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Canadian Canoes - Triple Layer Construction

Foam Core Construction for Additional Strength & Buoyancy

About Triple Layer Canoe Construction
Three Layer Polyethylene has been used to successfully manufacture canoe models for decades. This material is used to produce canoes using a rotational molding process which was first developed by Old Town in 1983. This scientifically-designed structural sandwich includes a layer of closed cell foam surrounded by layers of high-density linear polyethylene. This combination, and the unique process by which it is accomplished, are the principle reasons for the material's strength. The material also ensures buoyancy. Under most conditions when the canoe is filled with water, the canoe will remain afloat.


  • Superior strength and durability
  • Stiffer and stronger than single-layer canoes
  • Foam core provides built-in flotation
Triple layer polyethylene provides a strong durable canoe with built in buoyancy
Triple Layer Canadian Canoe


Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

The iconic Prospector shape is praised by many as the best ‘do-it-all’ hull shape ever designed. Perfect for general purpose use, whether on flat or moving water.

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15 - SP3

The Prospector hull shape is so successful due to its versatility on a variety of different water types. With forgiving lines and slight rocker, the Prospector is at home cruising down slow moving rivers as it is tackling small rapids or day trips on local canals or lakes.

Enigma Canoes Nimrod 15

Enigma Canoes Nimrod 15

A very stable canoe, perfect for families, it is well suited for inland touring on calm waterways, such as canals, lakes, reservoirs and gently moving rivers.

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 16 - SP3

The 16 footer is the mid-sized model in the Prospector Range that keeps true to the hugely popular prospector shape, providing a popular all-rounder. This mid-sized version is perfect for heavier/larger paddlers, tandem paddling or paddlers looking for faster canoe, with a higher carrying capacity.

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17 - SP3

A larger tripping canoe designed to carry a significant amount of kit to facilitate extended touring trips. Equally capable and easy to use as a larger general purpose family canoe that can easily accommodate an additional temporary seat.

Enigma Canoes Turing 16

Enigma Canoes Turing 16

Sixteen foot is widely considered to be the most versatile canoe length as a nice compromise between forward speed and manoeuvrability. The Turing 16 is a great flat water cruising boat for couples and families venturing out on inland waterways.

Enigma Canoes RTI 13

Enigma Canoes RTI 13

The smallest canoe in the Enigma range, designed for solo paddlers with minimal equipment or their faithful friend. Lightweight and designed to track well over distance.

Enigma Canoes Nimrod 14

Enigma Canoes Nimrod 14

Our lightest triple layer plastic 2 person canoe. Designed to handle well when paddled solo, but with the second seat can easily be paddled tandem on a wide variety of water conditions.

Enigma Canoes Turing 17

Enigma Canoes Turing 17

The biggest Canadian canoe we supply, the Turing 17 is designed to carry weight over distances efficiently and is popular for longer expeditions where carrying capacity is paramount. Perfect for families looking to fit a 3rd seat for the kids or carry larger amounts of camping kit.


We stock and supply the largest range of canoes in the UK & Ireland from the leading manufacturers. The canoes listed above are our most popular models - more canoes are available, checkout our brand pages to view the full ranges from each brand.


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