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For more than 30 years Composite Engineering, has been helping athletes all over the world capture medals in international competition.

Our carbon composite rowing shells and flatwater sprint kayaks are custom designed by naval architect, Ted Van Dusen, Ph.D, who is recognized worldwide as a leader in the design, engineering and production of elite racing products. Our latest kayak creation is the Mohican, an unlimited class, open and flat water, racing kayak. The Mohican is a hybrid design combining elements of ICF Olympic flatwater designs, and open water surf skis.

We are also a custom builder of triaxial carbon spars, stayed, unstayed, or semistayed, including circular, oval, D-shaped, complex furling, and wing masts.

2013 Head of the Charles
9 First Place Finishes in Van Dusen Boats 

Over 20 Van Dusen boats placed in the top 3 in the 2013 Head of the Charles Regatta, with 9 first place finishes, and 5 record-breaking times

Check out our SportGraphics photo album of HOCR top 3 finishers.

Van Dusen First Place finishes - 2013 HOCR


Pete Morelli - Men's Masters 1x

Greg Benning - Men's Grand Masters 1x - new record

Catherine Widgery - Women's Veterans I (60-64) 1x

Brooke Stevens - Women's Sr Veterans I (70-74) 1x - new record

Carlo Zezza - Men's Sr Veterans II (75-80) 1x


Narragansett Boat Club - Mocarski/Dow - Men's Youth 2x

Narragansett Boat Club - Smith/Gorriaran - Men's Sr Masters 2x - new record

Cambridge Boat Club - Sands-Bohrer/Muri - Women's Sr Masters 2x - new record

Narragansett Boat Club - Washburn/Prichett - Men's Grand Masters 2x


Gevvie Stone - 2nd place in the Women's Championship 1x in a record-breaking time. 


Congratulations all!








Van Dusen Advantage rowing shell



Van Dusen Mohican unlimited class kayak



New shell rack top view

New Van Dusen Shell Rack 

easily attach your boat to a car-top rack
 rigged or un-rigged