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CLEARWATER DESIGN


KAWARTHA (A) www.clearwaterdesignboats.com $999


The Kawartha is an excellent family canoe with a versatile design that is at home on lakes and rivers. This model has a slightly rounded bottom and no keel. The entry and exit lines are blunt and ride up on waves. Standard trim includes webbed seats, a wood thwart, dished carry yolk and maintenance-free gunwales. The hull is a rotationally molded, multi-layer, polyethylene construction. This creates an extremely durable, impact-resistant product.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 16’ | Width at Gunwales: 34” | Depth at Bow: 17”; at Center: 12”; at Stern: 16” | Weight: 69 lbs | Capacity: 750 lbs


CLIPPER CANOES


YUKON (B) www.clippercanoes.com $1,285 CAD


The Yukon is a versatile canoe that is built to last with Kevlar reinforcing, bow and stern. It has proven itself in rental use and adventure racing across Canada. The formed bucket seats and stern footbraces make this a very comfortable canoe. The Yukon has the capacity and stability to be a good family canoe and is also suited for wilderness tripping. It glides nicely, tracks well and resists being blown around in the wind.


Material: Fiberglass | Length: 16’8” | Width at Gunwales: 36”; at Waterline: 34” | Depth at Bow: 20”; at Center: 14”; at Stern: 20” | Weight: 70 lbs | Capacity: 900 lbs (6” Freeboard)


CLIPPER CANOES


18’6” MACKENZIE (C) www.clippercanoes.com $1,950–$2,945


For unbelievable performance in a large capacity touring canoe, try the 18’6” MacKenzie. Load it up with camping gear, the kids and the dog, and you’re set for a wilderness adventure. The 18’6” MacKenzie is great for fisherman and hunters who require a canoe to carry large loads and offers excellent stability and performance. You will find the 18’6” MacKenzie surprisingly fast and responsive for a canoe this size.


Length: 18’6” | Width at Gunwales: 37”; at Waterline: 35” | Depth at Bow: 22”; at Center: 16”; at Stern: 22” | Capacity: 1,600 lbs (6” Freeboard) | Fiberglass: 78 lbs, $1,950 | Kevlar: 70 lbs, $2,750 | Ultralight Kevlar: 62 lbs, $2,945


118 Annual 2012 ESQUIF


RANGELEY 17 (D) www.esquif.com $2,328


Based on the traditional Rangeley concepts from the turn of the century, these hulls excel at rough water handling on large windy lakes. With a 49-inch beam, the boats outperform most modern canoes and allow for safe reliable cruising under power, as well as tremendous efficiency when paddled. With a very high capacity for gear, the Rangeley 17 is a wonderful option for those looking for a full-sized Rangeley-styled boat for hunting and fishing.


Material: Royalex | Length: 17’ | Width at Gunwales: 49” | Depth at Bow: 27”; at Center: 15”; at Stern: 18” | Weight: 125 lbs | Capacity: 1,200 lbs


H2O CANOE COMPANY


BOB SPECIAL (E) www.h2ocanoe.com $2,395–$2,995


H2O’s Bob Special 15 is based on the Chestnut Canoe Co.’s classic design, with slight modifications to increase overall flatwater efficiency. A shallow-arch hull with slight rocker combines to provide the secure, no-surprises feeling that infrequent or entry-level canoeists prefer. A shallow shoe keel aids tracking, while still retaining a lively nature for more aggressive paddlers. Faster and lighter than most 15s, H2O’s Bob Special is ideally suited for use as a tandem or solo day-tripper, with capacity large enough to handle long weekend outings.


Length: 15’ | Width at Gunwales: 36”; at Waterline: 34” | Depth at Bow: 18”; at Center: 14”; at Stern: 18” | Kevlar: 50 lbs, $2,395 | SL Kevlar: 45 lbs, $2,695 | Helium Kevlar: 41 lbs, $2,995


MAD RIVER CANOE


JOURNEY 156 (F) www.madrivercanoe.com $899


Crafted by renowned designer Jim Henry, the Journey 156 is a welcoming and durable design that’s at home at summer camp, but with a level of sophistication for adventurers or a family of adventurers on all types of water. Built for stability and versatility, the trusted three-layer material is great for tight or twisty rivers with rocky conditions.


Material: Vinyl | 15’6” | Width at Gunwales: 37”; at Waterline: 35.25” | Depth at Bow: 20.5”; at Center: 14.5”; at Stern: 20.5” | Weight: 83 lbs | Capacity: 1,100 lbs


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