• Nathan Benderson Park Adds 5 New Single Sculls to Their Fleet for Programming

    Additions for rentals, private lessons, and learn to row courses

    April 28, 2017 – SARASOTA, FL – Just in time for summer, Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) announces the addition of five new single scull rowing shells to their current fleet of boats. These boats will enable NBP to offer more rentals, private lessons, and learn to row courses to the community. They will also enhance the Youth Aquatics Summer Camp that will begin at the end of May. Visitors of various ages can sign up to participate in any of these programs at NBP.

    “Acquiring these boats is a great step for the park,” said Robert Sullivan, CFE, President and CEO of Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, the non-profit that manages NBP. “Nathan Benderson Park is an outstanding place for all to come out and take part in exciting on-the-water opportunities. Now, we are able to increase these opportunities by expanding our fleet.”

    NBP also offers a Youth Aquatics Summer Camp which will teach children the five disciplines of kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, dragon boat paddling, RC sailboating, powerboat safety, and rowing. These new boats will be incorporated into this program as it heads into its second year.

    The new additions include two Wintech Explorer 24’s, two Wintech Club Racers, and one Wintech Explorer 21. According to Sullivan, there is a large interest and demand from the community to learn to row and rent single sculls at NBP. The addition of these new boats will allow more people to get out on the water and become educated on the proper usage and control of a single scull. There are future plans to further expand the NBP fleet with canoes, sailboats, and other non-motorized vessels.

    For more information on the current and upcoming programs at NBP, please contact the Program Department at programs@sanca.us.



    The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center, Inc. (SANCA), is a not-for-profit business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world class, multi-use sports venue. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for the Sarasota-Bradenton area. SANCA’s primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world class event center, team training site and Sarasota County Park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.