With maximum rocker for excellent maneuverability in whitewater, and flared ends for dryness and buoyancy, you'll be impressed with this 16-foot river runner. The Appalachian's shallow arch hull offers great initial and secondary stability. Designed to paddle solo or tandem, paddlers will appreciate its quick response and tight handling in conditions up to Class III. The Appalachian is also a great choice for those heading for the hills with lots of gear.
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Length:16' / 4.9 m
Width:35" / 88.9 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:33.5" / 85.1 cm
Bow Height:23" / 58.4 cm
Depth:15" / 38.1 cm
Weight:67 lbs / 30.4 kg
Max Load Range:1400-1450 lbs / 635-657.7 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,799.99 USD

Hull Characteristics


  • Two nylon web seats
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Ash thwart and yoke
  • Durable, yet lightweight
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Shallow Arch Bottom

Shallow arch bottom canoes have less initial stability than flat bottom canoes, but tend to have higher secondary stability. As the canoe is leaned to one side, it will balance better and resist further tipping. Shallow arch canoes are a great all-around canoe but tend to perform best in choppy water, waves and whitewater.

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Flared Sides

When the canoe sides flare out above the waterline the canoe will resist tipping and the flared out sides deflect water for a drier more stable ride. While this design does require a slightly further reach when using your paddle over the side, the added stability may be worth it.

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Maximum Rocker

From a side view, if the canoe has more of a banana shape while sitting on a hard surface, it means it has a lot of rocker. A canoe with a lot of rocker will be more maneuverable and turn easily, but will tend not to track well (i.e. go straight).



380 mile 26 day canoe & kayak trip

my name is hickory edwards and i am head paddler of the onondaga canoe and kayak club. this summer we are doing a paddle trip of about 380 miles from onondaga nation (just south of syracuse ny) to the united nations building in new york city. this is a 25 day trip. designed to educate the public on the two row wampum belt treaty and to create an sutanible ecosystem for all living things on the planet. we will be holding 13 events all along the hudson rive from albany to newyork city.after we reach albany from syracuse we will trying to take up 200 people down the hudson river. and as you can tell canoes will be a problem for us to supply for every one. we would like ask if you can possibly donate the use of a few of you fine canoes. i can be reached at onondagacanoeandkayakclub1613@gmail.com or called at anytime at 315-775-7548 and for more info on this trip please visit www.honorthetworow.org hope to hear for you soon sincerely hickory edwards