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SPIRIT II (O) www.wenonah.com $1,499–$2,549


Like a Swiss Army knife, the Spirit II does everything. Wenonah’s best selling tandem, it’s as efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one. If you could only have one canoe to serve all your needs, the Spirit II would be one of few candidates.


Length: 17’ | Width at Gunwales: 35”; at Waterline: 35.5” | Depth at Bow: 22”; at Center: 14”; at Stern: 19” | Kevlar Ultralight: 42 lbs, $2,549 | Kevlar Flex- Core: 54 lbs, $2,249 | Barracuda: 55 lbs, $2,549 | Tuf-weave Flex-core: 58 lbs, $1,629 | Royalex: 69 lbs, $1,499


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MINNESOTA 3 (P) www.wenonah.com $2,999


Designed for three paddlers and their gear, the Minnesota 3 travels faster, with less effort, than most tandems. It accommodates three comfortably, and you can even add a fourth if the whole family wants to come along. This is a fine cruising canoe that will hold all the gear and people you want to take.


Material: Kevlar Ultralight | Length: 20’ | Width at Gunwales: 34”; at Waterline: 33.5” | Depth at Bow: 20.5”; at Center: 13.5”; at Stern: 17” | Kevlar Ultralight: 55 lbs


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ESCAPADE (R) www.wenonah.com $1,599–$3,149


The Escapade defines efficiency and superb performance in one compact package. A good fit for smaller paddlers, those who pack light and all people who prefer a shorter canoe. Add a center seat to make it a maneuverable solo.


Length: 16’6” | Width at Gunwales: 29.5”; at Waterline: 30” | Depth at Bow: 18.5”; at Center: 13.5”; at Stern: 16” | Graphite Ultralight: 41 lbs, $3,149 | Kevlar Ultralight: 42 lbs, $2,449 | Kevlar Flex-Core: 51 lbs, $2,229 | Tuf-weave Flex-core: 55 lbs, $1,599


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MINNESOTA II (Q) www.wenonah.com $1,799–$3,349


The Minnesota II is one of the most efficient, straight tracking, tandem tripping canoes ever made. It’s fast and seaworthy even when heavily loaded. The Minnesota II revolutionized both portaging and long-distance paddling in places like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Northern Forest Canoe Trail.


Length: 18’6” | Width at Gunwales: 33.5”; at Waterline: 33.5” | Depth at Bow: 20.5”; at Center: 13.5”; at Stern: 17” | Graphite Ultralight: 42 lbs, $3,349 | Kevlar Ultralight: 42 lbs, $2,649 | Kevlar Flex-Core: 54 lbs, $2,379 | Barracuda: 57 lbs, $2,649 | Tuf-weave Flex-core: 58 lbs, $1,799


PROSPECTOR 16 (S) www.wenonah.com $1,499–$2,549


This proven downriver hull is Wenonah’s version of the classic design and a very close replica. It’s a stable hull for rivers and streams and with ample rocker, it’s quick to turn. Wenonah also makes a 15-foot model of the Prospector that’s very solo friendly.


Length: 16’ | Width at Gunwales: 36”; at Waterline: 33” | Depth at Bow: 25”; at Center: 15”; at Stern: 25” | Kevlar Ultralight: 40 lbs, $2,549 | Kevlar Flex- Core: 52 lbs, $2,249 | Tuf-weave Flex-core: 56 lbs, $1,629 | Royalex: 68 lbs, $1,499


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CANAK (T) www.wenonah.com $2,749


With a hull shape similar to Wenonah’s Prism, the Canak is great for solo lake camping when the capacity, loadability, and portagability of a canoe is needed and the touring performance of a kayak is desired. A one-of-a-kind design, it can be paddled with a single or double blade. New for 2012, Wenonah also offers the Mini Canak. Offering improved maneuverability in close quarters, while still delivering efficient tracking in open lake crossings (15 feet, 39 pounds, $2,699).


Material: Kevlar | Length: 16’ | Width at Gunwales: n/a; at Waterline: 27” | Depth at Bow: 16”; at Center: 12.5”; at Stern: 14” | Weight: 42 lbs


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