Escapade Touring Canoe

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A short, responsive, yet fast tandem that's solo friendly.
The Escapade defines efficiency and superb performance in one compact package. We redesigned this one in 2009, reshaping the bow and stern to improve efficiency, and adding more tumblehome to make solo paddling easier. A good fit for smaller paddlers, those who pack light, and people who prefer a shorter canoe. At 16'6" you can add a center seat to make it a maneuverable solo, as this is the most friendly length to switch between solo and tandem paddling. Truly a superior hull design and a great paddling canoe.

Dimensions

  • Length: 16' 6" (502.92cm)
  • Weight: (see below)
  • Gunwale Width: 29.5" (74.93cm)
  • Maximum Width: 33.5" (85.09cm)
  • Waterline Width: 30" (76.2cm)
  • Stern Depth: 16" (40.64cm)
  • Center Depth: 13.5" (34.29cm)
  • Bow Depth: 18.5" (46.99cm)
  • Rocker: 0" (0cm)

Available in 4 Material Options

  • Tuf-weave® Flex-Core - 55lbs
  • Flex-Core w/Kevlar® - 53lbs
  • Ultra-light w/Kevlar® - 41lbs
  • Graphite Ultra-light - 41lbs

Materials Comparison

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core
Wenonah'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.

Flex-Core w/Kevlar®
Flex-core construction creates a more rugged canoe than our Ultra-light core, and is meant for general paddling on all but extreme waters. In our Flex-core constructions a structural-foam core is laminated into the hull, orienting the composite fibers carefully to distribute loads. We add an extra fabric layer to the whole hull. This adds a bit of weight but makes for a stronger, more rigid canoe. Side ribs are not needed because this layup distributes more material throughout the hull. The result is a tough canoe that is still fairly light weight. Using Kevlar® in our Flex-core layup adds a little weight, but saves some money. The extra layers of fabric and gel-coat finish makes these boats slightly more resistant to damage than our Ultra-Light canoes as well.

Ultra-light w/Kevlar®
Ultra-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. Kevlar®, 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 Kevlar®.

Graphite Ultra-light
Ultra-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. A Graphite Ultra-light canoe is made the same way as an Ultra-light with Kevlar®, but with Graphite as the outer layer. It's ideal for paddlers desiring more stiffness in their composite canoe. Graphite transfers energy better than any of our other materials, which makes these the most crisp paddling canoes. The aesthetic appeal of a black Graphite canoe is also undeniable.

Please Note:

As we have multiple selling platforms there may be times where we will need to order more stock from our suppliers.
In this situation, a short delay by up to a week or two may be experienced in dispatching your order. We will do everything we can to stop this from happening, however in some cases this may be out of our control. We will notify you of any delays and you will be given the choice to proceed with the order or not.
If there is any issues with supply, colours, sizing, etc, we will let you know at the earliest convenience. An exchange or refund will be offered.
We ask you to take this notice into consideration before purchasing.


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Escapade Touring Canoe
Escapade Touring Canoe
Escapade Touring Canoe