WaterRower Rowing Machines – Realistic On-the-Water Rowing

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For aesthetic appeal and good looks, WaterRower rowing machines are way ahead of the pack. But the wood frame design is more than eye candy – the wood provides superior engineering properties.

What could be more natural than rowing using a combination of the world’s best woods from sustainable forests with the resistance of water? It is an experience that recreates the peacefulness of real on-the-water rowing.

About the Rowers

WaterRower Rowing Machines

Using only the finest hardwoods from replenishable forests in the Appalachian Mountains, the four wooden rowers are the Natural (Ash Wood with Honey Oak stain), the Club (Ash Wood stained black and rose), the Oxbridge (Cherry Wood), the Classic (American Black Walnut) and the limited edition S1 in stainless steel. WaterRower rowing machines are designed for longevity and dimensional stability, holding up to 2,200 pounds of weight. The hardwood absorbs sound and vibration so you get a smoother, quieter stroking motion.

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Waterrower Indoor Rowing Machine

With a more contemporary design, the M1 LoRise rower is made from tubular steel and comes in standard colors of silver, black, and white with over 1600 custom colors available. The LoRise has a low entry height of 12”, while the M1 HiRise has a regular height of 20”.

The IndoRow A1 (previously GX) is offered in either a home or studio model (for group rowing). It is designed for simplicity and does not include the advanced S4 monitor that is found on the other rowers listed above. Just press the QuickStart function and start rowing. The home model has a max user capacity of 275 lbs while the pro studio rower has a capacity of 550 lbs.

About the Company

Former Yale and US National Team Rower John Duke launched WaterRower Inc in 1988 in Rhode Island. The company expanded to the UK in 1991, and to Australia and the Asia region in 2000. The WaterRower is represented in 11 countries around the world while all manufacturing is done at the US facility in Warren, RI.

Each indoor rower is hand-crafted to the company’s high standard of “Purity by Design”, a concept that seeks to blend form, function, and design with durability. These rowers are such works of art that they have been exhibited at London’s Design Museum, and have received the Plus X Award in sports & lifestyles for design. Reviews of the reasonably priced ($900 to $1500) WaterRower rowing machines are outstanding, making them top rated among water resistance rowers.

WaterRower Model Reviews

WaterRower Classic - A well-designed rower that will give you years of invigorating daily workouts; aesthetically appealing and beautiful, remarkably quiet, stable, and durable.

WaterRower Natural - Our preferred choice of the company’s four premium hardwood designs simply because it is the lowest priced and the best value at $1,095.

WaterRower Xeno Muller - A signature edition rower similar to the Natural with a wider handle, lower footrests and personalized workout library.

WaterRower A1 - the most affordable model in the series with a single monorail and basic console.

WaterRower Club - Part of the Natural Series, a beautiful Ash wood rowing machine.  Commercial-grade but affordable, this is one of the most popular models.

WaterRower Oxbridge - An excellent choice for a rowing machine if you want the closest replication to actually immersing a paddle in moving water; beautiful design, whisper quiet operation.

WaterRower M1 LoRise - Sleek, super quiet, and a joy to own. The line has won several awards for design, including the Plus X Award in the Sports & Lifestyles category.

WaterRower M1 HiRise - The M1 HiRise has an easy-to-mount seat height of 20" (about the height of an office chair) as compared to the LoRise model which has a seat height of 12".

Our Expert's
Best Rowers For 2017

Best Rowing Machine

Concept2 Model D


The top choice of professional rowers and health clubs, a quality piece of equipment and a great investment for your home gym.

Best Water Rower

WaterRower Natural


The WaterRower Natural rowing machine is a stunning piece of fitness equipment and offers an amazing simulation of the feel of on-the-water rowing.

Best Budget Rower

Stamina ATS Air


A solid budget model offering great value for the money, with continuous resistance and ergonomic design.

Best Rower Under $300

Best Rower Under $500

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