / 114.6 lb (max)|
|Stämpfli VEB Mould||kg||lb|