Performance Touring / Minnesota II

The Minnesota II is in a class of its own--the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you travel in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Canada's Quetico Park, you'll see a lot of these canoes.

The Minnesota II is fast and seaworthy when loaded with gear, yet fun to paddle lightly loaded. This rocket of a canoe is a favorite of Wenonah staff for after work paddles on the Mississippi. Its long waterline rewards skilled paddlers with unmatched glide and speed and it's straight tracking hull is easy to keep pointed toward your destination. If you're looking for a canoe that is an absolute joy to paddle on flatwater but is capable of tackling an ambitious wilderness expedition, the Minnesota II is the right choice.

The Minnesota II--the canoe that revolutionized portaging and long-distance paddling in the Boundary Waters and beyond.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
10.0
Maneuverability
6.5
Capacity
9.0
Stability
8.5
Seaworthy
8.5
DIMENSIONS
Length
18' 6"  (563.88cm)
Gunwale Width
33.5"  (85.09cm)
Maximum Width
35"  (88.9cm)
Waterline Width
33.5"  (85.09cm)
Stern Depth
17"  (43.18cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
20.5"  (52.07cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Minnesota II
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 Minnesota II. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core 58 lbs. $3,099 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 Minnesota II.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
VersiGunwale - $150 USD

Flex-Core w/Aramid 54lbs. $3,199 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 Aramid 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.
Aramid Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.
Standard Options -
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Sliding Bow Seat
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
VersiGunwale - $150 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD

Ultra-light w/Aramid 42lbs. $3,199 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. 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.
Aramid Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
VersiGunwale - $150 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD

Ultra-light w/Aramid Gel Bottom 47lbs. $3,449 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. 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.
Aramid Ultra-light Gel-bottom canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
VersiGunwale - $150 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD

Graphite Ultra-light 42lbs. $3,599 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. A Graphite Ultra-light canoe is made the same way as an Ultra-light with Aramid, 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.
Graphite Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Minnesota II.
Standard Options -
Black Aluminum Trim (Std)
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Graphite Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD
VersiGunwale - $150 USD
Gel Coated Bottom - $250 USD