The B16 is the little sister of the big B17, but still has capacity and is a little easier to turn than the larger B boats.
Sixteen feet is all you need for a week or a day, and the Northstar B16 can handle a wilderness trip or nightly family cruise. It’s a full hull with plenty of capacity in a short package. Like its sibling the B17, you can expect a dry boat with predictable behavior in moving water thanks to the symmetrical rocker. The B16 lends itself to solo paddling since Northstar eliminated the bow thwart.
The Northwind 16 offers a wide variety of paddling possibilities. This is the canoe for you: if you love day trips, but might load it up for a week; love fishing but might need to maneuver through light rapids; love to paddle with a partner but might want to go solo. The Northwind 16 turns on a dime, yet tracks as straight as a true north compass bearing.
|Max Width:||35.5 in|
|Weight:||39 lb - 61 lb|
|Number of Paddlers:||2|
|Max Capacity:||600 lb|
|Bow Rocker:||2.5 in|
|Stern Rocker:||2.5 in|
BlackLiteProprietary 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.
IXPSubstantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs means a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts. Color: Innegra weave.
StarLiteAll 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.
StarLiteCarbon and Black Innegra co-woven outer with inner blanket of proprietary yellow and black aramid. Our lightest lamination at the expense of some durability, a dream for wet footed portaging. Only available with E6 trim and E6 parts: canoe weights reflects E6/E6 savings. Stealth is lighter than StarLite and has lower impact resistance. Weight savings and wet footed portaging go hand in hand. Many options are not offered with Stealth including: skid plates, adjustable seats, third seats, and kneeling thwarts.
Color: black carbon and black Innegra weave.
AluminumBronze anodized gunwales, thwarts and grab handles; thermoformed deck plates; ash portage yoke; laminated, contoured web seats hung on ash trusses.
E6 CarbonE6 trim consists of elegant carbon gunwales with integrated carbon end decks, birdseye maple, walnut and ash laminated curved thwarts and flat yoke, birdseye maple, walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on ash drops, and stem mounted tie down loops. Full outwales mean a stiffer and drier canoe. E6 trim reduces a canoe’s weight by one pound. Northstar does not recommend E6 trim for whitewater.
Rob Roy E6 trim includes carbon gunwales; contoured foam seat; supportive backband mounted to white ash curved thwart; adjustable foot pedals; stem mounted tie down loops.
WoodNorthstar wood trim consists of oiled white ash gunwales, sculpted and laminated black walnut and ash end decks, walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut trusses, walnut and ash laminated thwarts and yoke, and stem mounted tie down loops.
Laminated black walnut and ash creates a distinctive and refined canoe that is stronger and lighter. Wood trim adds two to three pounds per canoe.
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