Europe’s leading maker of wooden oars, manufacturing oars, paddles and other boating accessories with more than 60 years of experience.
We are Europe’s leading manufacturer of wooden oars. Our technological expertise is apparent in everything from the basics to advanced product development. A professional oar maker knows that for an oar to slide smoothly through water, its blade must be lighter than its grip by just the right amount.
Lahnakoski oar breaks the surface of the water subtly, with minimal splash or whirl. But why take our word for it – try it yourself! Each waterway is different and each boat is different, and boats are used for multiple purposes.
Whether you travel on fresh water or on the sea, whether you are relaxing, transporting or fishing, and whether your boat is made of wood, fibreglass, aluminium or rubber, you will always find the real oars you need at Lahnakoski.
Product number: 03
A quality oar, laminated from clean timber and designed for demanding conditions. The handle is slightly rounded and the blade is symmetrical. Finished with water-proof special varnish.
Product number: 04
A very high-class oar laminated from clean timber with a joint. The oar can easily be divided into two parts. Practical oar for inflatables.
Product number: 07
A light and balanced sea oar laminated from selected, somewhat knotty spruce timber. A positive feature of spruce is that, besides being very light, it doesn’t draw in moist very easily. Shaped handle, symmertical blade shape with a rounded tip. Finished with water-proof special varnish.
Product number: 77
Designed to celebrate 50 years of Lahnakoski oars, the uniquely styled and durable oar Sisukas is the culmination of years of continuous development. This forest friendly oar is manufactured from flexible and light spruce and assembled from several parts that are glued together to form a solid piece. The small knot holes of the shaft does not affect the durability of the oar due to its multiple layer construction. Shaped handle. Finished with water-proof varnish.
Product number: 08
A traditional Finnish lake oar made of selected timber. The square shaft gives the oar good balance and stability. Shaped handle, slightly curved blade. Finished with special varnish.
Product number: 64
A multipurpose oar with a durable plastic blade which can be exchanged or detached for transport or storage.
Product number: 62
Maintenance-free weather-proof aluminium oar with a durable plastic blade and handle. The oar floats thanks to foam in the shaft.
Product number: 40
A very high-class oar laminated from clean timber for dinghies and plastic boats. The oar is provided with a plastic collar. Finished with special varnish.
Product number: 43
A practical all-round oar for smaller plastic boats. The shaft is made of durable, varnished wood and the blade is made of strong plastic. The oar is provided with a drip ring.
Product number: 50
A very high-class special oar designed for life boats. Made of clean timber. Finished with special varnish.
Storing and maintenance of oars
When not in use, store in a dry place away from direct sunlight. You should check the condition of your oars regularly. If the oars are fine but the varnish is damaged, please remove the varnish and apply 2-3 layers of urethane varnish.
Choose the right rowlock
For oars with round shafts we recommend Lahnakoski rowlocks made of plastic or Lahnakoski oar collars combined with open U-formed rowlocks. Fixed clamp-on rowlocks suit also very well. Rowlock with through-bolt should not be used as they may weaken the oars and the guarantee does not cover such defects.
Traditional lake oars with square formed shafts are used with through-bolt rowlocks.
Select the right size oars
When selecting oars, length is the most important factor.
The below chart shows min. & max. recommendations. High free-board boats require longer oars, low free-board boats may use shorter oars. In flowing water shorter oars are recommended.