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Northstar Canoes

Northwind 17" Starlite

Northwind 17" Starlite
Shown with optional wood gunwales
Very popular super-light touring tandem.
Northstar Canoes - Northwind 17" Starlite
Item: NOR295-3018R
Price: $2,795.00
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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 wind bound you’ll enjoy the thrill of playing in the waves.

Price for aluminum gunwales.

Please note: The Northwind 17 in the image is shown with optional wood gunwales.



All Aramid. The proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.

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Length: 17 ft 6 in

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

Kevlar Lite Weight: 40 lbs

6” freeboard:  1100 lbs

Optimal Load: 350–650 lbs


2” WL : 200 lbs

3” WL : 350 lbs

4” WL : 480 lbs

5” WL : 640 lbs

Additional/Alternate Options:

Aluminum Footbraces: +$60

Skid Plate (internal or external): +$95

Bow Slider: +$135

Additional Seat: +$100

Kneeling Thwart: +$60

Deluxe Aluminum Trim: +$80

Replace aluminum trim w/Wood Trim: +$425 (+~3lbs)

Replace aluminum trim w/E6 Carbon Trim: +$525 (+~1lb)

E6 Carbon Parts w/E6 Carbon Trim: +$475 (- ~1lb)