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Northstar Canoes

Northwind 18 BlackLite

Northwind 18 BlackLite
Note: Hull shown in StarLite
Very popular lightweight & durable touring tandem.
Northstar Canoes - Northwind 18 BlackLite
Item: NOR302-56844R
Price: $3,295.00
Availability: More Information


Sometimes more is better. The Northwind 18 offers the same stability as our flagship Northwind 17, but the additional space provides a little more comfort for a third member of the group or the family dog. There’s no need to debate bringing the Dutch oven and camp chairs. The Northwind 18 is ready to haul your gear.

  • Note: shown with optional 3rd seat. The Northwind 18 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.

*Aramid is the generic name for Kevlar.

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Length: 18 ft 9 in

Length/Width Ratio: 7

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: 48 lbs

Optimal Load: 400–700lbs


2” WL : 230 lbs

3” WL : 390 lbs

4” WL : 530 lbs

5” WL : 715 lbs