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Northstar Canoes

Northwind 17 BlackLite

Northwind 17 BlackLite
Note: Boat is shown in StarLite material
Very popular lightweight touring tandem.
Northstar Canoes - Northwind 17 BlackLite
Item: NOR253-45130E
Price: $3,195.00
Availability: More Information


Northstar's most popular tandem tripper. Remarkably maneuverable, yet reassuringly stable. Known to be the most seaworthy, yet fast, canoe available. When other canoes are windbound you’ll enjoy the thrill of playing in the waves.

Please note: The Northwind 17 in the image may be shown with different product options that 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.

*Aramid is the generic name for Kevlar.

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Length: 17 ft 6 in

Length/Width Ratio: 6.6

Gunwale Width: 36 in

Max Width: 36 in

Waterline Width: 32 in

Bow Depth: 21 in

Center Depth: 14 in

Stern Depth: 19 in

Rocker: 2.5 bow/ 1.5 stern

BlackLite Weight: 43 lbs

Optimal Load: 350–650 lbs


2” WL : 200 lbs

3” WL : 350 lbs

4” WL : 480 lbs

5” WL : 640 lbs