Almost as fast as the Minnesota II, and capable of carrying a big load.
(a little more stable, too.)
This canoe will haul two adults, a week's worth of equipment and an arsenal of fishing gear, and still have plenty of buoyancy to ride high and dry in wind and waves.
The Champlain is one of our largest tandems--a larger, more stable version of our versatile Spirit II. The Champlain has the efficiency and capacity to haul heavy loads long distances, but is also pleasant to paddle lightly loaded. Its length and efficient design give it good glide and speed, while Its slightly rockered keel-line makes it surprisingly nimble. The Champlain is massively stable and serves up predictable performance in challenging conditions. It's stability and size make it a great choice for larger paddlers.
Consider the Champlain if your adventures will take you to big lakes and open water or if you need an efficient canoe that will handle a mountain of gear.
|Max Width:||37 in|
|Weight:||46 lb - 61 lb|
|Number of Paddlers:||2|
|Bow Rocker:||1.5 in|
|Stern Rocker:||1.5 in|
Tuf-weave Flex-CoreWenonah's Tuf-weave® material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave® canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.
Ultra-light w/ AramidWenonah’s Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for efficient distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. Our construction features a structural core and ribs laminated into the hull and sides. Extra fabric layers are then added to strengthen specific targeted areas.
Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull, onto which seats, foot braces and all hardware are then riveted. This gives a highly secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior.
Ultra-light w/ Aramid Gel BottomUltra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Aramid, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We've used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes. Wenonah Canoe is the worlds largest maker of canoes using Aramid.
All WoodAll-wood trim is an option on all composite solo and tandem canoes (except the Backwater) and includes hardwood inwales, outwales, end caps, thwarts and handles. Finished with three coats of oil, natural colored wood is standard and a darker walnut stain is optional. Please note, Wenonah's wood selection varies based on the availability of quality wood from sustainable sources. Fasteners are stainless steel. Wood trim is an additional charge.
All Wood TrimAsh is a hardwood that is strong, long-grained, compression-resistant, and flexible. In short, the perfect wood for gunwales. It's also warm to the touch and looks beautiful. Wenonah's all wood trim also has ash thwarts, carrying handles, and an ash yoke.
VersiGunwaleThe VersiGunwale is a new, exciting option for all Wenonah composite canoes. The new VersiGunwale is slotted on the inner-facing side bow-to-stern to accept all common rail-mounted fishing and accessories. The VersiGunwale also brings additional strength and rigidity to the canoe with only a small weight increase.
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