General Touring / Champlain

Big water, big loads, big dreams. The Champlain can handle them all. 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.






CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
8.0
Maneuverability
7.0
Capacity
9.5
Stability
10.0
Seaworthy
9.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
18' 0"  (548.64cm)
Gunwale Width
36.5"  (92.71cm)
Maximum Width
37"  (93.98cm)
Waterline Width
36.75"  (93.345cm)
Stern Depth
20"  (50.8cm)
Center Depth
14"  (35.56cm)
Bow Depth
22"  (55.88cm)
Rocker
1.5"  (3.81cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Champlain
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 Champlain. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core 61 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 Champlain.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
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
Sliding Stern Seat (with std sliding bow) - $100 USD

Flex-Core w/Aramid 57lbs. $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 Champlain.
Standard Options -
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Silver Aluminum Trim
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $400 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $400 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
VersiGunwale - $150 USD
Sliding Stern Seat (with std sliding bow) - $100 USD

Ultra-light w/Aramid 46lbs. $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 Champlain.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
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
Sliding Stern Seat (with std sliding bow) - $100 USD

Ultra-light w/Aramid Gel Bottom 49lbs. $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 Champlain.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
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
Sliding Stern Seat (with std sliding bow) - $100 USD