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“The Boys in the Boat” is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction novel written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney with a screenplay by Mark L. Smith, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.
As the world’s largest rowing shell manufacturer, WinTech & King Racing is excited to honor the sport of rowing and elevate the excitement for the historic film, leading up to its release in theaters on December 25. We are also proud to announce that we provided all 11 of the historically accurate wooden eights used in the film and will be building 10 exclusive limited edition WinTech Racing x “The Boys In The Boat” Singles with 100% of sale proceeds being donated to The University of Washington Walk On Fund.
BUILDING THE BOATS
WinTech & King Racing are proud to be one of the official boat builders for the film. We crafted all 11 of the historically accurate wooden eights used in the film working closely with the films art department to ensure an authentic look and feel. Consulting and other services were offered including logistics and coaching of actors.
We provided a custom made, wood-themed eight for the University of Washington’s 1936 Tribute Crew to row and race in at Head of the Charles Regatta 2023.
“I’m from Seattle originally and my dad rowed at University of Washington, so its pretty special to represent that and represent my home,” said Luke Henry, one of the athletes of the Tribute Crew.
“THE BOYS IN THE BOAT” LIMITED EDITION SINGLE
Coinciding with the film’s theater debut in December, we are also preparing to launch a “The Boys in the Boat” limited edition racing single. Only 10 will be made and 100% of the profits from this special release will be donated to the Washington University Walk on Fund. Blending the past with the present seamlessly in its exquisitely crafted hull, the shell honors the deep history of rowing while also heralding future prosperity for the sport as a whole with its cutting edge design and manufacturing techniques.
Interested in owning the limited edition boat and giving back to the next generation of Washington Athletes. Fill in your details below and a member of our team will be in touch once the boat becomes available.