Penobscot 164
Old Town Canoe & Kayak

$1,299.99

Description and Details

Description     Specs

Named after the Native Americans that inhabited Old Town, Maine, since before recorded history – and from whom we’ve gained immeasurable boat-building knowledge – the Penobscot pays homage to their superb craftsmanship, design and navigational skills. The Penobscot’s nearly plumb ends, shallow arch bottom and slight rocker have made it a sleek, nimble tripping canoe for solo or tandem paddlers. Made from three layer polyethylene, the Penobscot 164 is built to be durable and tough. Nimble and quick the Penobscot 164 can run rivers with the best of them.

Materials

Three Layer Polyethylene
Weight: 75lbs

  Most plastic kayaks are rotationally-molded from a class of plastics called polyethylene. Each class has its own characteristics, Old Town constructs canoes and kayaks in two different methods: the single layer method, which is the more common way to mold boats, and the triple layer method, which stacks an outside layer, a middle layer that has a foaming agent in it for floatation, and a thin inside layer to seal it up. Three layer hulls are stiffer, offer built in flotation, and have a cool aesthetic. They are a bit heavier, but they're super durable. Many triple layer hulls are still around after thirty years.