Paddling calm, open waters or gentle rivers. Includes activities
such as bird watching, observing wildlife, and getting out with
family and friends for fun and recreation. These canoes are versatile,
stable, easy to handle and comfortable. Desirable characteristics
include a symmetrical hull, wide beam, moderate length, and a spacious
Exploration with loaded canoes on lakes and non-whitewater rivers.
These canoes are seaworthy, reliable, and offer good capacity and
good tracking with speed and efficiency. If frequent portages are
planned, light weight is important. Desirable hull characteristics
include a straight keel line for tracking, asymmetrical hull for
speed, tumblehome for efficiency and flare for dryness.
Exploration with loaded canoes on rivers, whitewater rivers, and
ocean settings. These canoes ride over waves, maneuver well with
good forward speed, and have a strong hull with predictable handling,
all while carrying plenty of cargo. Desirable hull characteristics
include durable construction, room for cargo, rocker for maneuvering,
a seaworthy symmetrical hull, and flare for dryness.
Using a canoe as a tool to gain the sporting advantage for fishing,
photography, or hunting. Sporting canoes offer stability, capacity,
comfort, ease of handling, and durability. Hull characteristics
should include a camouflage or stealthy appearance and a wide, spacious,
shallow-V or broad shallow-arch hull.
Many of our canoes can handle whitewater up to Class III for touring,
and river running: however, whitewater only canoes are specifically
designed to excel in river running and playboating. Whitewater canoes
place a premium on quickness, maneuverability, secondary stability,
dryness and durability. Hull characteristics include relatively
short length, construction in an appropriate material and pronounced
rocker and flare. Rounded hulls provide excellent secondary stability
and quick side-to-side maneuvering.