18' Wenonah Champlain
Hull Construction: Kevlar Ultra-Light
Retail Price: $2899.00
Our Price: $2399.00
SLIGHTLY USED 2017 CANOE -
A larger, more stable version of our versatile Spirit II canoe, the Champlain has the efficiency and capacity to haul heavy loads long distances, but is also pleasant to paddle lightly loaded.
The Champlain is one of our largest tandem canoes. It also has fullness for much of its length, giving it even greater volume than its dimensions suggest. The canoe gets excellent stability from its size and from its shallow-arched hull, a design that is less sensitive to waves and easier for paddlers to handle. As its name implies, the Champlain is a confident canoe to face big swells on vast waters.
More than safety alone, this canoe delivers performance that makes crossing big lakes practical. The canoe's length and profile give good speed and glide, which it retains very well with a load. The Champlain's slightly rockered keel-line also lets it turn quite easily for its size.
Good uses for this canoe? We recommend it highly if two or more of the following conditions apply: big people, big loads, or big waters. This canoe hauls two large people, a week's worth of equipment, plus an arsenal of fishing gear, and it still has reserve buoyancy for waves.