Sports & Leisure / Backwater

The Backwater square stern canoe is for sportsmen with motorized intentions. The rigid aluminum and wood mounting bracket makes for quick and easy addition of a small motor.

Sized for two people and a load of gear, it works great for duck hunting shallow backwater marshes or float fishing rocky rivers. Super stable, the Backwater is a blast when coupled with the right sized motor. We recommend a small outboard in the 2-3hp range, or a trolling motor with at least 55lbs. of thrust to unlock this boats true potential. To off set the weight of the motor, place the battery or gas tank as far forward as possible.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
5.0
Maneuverability
10.0
Capacity
8.0
Stability
9.0
Seaworthy
8.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
15' 0"  (457.2cm)
Gunwale Width
41"  (104.14cm)
Maximum Width
41"  (104.14cm)
Waterline Width
37.5"  (95.25cm)
Stern Depth
17.25"  (43.815cm)
Center Depth
16"  (40.64cm)
Bow Depth
19.5"  (49.53cm)
Rocker
1.75"  (4.445cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Backwater
Flex-core Color Options - We offer 12 colors of gel-coat finish for the exterior of Flex-core hulls. The interior of the hull shows the fabric's natural color.
Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the Backwater. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Ultra-light Color Options - Ultra-light hulls have a "skincoat", showing the fabric's color on the interior and exterior. A colored finish is a no-cost option, but adds 5-8 lbs.

T-Formex 79lbs. $2,299 USD

T-Formex canoes are manufactured from multi-laminate sheets, painstakingly designed specifically for each model. All include a closed-cell, rigid foam core providing structure and buoyancy. T-Formex canoes are incredibly tough. This makes them the ideal choice for sportsmen, whitewater paddlers, families and kids, or anybody who wants a very durable canoe. These canoes are much lighter than polyethylene or aluminum canoes and can be built in nearly limitless designs. We offer many models in T-Formex, ranging from cost-conscious touring and sport canoes, to robust whitewater assault canoes.
T-Formex canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Backwater.
Standard Options -
T-Formex Colors
Black Vinyl Gunwales
Hung
Web Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Premium Options -

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core 70 lbs. $2,649 USD

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.
Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Backwater.
Standard Options -
Silver Aluminum Trim
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Hung
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Removeable Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $110 USD
Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $90 USD

Flex-Core w/Kevlar® 64lbs. $2,849 USD

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.
Kevlar® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Backwater.
Standard Options -
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Hung
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $90 USD
Removeable Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $110 USD

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 52lbs. $3,049 USD

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®.
Kevlar® Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Backwater.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Hung
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Removeable Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $110 USD
Laminated Yoke w/Pads - $90 USD