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Triple 3-Person Lightweight Canoes

Three Seat Canoes constructed from extremely light and strong composite materials.

Although lightweight 2-person canoes can always have an extra seat fitted should the need arise. Some people prefer to start out with three seats already factory-fitted by the manufacturer. Both Nova Craft and Swift Canoes can fit a 3rd seat to most of their tandem canoe models upon request. However, Manchester Canoes only imports the 3-seat Swift ‘Combi’ Canoes as part of our standard line-up.

These combi-canoes are a popular 3 seat canoe choice for several reasons. The 3rd (middle seat) is removable so it can be used as a lightweight tandem canoe. Once the 3rd seat if fitted in place, the yoke is removed, and the canoe can be paddled by three people. Alternatively, the 3rd seat is ideally located at the perfect place for a solo paddling position. This allows a combi open boat to be paddled by one person when required, and still provide a nicely balanced canoe.

If you have any questions relating to lightweight canoes or would like to discuss a custom boat build (from either Swift or Nova Craft) and how to pre-order into the UK, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with of the team here at Manchester Canoes who would be happy to help.


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Swift Canoes Prospector 15

Swift Prospector 15 Combi

A fantastic set-up for a 15ft Prospector canoe, proves very popular.

Weights from 17.2kg (Kevlar Fusion)


Swift Canoes Prospector 16

Swift Prospector 16 Combi

A versatile Prospector canoe, that can be loaded up with overnight kit.

Weights from 17.7kg (Kevlar Fusion)


Swift Keewaydin 16 Combi

An asymmetric touring canoe for calm lakes and slow moving rivers.

Weights from 17.7kg (Kevlar Fusion)


Swift Keewaydin 17

A long, asymmetric tripping canoe for covering longer distances.

Weights from 18.6kg (Kevlar Fusion)


We import the best-selling, lightweight canoes based on UK paddlers requirements and these are displayed here on our website. However, these manufacturers do offer a huge array of material options, outfitting choices and custom builds. If you would like to design you own ‘super canoe’ or are looking for a model or spec. not shown on our website then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with of the team here at Manchester Canoes who would be happy to help, and discuss your potential order.