John Duke, a Yale University engineer, and USA Rowing National Team candidate, created WaterRower so teammates could have a realistic rowing experience while training during the off-season.
The company makes indoor rowing machines that use water for resistance.
Most of the company’s products use hardwoods, such as Ash, for the frame, making them very heavy and sturdy.
WaterRower products are made in the USA. While the company is known for its rowing machines, it also makes treadmills, exercise bikes, and a weight bench.
WaterRower also produces rowing machines for other companies, such as Ergatta.
WaterRower products were featured prominently in the series “House of Cards”, where Kevin Spacey’s character was seen sweating away while using one.
In April 2021, Asensei and WaterRower partnered to create a connected or smart rowing machine for home use.
The corporate office for WaterRower is located in Warren, Rhode Island.