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WHITEWATER TRIPPING ESQUIF


CANOEING » CANOES » WHITEWATER TRIPPING » C


CANYON (A) www.esquif.com $1,705


The ultimate expedition and tripping canoe, the Canyon combines agility with superior carrying capacity. Made for the river, its size and shape allow you to paddle it through large whitewater safely. The Canyon’s high ends, depth and volume provides excellent carrying capacity for extended trips and helps to maintain dry descents even through large rapids.


Royalex | Length: 16’5” | Width at Gunwales: 35” | Depth at Bow: 25”; at Center: 16”; at Stern: 25” | Weight: 75 lbs | Capacity: 900 lbs


NOVA CRAFT CANOE


PROSPECTOR (B) www.novacraft.com $1,249– $3,249 CAD


The workhorse of the Canadian north, Nova Craft’s Prospector feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all-round canoe. With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow-arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. What’s more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. It is simply the best wilderness tripping canoe.


Length: 16’ | Width at Gunwales: 36” | Depth at Bow: 23”; at Center: 15”; at Stern: 23” | Capacity: 1,000 lbs | Fiberglass: 68 lbs, $1,249 CAD | Aramid: 58 lbs, $2,149 CAD | Aramid Lite: 45 lbs, $2,499 CAD | Spectra: 52 lbs, $2,749 CAD | Blue Steel: 48 lbs, $3,249 CAD | Royalex: 74 lbs, $1,699 | Royalex: Lite: 64 lbs, $1,699 CAD


D NOVA CRAFT CANOE


PROSPECTOR 17’ (C) www.novacraft.com $1,349–$3,349 CAD


If you want a canoe that will handle a month’s worth of supplies to head out on a wilderness adventure, this is the canoe for you. With lots of volume to keep you and your gear dry in whitewater, it still tracks well with good hull speed on flatwater. Durable materials and classic Prospector lines make the Prospector 17 the ultimate wilderness extended tripping canoe.


Length: 17’ | Width at Gunwales: 36” | Depth at Bow: 23”; at Center: 15”; at Stern: 23” | Capacity: 1,200 lbs | Fiberglass: 72 lbs, $1,349 CAD | Aramid: 62 lbs, $2,249 | Aramid Lite: 48 lbs, $2,599 CAD | Spectra: 58 lbs, $2,799 CAD | Blue Steel: 52 lbs, $3,349 CAD | Royalex Lite: 68 lbs, $1,799 CAD | Royalex: 80 lbs, $1,799 CAD


OLD TOWN


KORU (D) www.oldtowncanoe.com • 2,299.99


The Koru is a modern adaptation of some of Old Town’s older hunting canoe designs. By adding tumblehome and extending the waterline slightly, the Koru features an efficient hull that can really glide. Designed with a minimum amount of rocker


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this canoe is not only eye-catching, it will track to your destination with ease. The Koru is accented with cherry wood and ash throughout the seats, thwart, yoke, deck and gunwales. Lightweight, durable and beautiful—the Koru has it all.


Material: Fiberglass | Length: 17’5” | Width at Gunwales: 33.8”; at Waterline: 35” | Depth at Center: 14.75” | Weight: 60 lbs | Capacity: 1,000–1,050 lbs


PAKBOATS


PAKCANOE 170 (E) www.pakboats.com • $2,195


For over ten years the 170 has been a workhorse on countless river expeditions in the Far North. It can carry enough gear for a six-week trip on a wilderness river, and is the best alternative in shallow water. The 170 is the preferred expedition canoe when logistics get difficult.


Material: Skin on Frame, Folding | Length: 17’ | Width at Gunwales: 36”; at Waterline: 36” | Depth at Bow: 18”; at Center: 14”; at Stern: 18” | Weight: 56 lbs | Capacity: 910 lbs


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