Build Series - Great White north
The Great White North series is our standard lamination series for canoeists who desire a brilliantly coloured lightweight option. The series is available for all Heritage Series Tripping Canoes, Solo 14-6 and 16-6: it is not available with Asymmetrical Tripping Canoes, Adirondack Pack Canoes or Marathon Racing Canoes.
A red Kevlar canoe has been a fixture among paddling enthusiasts for decades now. Brilliant coloured gelcoat canoes came along shortly after the introduction of fibreglass in the 1970’s and soon after, Kevlar in the 1980’s. Each further reducing the weight of a standard canoe from aluminum and wood canoes before that.
The Great White North series is a standard construction canoe, moderately lightweight, competitively priced, and durable for many paddling requirements.
The technical fabric offered with our Great White North series is Fiberglass / Kevlar or Innegra Basalt with Kevlar, laminated around a rigid reinforcement system, matched with high grade marine vinyl ester resin to construct the hull. The closed cell foam core in the hull base combined with Kevlar ribs produce rigid strength for ultimate performance and longevity.
Innegra Tuff is the lightest option in our Great White North series while Fiberglass with Kevlar is a more cost effective choice, though it is a touch heavier.
If your canoe dreams include a classic bright colour and lightweight boat, the Great White North series is an excellent starting point with many choices at excellent value.
The Great White North series suits a variety of paddlers including day, week or multi-week tripping, cottage excursions, and simple rental applications.
The Great White North series limitations are your own threshold for portage carrying weight and the amount of contact with sharp solid objects anticipated.
The standard finishes for our Great White North series includes: aluminum gunwales in your choice of black or silver anodized finish, varnished ash deep dish yoke, handles, thwart, webbed contoured seats, ABS end decks, flotation chambers, and stainless-steel hardware.
Optional Great White North finishes include: two-tone exterior colour over white, bow sliding seat, Kevlar skid plates, black stained ash or cherry wood, float tank hatches, and kneeling thwart. Please see our Buying Guide for more information.