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Tandem 2-Person Lightweight Canoes

Two Person Canoes constructed from extremely light and strong composite materials.

The most popular lightweight canoes are set-up with 2x seats, so they can be paddled either solo or in tandem. This versatility means that they are true general-purpose canoes and well suited for exploring the wealth of British waterways on offer. Ranging from 15-17 feet in length, these canoes can be used for short day trips, evening paddles, or even loaded up for overnight adventures.

Although these canoes are supplied with two seats fitted, there is scope for the owner to retrofit a 3rd seat to take an additional paddler. Alternatively, any of the canoes below can be special ordered through ourselves, and the manufacturers will fit a third seat in their factory as a custom option.

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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Nova Craft Prospector 15 Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15

A nice sized boat for solo and occasional tandem use.

Weights from 24.5kg (Tuffstuff)


Swift Canoes Prospector 15

Swift Prospector 15

David Yost’s take on the classic tandem canoe hull shape.

Weights from 16.8kg (Kevlar Fusion)

Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe

Nova Craft Bob Special (15)

A flatwater touring canoe designed for inland waters.

Weights from 22.7kg (Tuffstuff)


Swift Keewaydin 16

An asymmetric, touring canoe designed for use with 2 persons.

Weights from 17.2kg (Kevlar Fusion)

Nova Craft Pal 16 Canoe

Nova Craft Pal (16)

A popular sized flatwater touring, classic canoe design.

Weight 23.6kg (Tuffstuff)


Swift Canoes Prospector 16

Swift Prospector 16

The best-selling canoe length on an all-round hull shape.

Weights from 17.3kg (Kevlar Fusion)

Nova Craft Prospector 16 canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 16 (Tuffstuff)

The general-purpose Prospector at a versatile, waterline length.

Weight 25.4kg (Tuffstuff)

Nova Craft Prospector 16 canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 16 (Fibreglass)

An affordable lightweight all rounder

Weight 29.5kg (Fibreglass)


Swift Keewaydin 17

A long, asymmetric tripping canoe for bigger journeys and distances.

Weights from 18.2kg (Kevlar Fusion)

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17

A stable workhorse for load carrying and multiday expedition paddling.

Weight 27.2kg (Tuffstuff)


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.