Champlain
Wenonah Canoe

$3,099 - $3,999

Description and Details

Description     Specs

Big water, big loads, big dreams. The Champlain can handle them all. This canoe will haul two adults, a week's worth of equipment and an arsenal of fishing gear, and still have plenty of buoyancy to ride high and dry in wind and waves. The Champlain is one of our largest tandems--a larger, more stable version of our versatile Spirit II. The Champlain has the efficiency and capacity to haul heavy loads long distances, but is also pleasant to paddle lightly loaded. Its length and efficient design give it good glide and speed, while Its slightly rockered keel-line makes it surprisingly nimble. The Champlain is massively stable and serves up predictable performance in challenging conditions. It's stability and size make it a great choice for larger paddlers. Consider the Champlain if your adventures will take you to big lakes and open water or if you need an efficient canoe that will handle a mountain of gear.

Materials

Ultra-light w/ Aramid
Weight: 46lbs

  Wenonah’s Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for efficient distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. Our construction features a structural core and ribs laminated into the hull and sides. Extra fabric layers are then added to strengthen specific targeted areas.

Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull, onto which seats, foot braces and all hardware are then riveted. This gives a highly secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior.


IB Ultra-light
Weight: 52lbs

  IB Ultralight canoes are made from Innegra™ and Aramid fibers. The outer laminate layer is a crowfoot co-weave of polyaramid and Innegra, a high-tech polypropylene fiber offering high flexibility that translates to enhanced impact resistance, especially against punctures. We back this cutting-edge material with proven Aramid fabric, and utilize Wenonah foam core technology to provide maximum stiffness and durability. Ultralight and visually stunning, Wenonah IB Ultralight canoes are the choice of the discerning paddler.


Flex-Core w/ Aramid
Weight: 57lbs

  Flex-core construction creates a more rugged canoe than our Ultra-light core, and is meant for general paddling on all but extreme waters. In our Flex-core constructions a structural-foam core is laminated into the hull, orienting the composite fibers carefully to distribute loads. We add an extra fabric layer to the whole hull. This adds a bit of weight but makes for a stronger, more rigid canoe. Side ribs are not needed because this layup distributes more material throughout the hull. The result is a tough canoe that is still fairly light weight. Using Aramid in our Flex-core layup adds a little weight, but saves some money. The extra layers of fabric and gel-coat finish makes these boats slightly more resistant to damage than our Ultra-Light canoes as well.


Tuf-weave Flex-Core
Weight: 61lbs

  Wenonah's Tuf-weave® material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave® canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.