Expedition / Encounter

Go ahead, plan your trip - circumnavigate Prince Edward Island, or cruise the St. Lawrence to the sea. The Encounter was created for long, solo expeditions with ample gear. It tracks straight and carries weight easily over rough water.

Roomy enough for large people and buoyant enough for heavy loads, the Encounter is a specially engineered craft. But it's engineered for comfort, too - with the standard sliding bucket seat and foot braces, you can easily adjust the canoe to fit you and your load.

Encounter
CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
8.5
Maneuverability
7.5
Capacity
10.0
Stability
85.0
Seaworthy
9.5
DIMENSIONS
Length
17' 0"  (518.16cm)
Gunwale Width
25"  (63.5cm)
Maximum Width
31.5"  (80.01cm)
Waterline Width
29"  (73.66cm)
Stern Depth
16"  (40.64cm)
Center Depth
14"  (35.56cm)
Bow Depth
19"  (48.26cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
Dimensions May not be the actual lines of the Encounter
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.
Color Selector Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the Encounter. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Tuf-weave® Flex-Core - 54 lbs. / USA MSRP $3,699 USD / Canada $4,699 CAD
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.
TufWeave Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Encounter.

Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Foot Brace Adjustable Center
Center Pedestal
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
All Wood Trim (solo) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Wood Gunwales (solo) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD / $0 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Ultra-light w/Aramid 38lbs. / USA MSRP $3,799 USD / Canada $4,849 CAD
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 Aramid Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Encounter.

Standard Options -
Silver Aluminum Trim
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Center Pedestal
Foot Brace Adjustable Center
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (solo) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD / $0 CAD
All Wood Trim (solo) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD