How the dream began...
Ave Rowing Boats, formally started in 2016, but it was thought a long time ago, as a result of the will of it's partners with more than 20 years' experience in the Sport of Rowing.
Ave's mission is to develop high quality rowing boats and help developing rowing worldwide and to bring even more great athletes to this fabulous sport. Our boats are made by rowers for rowers, and this help us a lot to understand athletes, to look at details, to improve and develop new approaches to Rowing Boats.
Formed by 3 partners: Leandro Fernandes, Ave's technical director with more than 15 years' experience as a composite manufacturer and a deep knower of technical construction of rowing boats using all kinds of composite materials, he is a former athlete of Portugal national team with several National Championship titles on its belt and still an active rower. Pedro Ramos, commercial and finance director with extensive experience in Rowing, more than 25 years on the sport, former athlete of the Portuguese National Rowing Team, with participation's in World and European Championships, World Cups and with several National Championship titles on its belt and still an active rower. José Santos, marketing and logistics director, an entrepreneur with extensive experience in rowing with more than 10 years as Director of Fluvial Vilacondense rowing club, located in Vila do Conde – Portugal.
Working with us we have the best employees with high experience in composite materials, providing the best quality that the rowing boats can have.
Why Ave - Firstly because it is the name of the River of our hometown (Vila do Conde), where we learn to row and spend hours thinking, evolving and making this project happen. Additionally the name (Ave is the Portuguese word for bird) symbolises movement, freedom and grace of a Bird that are sensations that we want our boats to provide to their users, and that's why we say "Come fly with us".