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Wenonah Canoe

Minnesota II 18'6" Kevlar Ultra-Light

Minnesota II 18'6" Kevlar Ultra-Light
Optional black gunwales
The premier canoe for long trips in lake regions.
Wenonah Canoe-Minnesota II 18'6" Kevlar Ultra-Light
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If you travel in Minnesota's BWCA, or Canada's Quetico Park, you'll see lots of these Jensen-designed canoes. You'll hear rave reviews about them, too, because Wenonah's Minnesota II is widely acclaimed by the dedicated paddlers, professional guides, and park rangers of the lake country as the ideal canoe for lengthy trips.

Since it was made to be used where week-long outings are typical, Wenonah gave this design high capacity and seaworthiness. It will hold two people with heavy gear and still cope well with lake waves. Best of all -- and the reason it's so popular in the North -- is that the Minnesota II has unmatched performance when loaded. It will travel great distances, at high speeds, with less effort than any other tandem performance canoe.

Although designed initially for northern Minnesota, the Minnesota II has wider applications. Some other areas offer similar paddling opportunities, and this hull is ideal for trips on lakes and mild rivers wherever you find them. If you want to have camp set up before everyone else arrives, get a Minnesota II.


  • Skin coat finish
  • All silver aluminum trim
  • Bucket seats, sliding bow 
  • Adjustable stern foot brace
  • Ash yoke
  • All black aluminum trim + $100
  • Wood gunwales only + $325 (adds 2 lbs)
  • All wood trim + $350 (adds 4 lbs)
  • Sliding stern seat + $75 (adds 1 lb)

More Info

  • Length: 18 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 42 lbs
  • Maximum Width: 35 in
  • Gunwale Width: 33.5 in
  • Waterline Width: 33.5 in
  • Center Depth: 13.5 in
  • Bow/Stern Depth: 20.5 in/17 in
  • Material: Kevlar Flex-Core
  • Rocker: Minimal