For most, however, the difference in the width of the boats is more obvious.
Racing boats are about 33-36 cm wide, gigs between 47 cm and 115 cm.
If you want to row at maximum speed, you need a racing boat. However, he should be able to do that. Racing boats are unstable without a rower, gigs are stable in the water. To be honest, you can capsize with a gig, but it’s a lot harder.
So if you’ve always wanted to try rowing, you belong in a gig and not in a speedboat.