J Sutton has been manufacturing traditional oars and sculls since 1971. Our established, Devon-based company specialises in producing handcrafted rowing aids and are proud to have worked with numerous recognised rowing teams. Using superior quality materials and an in-house team of highly skilled craftspeople, our products have become coveted and sought after nationwide. With a keen eye for detail, dexterity, a passion for rowing, and a traditional production process steeped in heritage and history, every oar and scull that leaves our workshop is pristine. Furthermore, we offer expert repair services for your existing and trusted oars to restore them to their former glory.
Get in touch to discuss your needs and get more information about our products.
Using top-quality Sitka Spruce we produce a wide range of quality oars, paddles and rowing aids, including:
We are also proud to have the X3-Ocean in our portfolio! More information of which can be found here.
Our skiff sculls are produced with your choice of hollow, solid or girder shaft and needle blades. We use quality ash to produce the blade tips for increased robustness and endurance, combined with fixed brass plates, and a leather sleeve and stop.
Also abbreviated to CFR in the trade, these oars are produced by laying carbon internally, within the shaft. These are typically used in river racing and are strong, durable, lightweight and reliable.
Crafted by our sister company Xcell, using unique manufacturing process the X3 Ocean is an elite ocean crossing oar perfectly designed for peak performance, comfort and speed. Full specifications can be found here.
For oars and sculls made to order, or quality repairs, please get in touch with our workshop.