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Northstar Canoes

B17 BlackLite

B17 BlackLite
Image shows boat in StarLite material
A super versatile tandem for tripping or family floats on a river
Northstar Canoes - B17 BlackLite
Item: NOR178-36951E
Price: $3,295.00
Availability: More Information


Is it a Bomber? A Bell 17? A Bear 17? It could be any or all of them. We couldn’t follow the lead of every other canoe company and call this model a Prospector, even though it is our most versatile design. The B17 will handle a month in the wilderness or carry the whole family for floats on the local river. You can load it with four barrels and enjoy its moving water performance on an expedition. Or you can enjoy its safe, stable reassurance while day-paddling when the two kids and Lassie are all hanging over one side of the canoe watching Mom land a walleye.

  • Note: The B17 in the image may be shown with different product options than what is available in stock.


Blacklite MaterialBlackLite:

Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Black carbon weave.

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Length: 17’0"

Length/Width Ratio: 6.2

Gunwale Width: 36 in

Max Width: 36 in

Waterline Width: 33 in

Bow Depth: 21.5 in

Center Depth: 14 in

Stern Depth: 19 in

Rocker: 3 in bow / 3 in stern

Weight: 43 lbs

Optimal Load: 400-700 lbs


2" WL : 215 lbs

3" WL : 370 lbs

4" WL : 510 lbs

5" WL : 690 lbs