Lightweight Canoes and Open Boats
Canoes and Pack Boats hand-built from modern, ultralightweight and strong composite materials.
We import lightweight canoes from the birthplace of canoeing- Canada. The downside to most large canoes is their weight, and lifting a canoe on and off a car roofrack or to the waters edge can be problematic for many people. The main advantage of building a canoe from composite materials is that the weight can be significantly reduced (compared to plastic canoes), by more than half in some cases. The disadvantage with composite boats is that they are much harder to manufacturer, the materials are more costly and they won’t stand up to the same punishment as plastic canoes. We don’t recommend any composite canoes for use on UK white-water for example.
However, by utilising the best and lightest materials such as carbon-fibre, tuffstuff or innegra these canoes are a dream to lift and carry, and paddle exceptionally well whilst on the water.