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Northstar Canoes

Northwind 18" Starlite

Northwind 18" Starlite
Northwind 18' Starlite
Very popular super-light touring tandem.
Northstar Canoes - Northwind 18" Starlite
Item: NOR292-89121R
Price: $2,795.00
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.



All Aramid. Our 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.

Aramid is the generic name for Kevlar.

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Length: 18 ft 9 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

StarLite Weight: 43 lbs

6” freeboard:  1200 lbs

Optimal Load: 400–700lbs


2” WL : 230 lbs

3” WL : 390 lbs

4” WL : 530 lbs

5” WL : 715 lbs

Additional/Alternate Options:

Aluminum Footbrace: +$60

Carbon Footbrace: +$85

Skid Plate (internal or external): +$95

Bow Slider: +$135

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)