Mad River Canoes are legendary for their performance on moving
water, proven on expeditions around the world. Innovative
designs draw on time-tested designs, updated for modern materials
and executed by skilled craftsman. Boats like the Revelation
combine dryness, quickness and our famous shallow-V hull for
outstanding stability and tracking.
An interpretation of the Malecite design in rugged Royalex®
construction. This canoe is ideal for day cruising or touring
when you are concerned about bumps and bruises to your canoe.
Slightly shorter and more rockered than the composite Malecite
for easy handling and increased maneuverability—attributes
that make it shine in moving water while still providing excellent
flatwater efficiency. Available with wood or aluminum gunwales.
Our most versatile “big” canoe. Once described
as the “Volvo™ station wagon of canoes,”
the Revelation is a river-tripping loadmaster with good tracking,
especially loaded. Versatile, durable and surprisingly maneuverable,
this is the canoe when capacity is needed and conditions require
maneuvering and a dry ride.
The most versatile solo performance canoe produced, and perhaps
the perfect solo river-running boat for day trips or expeditions.
Durable Royalex® construction tolerates the extremes of running
loaded through rapids and returning at the end of the day
to surf a hole. Tumblehome makes efficient solo paddling easy,
and the round v hull delivers excellent quickness, secondary
stability, and maneuvering. Available with wood or vinyl gunwales.
Our best canoe for combining solo and tandem paddling. For
an afternoon on the lake or 2-3 days of light touring, this
is the road bike of canoeing—fast, efficient, sleek,
and sexy. Rock-solid secondary stability, a flared dry hull,
and amazing composure in chop and waves make it an outstanding
lake canoe. Paddled solo, the Malecite is a great touring
canoe with huge capacity.
The strength and durability of all-cloth Kevlar® construction.
Ideal for solo trips or expeditions that feature occasional
sections of moving water, or for the paddler who demands an
outstanding combination of strength, light weight, and classic
design. Available with wood or aluminum gunwales.
The same high performance and beautiful paddling, in the
affordable, stiffer lay-up—a flatwater thoroughbred.
Available with wood or aluminum gunwales.
A beautiful paddling boat, incredibly lightweight and stiff,
perfect for deep flatwater and strenuous portages. Available
with wood or aluminum gunwales.
Mad River Canoe was launched with the introduction of the
Malecite in 1971. In honor of our 30th Anniversary, we’re
producing a Special Edition Malecite executed in modern materials
and a unique blending of select woods. Featuring a stiffer
hybrid Carbon/Kevlar hull (not available with any other Mad
River canoe) and special detailing, including gunwales with
a horizontal walnut inlay running the length, walnut decks,
three custom cane seats with walnut accents, a sculpted yoke
in the CarriYoke configuration, 30th Anniversary logo and
custom white gel coat. Available with wood gunwales.
An unsung hero of our line with speed, stability (especially
when loaded), and maneuverability. This manageable 17’
foot canoe is large enough to comfortably accommodate a camping
family with performance that helps you get to the site before
sunset. Slight rocker makes this more maneuverable than many
17s and flare keeps the canoe dry.
Cloth Kevlar® construction provides the best strength and
durability, ideal for families or mixed water tripping. In
this construction, the Destiny makes a very capable river
touring canoe. Available with wood gunwales.
Lightweight, lots of load capacity, suited to deepwater paddles
separated by punishing portages. A comfortable and manageable
lake touring canoe. Available with aluminum gunwales.
The canoe for big loads in varied conditions at top speed.
Outstanding seaworthiness, loaded or unloaded, and renowned
for it's ability to keep going in the worst conditions quickly
and comfortably, thanks to its modest Shallow-V hull. Superb
for camping and ambitious expeditions. A great boat for larger
The Kevlar® Expedition construction for this canoe is a hybrid
of Kevlar® cloth and Airex foam. This canoe and construction
have been running expeditions and downriver races for more
than 15 years, and they make an exceptionally stiff, strong,
resilient team. Ideal for river and mixed water expeditions
The ultralight Airex™ construction is ideal for deepwater
paddling and portages.
Note: Prices are Retail boat prices only. This
does not include the additional factory wrapping & crating charges
or the Common Carrier freight charges to deliver the product to
Mad River Canoe reserves the right to alter specifications and prices
without prior notification in a continuing product improvement policy.