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Basswood 17

The ultimate backcountry fishing machine. The Basswood series offers massive stability and capacity and comes standard with Wenonah’s revolutionary VersiGunwale integrated gunwale track system. Offered exclusively in our proven ultralight aramid construction. The Basswood 17 offers outstanding stability and capacity in a lightweight wilderness tripping canoe. The Basswood 17 is roomier and more stable than our other 17 foot tandems. This canoe’s wider seating positions and higher seat placement offer more comfort for a long day on the water. The Basswood 17 is the right choice for the serious angler, whether on an extended wilderness trip or fishing local backwaters. Standard VersiGunwales integrate an accessory rail along the full length of the canoe and are compatible with a wide range of rod holders, fish finder mounts and kayak fishing accessories. Gear up for backcountry fishing with the Basswood 17.

Length 17' 0" - (518.16cm)
Gunwale Width 36.5" - (92.71cm)
Maximum Width 36.5" - (92.71cm)
Waterline Width 35" - (88.9cm)
Stern Depth 16.75" - (42.545cm)
Center Depth 14" - (35.56cm)
Bow Depth 19" - (48.26cm)
Rocker 1" - (2.54cm)

Ultra-Light w/Aramid - 46 Lbs. / USA MSRP $3,599 USD / Canada $4,859 CAD
Ultra-Light w/Aramid - 46 Lbs.
Canada $4,859 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.

Ultra-Light w/Aramid canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Basswood 17.
VersiGunwale (Std)
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Hung (Bucket seat not avail.)
Web Seat
Outfitting Options
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