Jeff Sturges, president and CEO of Bristol-based Resolute Racing Shells, admits the company’s boats cost a bit more than most domestic competitors. But racers get what they pay for, says Sturges, pictured above. “You get a boat that lasts you much longer,” he said. The company has been making elite-level racing shells since soon after its founding in 1994. Since 1997, 10 NCAA Women’s National Championships have been won by crews who rowed primarily Resolute racing shells.