HUDSON Named Official Boat Supplier by Row Ontario
Announcement/ Jul 23

HUDSON Named Official Boat Supplier by Row Ontario

Row Ontario announced on Thursday a partnership agreement with HUDSON to become the official boat supplier for the Ontario Performance Centre and Ontario Academy of Rowing.

As part of the partnership agreement, HUDSON will be providing a fleet of sized singles for the athletes enrolled full-time in the Ontario Academy of Rowing as well as shorter term leases for athletes training at the Performance Centre part-time or seasonally. All singles provided will be Ultimate Shark Predator (USP) models.

“We are very proud to announce our new partnership with HUDSON to become our official boat supplier,” said Andrew Backer, Executive Director of Row Ontario. “HUDSON has a demonstrated track record of success in providing the top quality of boats for all levels of rowing and the bid they submitted to us to become our official supplier was extremely impressive. We are ecstatic to start a partnership with such an outstanding company and we can’t wait to see our Academy athletes rowing in HUDSON boats in the Fall.”

HUDSON was founded in 1981 and since its inception nearly 90 medals have been won at the Olympic Games and Sr. World Rowing Championships by athletes rowing HUDSON boats. The company has always been at the forefront of technological advancement in rowing and continues to strive to be the most technologically advanced boat builder in terms of performance driven design, athlete focussed function, and vertical integration of proprietary process control.

“The Ontario Academy of Rowing is the first of its kind in Ontario,” said Liam Parsons of HUDSON. “Together with the Ontario Performance Centre, will provide an excellent pathway to develop high level athletes and hopefully the next generation of Canadian Olympians. HUDSON is excited to become a performance partner with Row Ontario in providing this opportunity to Ontario’s athletes as they strive to achieve their fullest potential.”

The Ontario Performance Centre is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2020, with the start date tentative depending on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on programming and how athletes can become a member of the Centre will be made available in the coming months. Row Ontario would like to thank the other applicants for submitting their bids to become official equipment supplier.