Mr. Captain Rowing Machine

mr captain water rower

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The Mr. Captain Rowing Machine is an attractive water rowing machine and an affordable alternative to other water rowers on the market. Made of MDF engineered wood with an oak wood veneer, this rowing machine will look good in any home gym space.


Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Aesthetic wooden oak veneer 
  • Affordable
  • Expert assembly available
  • Rower cover and water pump included
What needs improvement ...
  • No built-in workout streaming platform 
  • Small console
  • Lower weight capacity (320 lbs)
  • Not made of solid hardwood

Product Summary

Water rowing machines are known to be expensive. They are typically made of solid hardwood, after all. This is where the Mr. Captain Rowing Machine comes in: Made of MDF engineered wood with an oak veneer, it’s just as functional as its more expensive counterparts, although likely not as durable. Still, for most people, this rowing machine will have plenty of longevity. (MDF is considered solid wood by modern furniture standards, after all.)

The Mr. Captain Rowing Machine features three preset workout programs: manual mode, target mode, and interval mode. It also has a small LCD monitor that tracks time, strokes per minute, total strokes, calories burned, distance, and pulse if you have a Bluetooth-compatible heartrate monitor.


Product Weight

58.5 lbs dry


82” L x 22” W x 20” H

Weight Capacity

320 lbs


1-year frame, 180 days parts


Bluetooth-compatible with fitness apps



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      The Mr. Captain water rowing machine is an affordable piece of cardio equipment with many good reviews online.