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Northstar Canoes

Seliga 17' Starlite w/ Wood Trim

Seliga 17' Starlite w/ Wood Trim
Seliga 17' Starlite w/ Wood Trim
Seligas have been cherished by generations.
Northstar Canoes-Seliga 17' Starlite w/ Wood Trim
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Joe Seliga built his wood canvas canoes in Ely, Minnesota for over 60 years. Seligas have been cherished by generations. When Joe was ready to pass on his legacy he sought out Ted Bell and asked that his classic design continue. Here it is again.



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: 17 ft 

Gunwale Width: 36 in

Max Width: 36 in

Waterline Width: 32.5 in

Bow Depth: 21 in

Center Depth: 14 in

Stern Depth: 21 in

Rocker: 2.5 bow/ 2.5 stern

Weight: 40 lbs

6 freeboard:  1100 lbs

Optimal Load: 350650 lbs


2 WL : 200 lbs

3 WL : 350 lbs

4 WL : 480 lbs

5 WL : 640 lbs

Additional/Alternate Options:

Aluminum Footbrace: +$60

Carbon Footbrace: +$85

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)