Stampfli Express

The Stampfli Express (sometimes known as the Stampfli 24) is a rowing boat for 24 rowers and coxswain made by Swiss manufacturer Stampfli Racing Boats. The boat can be rigged for either 24 scullers or for 16 scullers and 8 sweep rowers.

At the 2001 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland an attempt was made to break the 2,000 m world record. However, the crew failed to beat the then record of 5 min 22 sec held by the Dutch Men's 8+.

Here the boat is seen being rowed by the Grasshopper Club of Zurich. With thanks to Kurt Lenherr (somewhere in the boat!) for the photograph.