How to choose a Canoe

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TRIPPING: Designed to freight your gear while navigating moving and flat water, these versatile work-horse canoes will be your vehicle to adventure. 

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SPORTING: A stable and reliable platform designed for accommodating you and your gear, these canoes are the ideal choice for those who love to hunt and fish. Available in camo and various sizes. 

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RECREATION: Ideal for paddling calm water, these durable canoes are built for stability whether you’re fishing or out with your family. Affordable family fun! 

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Solo

If getting out in nature by yourself is your thing, we have you covered. Compact and fun, these agile and easy to handle crafts are lightweight and durable.

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CAPACITY: Consider who and what you plan on bringing with you when choosing the right canoe. A solo recreational canoeist does not require as much capacity as a duck hunter with decoys, a dog and a hunting buddy.

What Propels You?

PADDLE: If you prefer to propel your craft the old fashioned way, consider one of our traditional canoe models.

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ROW: Our versatile Discovery 133 with built in center oar lock sockets and a center bench seat allows you to effortlessly row solo or with a passenger.

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MOTOR: Accommodating up to a 4hp motor, our stable square stern models are great options for fishing, hunting or general recreation.

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Design

CONSTRUCTION

We have two manufacturing processes for our line of canoes. The first process requires rotationally-molding three-layers of polyethylene. This three-layer process is used to make our Discovery, Penobscot, NEXT, Guide and Charles River models. Our second process thermoforms a single layer of polyethylene into the shape of a canoe. The Saranac and Rogue River models are made using the thermoforming construction method.

BOATS AND ADVENTURES THAT LAST A LIFETIME

Every hull, gunwale and seat goes thought the most meticulous and detailed design processes in the watercraft industry, ensuring our legacy of building the best canoes and kayaks continues. And we make sure the adventure never ends by offering a lifetime hull warranty.